Dre Kirkpatrick: This Hat Don't Have Swagger

I was really hoping for some inventive unveiling of school choice this year: tearing off the shirt to reveal a temporary tattoo of the school or shaving the logo of the school into your hair and then revealing it when you take off your hat, for example. I hoped for creativity, but for the most part, as of 4PM, we've had the usual hat-switching and simple announcements. (Exception: having your announcement at da club, but that's been noted in this space.) ↵

↵Dre Kirkpatrick, though, did provide the best line of the day in explaining why he chose Alabama over Texas. First, he thanked God; nothing wrong here whatsoever, but one of his relatives let out a from-the-diaphragm "YEAHHHH," as if he were thanking his favorite wrestler or something. Second, he asked the crowd "Are y'all ready?" He then picked up the Texas hat and said: ↵

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↵⇥This hat here? It ain't got no swagger. ↵
↵There will be video of this (UPDATE: We got it, after the jump), and you will believe that it happened. Kirkpatrick then rooted through a duffel bag, which had a garbage bag inside it, which had a red box inside it, which finally revealed an Atlanta Braves cap. Kirkpatrick plans to protect Chipper in the fourth spot in the lineup and provide some much needed defense at the centerfield position. ↵

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↵Yes, we know that's an Alabama fitted in black. But it looks like an Atlanta Braves cap, and being the big fans of fitted hats that we are, that kind of brand confusion cannot be tolerated. Unless this is how Nick Saban gets top 10 recruiting classes year in and year out: first, he tells them he's a scout for the Braves, gets them to sign the letter, and then abducts them to Tuscaloosa for fall camp. Yes, it's all making sense now ... ↵

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This post originally appeared on the Sporting Blog. For more, see The Sporting Blog Archives.

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