Summer Reading: Alabama And The Frailty Of Dynasties


It’s the kind of topic made for Beano Cook.

Dynasties — how long can they expect to last? Beano, were he still alive today, might have said, “Not since the Visigoths in fifth-century Rome has the world wanted a dynasty to fall as much as Alabama.”

You might not agree with everything Brandon Priddy says in this piece at SB Nation’s West Virginia site, Smoking Musket. However, it definitely rates as one of the more stimulating and thought-provoking pieces on the college football web from the past week.

Esteemed national college football writers have been drawn to it:

So have national sports commentators: