“visiting the iniquity of fathers on the children”

I have made fun of people with “S. The Coach” stickers on their cars, but at least those folks just make themselves look like dorks:

So, how dedicated are you to Alabama football?

If you answer that you have season tickets and that you go to every game, that’s not good enough for Tim and Hannah Witt.

They do that, too.

But, if you say that you are naming your children after something associated with Crimson Tide football, then you’re at the level the couple says separates “regular fans” from “die-hard fans.”

As early as mid-January, the Witts knew their second child was a boy, and they knew his name would be Saban.

That’s right, Saban Hardin Witt, who was born Tuesday at about 5 p.m. in Decatur General Hospital, is named after Alabama head football coach Nick Saban. He was two weeks early and weighed 7 pounds and 10 ounces.

Look, it’s always a bad idea to name stuff after living people. The Richard M. Scrushy Parkway here in B’ham being the prime example of why only dead folks should be so honored. But it’s a really, really, REALLY bad idea to name your kid after a coach who has yet to coach even one game, especially when that coach works for a school whose fans are, uhh, er, a bit impatient. This poor kid is gonna get beat up and have his lunch money stolen every time Alabama loses the Iron Bowl.

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7 Comments on ““visiting the iniquity of fathers on the children””


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  2. Himself Says:

    Could be worse. They could be long time Jets fans and have named the kid Weeb.


  3. LOL! I have a cousin who named her son Sean Alexander [last name] (misspelling intentional). He was born right after the Iron Bowl.

  4. Dan Says:

    I hope I never see these people at a game.

  5. Kathy Says:

    It is worse. Their older child is named Tyde. No. I’m not kidding.

  6. wheeler Says:

    my wife and i went to school in arkansas. we should have named our kids “woo” and “pig.”

  7. Kathy Says:

    I’m so glad you didn’t. And so are they.


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