| SEC Rant|| Earlier origin of Alabama elephant mascot - BamaGradinTn on 1/16/15 at 2:47 pm|
There are two stories, perhaps both true, about how Alabama's football squad became associated with the elephant, both dating to the coaching tenure of Wallace Wade (1923–1930).
The earliest account attributes the Rosenberger's Birmingham Trunk Company for the elephant association. Owner J. D. Rose...
| SEC Rant|| The SEC Traditions, Part II - BamaGradinTn on 1/10/15 at 1:38 pm|
Response thread. So shoot me. [link=(http://loserwithsocks.blogspot.com/2006/09/5-most-retarded-sec-traditions.html)]Old, but still funny as ever.[/link]...
| Alabama Sports Board|| More convinced than ever that the playoffs should not expand. - BamaGradinTn on 1/2/15 at 1:32 am|
When you get to this level, every game is a violent, brutal war. Teams have enough players already banged up from the season, then a conference championship. If we had won tonight, look at the players who would likely be out for Oregon, and then look at those who would be less than 100%. And then...
| SEC Rant|| All the Blake Sims doubters. - BamaGradinTn on 12/31/14 at 9:35 pm|
...(including us)...should have listened to [link=(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kfa17r53_iQ)]this guy.[/link]...
| Alabama Sports Board|| Broyles Award announcement can be seen live online. - BamaGradinTn on 12/9/14 at 11:45 am|
| SEC Rant|| Who should Baylor blame? - BamaGradinTn on 12/8/14 at 9:23 am|
Maybe Deloss Dodds?
The whole "we play everyone" mantra about the Big 12 falls apart when you look at who "everybody" is. 3 teams with losing records...and TCU and Baylor, because they don't have divisional play, is guaranteed to play each one of them every year. By comparison, OSU only had two...
| Alabama Sports Board|| Someone please listen to Brando monday and report back. - BamaGradinTn on 12/7/14 at 1:21 am|
I want to hear what that dumbass says after having predicted that (a) the SEC champion would have two losses, and (b) that no SEC team would get in the playoff.
I would do it if I didn't have to work. :cheers:...
| Alabama Sports Board|| Questions for anyone considering buying playoff tickets. - BamaGradinTn on 12/3/14 at 5:58 pm|
The deadline for ordering playoff tickets is Monday. I was thinking about ordering for the Sugar Bowl...and/or maybe the final.
There is no price given on the order form. That's not necessarily unusual.
So I called the ticket office today to get an idea at least of what the range might be....
| Alabama Sports Board|| Upside to McElwain going to Florida... - BamaGradinTn on 12/3/14 at 12:37 pm|
...assuming he is successful:
1. Annual beatdowns of LSU. Should become more difficult for LSU to win the West.
2. The streak against the Vols continues ad infinitum. Does anyone outside of Knox County think that Sgt. Carter is the better coach?
Of course, there will be some downside. An...
| SEC Rant|| First the Baron, and now the Bear. - BamaGradinTn on 11/20/14 at 2:28 pm|
[link=(http://www.al.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2014/11/jon_voight_cast_to_play_alabam.html#incart_river)]Jon Voight is the man.[/link]
Will he win another Oscar?
| Alabama Sports Board|| The University of Negligent Death is going down... - BamaGradinTn on 11/15/14 at 6:49 pm|
...to a very bad team.. :cheers:...
| SEC Rant|| Check in if a head coach dumped by Ole Miss came to your school. - BamaGradinTn on 10/31/14 at 10:54 am|
| Alabama Sports Board|| Just gonna leave this right here. - BamaGradinTn on 10/24/14 at 6:11 pm|
| SEC Rant|| 3 way tie scenarios. - BamaGradinTn on 10/21/14 at 9:45 pm|
With a couple of possible 3 way tie scenarios...OM-ALA-MSU and OM-AUB-MSU, those SEC East records and remaining games could get interesting. We could all find ourselves pulling for teams that we never pull for.
AUB (USCe & UGA)...6-4
ALA (UF & UT)...2-6
MSU (VU & UK)...2-6
| SEC Rant|| Tebow is not about to be out done by McCarron. - BamaGradinTn on 10/21/14 at 2:45 pm|
"They just didn't play with the heart that I'm used to watching Florida Gators play with."
What say you, Gator fans?
| Alabama Sports Board|| Fun Vol fact. - BamaGradinTn on 10/20/14 at 10:37 am|
In the last ten years, the Vol offense has scored exactly 9 touchdowns against Alabama. Less than one per year...for an entire decade.
Think of all the coaches involved. Shula and Saban. Fulmer, Kiffin, Dooley, and Jones. Joe Kines, Kevin Steele, and Kirby Smart running Alabama's defense. Da...
| SEC Rant|| 45 years ago tomorrow, college football went primetime. - BamaGradinTn on 10/3/14 at 7:16 pm|
Alabama-Ole Miss, in the [link=(http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2014/10/alabama_vs_ole_miss_1969_the_n.html#incart_social_feature)]first televised prime-time[/link] game, and Scott Hunter and Archie Manning put on a helluva show.
Two questions, though.
1. If Mike Slive and the REC had been...
| SEC Rant|| Guess who "stands" to be the 5th highest paid coach next year, at almost $5M. - BamaGradinTn on 10/2/14 at 11:14 pm|
| SEC Rant|| Watson Brown's historic milestone. - BamaGradinTn on 9/24/14 at 6:30 pm|
About to become the first coach [link=(http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/11578167/how-watson-brown-lost-more-games-coach-college-football-history)]to lose 200 games.[/link] ...
| Alabama Sports Board|| "Lane Kiffin kicked Florida's ass" - BamaGradinTn on 9/24/14 at 5:26 pm|
"I looked this up Friday night, because I was curious and reminiscing: Friday was the five-year anniversary of Lane Kiffin's only other meeting with Florida, the exasperat...