Aug 4, 2013; Tuscaloosa, AL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback AJ McCarron (10) signs autographs following practice at Bryant Denny Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Liles-USA TODAY Sports

Crimson Tide quarterback AJ McCarron compares Alabama to the New York Yankees

Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback AJ McCarron knows a little bit about being on top of the world. He has an insane 25-2 record as a starter, he’s already won two national titles, and his girlfriend was a model for the 2013 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Not bad for a college kid, huh?

McCarron is aware, however, that being at the top means that everyone below you wants to see you fail. The Alabama star discussed the situation with ESPN’s Chris Low, comparing his team to the New York Yankees:

The Yankees and Alabama are a lot alike because we’re both the hunted at all times no matter where we go.


The Yankees go play Cleveland or the Kansas City Royals or anybody, and they’re going to be the team everybody wants to beat. It’s the same with us. Every week, we’ve got a target on our backs at all times. It’s no different off the field, either. You step out of your house, and people are watching you in everyday life to see if you’re going to mess up.

The Crimson Tide’s schedule certainly sets them up for a repeat championship performance this year. Alabama avoids playing Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina in the regular season and gets LSU at home.

Oh, and because this is a post about Alabama, I feel obliged to re-share this. It’s still stuck in my head.

[Source: ESPN]

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  • Shams

    Weak ass schedules have them where they are. Nothing more nothing less…

    • tdefan35555

      Yah thats it. Right. You just made AJ’s point that was quick only took two post.

  • DaleC

    AJ is 100% right. That is why the LA Tech’s and Memphis States of the game have been able to give you Hell every once in a while. Bama is the biggest game any player has been in for the last four years. Except for that short run after ’99, they have been the biggest game for most almost all their opponents for decades.

    The schedule isn’t THAT week. They sure didn’t know that some of the teams that are down would be down now. It is impossible to play in the SEC and have a “weak ass” schedule.

    War Eagle!

  • vector4

    Yeah, dynasty for all times! 2003 record 4-9. 2004 record 6-6 lost to Minnesota in some noname bowl game. 2006 record 6-7 lost in the Indy Bowl to Oklahoma State. 2007 record 7-6 but actually won the prestigious Indy Bowl over Colorado State! DYNASTY! hahaha hilarious.

  • Mary Waltman

    Got to love all the green-eyed monsters out there. If you are tired of Bama winning, tell your teams to step up to the bat. Granted Georgia gave Bama “what-for”, but it is who had the better score at the end of the game. Same as A&M, miscalculations cost Bama that game. But, at the end of the game it was A&M who had more points.