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What the Sugar Bowl Means to Alabama

Perhaps I have misread the pulse of the Crimson Tide faithful but it seems as if the general feeling over Alabama playing in the Sugar Bowl is slightly less than ecstatic. About 35 days ago we all...

A Salute To The Seniors: Kenny Bell

A Kenny Bell Highlight Reel

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Book Review - Rising Tide: Bear Bryant, Joe Namath

Rising Tide: Bear Bryant, Joe Namath and Dixie's Last Quarter

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Saban Mentor Don James Dies at 80

If you have heard Nick Saban talk about his early influences he almost always speaks with great admiration of the late Don James.James was coach at Kent State from 1971 to 1974 tutoring Saban,...

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The Mysterious Origins of the Phrase "Roll Tide"

We are all reasonably familiar with the genesis of the various traditions associated with Alabama football but, it recently occurred to me, the origin of the phrase "Roll Tide" is oddly...

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NFL Network Docu "A Football Life: Derrick Thomas"

NFL Network documentary "A Football Life: Derrick Thomas" premiering this Tuesday at 9 pm ET. http://www.nfl.com/videos/a-football-life/0ap2000000250281/A-Football-Life-Gone-too-soon

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What It Means to be a Bammer

I'm on my laptop that I've had since I was in college. I got it towards the middle part of 2008. The white cover is chipped a bit past the key boards. The keys are a bit stained on the outer...

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How to watch THREE DAYS AT FOSTER

Hello everybody. Some of you know about THREE DAYS AT FOSTER, my documentary film on the pioneer athletes who shattered the color barrier in Tuscaloosa. You may have seen the coverage in USA TODAY,...

2012-13 The Worst Year in Auburn Sports, EVER?

The Tigers had a rough football season but what about the rest of their teams? Three head coaches were fired and a WNIT appearance was the highlight of the year.

THREE DAYS AT FOSTER trailer

Some of you may recall the articles that RBR posted about how many people think that the USC Trojans forced integration on Alabama. If you followed the discussions, you know that this is far from the truth. A group of Alabama folks are putting together a documentary based on the facts. Some of you may have contributed to the funding. Here is a trailer.

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Derrick Thomas Snubbed by College FB Hall of Fame

Politics keeps Alabama great Derrick Thomas out of the College Football Hall of Fame

Quotes From The Bear

Simple words from a great man.

Quotes From "The Bear"

Simple words from a great man.

Up On My Tide Soap Box: "Rammer Jammer"

Is an Alabama tradition getting trampled on?

Alabama Football 1st Spring Practice Quick Hitters

FOOOOOOOOTBAAAAALLLLLLLL

Friday Reflection: Remember The Beginning

"Remember the past with gratitude, live the present with enthusiasm and look to the future with confidence." - unknown

Degrees of Greatness

A Statistical Comparison of the 2009, 2011 and 2012 Alabama Defenses.

Alabama vs Notre Dame -- The 1975 Orange Bowl

In 1974 Alabama had an opportunity to capture the prize that eluded them the season prior -- the consensus national championship. But, once again, the primary obstacle standing between The Crimson Tide and that lofty goal was Notre Dame.

Alabama vs Notre Dame - The 1973 Sugar Bowl

The Crimson Tide and Fighting Irish first met in the 1973 Sugar Bowl in a game with everything on the line. Sportswriters called it "The Second Battle of New Orleans" and it earned the billing.

SB Nation College Football Hall Of Fame Inductee Derrick Thomas

Derrick Thomas, one of the most dominant defensive players in the history of college football, has been inducted into the SB Nation College Football Hall of Fame.

SB Nation College Football Hall Of Fame Inductee Paul W. Bryant

Paul W. Bryant is the inaugural coach to be inducted into the SB Nation College Football Hall of Fame

SB Nation College Football Hall Of Fame Inductee Ozzie Newsome

SB Nation College Football Hall Of Fame Inductee Ozzie Newsome

Otis Davis' 45 Seconds of Glory

In 1960, Tuscaloosa native Otis Davis won two gold medals at the summer Olympics in Rome including one of the most dramatic 400 meter finals in history.

The 1967 Walk-ons: The Forgotten Pioneers of Alabama Football's Integration

In spring of 1967 five black athletes walked on to the Alabama football team setting in motion the final steps toward the integration of the Crimson Tide.

Nothing New Under the Sun: The 1937 Rose Bowl and College Football's Unending Controversy

If you think the recent to-do about the college football post season is something novel and new, you haven't been paying attention. Roll Bama Roll looks back at the outcome of the 1936 season and finds things haven't changed that much.

The Legacies and Lessons of Bear Bryant and Joe Paterno

The similarities between Joe Paterno and Bear Bryant seem almost innumerable but the distinctions between them are also vastly important. Moreover, there may be lessons in Bryant's passing that can be learned from.

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