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Saban's wife: 'Lack of appreciation'

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07:35 AM ET 11.26 | For Alabama, a shot at a third consecutive national championship looms. But here in Tuscaloosa, there is one small pocket of dissatisfaction -- and it's an important one. It is located inside the home shared by Terry Saban and her husband of 42 years, Nick, the team's head coach. The first couple of Alabama football may be standing on top of the world, but it isn't necessarily thrilled by the view. "You come to a crossroads and the expectations get so great, people get spoiled by success and there gets to be a lack of appreciation," Terry Saban said in an interview last week. "We're kind of there now." On its face, this statement is hard to believe. With a salary of $5.4 million, Nick Saban is, after all, the nation's highest-paid college football coach. But there are some signs of dynastic ennui at Alabama.

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November 26, 2013  08:27 AM ET

When Momma ain't happy, nobody in the house is happy.


Her next quote will be something like how she feels stifled in such a small Southern town with so little to do. Setting up the transition to come during the offseason.

November 26, 2013  08:29 AM ET

Isn't this the same writer at the WSJ that wrote the "Open Letter to Auburn" last week basically begging the Tigers to beat Bama last week to make things interesting?

November 26, 2013  08:30 AM ET

Did she say this while house hunting in Austin or LA?

November 26, 2013  08:56 AM ET

She was misquoted..


JK

November 26, 2013  08:58 AM ET

.....satan was on top of the world in lsu also....so not the driver....mouthpieces for satan are laying the groundwork....for retirement.....

November 26, 2013  08:59 AM ET

Ennui. Good word.

November 26, 2013  09:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

When Momma ain't happy, nobody in the house is happy.Her next quote will be something like how she feels stifled in such a small Southern town with so little to do. Setting up the transition to come during the offseason.

She really liked my neighbor's house

November 26, 2013  09:07 AM ET

Of course, they didn't point out the part where she said they would end their career at Alabama.

November 26, 2013  09:08 AM ET

Oh, and this can't be true. According to everyone hre and elsewhere, we worship the Sabans.

November 26, 2013  09:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Of course, they didn't point out the part where she said they would end their career at Alabama.

So they'll move back to T-town when he retires from UTx...?

November 26, 2013  09:12 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Of course, they didn't point out the part where she said they would end their career at Alabama.

More likely, she is just covering either way they decide to go. Consider it the wife-speak equivalent to coach-speak.

November 26, 2013  09:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

She really liked my neighbor's house

What's not to like in SL? Nice hood.

November 26, 2013  09:13 AM ET

Clearly, y'all are innocent of the dark side to Bammerdom. You watch the 'Roll Tide' vid, and you not only like it, you think that's the way it is. Well, time to wake up and smell the brimstone, folks. Bammers make "irrational" an inadequate word. You may have an inkling that Nick cannot go anywhere in the state without being accosted (with adulation from Bammers and vitriol from Plainsmen), but, he sold his soul for it. Terry didn't bargain away eternity, and yet, she is similarly accosted every time she sets foot outside of her home. Oh, you contend that it's the price of CFB fame, do you?

You're not perceiving the extreme degree of Bammerdom. To be the object of Bammers' esteem, adulation, scorn, or derision is worse than being Elvis at the height of his fame. It's like being Robert Neville alone on Manhattan in the film, 'I Am Legend.' Keeping in mind that Alabamians are among the most hospitable southerners you can encounter, you can see the allusion of Bammerdom to the virus in that film's story line.

November 26, 2013  09:14 AM ET

Any writer who believes anything Nick or the Ms. say is not a student of history. Wonder if she would be happier if some of those Alabama cheerleaders showed hubby some "appreciation" before the next game?

November 26, 2013  09:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Clearly, y'all are innocent of the dark side to Bammerdom. You watch the 'Roll Tide' vid, and you not only like it, you think that's the way it is. Well, time to wake up and smell the brimstone, folks. Bammers make "irrational" an inadequate word. You may have an inkling that Nick cannot go anywhere in the state without being accosted (with adulation from Bammers and vitriol from Plainsmen), but, he sold his soul for it. Terry didn't bargain away eternity, and yet, she is similarly accosted every time she sets foot outside of her home. Oh, you contend that it's the price of CFB fame, do you? You're not perceiving the extreme degree of Bammerdom. To be the object of Bammers' esteem, adulation, scorn, or derision is worse than being Elvis at the height of his fame. It's like being Robert Neville alone on Manhattan in the film, 'I Am Legend.' Keeping in mind that Alabamians are among the most hospitable southerners you can encounter, you can see the allusion of Bammerdom to the virus in that film's story line.

Baited line in the water for you, Joe...

November 26, 2013  09:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Ennui. Good word.

BEER!

November 26, 2013  09:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

More likely, she is just covering either way they decide to go. Consider it the wife-speak equivalent to coach-speak.

"Wife-speak..."

Worthy of a 24-bottle CASE OF BEER!

November 26, 2013  09:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

More likely, she is just covering either way they decide to go. Consider it the wife-speak equivalent to coach-speak.

They "do" have a way with that, don't they?

Of course, we guys always have the ol' "If we say something that can be taken two ways and you get pissed, we meant the other one."

November 26, 2013  09:45 AM ET

Sounds like someone is restless in Tuscaloosa.

 
November 26, 2013  09:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Ennui. Good word.

My third favorite word after "eschew" and "abhor".

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