Alabam's Nick Saban Knows Pimps

Jamaal FosterCorrespondent IJuly 22, 2010

TUSCALOOSA, AL - APRIL 17:  Coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide reacts during the Alabama spring game at Bryant Denny Stadium on April 17, 2010 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Dave Martin/Getty Images)
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I am supposed to be in bed, but the ticker on the four-letter network has just set me way to far off to sleep. 

Nick Saban is reported to have described the agents that prey on college football players as "Pimps." 

Okay, we all know the rules and believe that rules should be followed, but I think we should use the word pimp with a little more thought.

First of all, a pimp is someone who takes money from, not gives money to.

In the words of Pretty Toney, "I keep 'em fine looking good and all that, but no dough !"

Who is the real pimp in this thing?  The conferences are getting paid, the coaches are getting paid, and the schools are getting paid and they all want the players to have "no dough."

All this and "Slick" Nick Saban wants to call someone a pimp.

The NCAA wants to punish these young men for "wreckless eyeballin" and take away the kids scholarship and damage their chances to play in the NFL.

Last I heard, Nick Saban was getting $2.5 million in base salary off of the sweat of others who aren't being paid.

I believe the SEC, BIG-10, and ACC have MONSTER television contracts that pay the players in T-shirts, hotel rooms, and pencils. 

When these players try to get a share for themselves only then do we want to liken them to prostitutes.

Didn't Nick Saban emphatically proclaim that he would NOT be going to coach Alabama right before he did?

Didn't Nick Saban, even with his history of a less than forthcoming tongue,  even go as far as to criticize LeBron James for not sticking it out with Cleveland?

My grandma would say, "Now ain't that the pot calling the kettle black?"

That old mack that was schooling Goldie would say, "Pimpin' is big business."