Friday, January 12, 2007

Special Guest Blogger: Nick Saban

I'm taking the afternoon off to get my car out of the impound lot... long story, but my consiglieri advised me it's okay for me to reiterate that all of those spider monkeys in the crates were fully licensed and part of a completely legitimate business arrangement. Anyway, Nick Saban volunteered to guest blog today to keep you savages entertained this lovely Friday morning. Enjoy. -fightinamish


Man Alive, Life is Busy This Time of Year!



Greetings, gentle readers, it's Nick Saban, but you can go ahead and call me Nick, or Nickles, or the Sabe-meister, as all of those are loving sobriquets my dearest of dear friends often use when referring to me in the vocative form. Whatever makes you most comfortable, quite frankly. Fightinamish told me to give you cats a scoop on the life of the Sabe-meister, and I'll be damned if I'm going to hang up the whole mutual enjoyment of it all on formalities surrounding appellations, you hear?

Look at me, I'm getting carried away. You guys really need to let me know if I start carrying on like that, otherwise I'm liable to spend this entire chat session boring you to death with my niceties and the like. So you want to hear about the life of Big Nickles, do you? Well, let me tell you, ladies and gentlemen, it's a billowing bag of crazy, particularly this time of year, what with my big fancy job change and my new digs coaching at the great University of Alabama, God love 'em. How about I give you a whiff of it by giving you a sneak peek at my dayplanner? It's a rare treat, as the Nickster keeps this baby under lock and key most of the year. So have a gander, will you?



As you can see, there's not a single moment that I have to myself as I busy myself with preparations for the next season. Hell, there's hardly even any room for my signature doodles that help me unwind. See, I'm heading out on a big ole recruiting trip next week and hitting up every high school, chatting with the young men, sizing up some talent, and, of course, enjoying me some lovely home cooking from the charming and fascinating mothers of these young men who will be the future of Alabama football.

Let's see here... the 19th is an interview with the Arizona Cardinals, then it's back onto the duties of the head coaching job at the University of Alabama, which, I might add, is the finest head coaching job in college or professionall football, as I tour around some of the great alumni and booster clubs, shaking hands, talking football, and speaking to all these great supporters of the team about the long and prosperous future of the program under Nick Saban. It's going to be a gas, and it will be a great opportunity to show off my devotion to this University of Alabama football coaching legacy that I am just tickled to be the benefactor of. See, there's been some talk that I'm disloyal, which suffice to say is insulting and damaging to my character. I'm looking forward to talking to these folks face to face so I can put to bed once and for all these outlandish rumors and show them how genuine I am.

A quick jaunt over to Tulsa for some more recruiting and a quick sitdown with the University of Tulsa folks, then I'm off to Costa Rica for some R&R. You know, a chance to cool my jets a little bit and clear my mind. I always find it's easier to design the future of a football team in those peaceful and serene surroundings. Plus, my old friend Wayne Huizenga will be stopping by, so we can chat for a few hours about the recently-vacant head coaching gig for the Miami Dolphins, you know, spitball some ideas back and forth. I don't want to send the wrong impression, no sir, I am Alabama for life. However, I'd be doing myself a disservice (and being rude to my dear friend Wayne Huizenga at the same time) if I refused to sit down for an hour or two and get a good sense of what's out there.

But don't get the wrong impression, it's not all fun & games. No sir, once I'm done with my mini-vacation, it's right back to work for the University of Alabama. I'll be moving into my big new office and getting myself nice and comfortable for a real long career coaching at the finest University in the land. I'm shipping my vintage mahogany desk in (I found it in an antique store in Baton Rogue several years ago... it was hand-crafted by Dutch merchants back in the 16th century... a real one-of-a-kind), interviewing for the Oakland Raiders job, getting my voicemail set up, introducing myself to the support staff, familiarizing myself with campus, sending out a few more resumes, touring the practice facilities, and, at the end of the day, settling down at my trusty phone to keep in contact with all the recruits, both from this class and the class of 2008. Whew! No sleep for the wicked, am I right?

