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I have only been on this site (having left another site) for a short while and have thoroughly enjoyed it. I have a small gripe and will likely need a flame suit. The ticker for the #1 recruiting class bothers me. I'd like a countdown for NSD, but the ticker for the #1 class makes this site look like cheerleaders. What I've seen on other non-Bama sites, in some instances, crosses the line. I don't think recruiting sites like this one should attempt to steer recruits to any particular school. In my opinion, writers for the AU sites do that frequently (anyone say Jeff Lee?). I'm certain that the lead writers on here are pro-Bama, and that's great. But the close contact recruiting sites have with high school players should instill a heightened awareness of where the line is between reporting what a player is doing or where he wants to go and encouraging a player to go somewhere. Take one look at the Hot Board on another site and I think you'll find sufficient evidence there of what encouragement looks like. The ticker claiming we are signing another #1 class, in my opinion, straddles that line. You guys do great work. I do not want there to be any appearance that this site encourages high school players to attend Bama, my beloved alma mater. ROLL TIDE
it doesn't take a "cheerleader" site to figure out bama is probably going to sign the #1 class again. it just takes one that adheres to common sense.
Dude, we have a little crystal football instead of an "O" in "BamaOnline." This ain't Walter Cronkite.
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What? You seriously think that because the ticker says The Tide signs another #1 class that BOL is trying to steer recruits to Alabama? What do you think about the crystal ball as the "O" in OnLine? Does that bother you as well? I get what you are trying to say, but you are stretching to make your point. I've always known BOL to give us the facts and not be sunshine pumpers nor do they steer recruits to Bama. I think they are the best in the business. Welcome aboard though. Roll Tide!
Atleast you realize you are being a square by saying "I'm probably gonna need a flame suit." To each his own and still glad to have you. People who are unbiased are hard to come by so I'm going to look at you as an asset to our board! (G)
I don't have a problem with the comment, but I would just prefer the countdown be for something more meaningful right now.
Make it for our next Junior Day, or A-Day, or when players report or something like that. Those are all much more relevant right now than next year's signing day which is 11 months away.
I literally have no idea what's going on here.
"The Lord just wasn't with us, Coach."
"The Lord," grumbled Bryant, "expects you to block and tackle."
Rick Bragg, August 8, 2012
"Character" is doing the right thing when nobody is looking.
Is this the next -100? I hope so.
The Countdown Clock has been changed to Spring Game. I meant to do this last week and forgot. Thanks, Shannon
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