Feb 112014
 
Omar Sherif, Jr.

Omar Sherif, Jr.

By Finebaum Fan.

Omar Sharif, Jr., was interviewed today by ESPN radio host, Paul Finebaum, regarding Michael Sam’s announcement that he was gay.  Sharif is the grandson of  Academy-Award-nominated actor, Omar Sharif.

Sharif, according to his facebook page is an “Egyptian/Canadian, Muslim/Jewish, model/actor/writer/activist” who made a similar announcement nearly two years ago. He is currently a national spokesperson for GLAAD – Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation.

Sharif was asked by Finebaum to react to comments made by nationally syndicated radio host, Rush Limbaugh.

Here’s the interview:  

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Feb 052014
 

By Finebaum Fan.

Auburn High School’s Rashaan Evans shocked the college football world by choosing The University of Alabama over hometown Auburn University – and it only took “a second”.

Evans is a fast five-star linebacker who is expected to assist the Tide in slowing the quicker “spread-type offenses” which have become more dominate in the SEC.

Here’s what “Twitterverse” has to say about it:


Dec 142013
 
Mack Brown and Nick Saban share a smile before the 2010 BCS title game won by Alabama. (Associated Press file)

Mack Brown and Nick Saban before the 2010 BCS title game. (Associated Press file)

By Finebaum Fan.

The University of Alabama Head Coach Nick Saban and The University of Texas Head Coach Mack Brown are friends.

Texas Coach Mack Brown on the Tim Brando Show:

“Nick is a friend and he’s done a tremendous job at Alabama.  Nick’s not trying to get my job, I mean, I know Nick.  So I don’t have to worry about that.”

Is it outside the realm of possibility that the two may have planned for a mutually beneficial resolution to the “Saban to Texas” story?

This is my summation.  It may be closer to the truth than some of the other stories you have been reading.

You know the tune

 

The Devil Went Down To Texas

“The Devil” went down to Texas, he was lookin’ for some money to steal,
he was in a bind ’cause the Tide fans whined, and he was willing to make a deal.
When he came across a buddy sitting on a seat and saying, “It’s hot!”,
Nick Saban jumped up on a pasture fence and said, “Mack Brown, let me tell you what.”

“I bet you surely know it – that I’m a ball coach, too.
And, if you’d care to take a dare; I’ll make a bet for you.
Now, you coach some pretty good football, Mack, but give ol’ Nick his due.
I’ll get a contract of gold and save your soul ’cause they think I’m better than you.”

Then Mack said, “You know, it’s funny and it might make me grin,
you make that bet; and they’re gonna regret ’cause you’re the best that’s ever been.”

Nicky, you open up your pen and coach your football hard.
‘Cause Hell’s broke loose in Texas and Jim Sexton deals the cards.
And if you win you get a shiny contract made of gold,
But if you lose, Bevo get’s your soul.

Ol’ Red opened up his book and he said,”I’ll write this check.”
And fire flew from his Montblanc pen and he gave ol’ Mack heck.
And he pulled the pen across the check – he knew he couldn’t miss.
And a herd of longhorns joined right in and sounded something like this.

“There’re rumors in Texas;  Gone, Mack, gone!”
“When Saban get’s here, we’ll be number one!”
“Miss Terry flew to Texas looking for a home.”
“You know Nick Saban loves to roam!”

“They’re firing in Austin; Run, Mack, run!”
“Nick Saban’s in the house of the burning orange.”
“Miss Terry’s in Austin!  It’s all done!”
“Bama, is the money tight?  Hook ’em horns!”

When McCombs finished, Saban said, “Well, you’re pretty good ol’ son,
But sit right down at that bar right there and let ME show you how it’s done.”

“They’re hiring in Austin; Pride, Mack, Pride!”
“Nick Saban’s in the house of the Rollin’ Tide!”
“Jimmy’s in T-town looking for dough.”
“Miss Terry, is the house right?  No, child, no.”

“Here comes Bevo;  Run, boys, run!”
“Nick Saban’s here to have a little fun.”
“Jimmy’s in T-town picking up dough.”
“Miss Terry move to Texas?  No, child, no.”

