I got a Nintendo Wii for Christmas and have been playing it non-stop. Seriously, as soon as Texas went up 21-0, my friends and I turned on the game and we bowled and played tennis all freaking night (aside from flipping on the PS2 to whip my friend's ass at NCAA '08 again - 31-21 Bama over Penn State).
I've figured out how to put a spin on my bowling, the same as I do in real life. It's actually pretty cool. And the tennis game. Yeah. That's the real deal man. It's cool as hell. I look dumb doing it, but other than that, it's actually a pretty good workout. So if you don't already have one - go get it.
This weekend there will be plenty of games on the tube, so make sure you tune in to check out Sly Croom's Bulldogs on Saturday afternoon against UCF, then keep it on ESPN to watch Penn State and Texas A&M (and I guess if you wanted to watch the Patriots, you can do that too). Sunday night is, of course, the Independence Bowl, then all of the regular bowl games on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.
Cecil has a great article about how the Chick-Fil-A Bowl in Atlanta could be a good "scouting" type of game for Tide fans to watch because not only would we get to see the stadium where we might open next season, but we could see the two most important teams on our schedule next year - Clemson in the first week, and Auburn in the last week.
Apparently Darren McFadden has been driving around a new Cadillac Escalade. Everybody is denying that it is his, so he can play in the Cotton Bowl, but there are a lot of rumors going around that it came from a sports agent. There's a chance he may not suit up for the bowl game due to Arkansas not wanting to violate NCAA rules. Read more here.
According to Mark McCarter, Nick Saban has gone from Bill Belichick to Will Farrell. His dancing and cutting up with the players seems to really have everyone on the same page, and everyone's having fun and enjoying themselves. Now, come Sunday, I would expect them to be all business, but this is much more entertaining than a normal workman's approach.
Lil Terry won't be getting the West Virginia job, apparently, as the Charleston Gazette is reporting that it's down to Florida assistant coach Doc Holliday, or Central Michigan coach Butch Jones, who I thought had taken his name out of the running the other day.
Since Coach Saban has come in and gotten the athletes and kind of kids that he wants to play for him, Alabama's academics have steadily increased. And I mean significantly. Check this out - the freshmen average GPA was a 3.098. Yup, that's real. Read more here.
You wanna know why there's so much hype about Star Jackson? Read this.
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