Raw Emotions Unleashed When UAB Football Program Disbanded

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  1. Okeechobee Joe

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    UAB's football program was ended after the 2014 season due to budgetary factors. It was a sad day for the players and their fans. This video lets us have an inside picture of a college football team that we as fans don't often get to see. The man being attacked at the podium is UAB president Dr. Ray Watts as he announced the end of the football program at UAB. Football at UAB returned this year.




    Fan reaction as President Watts leaves the building. For a rather large urban commuter school like UAB sports teams go a long way towards making students feel connected to something. It also pulls a city together. Schools like UA-Birmingham, Memphis, USF etc. are not national powerhouses but they have players and fans that have a lot invested in the programs.
     
    #1 Okeechobee Joe, Nov 12, 2017
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    Wonder what their reaction will be, when they beat us Saturday
     
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    Don’t expect them to celebrate that much, beating us ain’t a big deal these days. Sad thing is, if we beat them, our players will probably carry Shannon off the field.
     
    • Swamp Donkey

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      Budgetary concerns? Pretty sure it had to so with Bammer pissing on them because of something they did that angered Bammer.
       
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        Had nothing to do with money, UAT has been trying to destroy them forever.
         
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          Full house Saturday. Per Stub Hub, Row 10 on the 50 going for 49.50. End Zone 17.99. Scalpers $5.00?
           
        • gatormandan

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          I think that if we win this game we should tear down the goal posts and wreck the field. Sorry, wins dont just come easy anymore.
           
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            There's a part of me that was thrilled they already became bowl eligible, so they won't have that as an incentive against us. We've become their trap game as they set sights on the finale against Utep.
             
          • ufgator812

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            UF @ - 10.5....
             
          • NavetG8r

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            Old news, and they're going to beat our tails off. Our Oline is the worst I've seen, and that says something because I lived through the Muschamp years.
             
            • gator1946

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              How much are we paying them to become our "victim"? What a deal.

              Edit: Out of respect to Tom Petty, I think we should suspend the "I won't back down" tradition until next year.
               
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