A Glorious Picture from the UAB Vs. Memphis Game (2/16/08)
I decided to post about this awesome picture on its birthday. Yup, exactly 1 year ago UAB played #1 Memphis and lost at home in Bartow Arena in front of a record setting 9,392 people. The final score was 79 Tigers, 78 Blazers, boy did that suck, I mean REALLY sucked. Well if you remember (maybe you were at the game, maybe you heard about it) a small “skirmish” broke out after the game as we Blazer fans pelted the celebrating Tigers with whatever we had readily available to throw (Pom Pom, Cups, Mini bottles of empty alcohol that people had snuck in, etc). This fight broke out right below the students section where the Tigers were quickly being rushed back to the locker rooms before they were killed by the crowd. It was a damn good thing that they got ushered away so quickly because there were some people out for blood! Anyways, I’m sure that you recall one of the Memphis players (some fatass that sits on the bench) ended up hitting one of the students that was down close to the court. Now, at the time I was really pissed off and just KNEW that we UABians had to fight back and sue that bastard or road trip up Hwy 78 and fist fight random people on Memphis’s campus. However, in hind sight, the situation was hilarious.
Thankfully some amazing photographer caught this whole 10-15 second ordeal via still shots on a very high resolution camera. I wasn’t able to find the high resolution pictures, but I was able to dig around on Facebook long enough to find the one that was taken the EXACT second the guy mentioned above was hit. It is a PRICELESS picture. Please, let me explain.
I have number coded the picture to make easy identification of all the crazy things going on.
Exhibit 1 : Robert Dozier smiling at the student section because he know he crushed our dreams of beating his wife assaulting ass.
Exhibit 2: This dude that has a “S” painted on his chest is throwing up not one, but two Bird Fingers to the Memphis jerks. This is a great personification of how every one was feeling at the moment.
Exhibit 3: Oh this is just special. Some smart UAB student got the idea to make a sign that will forever be remembered in Alabama lore as the day we, as a state, lost 5 I.Q. points. How in the HELL do you spell Memphis wrong at the biggest game of the year? (Some have said this was done on purpose, but I don’t believe that, it was dumb)
Exhibit 4: Me. I look like I am about to cry, and I was. The look on my face is priceless. -Stone
Exhibit 5: The guy in the orange jump suit (worn in the hopes that Robert Dozier would get arrested for hitting his girlfriend and find himself in cell block C) getting SMACKED by a Memphis player. You can almost see the dudes hand disappearing inside this guys face. Ouch.
Exhibit 6: The police woman that is absolutely oblivious to everything that is going on around her. Epic.
Ever single part of this photo just scream EPIC FAIL. I don’t think the photo could get any better.
So, as we come closer to the actual Memphis game, we need to reflect back on times like these, and think of all the things we as a school can do wrong (and then not do them). If you were a student at the time, you will probably remember that we all got an email from the President of the University Carol Garrison. We don’t want that happening again. I hope you enjoyed my write up of this hilarious picture, I sure enjoyed writing it and using Microsoft Paint to make those numbers. I love UAB.
Please comment on this post, I want your feed back about all this craziness. Also if anyone can dig up Carol Garrison’s note she sent to the student body, post it down there. -Stone
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