Nick Saban Plans To Give Alabama Team Emotional “Gipper” Style Speech Before National Championship Game

by on 02/01/13 at 11:51 am

Whoa! Listen sonny, blowing's just an expression...

Yes, this one’s for the Gipper, But whoa! Listen sonny, blowing’s really just an expression…

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In a move that comes straight from opponent Notre Dame, Alabama Crimson Tide Coach Nick Saban has announced that he will give his team a Fighting Irish style “Win one for the Gipper” speech before their NCAA BCS Title Game.

George Gipp was a former Notre Dame player who died, and whose spirit is often called upon in emotional locker room speeches by the Fighting Irish coaches. Knute Rockne, Gipp’s coach, was the first to use Gipp’s dying words (as portrayed in the film “Knute Rockne, All American”).

Saban plans to draw on the 2002 history of the University of Alabama. Mike Price of Washington State was hired to be the new coach of the Crimson Tide after the 2002 season, but had his contract terminated a few days later after being seen partying with multiple girls in a Pensacola strip club (and using University funds to pay for the party).

In his speech, Nick will point out that Price went on to coach the University of Texas at El Paso. During his tenure, that school only had two winning seasons, lost all three of their bowl games, and had a record of 48 wins and 61 losses (less than mediocre).

At the same time, Alabama has won two national championships, is playing in their third, and has an overall record of 81-25 over the same period.

The coach will point out that it was a group of strippers in a Florida bar that made the difference between the players’ current successes and the failure of UTEP football. He will make sure that his players understand that it was an incident in a bar with some pole dancers and a drunken coach that has made his team winners. He will then quote from a conversation that he had in a preseason camp with Mike Price about the December, 2002 incident.

In notes stolen from his hotel room, Saban plans to say: “Some time, Nick, when the team is up against it, when things are wrong and the Catholic referees are seeing that the breaks are beating the boys, ask them to go in there with all they’ve got and win just one for the Stripper! I don’t know where I’ll be then, Nick. But there will be dancing girls. I’ll know about it, and I’ll be happy.”

One Response to “Nick Saban Plans To Give Alabama Team Emotional “Gipper” Style Speech Before National Championship Game”

  1. Captain america

    Jan 3rd, 2013

    Saban, almost as bad as Lane Kiffin for jumping out of contracts (Kiffen’s legacy at Tennasee was the ‘toilet bowl’ has left his share of teams in the lurch…in this case the pre-game hip-hip for Price who let Saban back into college football….one tight end said the speech was quitE emotional with Saban thanking Price for the opportunity and ending the rousing speech yelling, “now, let’s go out and win one
    for the ZIPPER!’

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