At this point, we’ve basically run out of ways to say “Alabama is really good at this whole football thing.” That tends to happen after a team wins three titles in four years (let alone does it in the current climate of college football), finishes with three of the last four top ranked recruiting classes, and just graduated a class that won a staggering 50 games.
So yeah, I guess what we’re trying to say is that it ain’t bad to be Nick Saban these days.
Yet over the past few weeks, the rich have incredibly, somehow got richer. That’s because in addition to all the on the field accolades, the program also just got a major upgrade off the field too, with a sparkling new $9 million strength and conditioning facility that’s just about ready for opening. According to reports the facility is for all Alabama student-athletes, and features just about every amenity a 19-year-old athlete could ever dream of (Including yes, even a juice and nutrition bar. Only at Alabama, huh?).
Regardless, on Wednesday reporters got their first tour of the new facility and along with all the bells and whistles we already knew about, comes one more we didn’t: A very clever sign which reads as follows:
“Sweat Is Just Your Fat Crying.”
The picture above was posted by our good friend Alex Scarborough of TideNation.com, and apparently sits smack dab in the middle of the new facility.
Who came up with this snazzy saying?
Who’s to say? But if we had to take a guess, we’d probably say it’s strength and conditioning coach Scott Cochran, a man who has already proven time and time again to be a certifiably insane man. That is of course, if the quote wasn’t a brainchild of Saban himself.
Regardless, anyone else think it’s possible that “Sweat Is Just Your Fat Crying” to be the new rallying for the 2013 Crimson Tide? Think it could possibly replace “The Process” as Saban’s go-to catch phrase?
Only time will tell.
But if Alabama does with a fourth National Championship in five years, we’ll know where it all began: In the weight room, and with that sign.
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never been a Saban fan!!your increibly stupid inanity missed hoe poignant and inspirational this statement inspires his team. grow up, see it for what it is!! GO BILLS!!
Charles, are you saying IVE never been a Saban fan? You're not serious, are you?
I'm pretty sure I'm the guy who wrote this about Saban: http://www.aarontorres-sports.com/articles/college-football/alabamas-national-title-this-was-nick-sabans-masterpiece.html
The article on the new Alabama weight room was supposed to written tongue and cheek and be fun. If you perceived as any other way, that's your fault not mine.
A major fitness gym in Connecticut has been using that phrase (Sweat is Just Your Fat Crying) on their billboards for years now, nothing new here. Smoothie bars are in almost all gyms college or regular, heck where my 10 year old plays indoor soccer they have a smoothie bar for his last 5 years. Alabama has an incredible team, great coach, and amazing athletes, but this is nothing to write about, what surprises me is that they are just getting one. Welcome to the modern times. My question is where is the sign, Biometrics in Room 201.
@BWal this guy just wrote about what he has heard, but didn't bother to look into the state of the art facility it is replacing. When one thinks that nutrition drinks and energy bars are cutting edge and somewhat shady, I have to wonder about his college football experience.
Maybe he's a Purdue fan and this (and winning) is foreign.
Just another lame and misguided attempt to slam Saban and Alabama.
these softball questions , pieces is like 60 minutes interviewing Clinton and Obama . How about one on the crimes they are alleged to have committed the last 5 years? Or graduation rate?
So Alabama is the only program with a juice bar?
I guess there is no story here, unless you make one up.