Here's what you saw on Good Day Alabama:
FINEBAUM ON FOOTBALL - Janice talked with Paul Finebaum about a tough weekend of college football. They discussed Auburn and Alabama's losses in their first SEC games of the season. Auburn lost to LSU while Alabama lost to Ole Miss. Janice asked him about his tweet this weekend about Alabama's loss that called it a "diabolical reversal of fortune for the tide." He questioned why the Alabama coaches didn't start with Jay Coker at quarterback and instead started Cooper Bateman who isn't quite comfortable yet in that position. Finebaum says we can't blame just the quarterbacks for the five turnovers. He says the Special Teams plays were difficult to watch and he's never seen an Alabama team give away a game quite like that. He also says while many people are writing Alabama off this morning, he won't do that quite yet. Bama has had several comebacks in recent years. But he says the Oct. 3 game against Georgia will be for the season. If Alabama can't win that one, they can't play in a championship game. Finebaum says Auburn can't think about anything other than the next game right now. Auburn needs to figure out what it needs for Mississippi State. This might not be one of the tougher teams, but MSU does have a tough quarterback. Finebaum says in the big picture, it's hard to imagine Auburn meeting any of the preseason goals of winning the SEC championship. But it is possible for Auburn to still have a good season.
BBB - David Smitherman with the Better Business Bureau joined us with a warning about ticket scams this football season. Football season is upon us and BBB is advising fans to exercise caution when buying tickets over the next several months. Each year, how far a team goes into bowl and playoff season is often unpredictable, but one thing fans can control is the security of their ticket purchases. Large sporting events are hotbeds for scammers looking to make a quick buck off unsuspecting customers, and the high cost of attending events like SEC football games leads fans to scour the Internet for the best deal. Scammers and shady businesses take advantage of this opportunity to capitalize on tickets that may not even exist. BBB offers the following tips to avoid ticket scams:
- Use reliable sellers. If you're unsure whether a business is legitimate, check its rating at bbb.org. If purchasing from a ticket broker, check to see if they are members of the National Association of Ticket Brokers. Check your ticket vendor's guarantee policy. Many legitimate ticket websites, including members of the NATB, guarantee every ticket sold on their sites and will replace them or provide refunds to consumers if they receive the wrong tickets or their tickets are invalid.
- Use secure websites for online transactions. When buying tickets or making online reservations, look for a padlock on the page, and the letter "s" in the URL box after the "http."
- Read the fine print. Some concerts and sporting events sell restricted paperless tickets, requiring the buyer to show up at the venue and present the purchasing credit card and photo ID.
- Pay with a credit card. Paying with a credit card is a secure way to do business online. Using a credit card may allow you to dispute the charge with the credit card provider if something goes wrong.
- Be prepared to pay additional fees. Unlike airline tickets, which are now required by law to disclose all taxes and additional fees upfront, the ticket price listed at the start of the purchasing process will likely not be your final price.