A stray thought on the just-concluded 2012 college football season:
"'Bama gonna 'Bama," we said Monday night, observing how visibly Nick Saban's star players had absorbed his obsession with perfection in all things. Comparing this:
with our all-time favorite Saban anecdote, one can safely conclude it'd be difficult not to take on Sabanian characteristics as an Alabama player via osmosis, if that's how on-message he is from victory to victory and season to season. Yet even with his oft-implied conviction that maybe perfection still isn't quite good enough, the fastidious emperor of the Crimson Tide must acknowledge leaps forward in evolution as they happen:
By the time the Tide's 2013 season opener with Virginia Tech rolls around, we fully expect Alabama players to have mastered the art of showering their overlord in sports drink without a single ice chip touching his person. Ever onward.