One of the worst things to happen on the local sports webs (IMO) in recent times (besides many formerly free sites becoming pay sites) was when Tider Insider "open" forum went totally underground during the Albert Means scandal. Posters were arguing amongst themselves and pointing fingers at everyone and everything. Many thought the discussions were too acrimonious and the Tide's dirty laundry shouldn't be aired in public (no pun intended). So, they moved their general discussion forum to a closed forum and their "open" forum ($38) basically died off. I had been reading TI off & on for a couple of years as some of the posters had a real understanding of FB and had "at length" discussions about it (Arrogant as hell but knowledgeable none the less). A couple of posters were also good recruiting resources. As the Means case unfolded I continued to read the board strictly from the standpoint of interest in another SEC school and what impact the sanctions against them (if any) might have. Anyway, in the late days of the Open TI, Clay, a self proclaimed insider to the program (which was also debated at length) published a couple of "chapters" about what was happening behind the scenes and what was going on in the program & administration. At this point there were multiple stories floated out and debated everyday so this was just one of many however, this one was in a consistent, easy reading format anyway - as well as having some other "insiders" agree with his rendition of events. Now IMO, some of this is total BS, some spin, some propaganda, paranoia, some hilarity, some fantasy, some conspiracy theory, and maybe even maybe some truths woven in but, all in all, it makes interesting reading anyway. Just one guys perspective on the Alabama's program fall from grace and what contributed to it. Clay has now "published" his full report including some chapters I have not read yet. FWIW & for those interested (Skip the propaganda at the top & go straight to the chapters) : http://www.tiderinsider.com/forum/messages/555594.html ******* ******* NOTE: This is, by far, the most insanely through post I've ever seen on an internet message board, EVER. The Fall Of The Tide as posted on the Tider Insider by "clay3482": http://www.tiderinsider.com/forum/messages/555594.html ******* ******* LIST OF CHAPTERS: Chapter 1 - Arrogance Chapter 2 - "Pay for Play" And "The Contract" Chapter 3 - Sorensen & Bockrath Chapter 4 - The Downward Spiral Chapter 5 - Tyrone Beamon Chapter 6 - 1999 Chapter 7 - Cottrell & Culpepper Chapter 8 - 2000 Recruiting Class Chapter 9 - Bensyl-Meyers & the NCAA Chapter 10 - Dubose Falls Chapter 11 - Butch Davis, Fran, & Points to Consider Chapter 12 - NCAA, Marsh, Robbins & Sorensen Chapter 13 - Fran Chapter 14 - NCAA Investigation Continues Chapter 15 - Was Alabama Treated Fairly?