Are Alabama Football Fans Spoiled?
Alabama head coach Nate Oats met with the media on Friday afternoon to discuss Alabama's upcoming matchup with the surprisingly 10-4 and unranked Kentucky Wildcats.
Coach Oats was asked during his press conference if he thinks Kentucky fans are getting a little bit restless with this years team and the lack of meeting expectations year in and year out.
"They're spoiled. It's probably like Alabama football fans, to be honest with you. We're not in the college football playoffs and everybody's upset and acting like its a bad year, Oats said.
The 2021 SEC Coach of the Year makes some great points, after all Kentucky hasn't made it to a Final Four since 2015 and with the early flame out in last years NCAA Tournament at the hands of Doug Edert and St. Peter's to go along with this season's early struggles. Its hard not to be irritated and spoiled to a fault when a consistently dominant team is supposed to be competing for championships every year.
As far as Alabama football fans are concerned, the expectations are the same in which the standard is to win the national championship every single year. The Crimson Tide has been far more successful on the gridiron than Kentucky has been on the hardwood.
Since Calipari arrived at Kentucky in 2009, he has only won one national championship compared to Nick Saban's six he's claimed at the Capstone.
Some people would argue that it's more difficult to win a national championship in basketball as opposed to football because the NCAA Tournament has 64 teams and the College Football Playoff only consist of four.
On the other side of the coin, the regular season looms large in college football because like we saw this past season, if a team loses two games or more they are eliminated no matter the score or the fact it was lost on the last play of the game on the road in a hostile environment.
The No. 7 Crimson Tide (12-2, 2-0) will battle the Kentucky Wildcats (10-4, 1-1) tomorrow at noon CT. Coverage will be on Tide 100.9 and 95.3 The Bear.