After that, it's basically just day-in and day-out stuff... you know, the not-so-glamorous hard work of the coaching job that you probably didn't even know existed. Some fellas over at Viacom will be stopping by to chat with the Sabermeister about their CEO job, which I guess just opened up. Keep in mind, ole coach Nick is Bama for life, but it's always good to check out other markets and at least get an idea of what else is going on in the world, am I right? Coach Nick is probably going to have to do some research about this "Viacom", at least enough to sound like I know what I'm talking about during the interv-... well, let's just call it a friendly meeting.

Well, my my, look at me. I did it again, rambling on and boring you to death. Didn't I tell you to stop me if I started to do that again? Well, no bother. I should probably get moving along, anyway. I'd better get back to my job... I'm going to have to be on top of everything if I'm going to keep this job for the rest of my life. These folks at Bama sure have high expectations, but I promise you I will spend every last waking hour of my life working round the clock to make sure those big dreams come true. Catch you on the flipside, readers. And thanks for letting me jaw with the readers, fightinamish. Hopefully I didn't do such a good job that your readers will be demanding that I write full-time. But, hey, you know who to call if they do.

Labels: , , ,



31 Comments:

At 7:16 AM, Blogger gwzimm said...

YOU ARE ONE FUNNY SONOFABITCH!!!

Love the blog

 
At 7:49 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hilarious!!
Just recently started reading your blog and already it's a daily must-see site. I'm telling all my Irish following friends about it. Keep up the greatness!

 
At 10:08 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very cute! But it does raise an interesting question...how is it you find time to mock another program's coach, but have yet to comment on ND being sodomized in the Sugar Bowl?

 
At 10:12 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Or does your title perhaps refer to Rock Hudson instead?

 
At 11:37 AM, Anonymous BamaSenior said...

Notre Dame fans have ZERO room to talk with their handling of the Ty Willingham charade. That, and their 9 straight bowl losses. Ouch, must suck being a ND fan lately. But I guess if you can't be good yourself, you should resort to bringing other people down to make yourself feel better. Nice work, little boy.

 
At 11:53 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

ND fans can obviously see what Saban's recruits can do given the Sugar Bowl(which they had no right to be in) destruction. By the way, feed ole Charlie a carrot once in a while, you don't want to have him keel over with a coronary in the middle of the Michigan game next year. I wouldn't suggest the typical Irish medical treatment either, that is drinking ten pints of Guinness, complaining about the English, and passing out in the potato patch.

 
At 11:58 AM, Blogger Papa said...

I am in such dismay that you still display He Who Must Not Be Named in purple and gold. From my count it is only 288 days and counting until Les and his goofy hat perform the same act on the Tide that was done to the Domers a couple of weeks ago. It is too sad that it will be in Tuscaloosa.

 
At 6:26 PM, Anonymous Celia Davila said...

Great investment opportunity at Costa Rica Pacific Coast, Preconstruction condos in costa rica ,
Condo sales in costa rica, Retirement property in costa rica. Visit us for more info at: http://www.ramadajaco.com/

 
At 10:08 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The information of this site is really important since it counts on specific details for interested in real estate. The illustration that offers on the life in Costa Rica and its people seems to me very advisable the image of the country and contributes great benefits for the tourism, business that offers many economic advantages for the country. The increase of real estate in Costa Rica during the last years is the test that Costa Rica in one of the destinies more looked for by the foreigners eager to invest in this point of exuberant beauty of flora and fauna. I also count on information referring to the subject.

More information at: http://www.costa-ricarealestate.com
Great investment opportunity at Costa Rica Pacific Coast, Preconstruction condos in costa rica
Condo sales in costa rica, Retirement property in costa rica. Visit us for more info at: http://www.costa-ricarealestate.com/

 
At 1:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello it seems to me a very pretty pagina and very entrenidad, has a good service for all those people that visits many congratulations by a good site
I invite all that interested person to know a little on my Web site

Condos In Costa Rica.

