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Roll Bama Roll Gymnastics Primer

With NCAA Regionals (and the confusion of placement along with them) and National Championships coming up I wanted to post a sort of "Reference Page" for when we're talking about our awesome...

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Sorry For All the Football from Fox Sports 1


Do you dream of bathing in an unending wave of college football goodness? Do you ever feel like you just see too much of your girlfriend, the sun or your Jack Russell, Bo?  If so, do we have...

The RBR Reading Room: Paul "Bear" Bryant

The number of biographies and memoirs about Paul W. Bryant has reached a point it's easy to miss some of the lesser known ones. One that might easily go under the radar would be Delbert Reed's 1996...

The RBR Reading Room: Legends of Alabama Football


The RBR Reading Room examines Richard Scott's 2004 book "Legends of Alabama Football."

The RBR Reading Room: The Will to Win


The very first book about Alabama football ever published was Champ Pickens' pictorial magazine, "The Will To Win" commemorating the 1926 Rose Bowl Champions. One recently sold at auction for more...

The RBR Reading Room: They Wore Crimson


The RBR Reading Room looks at Clyde Bolton's 1980 book, "They Wore Crimson," an account of Alabama football history in the recollections of ten players.

The RBR Reading Room: The Long Gravel Road to Bama


Jim Grammer's "The Long Gravel Road to Bama" is the invaluable tale of what it took to make it in Bear Bryant's Alabama team in the late 1960s.

The RBR Reading Room: Young Bear


The RBR Reading Room looks at "Young Bear" a young-adult book that tells the life of Paul Bryant growing up in Fordyce, Arkansas.

The RBR Reading Room: The Crimson Tide


The RBR Reading Room looks at the 1974 history of Alabama football, George Langford's "The Crimson Tide."

The RBR Reading Room: Always A Crimson Tide


RBR Reading Room looks at Creg Stephenson & Kirk McNair's book "Always A Crimson Tide" and concludes its an essential reference source for Alabama football fans.

The RBR Reading Room: A War In Dixie


The RBR Reading Room ponders the Iron Bowl rivalry with a review of Ivan Maisel and Kelly Whiteside's 2001 book "A War In Dixie."

The RBR Reading Room: Above the Noise of the Crowd


For three decades, John Forney was the voice of Alabama football. And when he finally wrote a book about it, "Above the Noise of the Crowd," boy was it a doozy.

The RBR Reading Room: Is It Possible to Make a Movie of Coach Bryant's Life?


A pair of books based on the life of Paul W. Bryant (one of which was actually made into a movie) raise the question; Is it impossible to translate story of Coach Bryant's life onto film?

The RBR Reading Room: Finebaum Said


RBR Reading Room review's Paul Finebaum's 2001 collection of his newspaper pieces "Finebaum Said" and doesn't say PAWWWLLLL! one single time.

The RBR Reading Room: Lt. "Rose Bowl" Miller


The RBR Reading Room reviews the book that tells the tale of Lt. Rose Bowl Miller who survived alone for 43 days on a Japanese-held Island during World War II.

The RBR Reading Room: The Essential Smart Football


Chris Brown's new book "The Essential Smart Football" is a superb starting point if you want to learn more about Coach Saban's football strategy.

The RBR Reading Room: Alabama's Crimson Tide


The RBR Reading Room looks at James Stewart Edson's 1946 book "Alabama's Crimson Tide" -- the seminal volume on the history of the University of Alabama's football program.

The RBR Reading Room: One Night, Two Teams


The 1970 Alabama vs USC game and its place in the Crimson Tide program's integration deserves to be a subject of a great book. Steven Travers' 2007 effort, "One Night, Two Teams," isn't it.

The RBR Reading Room | Champions Through Christ


For this week's edition we're featuring something a little out of our typical purview with Bart Cannon's Champions Through Christ: Winning the Game of Life. Cannon's work is by no means the...

The RBR Reading Room: The Titan of Tuscaloosa


The RBR Reading Room reviews David Shepard's 2002 book "The Titan of Tuscaloosa: The Tie Games and Career of Paul Bear Bryant"

RBR Reading Room: I Remember Paul "Bear" Bryant


RBR Reading Room reviews Al Browning's collection of Alabama football recollections "I Remember Paul "Bear" Bryant.

The Return of the RBR Reading Room


Roll Bama Roll's Reading Room series returns this week for its third year of reviewing books about Alabama football.

RBR Reading Room: The Basketball Tide


Roll Bama Roll reviews author Clyde Bolton's 1977 history of Alabama basketball, The Basketball Tide.

RBR Reading Room: Third Saturday in October


Roll Bama Roll reviews Al Browning's book on the Alabama Tennessee rivalry Third Saturday in October.

RBR Reading Room: America's Quarterback


Roll Bama Roll reviews America's Quarterback, author Keith Dunnavant's new biography of Alabama's Bart Starr who went on to become a Green Bay Packer's legend.

RBR Reading Room: The Crimson Tide


The RBR Reading Room reviews Clyde Bolton's book on the history of Alabama football "The Crimson Tide."

RBR Reading Room: Boys of Autumn/We Believe...


The RBR Reading Room reviews Mike Bynam's books of interviews with Coach Paul W. Byrant's former players "We Believe..." & "Boys of August."

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