The Alabama Crimson Tide have been sticking to the script for quite a while now. The players and the coaches are adamant that Saturday’s game is not about revenge. Even on Friday September 13, Amari Cooper insisted that beating Texas A&M about revenge. According CBSsports.com, Nick Saban stated it’s important to keep the approach businesslike.” There’s one more thing to note about what Alabama is saying. What’s coming out publicly is all lies.
The fact is Johnny Manziel and the Texas A&M Aggies beat them last year. Alabama doesn’t like to get beat. The fans think it’s their birthright to win games by stepping on the field. All of this has culminated in this sense of how dare you try to compete with us. Johnny Football wasn't even voted preseason first team in the SEC. It was a snub purely based on hate and jealousy.
Every time an Alabama team loses, there’s an excuse, or the other team cheated. In the 2009 Sugar Bowl, Utah beat them because the Crimson Tide weren’t ready to play. They really weren’t into the game. Lucky for us, they won them all during the next season.
However, Alabama lost three games in 2010, including one to hated rival and Cam Newton. Yet, that can’t be possible, so Auburn must have cheated somehow. You still hear Scam Newton chants like Alabama players have never received improper benefits.
Now their biggest recent loss was to Texas A&M. How dare that newcomer come into Tuscaloosa and beat us last year. That’s the vibe you get from the Alabama program and its fans. If it was just another game, we would have seen a Logan Thomas Pinata when they played Virginia Tech. Let’s face it, Alabama fans actually want to see Johnny Manziel hurt.
As of Saturday morning, Alabama is an 8.5 point favorite on the road. If Texas A&M’s defense doesn’t play better, it could be worse.
It’s true, this game shouldn’t be about revenge. The game should be about football. Yet, the preparation for the game is all about revenge. Let’s see if Texas A&M has the audacity to beat Alabama again.