WE WANT ‘BAMA! is a portrait of the most powerful coach in modern sports and the inside story of how Nick Saban hijacked the universe of college football and steered it into an alternate reality where the Crimson Tide now lords over the sport like an angry god.
A national brand, Alabama football has transcended the sport to become synonymous with unrivaled success. Over the past decade, the popular Internet meme “We Want ‘Bama” has been seen not only inside NFL stadiums and NBA arenas, but also at a World Cup game and a Presidential debate. Signs decorating the backdrop of ESPN’s College GameDay regularly feature the meme, and students across the country-from Ohio State to Harvard-has used it. In the age of social media, “We Want ‘Bama” has become an ironic and clever way for college football fans to say, “bring on the best.”
But you don’t want ‘Bama. Dear lort, you do not want that. Alabama football is the destroyer of souls.
This season is the pinnacle of domination for Saban, who has now bent the framework of college football so forcefully that the sport is on the verge of breaking for the better. Saban’s conquest at Alabama has been the catalyst of change for college football and the NCAA at a most historic time for the American institutions. ESPN’s lucrative relationship with the SEC and the creation of the SEC Network was just the beginning of Saban’s influence. The College Football Playoff was designed just to give other teams a chance.
WE WANT ‘BAMA! traces Saban’s winning decade and focuses on the current, colorful Alabama team, one that will arguably go down as the greatest college football team of all time.