Alabama fans, don’t blame Nick Saban for your heartbreaking loss at the Iron Bowl. Don’t blame the poor freshman kicker either. Blame Alex Rodriguez.
I’m totally serious about this. Alex Rodriguez. That’s the guy you should level your hatred against. (Note: I am not endorsing violence against Alex Rodriguez. I’m not encouraging you to harass him either. I’m just saying, if you want to project bad vibes at someone, project them at A-Rod.)
Rodriguez may not have played in the game, and may not have actually been at the game or anywhere near the game, but he’s culpable. He spoke to quarterback A.J. McCarron on the phone before the game. And look what happened.
McCarron talks to A-Rod and misfortune befalls him. This is final proof that Rodriguez’ karma is completely poisoned. He’s even rubbing off on other people like hateful black voodoo.
You may be wondering what the heck McCarron was doing talking to A-Rod on the phone before a big game. Well McCarron is a huge Yankee fan. In the past he’s used his contact with Yankees to develop a winning feel.
Before the season, McCarron sat and listened while Joe Girardi gave Alabama a talk. Before the LSU game, McCarron met Derek Jeter.
A-Rod, knowing how big a Yankee guy McCarron is, decided to call him up before the Auburn game and give him a pep talk. McCarron was probably thrilled to speak to A-Rod. He had no idea what effect his telephonic contact with Rodriguez would have on his fortunes.
He lost the game. And in the process likely lost a shot at the Heisman trophy, though he is still one of the finalists.
Rumor has it he almost lost his girlfriend Katherine Webb as well, but she has since made up with him. If I were A.J., I’d make sure to block A-Rod’s number from now on. And if A-Rod ever shows up sniffing around Katherine, I’d get her out of there quick.
The Centaur has skills.