BEWARE THE IDES OF NOVEMBER

Alabama and its national championship hopes may be Cruisin’ for a Croomin’.

The Sly Reaper is thirsty for blood. / Photo Courtesy of 3SIB.

The Sly Reaper is thirsty for death blood, and he doesn't just jump-start coach firing procedures. He also wrecks teams' hopes, even if a coach is not in danger of losing a job. Any potential Bama had in 2007 disappeared after losing to Croom's Bulldogs. / Photo Courtesy of 3SIB.

The Tide plays Croom’s Mississippi State Bulldogs at night on November 15th.  Although the month’s moon rears its full face two nights before the game (on the 13th), the light in the sky will be bright as ever and close to full at kickoff of the 6:45 p.m. ESPN battle.  Below are the relevant stats for the Sly Reaper*:

Hurricane Brewin'?  The UA student section expresses its dismay with Coach Shula during Bama's loss to Croom's Bulldogs in 2006.  The loss highlighted the writing on the wall for Shula's fate.

Hurricane Brewin'? The UA student section expresses its dismay with Coach Shula during Bama's 2006 loss to Croom's Bulldogs. The loss highlighted the writing on the wall for Shula's fate.

– Croom boasts nine SEC wins in almost five seasons

– He has beaten three SEC teams twice: Ole Miss, Kentucky, and (GASP!) Alabama.  

– He has also knocked off Vandy, Auburn, and Florida at least once.  

Record on the Road: 6-17

Record on the Road vs. SEC Opponents: 3-14

(beat Alabama in Tuscaloosa in 2006, Auburn in Auburn in 2007, and Kentucky in Lexington in 2007)

Record vs. SEC Opponents Overall: 9-27

Record vs. Alabama: 2-2

Record vs. Alabama in Bryant-Denny Stadium: 1-1

Record vs. Nick Saban: 1-1

(Lost to Saban’s LSU, 51-0, in Baton Rouge in 2004 and beat Saban’s Alabama, 17-12, in Starkville in 2007) 

 

*All credit for the Sly Reaper’s name and appearance must be given to Crimson Daddy and the other fine folks at 3rd Saturday in Blogtober.

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2 responses to “BEWARE THE IDES OF NOVEMBER

  1. Nice bags!

    He could be coming, the Grim Creeper could be creepin’ in to take your season. Hopefully Bama won’t let that happen, because I think yall are going to have to be undefeated for the SEC to have a shot at the national title. Whether it’s yall or whether it’s Florida using yall as a springboard in the SECCG (more likely).

  2. Pingback: Week 12: Don’t Fear the Reaper « A DRUG CALLED TRADITION

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