Monday, November 24, 2008  
Days 'til Auburn: 5

It's FINALLY game week! To pass the time over the weekend I went and caught METALLICA and DOWN in Little Rock. My guitar player and bassist are both members of the MetClub, so we were able to get into the venue early and dude...we were front row. Right on the rail. It was nuts. I've never been that close to any band ever...much less Metallica. It was insane. Great live show too. I'm officially obsessed with Down. They can own a stage. Phil is absolutely nuts, and their music is right up my alley. The heaviest possible stoner rock. It's like a modern day Black Sabbath. Favorite lyric from their new disc is as follows:

Never try... you either do it
Or don't waste my time

Words to live by. Haha. Could be a Nick Saban song.

The Tide basketball team plays in Maui tonight against Oregon at 11pm CST on ESPN2, so if you can stay up, do it. It'll be a nice indicator of where this basketball team is.

LSU fans are beginning to lose it. They've lost 4 games this year, and the Arkansas game isn't exactly a gimme. Read this article about how Miles is to blame. It's fun. :-)

Chris Bonds, a 4-star DE from South Carolina, committed to Alabama last week. He's kinda small right now, 6'4" 265lbs, but I would imagine he'll be bulking up in Coach Saban's program. He'll probably be one of our hybrid linebacker/defensive ends because he's quick. Read more here.

Scarbinsky tells us how Alabama isn't like Texas Tech in style or substance, and the difference between the two. Read more here.

Ray Melick talks about the odds of Auburn missing out on a bowl and Alabama being the last undefeated team in college football. It's kinda funny, really. Read more here.

Gentry Estes talks about how this weekend's Iron Bowl is as close to a must-win as Nick Saban has had in his 2 seasons as coach at Alabama. Here's the article. People can think they Tide will overlook a weak Auburn team all they want, but people in the South know that Alabama hasn't beaten Auburn in 6 years, and there won't be any overlooking this one. As a matter of fact, it's the biggest game on the schedule, and has been all year. Even bigger than the SEC title game.

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