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My roommate sat beside some people at the game who said some of their friends were good friends of the Sabans. Supposedly they ate dinner with the Sabans while in Miami and coach told them that the game would be over by half time. My roommate was told this before the game even started and we all know how it turned out. I know this is very much so gossip handed down through the grapevine but I found it interesting none the less and thought I would share.
Nothing against the OP or his friend(s) , I find this hard to believe.
I know a couple of the GA's and assistants...they all felt the same. Heck, a layperson like any of us could analyze all the teams ND has played, and the competition, and make that assessment. Of course, we had to play mistake free---0 Turnovers, which we obviously did---to accomplish this. Sure, you're not supposed to use the transitive property when comparing teams, but we had SEVERAL teams to use, AND ND's opponents in bowl season versus SEC level competition, etc...there were LOTS of signs. I couldn't believe the media was hyping ND so much, but then again, their goal wasn't to tell the truth, it was to get people to watch and to keep them interested. I don't think many people would tune in if they all were spouting the "Alabama's gonna wax 'em" line...
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I am still amazed at some of the respected national writers who actually picked Notre Dame to win. SI's Stewart Mandel, Yahoo's Pat Forde, and CBS Sports' Bruce Feldman just to name a few. I am obviously biased, but if you watch the games, there is no logical outcome that didn't have Bama winning by double digits.
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Please explain. Circle one, tia.
You find it hard to believe that -
A) OP has a roomate?
B) OP's roomate went to the game?
C) OP's roomate sat beside people who are good friends with the Saban's?
D) OP's roomate's seating arrangement allowed him access into the mind of Saban's dinner companion?
E) Saban didn't think it would be over by halftime?
F) the OP is anything but a porn bot?
This post was edited by luciano 22 18 months ago
Not great respect for Mandel, absolutely no respect for Forde (who is always grinding an axe at Alabama's expense) and
Feldman came across as a complete wuss and then the next day pumping the "A&M was the best overall team crap". Feldman's true colors came through. And if you think this is being over-sensitive, I counter that you don't have any
objective clue. RTR!
Saban pretty much said this at the Saturday press conference. Said ND was big but not strong or fast, when asked to compare them to Georgia's defense.
"Nobody makes me bleed my own blood, nobody!"
Trevor Matich is the one that surprised me.
People wonder why someone who gets any information good or bad don't share on the board anymore...
You must not realize how gullible I am. I'm the poster boy for believing all kind of "insider info". the "nothing against the OP" was to try to relay I have no doubt he believes it. I just can't imagine (and no I don't know any of the staff of their close friends) him being that braggadocious over a meal that close to the game.
To the players? To his staff? To Mrs. Saban? sure..I can see him saying all of those things. For all i know this roommates friend is CNS best friend in the world...that kind of conversation I can easily believe. Perhaps I misread the OP, I didn't get that from reading it the first time.
Again, to me even telling lucky in confidence that "We feel like from watching tape we have a physical advantage on both sides of the line of scrimmage" is different that "tomorrow night's game will be over by halftime."
It actually sounds like something i'm more than likely to say than he would (in my mind).
Those guys r national bloggers! Beat writers have more clout than these blowhards. If u picked ND to win because u bought into this whole "team of destiny" crap than may God have mercy on your weak minded soul. Turn on the tape and try and tell someone with a football brain that that same ND team stood a fighting chance against a Bama team that had over a month to prepare for them. Oh yea, and being prepared by one Nick Saban. Brian Kelly out wit Nick Saban? Well they manhandled OKLA...Yea AND? Lmao, what's their point? Once again I say, there was a reason Vegas put the #1 team in a 10 point hole to start the betting out. Would've been stupid to put it at 3-4 like so many know it alls said back n December. The whole ND lovers posse really tried to force feed everyone how legit ND is but forgot to even mention the defending champs and the nations best coach on the other sideline. Lesson learned..I guess
This post was edited by HeHateMe 18 months ago
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Don't forget how they tried to compare Golson to Johnny football. That's the funniest damn thing I've ever heard in my life. These people aren't writers, they're comedians
The Mandel prediction was one of the more bone headed ones I saw. His prediction was premised entirely on the history of BCS games regarding heavy favorites set to repeat, and the track records. How anyone figures the result of a game that happened 10+ years ago helps you block DJ Fluker or tackle Eddie Lacy is beyond me.
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