Maybe I was just naive assuming this whole story about taunting music playing during Cam Newton’s arrival in Bryant-Denny Stadium on Friday was no big deal.
You can see by this posting (which possibly makes me the first to report this bombshell) that I chalked it up to standard fare for a major rivalry.
Oh was I wrong. The fact that an Alabama athletics worker played the songs “Take the Money and Run” and “Son of a Preacher Man” has turned into the story of the week. See this from Monday and this from Tuesday.
All that’s left is some unoriginal SportsCenter anchor attaching a “-gate” suffix to some key work in the scandal before this stands next to another that brought down a presidency.
Yesterday, I posted this video that I shot from the press box of the whole ordeal. It’s been viewed more than 4,000 times in 24 hours and it was linked on sites like Friendsoftheprogram.com and an edited version on SPORTSbyBROOKS.com. I was even contacted by Yahoo! who wanted to use it with one of its stories.
But seriously, is this really a major issue in the current college football world riddled by actual scandals?
You tell me. Is this really such a big deal? Leave a comment and weigh in.