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Ugly side of recruiting: fan treatment of Bama commit Rashaan Evans

Discussion in 'University of Colorado Recruiting Archive' started by Buffnik, Feb 12, 2014.

  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    He goes to Auburn H.S. Top 100 national recruit. Obviously, committing to Alabama was going to cause some disappointment among the locals. But this seems really over the top.

    "It's getting worse," Evans told TideSports.com. "Someone actually put out an article about my family's business telling all Auburn fans not to go there. We are going to eventually start losing money. People are telling restaurants in the town not to serve us.

    "It's hard for me to go out and chill with my friends like I have always done because people keep coming up to me telling me I made a bad decision. It's grown men. They are asking me why I did this to them. I told them I had to do what is best for me."

    "It's just crazy right now. What's getting crazy is people are going to the board at my school trying to get me in trouble. They are telling my teachers I am a bad kid and all this stuff. It's just bad right now."

    "People on Instagram are telling me how they hope I tear my ACL in Game 1, [that] they will laugh when I do," he told the website. "They are saying my family is horrible and how they didn't raise me right. It's just crazy."


    http://espn.go.com/college-sports/r...g-alabama-crimson-tide-hometown-auburn-tigers

    That's pretty ****ed up.
     
  2. aik

    aik Club Member Club Member

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    It's pitiful. Evans made his decision for his benefit, not for the benefit of Joe Auburn fan OR Joe Bamafan. All athletes picking a college should do what they believe is in their best interest. Us fans don't (generally speaking) pay their salaries. They don't owe us anything.
     
  3. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Rednecks suck.
     
  4. Daaah

    Daaah Club Member Club Member

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    Shoulda paid him more.
     
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    BuffNut99 Club Member Club Member

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    The state of Alabama would have us do this to Ballage, to demonstrate how seriously we take our football.
     
  6. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    So that's what it looks like when you take your football seriously?
     
  7. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    And I will add it shows the inferiority complex Auburn will likely never shake.
     
  8. SD Buff

    SD Buff Club Member Club Member

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    The spin being of course how passionate they are for football. Its just ****ing pathetic. Kid should have gone to fUCLA. Sooner or later we'll start seeing kids escape that culture, regardless of how much they are getting paid.
     
  9. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    ugh. Football is supposed to be fun, assholes.
     
  10. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    There was a Rashaan who played at Colorado, and things worked out for him OK.
    One of the tallest mountain in our state is Evans.

    Seems like this drama wouldn't have been nearly so bad if he would have just signed with Colorado.

    Let this be a lesson to any highly rated Alabama HS football player. Signing with Bama or Auburn is probably more hassle than it's worth.

    Go Buffs

    PS. Does your mom need a job at a bank?
     
  11. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    I'm sure a big part of the problem is that this kid lives in Auburn, AL. That's got to sting the folks there, especially coming off a MNC game. They can't even land a kid in their own back yard?
     
  12. Uncle Ken

    Uncle Ken Orr no morr Club Member

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    Obviously this sort of treatment should only be applied (by me as much anybody) to Alex Lewis, who is a special case. It's otherwise unacceptable.
     
  13. Dorn09

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    I agree that fans take this stuff WAY to far but there are some things that recruits can do to lessen the blow. Choose your school earlier in the process, stick with your commitment, and stop doing the choosing the hat crap. Every time a kid does that it pisses off the fans of the programs he did not choose. Its just like the Lebron James decision. It was a nightmare for him in Cleveland.

    Would not be surprised if they poison the trees in his front yard.
     
  14. MtnBuff

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    I guess that the 13th ammendment doesn't apply to HS football players in Auburn AL. The kid belongs to the Auburn football team and should be punished for trying to express his free will.
     
  15. MtnBuff

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    Would argue this is a whole different situation. This kid didn't take a scholly at a school that could have gone to someone else, he didn't let them count on having him available for future plans.

    Lewis made a commitment that was a real commitment then bailed out on it.
     
  16. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    After the 2nd coaching change since he made that commitment and to go to the school where his dad played. I have trouble getting worked up over that one.
     
  17. Uncle Ken

    Uncle Ken Orr no morr Club Member

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    I know! That was my point! **** that guy.
     
  18. Uncle Ken

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    Try harder.
     
  19. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    In a thread about the ugliness of recruiting, Mtn mentions the 13th Amendment in regards to a black recruit in the South. Wow.
     
  20. TDbuff

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    I was near Gulfshores, AL(pretty good beaches by the way), and heard just an amazing radio ad. It was a mother talking about how her daughter was such a huge Alabama Football fan(cut to radio calls of the big wins), but that the mom felt ashamed that she was also a huge fan but never went to school in Tuscaloosa, and felt embarrassed to tell her daughter she never went to Alabama.

    But fear not, online classes were available and she could get an Alabama degree(of some type) and not be ashamed around her children anymore.

    I thought it was hilarious, the voices were so earnest. It's a different kind of crazy down here.
     
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  21. HUFset

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    Should have picked Auburn
     
  22. patebuff

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    So glad I didn't grow up in that area
     
  23. DBT

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    Have the trees in his yard been poisoned yet?
     
  24. Swish

    Swish Half a bubble off Club Member

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    Pathetic bunch of simpletons. They already have the 8th or 9th best class in the nation. Let the kid go, get an education, play some ball and be happy with what they have.
     
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    The whole poisoning of the trees replies make no sense. An Alabama fan did that to the famed oak trees of Toomer's Corner.

    On a matter of the subject, if the young man should have questionable grades or attendance it could get uglier. I hope they realize the big legal trouble they could end up with. I am also sure any Alabama fans will now make sure their restaurant does just fine.


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  26. Uncle Ken

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    I'm asking a serious question here: Can you really see no correlation between the subject of this thread and the tree poisoning?
     
  27. J.R. Ewing

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    :rofl:FIM forgot what state we're talking about.
     
  28. LaserDeathHawk

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    So you're saying my late night arson runs in Peyton are over the line?
     
  29. Ozbuff

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    Surely Bama Charlie can enlighten us on this subject...Oh wait, he disappeared never to be heard from until Bama looks like they'll win another title at which point he'll be insufferable.
     
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    I am waiting on the UN Rights of the Child Treaty reference....
     

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