What is a condominium?
A condominium is a type ownership where certain parts of the property (the units) are owned by individuals, and certain parts (the common elements) are owned in common by the unit owners, all of whom are members of the condominium corporation (the organization responsible for the operation of the condominium). Ownership of a condominium means you own the specific unit plus individual interest in the common property. You have ownership over all space and improvements within the walls of your unit.
It is very important to know that you are buying the condominium building first and then the unit, so make sure you like the building and its financial position. I will assist you with this.
What are condo fees and are there property taxes for condos as well?
A condo fee is a fee that each owner is charged to cover the expenses of the complex and individual unit. For example, in a high-rise condominium, the condo fee includes all utilities, plus building insurance, management and reserve fund contributions. When the plan is registered at Land Titles for a condominium, a separate title is created for each unit. And shown on each title is the owners share in the common property, which is expressed in "unit factors". This "unit factor" can be based on the units proportionate square footage or the initial market price in comparison to the rest of the complex. A budget is prepared for a condominium complex, and the fees are allocated according to the unit factor of each condominium unit.
There are also property taxes for condominiums, and they are also calculated based on the unit factor.
For but information it visits my Web site the following direction http://www.ramadajaco.com

 
At 4:20 PM, Blogger head shop said...

Hello I want to congratulate to them by its site of the Web of the exelente looks like entertained and very good very to me it elaborated. I invite them to that they explore a little on my site of the Web.
Costa Rica Real State
In our real estate listing, we offer a great variety of land properties of all kind all over Costa Rica, from nice city houses, including condos, lots, country houses and farms, to splendorous luxury properties with extraordinary ocean views or located in front of the most beautiful beaches of Costa Rica.
But we don’t just find those properties for you. We also give you all the legal advising regarding Costa Rica land properties regulations; our knowledge and expertise allow us to offer you a confident and dependable advice. Likely, we will advise you on how to make the best possible real estate investment anywhere in Costa Rica.

Our real estate listing includes great opportunities on Costa Rica Central Valley’s provinces such as San Jose, our Capital, with remarkable cities as Escazu at the west, or Curridabat at the east, experiencing a great development on both commercial and residential properties, making their real estate pricing highly attractive to investors; on other hand, Alajuela city gathers places with a very special warm weather such as Grecia, La Garita and Atenas, or beautiful farms for agricultural, cattle or nature preservation purposes as those located on San Carlos or Sarapiqui. We also offer land properties in Guanacaste, which is the province, along with Puntarenas, with the most beautiful tropical beaches on the Pacific Coast such as Tamarindo, Playa Grande, El Coco, Playa Hermosa, Nosara, Samara, Herradura, Jaco, Manuel Antonio, Dominical and Golfito, where the real estate business occupies the first place as the local economic activity.
We can’t leave outside our real estate listing, land properties of great beauty on the Costa Rica Carribean Coast like Tortuguero, Limon, Cahuita, Puerto Viejo and Gandoca Manzanillo.

We invite you to take a tour on our website, and if should more information is required.Great investment opportunity at Costa Rica Pacific Coast, Real estate investment in costa rica ,
Retirement property in costa rica, costa rica hot market. Visit us for more info at: http://www.costaricaindex.com/

 
At 8:56 PM, Blogger Kely said...

Hello I want to congratulate to you. This site is fantastic, looks like entertained and very good to me it elaborated. I invite them to that they explore a little on my site of the Web
Our real estate listing includes great opportunities on Costa Rica Central Valley’s provinces such as San Jose, our Capital, with remarkable cities as Escazu at the west, or Curridabat at the east, experiencing a great development on both commercial and residential properties, making their real estate pricing highly attractive to investors; on other hand, Alajuela city gathers places with a very special warm weather such as Grecia, La Garita and Atenas, or beautiful farms for agricultural, cattle or nature preservation purposes as those located on San Carlos or Sarapiqui. We also offer land properties in Guanacaste, which is the province, along with Puntarenas, with the most beautiful tropical beaches on the Pacific Coast such as Tamarindo, Playa Grande, El Coco, Playa Hermosa, Nosara, Samara, Herradura, Jaco, Manuel Antonio, Dominical and Golfito, where the real estate business occupies the first place as the local economic activity.
Great investment opportunity at Costa Rica Pacific Coast, Preconstruction condos in costa rica
Condo sales in costa rica, Retirement property in costa rica. Visit us for more info at: http://www.costa-ricarealestate.com/

 
At 5:06 PM, Anonymous Real estate en costa rica said...

