In a time when the recession is being felt by most everyone in their pants…pocket (sorry if you’re feeling something else in your pants. I was looking for my keys, I swear. Awwkkkkwaaarrrdddd!); and the saying “another day another dollar” takes on a whole new value, it’s stories like these that really remind you that some people are good. Of course it’s not anyone you know, or I know, but still.
In NCAA, players are given a per diem for hittin’ the road all by their lonesome. Whatever they don’t spend they get to pocket. However, there’s one team this holiday season that has opted to exchange cash for brotherhood: Bama’s Crimson Tide.
Naturally, Alabama partisans are proudly applauding their boys’ selflessness, leadership and sacrifice for the greater good of the Tide cause — in contrast to the heathen ‘Horns from Texas, who will break, accept the stipend and come together again in California as usual, the callous individualists. And if the NCAA accepts ‘Bama’s appeal to restore the travel money, anyway, it’s a smashing victory for team unity all the way around. (Even if it probably amounts to zip on the field.)–Yahoo.com via Dr. Saturday
Now that’s the Chrismakkah spirit, boys! I just wonder if SoCal folks are beaming with the same sense of pride as they watch Joe McKnight roll by in his fancy schmancy Range Rover. ALLEGEDLY. (Hey Joe, can you hook me up with a baby tee when those 4joemcknight.com royalties start rollin’ in? kthx!)