Found November 09, 2011 on
Crystal Ball Run:
In this week's edition of the Crystal Ball Run Podcast, co-managing editors Allen Kenney and Aaron Torres break down the LSU-Alabama slug-fest from all angles, before quickly previewing the Week 11 games.
The pair discussed the following topics and much more:
- Was the 9-6 final a thing of beauty, or an offensive abomination?
- How much of the loss has to fall on the shoulders of the entire Alabama passing game, including- but not limited- to A.J. McCarron.
- Why each team seemingly played things close to vest, and took so few chances offensively.
- Why Aaron had a pit in his stomach for Alabama fans, and would be ok with a re-match in New Orleans.
- Should an undefeated Boise team get a shot over a one-loss Alabama club? What about a one-loss Big XII champion?
- Previewing this weekend's games, why both Aaron and Allen like Oregon to pull the upset at Stanford.
- Why Aaron is intrigued by the Auburn-Georgia game, if only to see how Georgia handles...
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The Bionic Man? Superman? The Amazing Kreskin? Alabama senior linebacker Alex Watkins brings out some interesting comparisons because of his ability to play through pain. Football players have been known to play through pain, but Watkins has taken it to a new level.
Alabama offensive lineman Barrett Jones, wide receiver Brandon Gibson and defensive lineman Jesse Williams were selected to the Capital One Academic All-District IV team it was announced on Thursday.
OK, so maybe the final score of the LSU-Alabama game wasn't what everyone expected. The teams may get a chance to redeem themselves. LSU is No. 1 and Alabama is No. 3 in the new BCS standings, with the No. 2 team, Oklahoma State, still in line to play Oklahoma in its regular-season finale. If both the Tigers and the Crimson Tide win out, they could set up a rematch in the BCS...
The Alabama Crimson Tide (11-16, 4-12 SEC) continues Southeastern Conference play when it returns to Foster Auditorium for its final two home matches of the 2011 season. The Tide hosts a pair of ranked opponents in No. 19 Kentucky (22-4, 13-2 SEC) and No. 15 Tennessee (22-3, 14-1 SEC) this week.
The Alabama soccer team (10-8-3, 4-5-2 SEC) clinched its first NCAA tournament berth since 1998 and second overall in program history when the Crimson Tide was selected to the field of 64. Alabama will face off against Atlantic Coast Conference foe Miami (9-7-1, 3-6-1 ACC) on Saturday, Nov. 12, at 1 p.m. ET, at Cobb Stadium.