If you are a serious Bama fan, know your school's history, know more coaches on the staff besides Nick Saban, been to a game besides the LSU one, etc., this letter is not for you.
- Who is the second string QB behind Jake Coker?
- What is the name of Crimson Tide stadium?
- Who was the Head Coach of the Crimson Tide before Nick Saban
- What city is the University of Alabama located in?
- BONUS: Do you get Alabama ESPN alerts to your phone?
Now if you had to Google ANY of those four questions and selected "No" for the bonus, you in fact ARE NOT a real fan of the Crimson Tide. You are in fact an imposter, a bandwagoner and most likely a hater of Louisiana State University. Now I work in a sports store. We have fans of many teams that come through. We of course get you Alabama fans in there often as well. Every time they come, I ask "where are you from". Some are from Alabama and just currently reside in Louisiana. However some are from right here in dear ole Baton Rouge. I always ask the follow-up question "well if you are from BR, how in the hell do you like Bama?" I promise you 90% of the time I get these two answers:
- "I never was a LSU fan".
- "Well I'm a Nick Saban fan".
What does LSU have to do with anything? I never tell them I am a LSU fan but they always bring this up. So you are telling me you like a school just because you hate another? Where they do that at? Oh, clearly here in Baton Rouge. Of the thousands of schools in the United States, you chose to like the University of Alabama because you do not like LSU? In the words of Dej Loaf "let's just be honest, let's just be real". The only reason most of you all like Alabama is because of LSU. Can you admit you are really just a LSU hater and not a Bama fan?
Then a lot of you Louisiana University of Alabama fans like to follow up the "I never was a fan of LSU" statement with a "that school is racist; it does not even want you blacks there". LSU is racist and because of that you are going to cheer for Alabama? Of all places, ALABAMA? We talking racism and you picking ALABAMA as a better place for blacks than Louisiana? You cannot be serious.
You Louisiana University of Alabama fans (most of you at least) are not real fans. You are probably thinking "he sound real mad". I am not mad at all. I do not like the University of Alabama but I respect their accomplishments and their real fans. What I do not respect if you so called Die-Hards here in Louisiana that do not know a lick about their team. Real fans support their team the entire season. They do not just show up when it is convenient. They are there through the triumphs and the failures. If your so called team wins tomorrow, congrats. See you November 5th.
That is the date your so called University plays LSU and you will finally care about them again.
If you really love Alabama like you say you do, I challenge you to find a reason to like the team that does not include LSU.
Matter of fact, you do know LSU is not even Bama's biggest rival right? You do know that is Auburn right? Oh you did not? Figures