Football Kirk Herbstreit responds to reporter's "anti-Alabama" claim

rick4bama

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Kirk Herbstreit responds to reporter's "anti-Alabama" claim

College GameDay's Kirk Herbstreit never shows favoritism and is one of the most objective analysts out there, but he felt the need Monday to let a Twitter follower know to remain in the cheap seats when opining on college football.

Herbstreit responded to Fox Sports NASCAR analyst Larry McReynolds' remark that he was "anti-Alabama" with an attack on his football knowledge:


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“Anti Bama”?!?!?? Furthest thing from the truth!! Called objectivity. Isn’t there a NASCAR race or wrastling match you should be watchin?? Leave CFB analysis to the big boys. #BeatIt https://twitter.com/larrymac28/status/929701734729048069 …
10:48 AM - Nov 12, 2017


Herbstreit's response received over 4,000 likes and generated another comment after McReynolds said Herbie was a "knucklehead" and likened him to a "late model #nascar driver that calls himself an expert!"

"Who are you? Honestly, I have no idea. Wish ya well though," Herbstreit tweeted back.

Picking a fight with one of the nation's most respected media members was a bad idea for McReynolds.
 

BamaFan334

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I don't like Herbstreit trying to classify everyone that likes NASCAR as rednecks that also like "wrastling". He lowered himself to a standard there that makes him look dumb and petty. Doesn't shock me a guy from the North would lower himself to say somthing like that about a Southerner.
 

planomateo

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I don't like Herbstreit trying to classify everyone that likes NASCAR as rednecks that also like "wrastling". He lowered himself to a standard there that makes him look dumb and petty. Doesn't shock me a guy from the North would lower himself to say somthing like that about a Southerner.
Considering most NASCAR fans didn't want Toyota to be allowed because they weren't American...yet the Camry was the most American made car in NASCAR...I think hit the nail on the head :D

I take more offense to the fact he said "Leave CFB analysis to the big boys"...honestly, most of these "big boys" are filled with hot air. I could give 2 shits on what they think/say...

Bet he'd sing a different song if ESPN had a contract with NASCAR.
 

jdpas29

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I wouldn’t mind knowing the crossover viewership from NASCAR to wrasslin though. He’s probably right to infer that.
 

BamaFan334

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Considering most NASCAR fans didn't want Toyota to be allowed because they weren't American...yet the Camry was the most American made car in NASCAR...I think hit the nail on the head :D

I take more offense to the fact he said "Leave CFB analysis to the big boys"...honestly, most of these "big boys" are filled with hot air. I could give 2 shits on what they think/say...

Bet he'd sing a different song if ESPN had a contract with NASCAR.
It's all about perception. Toyota is a Japanese company, not an American company, and many NASCAR fans are hardcore Americans that don't like international interference. Thank Pearl Harbor and the Vietnam War for that. Hell, I freaking hate it's no longer the Winston Cup, hated Sprint and Nextel. I would never drive a Toyota truck over a Chevrolet or GMC because I feel Toyota is a sissy car company, even though I know they make great vehicles. It's a tough perception to get over when their pedigree isn't speed or offroad toughness, rather gas mileage and lifespan. Sure, you can present testimonials and technological facts, but it's just like chosing a Ferrari over a Nissan GTR. People see one as a rice rocket and the other as Italian muscle, yet they are both expensive cars and go very fast.
 

rick4bama

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It's all about perception. Toyota is a Japanese company, not an American company, and many NASCAR fans are hardcore Americans that don't like international interference. Thank Pearl Harbor and the Vietnam War for that. Hell, I freaking hate it's no longer the Winston Cup, hated Sprint and Nextel. I would never drive a Toyota truck over a Chevrolet or GMC because I feel Toyota is a sissy car company, even though I know they make great vehicles. It's a tough perception to get over when their pedigree isn't speed or offroad toughness, rather gas mileage and lifespan. Sure, you can present testimonials and technological facts, but it's just like chosing a Ferrari over a Nissan GTR. People see one as a rice rocket and the other as Italian muscle, yet they are both expensive cars and go very fast.
My father-in-Law wouldn't drive or buy anything from oversea. Even if it was a user one he didn't like it. But then he was a Union man.
 

planomateo

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It's all about perception. Toyota is a Japanese company, not an American company, and many NASCAR fans are hardcore Americans that don't like international interference. Thank Pearl Harbor and the Vietnam War for that. Hell, I freaking hate it's no longer the Winston Cup, hated Sprint and Nextel. I would never drive a Toyota truck over a Chevrolet or GMC because I feel Toyota is a sissy car company, even though I know they make great vehicles. It's a tough perception to get over when their pedigree isn't speed or offroad toughness, rather gas mileage and lifespan. Sure, you can present testimonials and technological facts, but it's just like chosing a Ferrari over a Nissan GTR. People see one as a rice rocket and the other as Italian muscle, yet they are both expensive cars and go very fast.
Sissy car company, not sure what you mean by that? Toyota didn't need the government to bail them out, they didn't push those safety issues into the bankruptcy allowing them to walk away clean...they are still fighting this years later. That's a chickenshit way for GM to handle that. I'm biased, I currently own 3 Toyota's.

