Alabama kicker gets death threats after loss

Cade Foster, No. 43, asked for mulligans but was told football is not golf. (AP photo)

Cade Foster, No. 43, asked for mulligans but was told football is not golf. (AP photo)

Taking things way too seriously is an American pastime.

How else to explain why millions of us are spending billions to hoard food, ammo and survivalist gear?

People love taking sports too seriously too.

The Alabama-Auburn game ended disastrously for the Crimson Tide Saturday when Auburn returned a missed field goal for a touchdown with no time left on the clock.

It was an amazing play and an exciting game that featured four botched field goals by Alabama, who had been ranked No. 1 before the “Iron Bowl” began.

It’s fair to say Alabama kicker Cade Foster didn’t have an amazing game. The usually surefooted player missed three field goals and, with the score tied at 28, was pulled in favor of freshman kicker Adam Griffith when Alabama tried for a game-winning 57-yard field goal with the final play.

Even though Foster wasn’t responsible for the kick that backfired, he is the one that got death threats.

“I’m coming for you you gonna die tonight,” tweeted @Hov_Sean.

“Cade Foster I’m gonna kill you and your family just FYI,” wrote @saraculvs.

Less homicidal fans just asked Foster to kill himself or prayed his girlfriend would cheat on him with his best friend.

The nicest folks suggested he stay away from Tuscaloosa and take online classes.

Foster reacted like most of us would — he temporarily changed his twitter name to “aaa” and his picture to a black square.

Eventually, the Crimson Tide of public sentiment turned.

One of the latest tweets aimed @Foster_43 said “still love you Cade. Thanks for the national championships and countless wins.”

So there’s still hope for humanity. Or maybe I’m taking Twitter death threats too seriously?

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116 comments Add your comment

LydiasDad

December 2nd, 2013
9:08 am

They need to track the threatening tweets and make some arrests. Make sure everyone knows who these nuts are.

Dumbo

December 2nd, 2013
9:14 am

Sounds like Harvey is loose again…all joking aside….it is sad to blame a kid for having a bad game and that’s all it is…..a GAME

I C Crzy People

December 2nd, 2013
9:17 am

They’re Alabama fans — what else do you expect?

Everybody from Auburn better watch out for their trees………..

I C Crzy People

December 2nd, 2013
9:20 am

On a more positive note — I won $5K this weekend and you could’ve too!! I bet that Auburn would win by 7 and voila! Instant money!!

Thanks Bama Special Teams!!! (wink:wink)

Mr Smiley

December 2nd, 2013
9:21 am

The reign of Bama is over and the rest of the country couldn’t be happier for a bunch of spoiled Bama fans. Think Saban may go to Texas now?

Adam

December 2nd, 2013
9:27 am

@I C Crzy People… Check your math, friend. They won 34-28, which is a 6-point victory, not a 7-point victory. Don’t spend all that money yet!

Still Bama Fan

December 2nd, 2013
9:29 am

@I C Crzy People You lost Auburn won by 6 idiot. And for all the so called Bama fans that are mad at Cade Foster get over it he has won games for us and most of all ITS A GAME!!!!!!!!!!! Roll Tide!!!!!

AtlSteve

December 2nd, 2013
9:36 am

Crazy finish to another great Iron Bowl.

TidePride

December 2nd, 2013
9:40 am

Idiotic…but I seem to remember Aaron Murray getting his house egged and tp’d with some threats against him as well. Let’s not act like your respective fan bases are all saints, mkay?

I C Crzy People

December 2nd, 2013
9:43 am

Roll Tears Roll!!!

And you guys are right — Auburn won by 6 not 7; but since i had bet a bunch of Bama fans, they didn’t know the difference!

That 5K sure looks good in my new Auburn Wallet — might even go to the SEC Championship game with some of the money and hold up a sign that says:

Thanks Bama Special Teams — Mission Accomplished!!!”

