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There’s nothing like turning our attention to the BCS National Championship Game with a little game of what I like to call “Who’s Got the Sports Karma?” This is where I compare both teams – in this case the No. 1 Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the No. 2 Alabama Crimson Tide – by not using boring stuff like statistics and offensive or defensive matchups, but by what they’ve done to earn our “Awww”s and “That’s cool”s. And as you can see in that banner pic, ‘Bama is already going after one of our soft spots – the troops.Specifically, Tide fan Justin Crisler founded an effort known as “Tide for Troops”, and through his Facebook group “Can I get a Roll Tide?” he was able to make 180 shirts bearing his group’s rally cry to deliver to a Huntsville, AL unit that deploys to Guantanamo Bay this weekend. Additionally, Crisler was able to send shirts along to the 167th Infantry Battalion in Afghanistan so they could cheer on their beloved Tide as well.“Most of them took the shirt,
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I think these jerseys are absolutely outstanding. I wish more universities would do this. Alabama has some of the best jerseys in college football, so why mess with them? All they did was update the material used and kept the same clean look. They have a recognizable tradition, so why mess it up with a gimmick? Very nice job by Nike and the Crimson Tide Athletic Department...
The life of a big time college quarterback seems to be pretty good off the field as Johnny Manziel proved late last year. Well Alabama’s A.J. McCarron is continuing the trend after images surfaced of him with Katherine Webb, the Ms. Alabama of 2012 and an Auburn alum to boot. Busted Coverage (by way of [...]
Alabama coach Nick Saban has sent home two backup players from the BCS championship game for violating curfew.
A person with knowledge of the decision identified the players as freshman linebackers Dillon Lee and Ryan Anderson. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the school didn't release the names.
A statement from Saban announced the disciplinary action. Alabama...
Manti Te'o and Barrett Jones are two of college football's good guys and best players.
The Notre Dame linebacker and Alabama center have led their teams into the BCS championship after postponing NFL paychecks to return for their senior seasons. They're good academically and have collected numerous awards and honors for football.
Coaches say Te'o and Jones are just...
Covering Dixie Like Mildew - The SEC. You got a problem with that?
Cotton Eyed Bowl.
Good Bull Hunting's Cotton Bowl preview is a definite must-read, with a complete breakdown of Texas A&M going into the game.
Everybody Wants You.
Robert Cessna looks at the throngs trying to get their piece of the Johnny Manziel action. (The Bryan-College Station Eagle)
(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer T.J. Yeldon and Amari Cooper are the latest Alabama freshmen to become instant stars.
The Crimson Tide's precocious offensive players have put up big numbers and come through on the biggest stages of the season so far. They're two of the top threats to sting No. 1 Notre Dame's terrific...
English: Nick Saban after the Alabama vs. Arkansas game, thanking the Alabama student section. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The SEC may be considered the strongest conference in college football, but so far the 2012/13 bowl season hasn’t shown it.
Through Thursday’s games, in fact, the SEC is batting a mere .500 (a 3-3 record), with surprising losses for Florida (to Louisville...
As he sat at a podium on his old turf at Sun Life Stadium, Alabama head coach Nick Saban was badgered some more about a potential return to the NFL. He says it's not happening.
When all is said and done, Alabama's first-year offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier will have had much to say and do with AJ McCarron's budding legacy.
NOTEBOOK: After Texas A&M's scrambler Johnny Manziel got the best of Alabama, the Crimson Tide has vowed to make sure that they don't make the same mistakes against Notre Dame's mobile quarterback Everett Golson.