Nick Saban's Picture with the Alabama Gymnastics Team is Classic

April 15, 2014 at 10:43a    by DJ Byrnes    

Bros always struggle with their hands while posing for a picture. Some do the "bro point" at the other guy with which they're taking a picture. Some do a simple thumbs up or other hand gesture.

Others... the more socially awkward among us (like myself) simply just stand with their arms at their side like a doofus. This is the option Nick Saban went with while meeting Alabama's gymnastics team, complete with locking his hands to keep them from wandering to a place they shouldn't.

Well played, Nick. Well played.



Earle's picture

I love that they all have their knees bent so they won't appear to be taller than Nick.

A true craftsman definitely never blames his tools.

+17 HS
Buckeye1004's picture

The girls in the back are all on their toes.  what the......only at Alabama.

+1 HS
lsjSnail's picture

I am pretty sure bending over for pictures is a female phenomenon. Even when no one is behind them.

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rekrul's picture

I do not know about you, but every time I think gymnast I think very short.  Possibly their knees are bent for other reasons, or possibly a knee jerk reaction to seeing him, everyone at Bama does it...

Out Work, Out Think, Out Play!!!

Hovenaut's picture

Mind your, uh, hands, coach.

Play defense.

I don't advocare in the world...

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tennbuckeye19's picture

If you think this is awkward, you should see the pic of him on the uneven parallel bars...

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jamesrbrown322's picture

Maybe something like this...



"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." - Winston Churchill

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buckguyfan1's picture

Photographer:  "Coach, you may want to put both hands over your pommel horse".

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Seattle Linga's picture

So scared of the nut shot


Unky Buck's picture

Sheldon doesn't like getting the cooties either...


If you jiggle your monitor, does that make a jiggly gif?

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shadybuck's picture

maybe he should follow everyone else in the photo's lead and use his hands to support the rest of his body weight

Furious George 27's picture

Smart move.... The last time an SEC coach touched a female athlete it ended badly.


Yeah, well…that’s just like, your opinion, man.

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HandsOfSweed's picture

Oh, man. I was just going to say that Nick looks like he is literally thinking about not being even remotely accused of being like Petrino in that pic. The look on his face is priceless. 

johnblairgobucks's picture

Looks like he is trying to hold back a sudden urge to pass gas.

faux_maestro's picture


Fong isn’t necessarily a person. Fong is more of an ideal, it’s a belief, and it’s a way to live. Something you can hang your hat on and say “yea I know fong…and he knows me” Fong is… to some degree in all of us.

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WhySoSerious's picture

either he's terrified, or covering up the package.. #prompose


Like the ball in the stands, we balls out

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Chief B1G Dump's picture

As a former junior high-schooler, this is clearly 100% the "boner hiding pose."  

Those tiny carnie hands (small hands, smells like cabbage) are strategically placed.  No doubt in my mind.

+7 HS
Unky Buck's picture

Just blame the pleat of the pants. That seems to be a good excuse when letting the flag fly.

If you jiggle your monitor, does that make a jiggly gif?

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AngryWoody's picture
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johnblairgobucks's picture

On a 1 to 10 cuteness scale, I think the majority of Bama's female gymnastic squad would require at least 9 to 10 beers to start to look attractive.

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Osurrt's picture

In today's world of digital photography, wouldn't you have asked for a mulligan and do over if you saw this? LOL

jamesrbrown322's picture

I'm gonna be THAT guy and say it... I expected a lot more hotness from a women's collegiate gymnastics team in the south...

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." - Winston Churchill

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Colerain 2004 G.O.A.T.'s picture

The little blondie in the front right could get it but besides her straight butt faces.

I speak the truth but I guess that's a foreign language to yall.~~Lil Wayne

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GR8TBUCKS's picture

Nick must be ice cold; that little gal next to him is sproutin' some major goose bumps.


Squirrel Master's picture

about as uncomfortable as professor frink:


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