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08:28 AM ET 11.03 | With tickets heading north of five figures, sorting out a program's allotment for Alabama-LSU is no small feat. [Nick Saban's administrative assistant, Linda Leoni is] handling ticket requests and lodging accommodations for the Saban family, and as you might imagine, the demand is overwhelming. In a normal week, there might be 30 friends and family members coming in for a game. But this week, that number has swelled to 143. ... This game is so big that even some of Saban's former players at LSU have been calling and asking for tickets. "I tell them, 'I can't put you in the Alabama section if you're going to be cheering for LSU,'" Leoni said. "They say, 'No, we're fans of Coach Saban.'"

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November 3, 2011  09:49 AM ET
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great story

143 people ask for tickets and ESPN makes a story out of it.

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November 3, 2011  09:52 AM ET
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143 people ask for tickets and ESPN makes a story out of it.

24 hour news and sports cycles.


Need something to get those ad $$, no matter how lame.

November 3, 2011  09:57 AM ET
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LUS must think these Satan ex's are Benedict Arnolds for this game. Sell their souls for a scrap of paper.

"I tell them, 'I can't put you in the Alabama section if you're going to be cheering for LSU,'" Leoni said. "They say, 'No, we're fans of Coach Saban.'"

LOL yeah right.

November 3, 2011  10:04 AM ET

Heard on XM there will be 600+ tickets reserved for the media.

November 3, 2011  10:09 AM ET
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Heard on XM there will be 600+ tickets reserved for the media.

.. and the stories they will spin will be epic ...

November 3, 2011  10:10 AM ET
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Heard on XM there will be 600+ tickets reserved for the media.

That's a waste of 600+ good tickets!

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November 3, 2011  10:15 AM ET
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That's a waste of 600+ good tickets!

LOL!

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November 3, 2011  10:36 AM ET
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Also... It was the same person who called 143 times

... from prison ...

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November 3, 2011  10:46 AM ET
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Harvey Updyke..Or Jimmy Johns pretending to be Laron

The truth of the matter is ... with NBA season on hold and MLB season over this game is the only thing writers have at the moment.

November 3, 2011  11:00 AM ET

This game will be a blowout, I'm not too sure it will be worth watching!!!!! LOL. Bama and Georgia in the SEC CG!!! :-) Stir!!!!!!!!!

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