Posted January 07, 2012 on AP on Fox
It's been more than eight months since a tornado ripped through Tuscaloosa. Homes and businesses were wiped from their foundations, lives forever altered. Alabama long snapper Carson Tinker is part of that group. He was huddled with his girlfriend in a closet when the storm hit. Both were thrown some 50 yards by the EF-4 tornado. Tinker was battered, bloodied and bruised but survived. Ashley Harrison did not. Tinker has a hard time discussing that awful April day. But he has worked hard to heal and people have told him that he's an inspiration. The second-ranked Crimson Tide, who will play No. 1 LSU for the BCS championship on Monday night, have also given folks back home something positive to rally around, helping their entire town.
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Pics: Trent Richardson Seen Gambling At Casino

Early Friday morning longtime Alabama media personality Paul Finebaum appeared on FOX 6 in Birmingham to set the scene in New Orleans on the weekend before LSU and Alabama meet on Monday at the SuperDome. (Trent Richardson at New Orleans Casino Saturday night) During his visit with FOX 6 news anchor Janice Rogers, Finebaum reported that Alabama and LSU football players were spending...

Mom gets Pissed at All-American son for Choosing Alabama over LSU

When Lebron made his infamous decision back in the summer of 2010, his mom wasn't there because she was busy getting boned my Delone West. But on Thursday night when Landon Collins, the No. 1 high school safety in America, made his decision -- his mom was present, and she was downright pissed with his choice. Momma Collins was upset that the son she raised in New Orleans would...

Alabama Football: Bowl Tide!

Alabama football...just saying those two words brings to mind things like 'championship', 'powerhouse' and the one we all know 'Paul "Bear" Bryant'.  Since the early 20th century Alabama football has been a powerhouse and that tradition continues today, from their first Rose Bowl victory way back in 1926 to their most recent championship in 2010...

McCarron to play his game

NEW ORLEANS -- Alabama offensive tackle Barrett Jones loves to watch quarterback AJ McCarron ride his inner emotional rollercoaster during games for two reasons. Jones also loves to poke fun at McCarron about said emotional rollercoaster ride.

Alabama's AJ McCarron can't stay out of spotlight for long

NEW ORLEANS - The legend of AJ McCarron has only just begun in Alabama football. You can't be a legend,...

Bama's Foster not dwelling on November nightmare

Alabama's Cade Foster has an advantage over other college kickers who've had costly misfires in big games. He's got a chance for redemption.

Lacey Leads Tide Past Georgia

Trevor Lacey didn’t burst onto the scene with the Alabama men’s basketball team. For most of the pre-Southeastern Conference schedule he was a substitute. But the highly-recruited freshman has come on strong and earned a starting job. Saturday night he helped Bama to victory in the SEC opener.

BCS national championship game: LSU Tigers and Alabama Crimson Tide kick off on Monday night

Southeastern Conference rivals play for the title in New Orleans. Lousiana State defeated Alabama, 9-6, in a regular season game during which no touchdowns were scored.
Crimson Tide News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.