A lot of people ask me how I like living in Costa Rica. My answer is, it was the best decision that I made in my life. I came to Costa Rica 7 years ago on a vacation and quickly fell in love with the beauty of the country and the hospitality of the people here. I couldn't wait to come back. I started coming here about 4 times per year and always had a great time and didn't want to leave. Two years ago, I decided to leave Arizona and come live in Paradise. I can not tell you how happy I am that I made that decision. Today, I wake up next to the ocean and run on the beach every morning. I eat the most delicious fruits, vegetables and fresh seafood. My stress levels are much lower than when I was living in the States and the potential here for investing, truly is unlimited. The best part of living here is showing our clients this country. I really don't feel like I have a job for the first time in my life. The joy I receive when I see the look on people's faces when they get into the warm water of the Pacific ocean is truly priceless. For those of you that have come and discovered paradise, you know what I am talking about. For those of you that are on the way, I can't wait to get you here. And to those who are thinking about Costa Rica, please do yourself a favor and come down. You will have the time of your life.


We invite you to take a tour on our website, and if should more information is required:



Great Costa Rica Pacific Coast investment opportunity, guanacaste beach condos, jaco beach condos, Real Estate properties in Jaco beach Costa Rica, jaco beach real estate, beach condos rentals costa rica, condo for sale in costa rica. Visit us for more info at: http://www.costa-ricarealestate.com

 
At 9:33 AM, Anonymous Celia Dávila said...

this report is fantastic, the infomation you show us is really interesting and very important. Do you want to see something more? you can visit too:

Great investment opportunity in Costa Rica: jaco beach real estate, map jaco beach, hotel in jaco beach costa rica. Visit us for more info at: http://www.jaco-bay.com/

 
At 11:18 AM, Anonymous sportsbook said...

For many people, August is a time to prepare for back-to-school schedules. To a certain extent, that’s true in the city’s Community Development Department as well. For example, our Housing and Community Services Division provides some assistance with PROP’s backpack program. Once a year, the city shares its office space in the basement of Eden Prairie Center mall as a donation site for back-to-school supplies.sportsbook City staff also provide some cultural assistance for new families getting used to life and school expectations in Eden Prairie.
http://www.enterbet.com

 
At 11:12 PM, Blogger DENNIS07 said...

Great investment opportunity in Costa Rica: costa rica condominiums, condos for sale, costa rica homes. Visit us for more info at: http://www.jaco-bay.com/

 
At 3:05 PM, Blogger Omar Cruz said...

These articles are fantastic; the information you show us is interesting for everybody and is really good written. It’s just great!! Do you want to know something more? Read it...: Great investment opportunity in Costa Rica: costa rica for retirement, properties in costa rica, costa rica land for sale. Visit us for more info at: http://www.costarica4retirement.com

 
At 6:17 AM, Anonymous mineral makeup said...

companies marketing mineral makeups and also get the best bargains in mineral makeup you can imagine,
find aout how to consolidate your students loans or just how to lower your actual rates.,
looking for breast enlargements? in Rochester,
homeopathy for eczema learn about it.,
Allergies, information about lipitor,
save big with great bargains in mineral makeup,

change edition interviewing motivational people preparing second
,

interviewing motivational people preparing second time
,

interviewing people motivational preparing for a second time
,

black mold exposure
,

black mold exposure symptoms
,

black mold symptoms of exposure
,

free job interview questions
,

free job interview answers
,

interview answers to get a job
,

lookfor hair styles for fine thin hair
,

search hair styles for fine thin hair
,

hair styles for fine thin hair
,

beach resort in the philippines
,

great beach resort in the philippines
,

luxury beach resort in the philippines
,
iron garden gates, here,
iron garden gates,
wrought iron garden gates
, here
,
wrought iron garden gates
,
You: The Owner's Manual: An Insider's Guide to the Body That Will Make You Healthier and Younger
,
answer from more much,
eat eating mindless more than think we we why
,
la times classified,
new york times classified


