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:
Saban, not smiling, deadpans: “I’m extremely happy.”
— Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) January 8, 2013
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:
Saban on Gatorade bath: "It's cold, it's sticky. But I appreciate not getting hit in the head with the bucket. That's an improvement."
— George Schroeder (@GeorgeSchroeder) January 8, 2013