The sun didn't come up Sunday morning at the Bryant house, and later that afternoon Steadman Shealy, former Bama quarterback and host of The Bear Bryant Show, barely had the strength to open the Golden Flag bag. Losing to Auburn for the first time in 10 games was a big, depressing deal for the Tide. Bear was classy enough to say something about it being a great day for … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Bear Bryant isn’t sure Bo Jackson got in the end zone for winning ’82 Iron Bowl touchdown
Only one sports writer in the state—the Prophet Erickson—thinks that Auburn will win Saturday, Bama's first time in Jordan-Prayer Stadium. That's about the way it was in '89, too. It's kind of hard to believe, given Auburn's obvious emotional edge, but only two of the state's 24 sportswriters with a vote in the Associated Press poll picked the Tigers to win that year. Bama … [Read more...] about Predictions: State sports writers leaned heavily toward a Tide victory in 1989
It changes so much—I'd rather beat Texas, I'd rather beat Notre Dame, cow college, little cow college, little cow college down the road—it's natural to wonder if it's just some urban legend Didn't them Auburn students sacrifice a goat and streak through Toomer's Corner when Bear Bryant died kinda thing, or like that apocryphal this is what a football player looks like story. … [Read more...] about Angry Auburn fans sends ‘cow college’ clipping to Shug, calls Crimson Tide a name
If I was an Alabama fan, sure, I'd be rolling my eyes and saying "get over it" and stuff, and, sure, on the surface, I get that. It was one reversed touchdown in one game nearly 40 years ago. And it's not like it was some kind of 5th Down, What The Hell? injustice that would would make some Epic Ref Fails! clips show, and therefore worthy of re-re-revisiting. But there are … [Read more...] about The Gossom Incident
Finally, on the eve of their shot at Got 13?, the story behind the shirts in front of the Bama fans is told. Former University of Alabama sports information director and current director of the Billy Graham Library (the irony!) Wayne Atcheson* recently told the Birmingham News that he essentially invented the claim to five pre-Bryant championships using the same sort of … [Read more...] about Got Sports Disinformation?