Road Scholar

December 2nd, 2013
9:52 am

Alabama has always been remembered for their class! (snarc)

Lib in Cobb

December 2nd, 2013
10:00 am

The entire offensive team watched the last field goal as it went right. The entire offensive team did not position themselves to prevent the return by Auburn which won the game.

BG

December 2nd, 2013
10:04 am

Bama fans aren’t the brightest fan base in the SEC.

Miss A

December 2nd, 2013
10:14 am

I agree….those posters making threats need to be arrested. It is a GAME! I cannot believe how the fans are turning on this kid for missing a near impossible field goal! The regular guy missed three but folks are mad at the freshman? Jeesh…..

Joel Jones

December 2nd, 2013
10:16 am

I watched the game in its entirety. It was a game that was as well played as I have ever seen. Both teams were really on their game. It was j8st one of those magifcal moments in time when the Auburn player fielded caught the football in the endzone and wqent approximately 03 yards for the winning touchdown. I am not a fan of either team, but totally enjoyed the game.

joe

December 2nd, 2013
10:23 am

This game shall forever be known as the “Kick Bama Kick” game…LOL. I’m not a fan of Auburn, but I’m extremely happy they won cause Bama $ux

Dawg-Gawn

December 2nd, 2013
10:25 am

“Mediocre people don’t like high achievers,& high achievers don’t like mediocre people.”@AlabamaFTBL coach Nick Saban

Saban calls his coaching approach “The Process” — ignore the scoreboard; don’t worry about winning; focus on doing your job

Huh… seems coach Saban forgot the other team could return the short field goal and had no players in place to defend they play! Saban got taken to school by Gus Malzahn… so much for the Process…

15 seconds and 5 yards short… how bout 1 second short… Saban knows short…

“BELIEVE” in the G

JEG

December 2nd, 2013
10:29 am

I find it interesting that the idiot who wrote this just felt COMPELLED to segue into how he thinks preppers are insane, even though football and the level of debt, the shaky banking infrastructure of the USA, the precarious nature of our food system, blah blah blah have NO correlation to whether some group of imbeciles pile on a young man who missed a field goal or two.

Contractor

December 2nd, 2013
10:37 am

Sure sounds like a lot of people have just been chomping at the bit for Alabama to finally lose, that they come out in full force to voice their pleasure. From what I can see, Alabama has still dominated each and every team you pull for as of late, and if one loss makes you happy, then so be it, but the fact still stands that Alabama has owned you as of late and has more crystal football’s than your team does, recently or in history.

Georgia fans are just patheitc and still trying to catch their breath from losing to lowly Tech. Auburn fans can gloat, it was a heck of a game, they won, so they deserve the trash talk. But please don’t forget your team won 3 games last year, none in the SEC, and we won the last two National Championships. You’ve been successful with two quarterbacks that were kicked out of school elsewhere for breaking the law and you scouped them up and lowered your standards. In the end, you beat us and deserve the credit.

I also don’t think any Georgia fan can talk about class when your fans egged the house of your starting quarterback last season. And as far as the intelligence jokes go, here you go to both fan bases…

2012 Football Graduation Rates: SEC
Vanderbilt 86%
LSU 77%
Florida 76%
Alabama 69%
Georgia 65%
Auburn 63%
Mississippi St. 62%
Kentucky 61%
Tennessee 61%
Arkansas 56%
South Carolina 55%
Mississippi 54%

Not to mention, the ones running their mouths are probably side walk fans anyways and not even actual graduates from the school they pull for.

Contractor

December 2nd, 2013
10:38 am

*ALMOST losing to lowly Tech is what it should have said.

Max

December 2nd, 2013
10:43 am

It is absurd to threaten any player. Football is a team sport and a lot of things went wrong for Bama during the game. An Auburn player ran a football from one endzone to the other endzone and no one from Bama touched him.

