The Alabama Crimson Tide have enjoyed some of the greatest success in the history of college football the last few years. They’re nearly on the brink of playing for what would be their third consecutive national championship and wrapping up what, in most people’s minds, may be the greatest dynasty in the history of the game.
So, of course, all that winning might get a little boring to some. You know, like some of the fans in attendance at the home games inside Bryant-Denny Stadium.
In four home games this year, the Tide have won by an average of 36 points. Because of this, a lot of fans have decided to hit the exits early to beat the traffic, head to the bars earlier, or just because they’re plain bored at this point of watching their beloved program trounce yet another sub-par foe.
Well, whatever the reason, they should all know that Nick Saban isn’t happy about it at all.
Speaking to the media on Wednesday, Saban did actaully begin by praising the Tide faithful, before he expressed his displeasure with the early departures:
“I talk about the players playing for 60 minutes of the game and competing for 60 minutes in the game,” Saban said. “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.”
And then of course, as everything with Saban does, he managed to tie it all into recruiting somehow:
“We have a lot of recruits there. We like to see a full stadium,” Saban said. “We have a beautiful stadium and a very nice place, one of the nicest venues in all of college football. I think we should all show our appreciation for it by staying there and showing our appreciation to the team for the whole game.”
Look, Alabama fans, you’re always touting how stern your coach is. I’d suggest you begin staying inside the stadium so as to avoid his wrath you praise so much.