texturizer,
texturizers here,
black hair texturizer,
find aout how care curly hair,
find about how to care curly hair,
care curly hair,
lipitor rash,
lipitor reactions,
new house ventura california,
the house new houston tx,
new house washington dc,
new house washington dc,
new house ventura california,
the house new houston tx,
the house new houston tx, that you ar looking for,
new house ventura california, you need to buy,
new house washington dc,

hair surgery transplant
,

air filter allergy
,

refurbished dell laptop computers
,

hair surgery transplant
,

air filter allergy
,

refurbished dell laptop computers
,

hair surgery transplant
,

air filter allergy
,

refurbished dell laptop computers
,

chocolate esophagus heartburn study
,

chocolate esophagus heartburn study
be informed,

digestion healing healthy heartburn natural preventing way
,

digestion healing healthy heartburn natural preventing way
,


Allergies, lipitor rash,
alcohol rash,
lipitor and alcohol,
lipitor alcohol,

natural remedies to aid healing of esophagus
,

chicory heartburn
,

effectiveness of zocor vs. lipitor
,

chocolate esophagus
,
southwestern wrought iron yard gate,
exterior iron gates,
oriental wrought iron gates,
powder coated iron garden fencing,

 
At 3:00 PM, Anonymous flat tv said...

black mold exposure,black mold symptoms of exposure,wrought iron garden gates,your next iron garden gates, here,hair styles for fine thin hair,search hair styles for fine thin hair,night vision binoculars,buy, night vision binoculars,lipitor reactions,lipitor reactions,luxury beach resort in the philippines,beach resort in the philippines,homeopathy for baby eczema.,homeopathy for baby eczema.,save big with great mineral makeup bargains,companies marketing mineral makeups,prodam iphone praha,Apple prodam iphone praha,iphone clone cect manual,manual for iphone clone cect,fero 52 binoculars night vision,fero 52 night vision,best night vision binoculars,buy, best night vision binoculars,computer programs to make photo albums,computer programs, make photo albums,free printable tax forms,printable tax forms, free here,craftmatic adjustable air bedcraftmatic adjustable air bed, info hereboyd night air bedboyd night air bed, low priceair bed in wisconsinbest air beds in wisconsincloud air inflatable bedbest cloud air inflatable bedsportable sealy air bedportables, sealy air bedsaluminum rv luggage racksaluminum made, rv luggage racksair bed form raisedbest air beds form raisedsupport equipments aircraftbest support equipments for aircraftsinformercials bed airbest, informercials bed airmattress sized air bedsbest mattress sized air bedantique doorknob identificationantique doorknob, identification tipstroubleshooting dvd playertroubleshooting with the dvd playerflat panel television lcd versus plasmaflat panel television, lcd versus plasma pic the bestcauses of economic recessionwhat are the causes of economic recessionbed air foam adjustablebed air adjustable foam hoof prints antique and unusual equestrian printshoof prints, antique equestrian printsbuy adjustable air bedbuy the best adjustable air bedsair bedscanadian storesair beds, cheap canadian stores

 
At 8:21 AM, Blogger kimberly sayer said...

costa rica fishingcosta rica offshore fishingrooster fishing costa ricafishing jobs in costa ricacheap costa rica fishingcosta rica fishing tournamentsquepos costarica fishingcosta rica sailfishingcosta rica fishing charterscosta rica sport fishingcosta rica fishing resortcosta rica fishing tamarindocosta rica tuna fishingcosta rica fishing picturesjaco costa rica fishing

http://www.fishingcostaricaexperts.com

 
At 9:30 PM, Blogger qingchengzhilian said...

Your blog is very good, it's the best blog I've ever seen, thank you!
By the way, do you like polo shirts, which are very chic, especially the polo t shirts, I love them very much. I also like playing tennis rackets, it can keep healthy, what do you like to do? I'd like to introduce myself as the outlet of polo t shirts women, polo t shirts on sale, and polo t shirts for women. These products are our masterpieces, such as polo shirts on sale, polo shirts men, men's polo shirt, men polo shirt, mens polo shirts, mens polo shirt, besides we also sell cheap polo shirts, discount polo shirts, men's polo shirts, women's polo shirts. We are also the outlet of, cheap tennis racket, discount tennis racket, we recommend prince tennis racquet, head tennis rackets, wilson tennis racket, babolat tennis racquet. And it is our great pleasure that you come to our store online!

