Category Archives: Alabama

97 Years To Go 125 Miles

You knew that there was going to be bad blood between these two schools when they first met on George Washington’s birthday in 1893, and couldn’t even agree on what season they were playing in!  Alabama counted it as a … Continue reading

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Beating Up On The Bear

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The most important game in Southern football history

While the reputation of football south of the Mason-Dixon line had been creeping gradually upward by the mid-1920s, at the end of 1925 there had yet to be a signature moment that could prove to Yankee skeptics that any Dixie … Continue reading

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Alabama beats Florida in 1992 SEC Championship

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It All Came Up Oranges For The Irish In Ara’s Last Game

For the second straight year, unbeaten Alabama faced Notre Dame on New Year’s Day, with their national championship hopes on the line. In the 1974 Sugar Bowl, the two teams came into the game with identical perfect records, and the … Continue reading

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1975 Orange Bowl: Alabama vs. Notre Dame

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Tide Stuns Favored Bulldogs in First ABC Televised Gridiron Match

After suffering through one dismal season after another in the mid-50’s, including a winless 1956, Alabama fans were overjoyed when before the beginning of the 1958 season, Paul “Bear” Bryant spoke 12 words that they’d been waiting to hear for … Continue reading

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There’s nothing better than Auburn-Alabama

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Howell and Hutson Spark The Tide In Dazzling Aerial Circus

With an astonishing total of 14 National Championships under its belt, trying to pick the “best” Alabama team is a futile exercise, as cross-era comparisons are virtually impossible. But while there’s little doubt that one of the more recent champions … Continue reading

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Phil Neel Saw This One Coming

The late and great Auburn illustrator Phil Neel created scores of memorable “Aubie” program covers in his time, but none of them proved quite as prescient as the magnificent one he created for the 1969 Alabama game. Bear Bryant’s team … Continue reading

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