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78,000 Bama Fans Show Up to Watch a Practice Game

Last year around this time, I was astounded and almost insulted, that over 92,000 people showed up to watch the Alabama Spring football game know as A-Day. Honestly, 92,000 people to watch a sporting event of absolutely ZERO consequence. Like don’t you have any grass to mow or laundry to wash or something? Saturday baseball isn’t enough? You’d rather watch a game that doesn’t count for anything? Apparently so, because the buzz surrounding Bama football is almost as great as it was last year when Bama was fresh off of hiring Nick Satan Saban.

This Spring, over 78,000 fans showed up to watch A-Day at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa. That was the second highest turnout at A-Day, only second to last year’s Saban-a-palooza. I don’t get it. I really don’t. I guess it’s just the same crowd that defends Bobby Petrino like he’s the patron saint, and Saban like he’s the savior. And you wonder why these money-grabbing unscrupulous coaches will leave any situation for the kesef? It’s because these 78,000 fans will show up to watch any signs of life from their football team and celebrate their head man like he’s a god. Goodness, I wish fewer would have shown up, but Bama football is apparently king.

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92,000 Alabama Fans Have Nothing Better to do Than Watch a Scrimmage

Initially you’re overwhelmed by the sheer force of the numbers — a crowd of 92,000 showed up to watch an intra-squad scrimmage. But when you get down to the nitty-gritty of the matter, of course that many fans showed up — it was their only chance to see Alabama get a win.

School officials had planned for around 50,000 fans to be on hand, and were prepared to host even 60,000 just in case. I can’t imagine what 92,000 did to them. Defensive end Wallace Gilberry made a comment that he thought Florida or Tennessee were in town. Nope, just Nick Satan Saban in his first year as head coach.

It shows what kind of passion and support we have at the University of Alabama,” Saban said. It certainly makes me feel great about being here as the coach. I just hope we can continue to channel all that energy in a positive way so we can get to where we want to go and continue to build this program into something special.”

Translation — we’re not in Miami anymore. Then again, Saban won a national title at LSU, so he knows what rabid SEC fans are like. Man, even if Saban was a jackass for leaving the Dolphins, have to feel for the guy — and anyone who has the pressure of 92,000 fans showing up for a practice game. That is pure insanity. It’s that type of passion by the fans that really make you hope for some serious strides in Tuscaloosa — perhaps a 2-10 season.