 
At 10:46 AM, Blogger britney sayers said...

Los suenos Costa rica fishing, Los suenos Costa rica fishing, Costa rica deep sea fishing, Costa rica fishing packages, Costa rica fishing lodge, Costa rica sport fishing, Costa rica surf fishing, Costa Rica Party Boats, Whale costa rica tours, Fishing in costa rica, Whale Watching Tours, Panama fishing trips, Tours of costa rica, Fishing costa rica, Costa rica fishing, Saltwater fishing, Offshore fishing, Costa rica tours, Fishing in jaco, Manuel antonio, Sailfish fishing, Fishing panama, Panama fishing, Sportfishing.  
http://www.kingtours.com

 
At 2:28 PM, Blogger kiara said...

costa rica tours,costa rica fishing,jaco
costa rica fishing
,fishing costa rica los suenos,los suenos fishing, costa rica fishing los suenos,tarpon
fishing costa rica,
costa
rica fishing package,
fishing
boat costa rica,
costa
rica fishing reports,
fishing
videos,
fishing
boats,
fishing
boat,
fishing spots,costa
rica fishing pictures,

 
At 3:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

酒店經紀 酒店打工 酒店工作 酒店上班 酒店兼差 酒店兼職 打工兼差 打工兼職 酒店應徵 禮服店 酒店 經紀 打工 兼差 台北酒店 兼職

 
At 11:33 PM, Blogger elizabeth bernot said...

http://www.thekingcatamaran.com/   

Costa Rica DMC Incentives

 
At 1:11 AM, Blogger britney sayers said...

Dominical Costa Rica Tours

http://www.dominicalcostaricatours.com/

 
At 1:18 PM, Blogger elizabeth bernot said...

Costa Rica Tours
Tours Costa Rica
Jaco Tours
Tours Jaco

 
At 4:46 PM, Blogger Costa Rica Weddings said...


Costa Rica
Weddings
, Costa Rica
Wedding Packages
, Costa
Rica Weddings All Inclusive
,Wedding In Jaco Costa Rica,
Costa Rica Beach Weddings,
Los Suenos Wedding,
Jaco Costa Rica Wedding,
Jaco Wedding Planner,
Costa Rica Married,
Wedding Planning Costa Rica,
Costa Rica Wedding Locations,
Costa Rica Wedding Venues,
Costa Rica Wedding Packages All
Inclusive
, Costa Rica
Wedding Planner
, Getting
Married Costa Rica
, Costa
Rica Destination Weddings


Los Suenos Costa Rica,
Los Suenos Costa Rica Condos For Rent,
Los Suenos Costa Rica Vacation Rentals,
Los Suenos Condos For Rent,
Los Suenos Vacation Rentals,
Los Suenos Condominiums,
Los Suenos Condo Rental

 
At 5:01 PM, Blogger Mario Jacob said...

When you going to Costa Rica Jaco, Fishing or Tours is Always a really exciting idea... so We Recommend spending at least on week in your Jaco Vacation..

 
At 5:02 PM, Blogger Mario Jacob said...

This comment has been removed by the author.

 
At 11:43 AM, Blogger Costa Rica Weddings said...

Costa
Rica Fishing Packages
, Costa
Rica Fishing Boats
, Costa Rica Fishing,
Costa Rica Sport
Fishing Packages
, Costa Rica
Fishing
, Costa Rica
Fishing Packages All Inclusive
, Fishing Trips Costa Rica,
Los Suenos Costa Rica Fishing,
Los Suenos Costa Rica Fishing Charters
, Costa Rica Fishing Vacation Packages,
Costa Rica Fishing Packages All
Inclusive
, Costa Rica Fishing
Trips
, Costa Rica Fishing Trips
All Inclusive
, Sport Fishing
Costa Rica
, Costa Rica Sport
Fishing Charters
, Sportfishing
In Costa Rica
, Jaco Costa Rica
Fishing Charters
, Jaco Costa
Rica Fishing Packages
, Jaco
Costa Rica Sport Fishing

 

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home