The Longhorn bowed his head because he knew that he’d been beat.
And he laid that golden contract on the ground at Saban’s feet.
Nicky said, “Bevo, just come on back if you ever wanna try again.
‘Cause I’ve told you once, in two thousand ten, I’m the best coach ever been!”

“There’s a hiring in Austin; Mack Is Back!”
“Nick Saban’s smilin’ with a new contract.”
“Jimmy’s in T-town spending his dough.”
“Nick Saban To Texas?  No, Hell, no!”

 

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Dec 072013
 
Alabama place kicker Cade Foster (43) hits a personal best on his 53-yard field goal against Ole Miss. (Vasha Hunt/vhunt@al.com)

Alabama place kicker Cade Foster (43) hits a 53-yard field goal against Ole Miss. (Vasha Hunt/vhunt@al.com)

By Finebaum Fan.

(Updated)

David Pollack, ESPN College GameDay analyst, is feeling the “Twitter wrath” of  fans of the Alabama Crimson Tide.

After Bowling Green University’s Tyler Tate kicked a career-long 52 yard field goal against Northern Indiana University in the MAC Championship game, Pollack tweeted:

Pollack was making reference to the performance of Alabama’s kicking game in the “Iron Bowl” last week against the Auburn Tigers.

The tweet did not go unnoticed by members of the number four ranked Crimson Tide – including kicker Cade Foster who responded:

Pollack did a little backpedaling:

Too little, too late. The backlash from the tweet was almost immediate. Tide quarterback, A.J. McCarron, was quick to back Foster:

Other teammates stepped up to defend and reassure Foster:

 

 

 

 

There are more, but you get the picture. Fans were eager to respond to Pollack’s tweet as well.

There were others, even a few Auburn faithful, who joined the conversation:

 

 

It is interesting to note that Pollack did not “tweet” when Tate’s previous 26 yard field goal attempt was missed or when Tate’s following extra point attempt was blocked.

Overall, for the game, Tate was 2 for 3 in field goals and 5 of 6 in extra points.

Had he done his research, Pollack would have known that Foster had hit a 53 yard field goal against Ole Miss earlier this season – one yard longer than Tate’s.

Pollack’s tweet stated, “This kid has a BOOT. He can make it from 60+”.

In reality, Tate’s longest career field goal was the 52 yarder against Northern Indiana.  It is also his ONLY successful field goal from beyond 50 yards.

Cade Foster has never missed an extra point during his career at Alabama.  He is a perfect 63 for 63.

Thousands of Alabama and Auburn fans joined together to support Foster after he received numerous insults and even death threats to his Twitter account during and after the “Iron Bowl”.

A facebook page supporting Foster has received 86,000 likes to date.

The Twitter tag #BamaFansForCade still resonates throughout the “Twitterverse”.

Perhaps this Twitter user put it best:

Judging from these comments, it’s pretty clear that Bama doesn’t wish for “a FG kicker”.  They seem to be pretty happy with the one they have.



Dec 032013
 

 

2013 Iron BowlEtymology of Celebrate

From Latin celebratus, pp. of celebrare (frequent, go to in great numbers, celebrate, honor, praise), from celeber (frequented, populous). – wiktionary.org

An entertaining look at the final minutes of the 2013 “Iron Bowl” through the eyes of fans of the University of Alabama Crimson Tide and the Auburn University Tigers.

From YouTube.com Posted By OakCreekTv.

Dec 032013
 
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Dec 022013
 

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Nov 302013
 

2013 Iron BowlIt is officially “Iron Bowl” Saturday – the annual slugfest between cross-state rivals –  the University of Alabama Crimson Tide and the Auburn University Tigers.

Hers is a sampling of the conversation on Twitter.

Join in with the Twitter hashtag #ironbowl.

Nov 292013
 

From YouTube.com by ESPN.

In case you missed it, here’s the heart-warming story of Alabama quarterback, A.J. McCarron, and a young Crimson Tide fan suffering from leukemia.

Tom Rinaldi takes a look at Alabama’s National Title-winning quarterback  and his special bond with Starla Chapman.