| SEC Rant|| Watching the 1990 Alabama-Mississippi State game - RollTide1987 on 4/24/14 at 7:47 pm|
It's really incredible to see how far that stadium has come. In 1990 it was a borderline high school stadium. You'd think we were playing a Division I-AA or Division II school.
| Movie/TV Board|| Leo to play Steve Jobs in biopic? - RollTide1987 on 4/21/14 at 11:41 pm|
David Fincher dropped out of the Steve Jobs biopic, which was written by Oscar and Emmy winner Aaron Sorkin, and was quickly replaced by Oscar winning director Danny Boyle.
Leonardo DiCaprio looks to be Boyle's #1 choice to play Steve Jobs. Will Leo finally get his Oscar?
| Alabama Sports Board|| The Alabama Cinematic Universe has begun - RollTide1987 on 4/21/14 at 11:16 pm|
I will be doing highlight videos for most of the victories Alabama has won on the field from 1990 to the present day.
The 1990 Alabama vs. SW Louisiana highlight video has been uploaded. Next up on the docket is that classic game between Alabama and #3 Tennessee in Neyland Stadium.
| SEC Rant|| Greatest halftime interview of all-time? - RollTide1987 on 4/18/14 at 11:59 pm|
I've got two nominees already in mind:
| SEC Rant|| Incredible stat from the 1991 Blockbuster Bowl - RollTide1987 on 4/18/14 at 4:58 pm|
It's just a testament to how bad the 1991 Alabama offense was by the end of the season. They came into the game at 10-1 and ranked #8 in the country, yes, but they really sucked on offense. For instance, at the end of the first half of the 1991 Blockbuster Bowl, Alabama and Colorado had less than ...
| Gaming Board|| Rush Mode of China Rising on Battlefield 4 - RollTide1987 on 4/15/14 at 9:13 pm|
Easily favors the defense. I have only been in a handful of matches where the attacking team actually won. And Silk Road? Holy crap. Impossible to attack. I have never seen any attacking team win that map....
| Movie/TV Board|| Celebrity Look-a-likes: Willa Holland (Arrow) vs. Elizabeth Olsen (Avengers 2) - RollTide1987 on 4/14/14 at 7:45 am|
These girls look remarkably similar.
| Alabama Sports Board|| Creating an ACU (Alabama Cinematic Universe) - RollTide1987 on 4/13/14 at 6:48 pm|
This is weird and probably a CSB, but I have access to virtually every single game Alabama won in football from 1990 to the present time.
Over the next year or two I am going to be doing highlight videos for every single one of them.
I find editing together highlight videos to be a favorit...
| Alabama Sports Board|| 1999 SEC Championship Game Highlights - RollTide1987 on 4/11/14 at 9:15 pm|
My magnum opus.
| SEC Rant|| 1999 SEC Championship Game Highlights - RollTide1987 on 4/11/14 at 9:14 pm|
I'm pretty sure Florida fans would agree this was not their finest hour.
| Movie/TV Board|| TMZ is reporting that actor Mickey Rooney has died at age 93 - RollTide1987 on 4/6/14 at 10:01 pm|
| More Sports Board|| Greatest NFL team of all-time? - RollTide1987 on 4/6/14 at 6:32 pm|
My vote goes to the 1989 San Francisco 49ers due to their dominating run through the playoffs that year.
They beat the Minnesota Vikings in the divisional round by the score of 41-13. This despite the fact the Vikings had the #1 defense in the league that year.
Then they beat the Los Angel...
| Movie/TV Board|| Star Wars Episode VII has officially started production - RollTide1987 on 4/6/14 at 3:22 pm|
My biggest fear is that John William passes away before the completion of the final trilogy of films. His music is the only thing that has remained consistently good throughout the Star Wars saga. To lose him with one or ...
| Movie/TV Board|| Game of Thrones Season 4 at 94/100 on Metacritic - RollTide1987 on 4/4/14 at 9:43 pm|
Which is an all-time high rating for the show.
Season 1: 79/100
Season 2: 88/100
Season 3: 90/100
Season 4: 94/100
Can't wait for Sunday! ...
| Movie/TV Board|| Just came back from Captain America: The Winter Soldier (***No Spoilers***) - RollTide1987 on 4/4/14 at 12:06 pm|
Great movie. Probably the best stand alone Marvel movie since Iron Man. Chris Evans was born for the role of Captain America. The supporting cast, especially Scarlett Johansson and Sebastian Stan, did an excellent job.
