You may remember Eric Blackerby, or more importantly, you may remember the shirt he wore in the Wynfrey Hotel lobby at SEC Media Days last year. It simply read "I HATE AUBURN."If you're wondering, it didn't bother me. He's an Alabama fan. In the spirit of rivalry, he's supposed to "hate" Auburn. We can't say this for everyone, but I don't think he means HATE hate, but more of, like a said, a hate in the sense of rivalry. I'm sure he doesn't approve of Updyke's actions or wishes any other negative actions towards Auburn as a whole. He probably just wants to see Auburn lose at athletic events. Probably...
Either way, the shirt prompted a response from Coach Nick Saban: "I would tell him it's not personal, that it really isn't personal. That is not really the way that we should respect the opponents that we have."
That prompted a pretty quick-witted response from Blackerby: "It's like I went to church and God told me He didn't approve." Well, that's kind of sad, but it is what it is.
The one simple statement on one simple t-shirt ending up being one of the biggest stories from Media Days last year (which shows you what Media Days as turned into), so I thought it would be funny to play off that story, specifically Saban's response, and give reporters something similar to fill their headlines, especially since this year's Media Days was even more of a snoozer.
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