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October 01, 2005

Roll Tide!

Not a bad way to spend a Saturday afternoon.

And if you've never had the pleasure of spending a day at a rowdy college football game, might I suggest you read Warren St. John's delightful Rammer Jammer Yellow Hammer. The book is a fun recounting of St. John's year following the Crimson Tide.

Incidentally, that year was 1999, the last time Alabama beat Florida. Twice. For the SEC title. The Tide lost in the Orange Bowl, but that sort of thing can be forgiven when you lose to a quarterback named Tom Brady.

Roll Tide, indeed.

Update: Ivan Maisel has more.

Posted by Matt at October 1, 2005 09:57 PM

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Rrrrooolll Tide Rrrrooolll! I prefer to remember our last championship under a noname qb named Hollinsworth,a great Christian as well. The Crimson Tide is 4-0 coming into today.

Posted by: Greg Balch at October 1, 2005 10:52 PM

Actually, our last championship was under Jay Barker in 1992. And yes, he is a strong Christian. Great guy and one of Bama's best.

Posted by: Matt at October 1, 2005 11:00 PM

And went out trouncing another Florida hotshot. Is the Tide back,I hope so. I am incommunicado here on the left coast and USC hype, these left coasties don't understand the SEC football tradition though I admit they do try to emulate it, sort of.

Posted by: Greg Balch at October 1, 2005 11:08 PM

OOPS, a major trivial misstatement,years and beers clowd the memory after so many embarrassing seasons. A grave apology to my fellow Crimson Tiders. Time to reestablish the dominance of Crimson Elephants, time for the Crimson Tide to once again dominate college football ! 31-3 Awesome!

Posted by: Greg Balch at October 1, 2005 11:16 PM

I know we have always been cut short in the polls and have had to earn all our 12+ national championships. We kicked Miami's tail all over the field and it appears we did the same to Florida today. It appears the residual effects from recruiting violations are over and the Tide can return as normal to national football prominence.

Posted by: Greg Balch at October 1, 2005 11:30 PM

While 1999 was the last time Alabama beat Florida (until today), it is also the last time Alabama and Florida have played each other.

Posted by: Nico at October 2, 2005 03:16 AM

Yes, I made that point in my post.

Posted by: Matt at October 2, 2005 02:05 PM