Be sure to stay till after the credits are over. There are two post-movi...
| O-T Lounge|| 130 years ago this month - the first picture of a tornado ever taken - RollTide1987 on 4/3/14 at 10:50 pm|
April 26, 1884 - Anderson, Kansas
A farmer makes history by becoming the first ever person to photograph a tornado. Interesting bit of trivia, because tornadoes were so little understood and impossible to predict, the word "tornado" was banned in meteorological circles in the year 1887 by the U....
| Alabama Sports Board|| Rank our last 4 national championship teams - RollTide1987 on 4/2/14 at 12:20 pm|
Notable Regular Season Wins: 17-10 over #13 Tennessee; 30-21 over #16 Mississippi State
Points Per Game: 28.15
Points Against Per Game: 9.38
Notable Regular Season Wins: 34-24 over #7 Virginia Tech; 22-3 over #20 Ole Miss; 20...
| More Sports Board|| The 1990 College Football Season - RollTide1987 on 4/2/14 at 11:42 am|
Aside from 2007, I don't think there has been a wackier season in modern college football history. I mean, bloody hell, Virginia was #1 in both the AP and Coaches Polls for 3 weeks in the middle of the season. Arguably the best team that year - the Miami Hurricanes - finished 10-2 that season and ...
| SEC Rant|| Worst Division Champion in SEC History? - RollTide1987 on 4/1/14 at 3:05 pm|
Final Record: 8-5
Case For: They lost to 1-10 SMU in their first game of the season and got beat 34-3 in the SEC title game
Case Against: There really is none
1998 Mississippi State
Final Record: 8-5
Case For: Their 8-5 final record
Case Against: Th...
| O-T Lounge|| Top 10 Worst Tornado Outbreaks in U.S. History - RollTide1987 on 4/1/14 at 1:56 pm|
Since we're officially in tornado season, I just thought we might as well countdown the Top 10 worst tornado outbreaks in U.S. history. These outbreaks are ranked by the amount of damage they caused in dollars.
10 (t). May 24-26, 2011 Oklahoma Outbreak: 186 confirmed tornadoes, 4 of which we...
| More Sports Board|| The Worst College Football Team of All-Time - RollTide1987 on 4/1/14 at 12:04 pm|
I did a little digging, in Division I, II, III and the lower NAIA division. The 1999 Tabor College Bluejays probably take the cake for the worst of the worst. Any team that has ever been in the annals of college football could probably beat these guys. They allowed an NCAA record 627 points to be...
| Alabama Sports Board|| 2011 Capital One Bowl Highlight Video - RollTide1987 on 4/1/14 at 10:40 am|
For those of you who don't want to watch the 2+ hours of game, I created a 35-minute highlight video for those kind of limited on time.
| O-T Lounge|| Archaeologists believe they have found the Holy Grail - RollTide1987 on 4/1/14 at 9:02 am|
Cue the Raiders March from Indiana Jones.
The cup was carbon dated to around 200 BC-100 AD and had its origins traced back to the city of Jerusalem. While it can never be proven 100% that t...
| More Sports Board|| What is the most lopsided #1 vs #2 post-season bowl match-up? - RollTide1987 on 3/30/14 at 2:36 pm|
1972 Orange Bowl:
#1 Nebraska - 38
#2 Alabama - 6
1993 Sugar Bowl
#1 Miami - 13
#2 Alabama - 34
1996 Fiesta Bowl
#1 Nebraska - 62
#2 Florida - 24
2002 Rose Bowl
#1 Miami - 37
#2 Nebraska - 14
2005 Orange Bowl
#1 Southern California - 55
| Help Board|| History/Religion Board - RollTide1987 on 3/30/14 at 10:21 am|
It would be nice to have one of these. ...
| More Sports Board|| Top 10 College Football Programs - By Decade - RollTide1987 on 3/30/14 at 9:23 am|
Based on winning percentage.
1. Boise State: 112-17 (.868)
2. Texas: 110-19 (.853)
3. Oklahoma: 110-24 (.821)
4. Ohio State: 102-25 (.803)
5. Southern California: 88-26 (.772) [reflects victories lost in the 2004 and 2005 seasons]
6. Florida: 100-30 (.769)
7. TCU: 95-2...
| Alabama Sports Board|| The 2011 Capital One Bowl is now on YouTube - RollTide1987 on 3/30/14 at 8:09 am|
For your viewing pleasure.
| Political Talk|| History Debate: Ulysses S. Grant vs. Robert E. Lee - RollTide1987 on 3/29/14 at 2:18 pm|
We are approaching the 150th anniversary of their epic clash in Virginia in the spring of 1864. To honor the occasion, I present an essay which introduces a new line of thinking in the long-held belief that Robert E. Lee was the better general:
[quote]Was Ulysses S. Grant a butcher? Was Robert ...
| O-T Lounge|| Gwyneth Paltrow on parenting - RollTide1987 on 3/28/14 at 10:13 am|
I'm not quite sure where this goes as it could encompass several different boards. So I'll just put it here in the O-T. More words of wisdom from one of the most out of touch celebs in the business:
[quote]I think to have a regular job and be a mom is not as, of course there are challenges, bu...
| SEC Rant|| So which SEC team from the last 34 seasons is the best? Tournament style! - RollTide1987 on 3/28/14 at 8:15 am|
I have taken the last 12 national champions in college football that have come from the SEC and seeded them. It is now your job to vote on them in order for us to crown a SEC Rant Champion.
They are seeded as follows:
[u][b]The Herp Region[/b][/u]
#12 2007 LSU Tigers
#5 2012 Alabama C...