Bama15

December 2nd, 2013
10:44 am

I C Crzy People just admit your lying. Raux Tide

John Gill

December 2nd, 2013
10:47 am

@Hov_Sean and @saraculvs – big and bad on a keyboard. Mmmmmmmm. Only a matter of time before they track you down like the cowards you are. The next place you go, your first dance partner will be named Bubba or Leroy and one of the two of them will make you their special love interest. What scum you are.

Banned Poster

December 2nd, 2013
10:49 am

Internet tough guys. Gotta love em.

joe

December 2nd, 2013
10:50 am

Wonder if Contractor is Harvey Updyke, or Brian Downing…or at least his first cousin…Kick Bama Kick!!!

Hidden agenda

December 2nd, 2013
10:50 am

But don’t expect any of these ravenous football fans to get up in arms when there freedoms and liberties are taken away by their own government (as has been going on for the past 100+ years – worst of all since 2000). The trivial matters, but the really important stuff requires too much thought to care about.

Dawg-Gawn

December 2nd, 2013
10:51 am

“They don’t think it be like it is, but it do” ~ Oscar Gamble

Oscar Charles Gamble is a former outfielder and designated hitter in Major League Baseball. He played for 17 seasons, from 1969 to 1985, on seven different teams: the Chicago White Sox and New York Yankees

“BELIEVE” in the G

wts111

December 2nd, 2013
11:17 am

Thanks for the dumb comparison of insane Tide fans to gun owners collecting weapons and purchasing ammunition.

Paddy.......

December 2nd, 2013
11:21 am

Dawg-Gawn…….you gotta love Oscar Gamble. It is too bad he never played with Mickey Rivers. The quotes would still be flowing. Usually death threats are taken serious. I hope the AG’s office in Alabama go after those sub humans. Saban needs to have his players back, big time and push for arrests.

HelloMarty

December 2nd, 2013
11:24 am

Instead of trying to scare the pi$$ out a a kicker how about focusing the ire at Saint Nick? Auburn was PREPARED for a missed kick. Saban’s perfect players watched a receiver run down the sideline! Remember the “punt Bama, punt”? How about “kick Bama, kick”! Maybe Austin Texas is looking a little bit better.

Class of '98

December 2nd, 2013
11:26 am

“Thanks for the national championships and countless wins.”

Countless wins? For a player who has been there for a couple of years?

Bama fans can only count to 30. Anything more than that is “countless”.

Contractor

December 2nd, 2013
11:37 am

joe,

Sorry partner, I’m simply the guy that can outsmart you and defeat you with simple logic. Nice try though, trying to talk me down by calling me a name instead of using logic or facts.

jerry smith

December 2nd, 2013
11:40 am

Any sane, thinking person knows these so-called “death threats” are purely”popping off” words, with no intent of doing such a vile act. Get real folks – how many times have you heard someone flippantly say “I could have killed him ………”.

Michael

December 2nd, 2013
11:41 am

He is not the one who called for the all but impossible kick. So don’t blame him.

C from Marietta

December 2nd, 2013
11:43 am

@ Contractor

I meant hey jerk. Love that you paint all UGA fans that way. BTW…. I always root for Bama unless it’s against the Dawgs. Do I think all Bama fans are like those punks. NO!!! I know MAY classy Bama fans. I know where you stand in the jerk fans category.

Eric

December 2nd, 2013
11:59 am

the really weird thing about Bama fans is that they are still taunting Auburn fans in spite of losing. Apparently you have to win big over them or it doesn’t count. They STILL think they will go to the BCS bowl through some miracle, but the miracles were for Auburn this year.

jcatl

December 2nd, 2013
12:02 pm

And this is why the Crimson Tards are universally hated. The 85% of their fans who never stepped foot in a college classroom are the same ones making death threats. Alabama was overrated and Auburn ran 300 yards on them. Also, championship teams don’t field such awful special teams play in crucial games.

Paddy.......

