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Cade Foster receives letter of support from George W. Bush

Cade-Foster-AlabamaAlabama kicker Cade Foster has probably had plenty of sleepless nights over the past two weeks. The senior missed three field goals in his team’s loss to Auburn, a loss that cost the Crimson Tide a chance at a third straight national championship. After the game, Foster’s teammates defended him against fans who were harassing him on Twitter and sending death threats.

Earlier this week, Foster received a show of support from a former president of the United States of America. George W. Bush sent him the following letter:

Bush signed the letter “Another 43,” which is reference to Foster’s jersey number and Bush being the 43rd president of the United States.

From what we can see, Foster has handled the backlash from Alabama fans quite gracefully. Football is just a game, but there are plenty of people who don’t seem to understand that. Missing three field goals for a team like Alabama can be a life-changing event. That doesn’t mean it defines Foster’s life.

Via ESPN.com

Cade Foster, AJ McCarron respond to David Pollack tweet

Cade-Foster-AlabamaNorthern Illinois was shockingly blown out by Bowling Green on Friday night. There were very few highlights for the Huskies, as Heisman hopeful Jordan Lynch had a terrible night passing the ball and threw two interceptions. However, Northern Illinois kicker Mathew Sims did showcase his powerful leg.

Before the game got away from the Huskies, Sims kept them in it by nailing field goals of 51 and 45 yards in the second quarter. This impressed ESPN analyst David Pollack, who used the kicks as an opportunity to take a shot at Alabama.

Alabama kicker Cade Foster, who infamously missed three field goals in Bama’s loss to Auburn last weekend, did not appreciate Pollack’s insight. Foster felt that Pollack was singling him out after a week in which Foster received death threats and was harassed by Crimson Tide fans. AJ McCarron was also quick to come to his teammate’s defense.

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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.