Before 2010 BCS championship game gave Alabama its 13th (or eighth or 24th or whatever you want to call it) national championship, the last Crimson Tide team to be crowned was done so Jan. 1, 1993. It was the Nokia Sugar Bowl that year and ’Bama defeated a celebrated and unbelievably arrogant Miami Hurricane squad in convincing fashion.
For my next trip down Memory Lane, which intersects with Best Alabama Games I Have Attended Avenue, I am going to harken all the way back to 2012’s SEC Championship Game.
Heading into the 2005 Florida game, I think most ’Bama fans were pretty confident. However, that is nothing new. ’Bama fans always think we should beat anybody and everybody every time no matter unrealistic the circumstances.
When I rolled over to check the time on my phone in my Louisville, Kentucky, hotel room last Tuesday night, I already knew it had to be about 1 a.m. Of course, it was that exact time. After all, it’s always about 1 a.m. when I first mildly wake during the night.
Spring football was canceled, but the “transfer portal” (insert cool sound effect) is still functioning at maximum capacity. Hundreds of student-athletes have already or will soon find a new home and suit up for a different team in 2020.
Every Alabama fan old enough to have used a rotary phone remembers the 1992 season. the stifling defense, Derrick Lassic, Gene Stalling’s coat (although that was the same for every year he coached) were all integral threads in a rich tapestry of perfection.
Not every game in this weekly trip down memory lane of great Alabama games I have personally attended will be meaningful in deciding the SEC champion. That statement is definitely in full effect when discussing the ’Bama versus LSU game of 1998 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
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This past season wasn’t exactly the best one in Alabama Crimson Tide sports history. In fact, in terms of expectations versus results, it could go down as one of the more disappointing in memory.
We are on the heels of yet another incredible Iron Bowl. What a game it was! Both teams played their hearts out. I’m just thankful the good guys came out on top. It got me to thinking of my most memorable Iron Bowl matchups throughout my lifetime — that I remember.
I said last week this year’s Iron Bowl was going to be very difficult to predict. There were several unknowns that made it nearly impossible to truly know what to expect.
When Joseph Bulovas’ toe met football leather with two minutes left in the Iron Bowl, there was slow-motion anxiety for every Alabama fan. Misses, pulls, yanks, shanks and doinks from years’ pasts came flooding through their memories like some demented, torturous highlight reel from hell.
The 93 points scored in Saturday’s Iron Bowl are the most Alabama and Auburn have combined for in the series in games played at Jordan-Hare Stadium. The previous high was 62 in 2013.
One year ago, student veterans from Auburn University and the University of Alabama used their Thanksgiving break to lace up their boots, throw on their rucksacks weighing 22 pounds, and march 151 miles from the “Plains” of Auburn to the “Druid City” of Tuscaloosa to raise awareness for vete…
To the average college football connoisseur, this Saturday’s Iron Bowl may seem rather uneventful. That’s understandable; it’s simple math: Auburn’s lack of offense plus Alabama’s injuries times negative-Tua Tagovailoa equals less national interest.
A couple weeks ago, sports writer Caleb Turrentine penned a column about the potential environment of a high school basketball game. If the crowd is large and into it, it can be one of the best atmospheres around the sports world.
Alabama’s victory over Mississippi State last Saturday came with a huge cost — an almost incalculable cost, really. Losing quarterback Tua Tagovailoa for the season is a titanic blow to a team that has already had enough injuries to make any insurance company sweat.
A career day from Najee Harris along with a standout defensive performance led No. 5 Alabama to a dominant 38-7 road win against Mississippi State at Davis Wade Stadium on Saturday.
The LSU Tigers took a big step Saturday toward proving they are the class of the Southeastern Conference by beating Alabama 46-41 in Tuscaloosa.
Tuesday has to be the least respected and appreciated day of the week. Mondays signal new beginnings, Wednesdays let you know you are halfway home, Thursdays have the best TV programming, Fridays usher in the weekend, Saturdays are all for football and Sundays are made for chilling.
Alabama’s Mac Jones made the first start of his Crimson Tide career at quarterback, stepping in for an injured Tua Tagolvailoa. Jones was 18 of 22 for 235 yards and three touchdowns in just over two quarters of work as the Tide defeated Arkansas, 48-7, Saturday night.
The second-quarter play seemed rather innocuous at the time. When Alabama’s Tua Tagvailoa was sacked for a minor loss, there was no writhing in pain from the star quarterback. In fact, he actually took another snap.
To the surprise of college football fans around the world Saturday, the game in Athens, Georgia between UGA and South Carolina was actually worth watching. Well, let me rephrase: it was worth seeing to the result.
Big plays on offense and special teams helped No. 1 Alabama to a 47-28 road victory against No. 24 Texas A&M at Kyle Field on Saturday in College Station, Texas.