But for some reason, Kiper decided he would step outside of his thing and talk BCS championship hopefuls in a live chat on ESPN.com on Wednesday. And let’s just say, it’s become a big deal in the state of Alabama.
It all played out when DeCaprio in Ohio asked Kiper the following question:
Is it a forgone conclusion that Alabama wins another National Championship? They seem to be in a class of their own?
And instead of Kiper easing his way into this one, he went at the question head on.
I disagree. I think there’s an overreaction to Alabama right now. They beat a depleted Michigan team and depleted Arkansas team. Alabama has not been tested yet, even though people want to act like these were statement games. At Missouri won’t be easy. At LSU. At Tennessee. Those aren’t easy games. I think Alabama is a little overrated. I hate to say that, because Nick Saban is one of the best coaches out there.
Kiper is definitely entitled to his own opinion. And at the end of the day, it may be proven that he was right. But Kiper just doesn’t understand what he’s gotten himself into.
The news of Kiper calling Alabama overrated hit Al.com shortly after the chat had finished and as of this post, there are 550 comments on the story. Most of which read like this:
This is the same Mel Kiper that once told us that Tom Brady would never amount to anything in the NFL. 5 Super Bowls, a couple of MVP’s later, I still haven’t heard ol Mel say he was wrong…So anything else he says I take with a very large grain of salt.
Speaking of over rated….
His barber comes to mind….
Yeah, Mel Kiper doesn’t understand what he just got himself into.