There was a good thread on TideFans.com recently where people were recounting Crimson Tide related encounters in places you'd never expect them to happen.
My all time favorite in this regard is one that I now cannot find a link to. On Warren St. John's Rammer Jammer Yellow Hammer site, he had a photo someone sent in of a wooden prayer plaque at a Buddhist temple in Vietnam imploring the gods for success for Alabama's football team and particularly over Auburn. If anyone has that photo, PLEASE email it to RollBamaRoll@gmail.com and you will have a new friend for life. The photo was similar to this picture my friend Eric took on a recent trip to Japan of these prayer plaques (called ema in Japanese) at the Meiji Shrine:
At the end of the year, all of the ema are burned in order to send the prayers up to heaven
Anyway, the thread had several good stories, so I figured I would pass along a few of them to you. Also, please leave any similar stories in the comments section or email them in (please email any photos on this subject as well...you know, something like if you see a Bama flag hanging inside a restaurant in Bulgaria.) Thanks.
I figure I might as well start with my contribution to the thread. One reader on the site likened my opening line to that of a Penthouse letter:
And now for some from other site users:
Another from Japan:
I will close with an experience my parents had in Canada:
So he's sweating this one big time and the Canadian border guard walks around to the back of the car, sees the Alabama license plate and instead of asking my dad to get out of the car and open the trunk (which he thought was going to happen since Alabama had been in the news a lot lately for the riots), walks up to him and says, "So, is Coach Bryant going to have a good team this year?" My dad said they talked football for a few minutes and the guy waved them through.