December 2nd, 2013
12:10 pm

jerry smith these were not off hand remarks but directed to a teenager. If you think this is common practice, you live in the wrong neighborhood and had the wrong upbringing. They should be arrested.

Man In The Mirror

December 2nd, 2013
12:15 pm

See the following for threats to life when things don’t go folks way:

1. Obama for passing Obamacare (Gays, liberal agenda or just being the dawg gone President).
2. George Zimmerman
3. Crimson Tide Kicker
4. Jane Fonda
5. Ronald Reagan
6. George W Bush
7. Braves owners for moving to Cobb
8. Kanye for dissing Taylor Swift
9. Mike Smith for another losing season for the Falcons
10. Yankees – Rebels

Hell, we all might have some CRAZY out there wanting to take us out because of some preceived wrong doing……

GROW UP, WAKE UP AND SHAPE UP ENOUGH ALREADY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Martin

December 2nd, 2013
12:17 pm

George Mathis- You should be embarrassed that you posted a link from “motherjones.com” Seriously man, let’s keep it real around here…

AtlSteve

December 2nd, 2013
12:18 pm

Eric @ 11:59AM,

There’s still a small chance Bama can get the BCS invitation based on this AM’s BCS ranking.
Current rankings have
1. FSU
2. OSU
3. Auburn
4. Bama
5. Mizzou

If somehow FSU & OSU lose in their conference championship games, Bama could be back in the mix for another all-SEC National Championship game

Contractor

December 2nd, 2013
12:23 pm

C from Marietta,

You’re a complete idiot and should read my comments in reference to the Georgia fans that are commenting on this blog and the ones continuing to pull the same lame comments about Alabama fans being stupid this and stupid that. I would say analyze, but you put your foot into your mouth before you even cared to see where my comments were actually focused and pointing. Go ahead and call me a jerk one more time while you continue to dig yourself into a bigger hole by coming across as a complete illiterate moron. My entire family are Georgia fans, so obviously I know there are some good ones. I just can’t stand those that assume and fire off at the mouth before reading an entire comment, directions, or article.

Man In The Mirror

December 2nd, 2013
12:24 pm

@AltSteve

FSU & OSU may lose – Alabma would then play Auburn or Mizzou – but according to the Auburn fans – IT’S THERE DESTINY

Ok,

If it’s there “DESTINY” and you believe in that kind of stuff – AUBURN WILL BE THE NEXT BCS CHAMPION.

… — … (That’s morse code for SOS – GOD HELPS US ALL).

:)

LOL

Bumper

December 2nd, 2013
12:24 pm

I do not understand why everyone feels the need to “Tweet” when this is what it gets you.

And don’t blame either of the FG kickers for the loss. Coach Saban saw there was an Auburn player standing in the end zone, it was HIS responsibility to properly position his guys on the field in the event of a run back. You can bet he understands that.

Gary

December 2nd, 2013
12:29 pm

I learned long time ago that most Alabama fans have no class. Maybe some of them are coming from Harvey Updike.

Man In The Mirror

December 2nd, 2013
12:38 pm

My bad….

The correct symbols for morse code SOS is:

… — … (DI DI DIT) (DA DA DAH) (DI DI DIT)

No reference to the rock group the Police (De DO DO DO de DAH DAH DAH)…

:) :)

Just in case you may need to use it for future reference …..go BAMA!!!!!!!!!!

Paul

December 2nd, 2013
12:39 pm

Why not threaten Sabin, he recruited the kicker and by-passed the earlier FG chance which the guy might have made.

Contractor

December 2nd, 2013
12:40 pm

Gary,

Richt said Grantham is coming back. Offenses around the SEC are going wild right now.

twelveofthirteen

December 2nd, 2013
12:55 pm

the tide isn’t rolling and Aubie stopped them.

rob

December 2nd, 2013
1:01 pm

Well, remember how upset you all got when your tree was poisoned………..you all ought to be ashamed of yourselves!!!