CJ Mosley, Reggie Ragland call out Alabama fans for threatening Cade Foster

Cade-Foster-AlabamaAlabama fans are some of the most passionate sports fans in the country, so it goes without saying that Saturday was a painful day for those who support the Crimson Tide. Rather than taking his chances in overtime, Nick Saban opted to go for a 57-yard field goal that resulted in one of the most incredible endings you will ever see in a football game. Prior to that, placekicker Cade Foster missed all three of his field goal attempts.

Because Foster was so ineffective throughout the game, Saban had freshman kicker Adam Griffith attempt what would have been the game-winner. That does not mean Bama fans forgot about Foster’s horrible day. Not surprisingly, Foster had to deal with ridiculous threats on Twitter after the loss. Two of his teammates, linebackers CJ Mosley and Reggie Ragland, came to his defense.

The threats ranged from fans telling Foster to “please die” to a lot more graphic stuff that you can read over at Deadspin. Foster even changed his account avatar and the name on the account to “aaa” after the game, presumably to make it more difficult for idiotic fans to track him down.

This is not the first time we have seen fans hide behind computers and send death threats to players. Unfortunately, it also won’t be the last.

Alabama fans turn Oregon’s ‘We Want Bama’ shirts into ‘We Forgot Stanford’


Many Oregon fans can still feel the sting from their 22-19 loss to Auburn in the 2010 BCS National Championship Game. It is widely assumed that Alabama will be back in the national championship game again this season, so Ducks fans have been walking around this year wearing shirts that read “We Want Bama” across the front of them. Yeah, about that.

Oregon’s chance of facing Bama — or any other team — in the BCS National Championship Game all but evaporated on Thursday night when they lost to Stanford. As if the loss didn’t sting enough, CBS Birmingham’s Jim Dunaway shared a photo of the new shirts Bama fans are selling to remind the Ducks that they should not have overlooked Stanford.

[Related: Oregon WR Josh Huff cries on sidelines during loss to Stanford]

“We Forgot Stanford,” the shirt reads.

That pretty much covers it. Maybe Stanford was simply the better team. Maybe the Ducks overlooked their opposition. If the latter is true, shame on them.

H/T College Football Talk

Chris Chiapetta after being accused of teaching class while high: ‘Roll tide’ (Video)

Chris-ChiapettaIf people like Chris Chiapetta are educating our nation’s youth, we are in serious trouble. Chiapetta, a 26-year-old who teaches (or used to) at Northgate Middle/High School in Pennsylvania, admitted to using heroin before teaching his class earlier this month. According to WXPI in Pittsburgh, he was “passed out on his desk” in front of the class.

On Thursday, Chiapetta had a preliminary hearing for the charges he is facing which include drug possession, public intoxication and disorderly conduct. When media members sought comment from Chiapetta as he was being escorted from the courtroom, he had only one thing to say.

“Roll Tide.”

Yup, Roll Tide. In addition to being high during class, a stamped bag reportedly fell out of Chiapetta’s pocket while he was sitting at his desk. Police later found four stamped bags of heroin in his car in addition to marijuana.

And you thought the guy who poisoned all those trees was crazy? This dude is on his own planet.

H/T Deadspin

Nick Saban rips Alabama fans for leaving games early

Nick SabanNick Saban has brought the people of Alabama three national championships in the past four years. In return, he expects full support from the students and fans who attend the games, regardless of who the opponent may be.

Alabama scheduled non-conference home games against Colorado State, Georgia State and Chattanooga this season. They will destroy play Chattanooga on Nov. 23 and have already beaten Colorado State and Georgia State by a combined score of 76-9. We get the whole “cupcake” concept, but how can you expect fans to stick around and scream their lungs out until the end of blowouts like that? Saban sure does.

“I talk about the players playing for 60 minutes of the game and competing for 60 minutes in the game,” Saban said Thursday, via The Anniston Star. “I think that some kind of way, everybody that chooses to go to the game, you should stay there and support the team for the game.

“Maybe if you’re not interested in doing that, you should let somebody else go who would like to go because I have a lot of people who want to go.”

Saban made sure to mention that keeping a packed stadium for 60 minutes can even help influence recruits.

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Alabama fans paint Tennessee’s rock with red and ‘Roll Tide’


Alabama and Tennessee are set to square off this weekend in what is a fierce rivalry because of conference alignment and geography, though the games have not exactly been competitive in recent years. The Crimson Tide have beaten the Vols by 31 points in each of their last three meetings. As a result, Alabama fans felt they had every right to claim “The Rock” on Tennessee’s campus as their own this week.

Twitter user @DandyAndy110 posted the photo you see above earlier this week, which shows that Tennessee’s famous rock — the same one that was used to mock Lane Kiffin a couple weeks ago — has been painted red with the words “Roll Tide” across it. The Bama fans who did the honors also felt the need to write “Go 2 Hell TN” underneath their rally cry.

As Eye on College Football noted, Tennessee has never beaten Alabama in Tuscaloosa in six attempts during the Nick Saban era. Don’t expect that to change on Saturday afternoon.

H/T Twitter/Wes Rucker

This dog is way more prepared for the Alabama-Texas A&M game than you


College football fans are anxiously awaiting Saturday’s matchup between defending champion Alabama and Texas A&M. Last season, Johnny Manziel and company handed the Crimson Tide their only loss of the season with a shocking upset in Tuscaloosa. This year, there is a poodle who doesn’t plan to allow history to repeat itself.

Who would do something like this to their dog? The same type of people who would pledge their allegiance to their favorite team with a misspelled tattoo — that’s who.

Photo via Reddit
H/T The Big Lead

Alabama synagogue warns against sharing football scores during Yom Kippur


Jewish football fans in Alabama are going to have a serious conflict of interest next week. Two of the biggest college games of the calendar year, Auburn vs. Mississippi State and Alabama vs. Texas A&M, are taking place on Saturday. Those who are recognizing Yom Kippur will not be able to watch either game.

As a result, a Deadspin reader pointed out that Temple Emanu-El in Birmingham is trying to get the Jewish community to band together to prevent spoilers. In other words, people want to be able to DVR the games without finding out the results ahead of time.

That sounds reasonable, but you know there will be at least one or two people who play the role of Ari Gold and have to check the score of the game on their smartphone. Hopefully that guy keeps it to himself.