More evidence for why you should hate Alabama fans

As if we didn’t need more reason to hate Alabama fans, here’s a little golden nugget to make everyone want to sequester the bunch to Mississippi’s mirror image.

Someone was murdered on Saturday for not being upset enough over Alabama’s loss to Auburn in the Iron Bowl.

And they’re jealous of that guy having three balls. See what I did there?

If you’re an Alabama fan, it’s apparently not enough to string together profanities that don’t make sense or to break things or to even abuse a significant other or pet. No, you must shed blood.

So, if you’re an Alabama fan, I’m sure you understand why we probably can’t be friends.

Over-the-top "patriotism" in sports reached its sad, logical conclusion

The University of Texas marching band, amid all the quasi-staged-patriotism that invades November as part of Veterans Month Day, pulled this over the weekend.

They probably don’t even know what battle this is from.

I shouldn’t have to say anything other than this: This is bullshit.

Seriously, this is the apex of the one upmanship that goes into showing how much a team loves ‘MERICA. How much camo/stars/stripes/inspirational words/dead Presidents can we put on things?

It helps recruiting and it sells merchandise, so it’s really more about the dead Presidents than anything.

Northwestern Wounded Warrior Project uniforms showcase what’s wrong with sports

In a fad that’s sure to fade out soon, Northwestern University has unveiled their special Wounded Warrior Project tribute uniforms that they’ll wear Nov. 16. The result isn’t pretty or encouraging.

Your retinas hate you now.

First off, on the smallest of my complaints, Northwestern’s colors don’t include grey. They’re black and purple, and this whole “Hey, everybody. Let’s wear grey” thing has seriously gotten out of hand. Forget your actual school colors and traditions. Just look awesome like everyone else.

My biggest complaint is the ridiculous flag desecration. Of course, the cult of ‘MERICA and how much you should always love ‘MERICA wouldn’t have you hear this, but let’s take a look at who’s supposed to use the flag as part of a uniform, according to the Flag Code.

“No part of the flag should ever be used as a costume or athletic uniform. However, a flag patch may be affixed to the uniform of military personnel, firemen, policemen, and members of patriotic organizations.”

By “patriotic organizations,” it’s not talking about college football teams. They haven’t earned the right to wear the flag. Period.

And what a lot of people have called “blood spatter” really isn’t. If you notice, the blue side has a lot of streaking as well. SBNation.com has a statement from Under Armour regarding the “blood spatter.”

“The Northwestern University football uniforms designed by Under Armour in support of Wounded Warrior Project feature an authentic distressed pattern which depicts a flag that has flown proudly over a long period of time.”

But the Flag Code is pretty clear that when a flag looks that ratty, you burn it.

And that’s exactly what should happen with these uniforms.