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College Football News: Hey Mark Hollis and Nick Saban, Too Bad, I am Going Home

Nick Saban and Mark Hollis have gone too far, now go win games and have your players stop breaking the law

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It is getting more than just a little too much with AD’s and coaches complaining about when people come and go from a game, it’s pathetic really.

The first whining came from Nick Saban saying that students who didn’t stay for the whole game, no matter how big of a blowout it was, and if they did leave they shouldn’t get tickets any longer. Now the complaining is coming from Mark Hollis at Michigan State who is saying that students shouldn’t leave the game early no matter what the score is.

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College Football News: Hey Mark Hollis and Nick Saban, Too Bad, I am Going Home


Meanwhile, Saban’s wife and family as well as other Bama folk sit in luxury boxes for games, pay nothing to get in, and have people waiting on them hand and foot, basically a spa day for the rest of us. At Michigan State they aren’t exactly giving away free tickets an when Sparty has the big games or the bowl games they aren’t giving away tickets based on who stays the longest.

Maybe next every Alabama fan will have to wear a meter monitoring how loud they cheered, how long they were in or waited in line for the rest room that they weren’t in the actual stands while play was going on. Maybe Michigan State will provide free lunches and dinners to everyone who is still in their seat when the running time of the game hits 3 hours?

The reality of it is, Saban doesn’t coach for free. No one tells Saban he needs to stay in a boring movie, stay at a dinner table to converse long after he’s eaten, and he is getting paid, not just a little, an outright ton, to sit and watch the Tide up by 60 against the sisters of the poor in those early season games. What right does he have to complain about other people doing what they want to do?

I know it isn’t in the bill of rights, but I also know it doesn’t say on the back of the tickets at Michigan State nor Alabama, that the rules include: No running onto the field, no throwing things onto the field or in the stands, no video taping and distribution, and no leaving the stadium with more than 62 seconds remaining on the clock.

If Saban was working for free or the tickets were free, maybe he would have a case. If Michigan State played in a Dome Stadium, had a free all game buffet, and a lot more, would people still be trapped at a game if they wanted to leave.

So what is the acceptable terms of being allowed to leave?  I would say heart attack has to be up there, followed by soiling oneself and then family emergency, but of course Saban’s or Hollis’ staff would need to verify a few sources for that to be acceptable.

In a world where sports figures are already given too much credit, let’s tell these jokers we are pretty happy with the American way and our freedom that we don’t need nor want their help. Now go win the game. 

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