You might not have heard the quote – by then, then if you had any common sense, you had gone to bed. But somebody asked Alabama coach Nick Saban if he could appreciate what his team had done: three national titles in four years, dominance over a sport we thought could no longer be dominated.
“One day, when I’m sitting on the side of the hill, looking at the stream, I’ll probably appreciate it more,” Saban said. And then he paused.
“But what about next year’s team?”
This is why so many people hate Alabama football. They can’t enjoy the moment. They can’t let up. They can’t savor the very thing they worked so hard to get.