Saints quarterback Drew Brees has a special appreciation for military history; both his grandparents served in World War II, and his dad was drafted in Vietnam.
It was several months ago when Brees visited Okinawa, where his grandfather participated in the invasion of that Japanese island 63 years earlier. Read more…
SABAN HARKENS 9-11, WWII, AFTER UL-MONROE DEFEAT: Nick Saban provided us an insightful gander into his personal planetary environment this week with his comments at a presser following Alabama’s loss to Louisiana-Monroe.
Saban: “Changes in history usually occur after some kind of catastrophic event. It may be 9-11, which sort of changed the spirit of America relative to catastrophic events. Pearl Harbor kind of got us ready for World War II, and that was a catastrophic event.”
After Saban’s comments to the media, Alabama SID Jeff Purrington was soon at DefCon 1, attempting to dizzy us with this: “What Coach Saban said did not correlate losing a football game with tragedy, everyone needs to understand that. He was not equating losing football games to those catastrophic events.”
For us, Charlie Weatherbie has always been the George S. Patton of college football, so we don’t find the comparison offensive at all. Say no more, Jeff!