Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Goodbye, Cruel World!

I tried to leave a lengthy response yesterday. I don't know what happened.  This will have to do.

I have been trying to get to tomorrow's game. Even though I expect us to get our heads handed to us, I want to support the team. I also paid too much for these tickets not to use them. Unfortunately, I cannot get out of court in time to make a 6:00 tip off. If anybody in the Mobile area wants two good tickets, please let me know.

I will not be buying season tickets next year. As much as I love Bama Basketball, and have loved it for forty years, these tickets are a luxury item in my family's budget. If the program (however one cares to define it) is not going to put a quality product on the floor, then I cannot justify the expense.

I have read Msmilie's posts in the thread below. I always respect and appreciate what he shares here. Nevertheless, when I weigh the probability of seeing MY team play competitive, winning basketball against the cost of the tickets and the time, money and time lost from work associated with driving up from Mobile, I simply cannot justify this expense anymore.

Nothing in this post should be read as intended to demean the program, coaches or players. I have nothing but respect for all of them. I'm simply am not going to incur the expense of watching them in person the way I have off and on for the past 40 years.

If that makes me a b@st@rd, so be it.

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