Perfection! chronicles the Alabama Crimson Tide's road to the 2009 national championship and includes complete coverage of the season from The Birmingham News, The Huntsville Times and Mobile Press-Register. [Read More]
This is the 2010 BCS National Championship Game highlights between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Texas Longhorns. I understand that there will for a long time be a lot of “what if?” questions regarding certain factors in this game. However Alabama took control of this game in crunch time with all the momentum on UT's side.
Tonight the Alabama Crimson Tide will line up opposite the Texas Longhorns with the BCS National Championship on the line. Let that sink in for a moment. It's been 17 years since the Tide was in a position to play for and win a National Championship in football. In other words, it doesn't happen often. Already this team has accomplished more than possibly any other Alabama Crimson Tide team with their first Heisman Trophy winner, a Butkus Award winner, a record six first team AP All-Americans, and an SEC Championship. [Read More]
It seems like it was a season ago since Alabama raised the trophy in the Georgia Dome and booked their spot in Pasadena. In a little over 24 hours the Crimson Tide and the Longhorns will break their extended layoff and knock heads for college football's top prize. How amazing is it for Alabama to be in this position. I don't think even the most optimistic Alabama fans would have penciled in a chance at the national title this soon in Nick Saban's tenure. I myself pointed to 2010, as the season when it seemed the stars would align for the Tide, but who's complaining? [Read More]
My local Board of Education has used the convenient cover of a “winter weather advisory” to do the proper thing, and close my boys' school Thursday and Friday this week. Oh, and God says “Roll Tide.” [Read More]
For the better part of the last month, I, like most of you, have thought about what will happen this coming Thursday evening. After the SECC game, it's hard not to be confident that Bama will take this one. Some…
For the better part of the last month, I, like most of you, have thought about what will happen this coming Thursday evening. After the SECC game, it's hard not to be confident that Bama will take this one. Some have even said the win will be an easy one. [Read More]
Congrats to the Crimson Tide players, coaches and fan base on a great SEC championship game. And a special thanks to my Florida friend. The crate of Florida oranges arrived and they are delicious! I'll have a case of Chilton County peaches ready for a rematch next year. In my last analysis I said one key in the SEC championship would be “the ability to avoid mistakes” and that was certainly a critical factor in creating the margin of vistory. [Read More]
It's been a whirlwind 10 days for the Alabama Crimson Tide. The whipping of Florida for the SEC crown, an appearance by Dick Butkus in Tuscaloosa, the filling of the Heisman void, and now…
It's been a whirlwind 10 days for the Alabama Crimson Tide. The whipping of Florida for the SEC crown, an appearance by Dick Butkus in Tuscaloosa, the filling of the Heisman void, and now 6 Tide players are AP All-Americans. It's truly been a long time coming for Crimson Tide fans and I hope the Alabama faithful are really soaking it in. Great moments like the ones we are witnessing now are just made that much sweeter after the lows of the past 10 years. [Read More]
On December 28th, 2006 Alabama played Oklahoma State in the Independence Bowl. A few days before Athletic Director Mal Moore had terminated head coach Mike Shula after a subpar season. The Tide had lost its last four out of five games to Tennessee, LSU, Mississippi State, and Auburn. It gave the Tigers five straight wins, tying for the longest in Auburn history, dating back nearly fifty years. (1954-58) [Read More]
First, let's clarify something. Theoretically, the Heisman Trophy is NOT awarded to the best player in college football. That would be the Maxwell Award. Here's what it really is, from the foundation's own words: “The Heisman Memorial Trophy annually recognizes the outstanding college football player whose performance best exhibits the pursuit of excellence with integrity. Winners epitomize great ability combined with diligence, perseverance, and hard work.” [Read More]
Cold. Calculating. Methodical. After three years, the first stage of the process is complete…an SEC Championship spectacularly earned on the field Saturday evening…
Cold. Calculating. Methodical. After three years, the first stage of the process is complete… an SEC Championship spectacularly earned on the field Saturday evening. Alabama simply lined up on both sides of the football and consistently executed a near flawless gameplan for 60 minutes. Sure, we had seen periodic flashes of dominance over the course of the last two regular seasons. But Saturday night in the Georgia Dome on the grandest stage and with the highest of stakes, we witnessed the rebirth of tradition and the process taking shape. [Read More]
The 2009 SEC Championship Game was played on December 5, 2009, in the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia, to determine the 2009 football champion of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). The game featured the Florida Gators and the Alabama Crimson Tide. 32-13. ROLL TIDE!