NASCAR fans are hardcore Americans, that's about as general of a statement to make as Kirk made :D.

And yes, GTR over a Ferrari any day of the week (unless it's the LaFerrari)
 

bamaledge

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As a college football analyst, I like KH way better than gmac. Gmac seems like he tries so hard not to be bias towards Bama that he goes in the opposite direction. I can’t remember a time where Herbie was anything but objective. Sure, he plays up the team that is up, when commentating but that’s not bias.
 

TUSKstuff

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As a college football analyst, I like KH way better than gmac. Gmac seems like he tries so hard not to be bias towards Bama that he goes in the opposite direction. I can’t remember a time where Herbie was anything but objective. Sure, he plays up the team that is up, when commentating but that’s not bias.

I agree with most of that, but for some reason, he seems to be going out of his way these days to "straighten out" folks he doesn't agree with. I've noticed more of a cyber bully approach than in the past out of Herbie. He gets a lot of face time each week to get his points across. Maybe he should just leave twitter to his boys?
 

BamaFan334

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Sissy car company, not sure what you mean by that? Toyota didn't need the government to bail them out, they didn't push those safety issues into the bankruptcy allowing them to walk away clean...they are still fighting this years later. That's a chickenshit way for GM to handle that. I'm biased, I currently own 3 Toyota's.

NASCAR fans are hardcore Americans, that's about as general of a statement to make as Kirk made :D.

And yes, GTR over a Ferrari any day of the week (unless it's the LaFerrari)

Not sure what I mean about that? I said it was all perception. It's the in eye of the beholder. I agree, GM took advantage of the government and the American public the way they were bailed out, and I'm a capitalist and we should have let them fail. I wouldn't sit there and say Toyota is lilly white, because all major corporations are crooked in their own right, just like any politician no matter what side you pull for and think is the greatest. Toyota and Honda are not known for producing tough trucks for over 5o years like other manufacturers, so yeah a sissy car company is how a lot of people see them. I have never seen a sixteen year old ask his/her parents to take him directly to the Toyota or Honda dealership for a car. Sure, great cars for a sixteen year old (one of my sisters drives a Civic and it is great for her) and those that want a quality car with gas mileage and longevity, but I also never see Toyota trucks on the construction site and pulling heavy trailers either. Different strokes for different folks I guess, which is fine. My wife had a Camry while we dated and she loved it dearly, and wanted another one until we had kids and it became less practical for us. 4Runners are very nice and the Land Cruiser is way overpriced if you ask me, but the folks that drive them love them. Toyota has a cult following when it comes to trucks and 4Runners, but I also know a lot of that spanned from lower priced trucks and older vehicles for teenagers.

As far as my hardcore American comment, that's not as broad as you're seemingly trying to spin it. Look no further than your native Texas to understand a little more of what I mean. Texans and Southerners are hardcore about American roots and principles that they were raised on, which built this country to be a world power. They love their American products, their American companies, and anything American over a foreign country, especially ones we've been at war with. Never seen a state or people more hardcore about their way of life than a Texan. "Don't Mess With Texas" is not just a shirt or a phrase, it's a way of life to those folks.

And I cannot believe you'd take a GTR over any Ferrari. La Ferrari is a bad A car, but I'd take an old F355 Spider of 360 Modena over a brand new GTR.
 
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I don't like Herbstreit trying to classify everyone that likes NASCAR as rednecks that also like "wrastling". He lowered himself to a standard there that makes him look dumb and petty. Doesn't shock me a guy from the North would lower himself to say somthing like that about a Southerner.
Bingo......Kirk shet the bed on his reply even though many people agreed with him. He would be wise to take the high road.
 

TerryP

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Bingo......Kirk shet the bed on his reply even though many people agreed with him. He would be wise to take the high road.
There's no love lost between the folks at Fox and ESPN--heck, half of those at Fox have been fired by ESPN, right? Setting that aside we also have to take into account that Larry is a HUGE gump...I've seen him allow his emotions to get the best of him on more than one occasion.
 

BamaFan334

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There's no love lost between the folks at Fox and ESPN--heck, half of those at Fox have been fired by ESPN, right? Setting that aside we also have to take into account that Larry is a HUGE gump...I've seen him allow his emotions to get the best of him on more than one occasion.
I never knew he was a big Alabama fan.