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An Open Letter to Southern Baptists

Southern Baptists do you know what is happening with the finances at IMB? This post is for Southern Baptists. There are many of those here in Alabama and around the SEC. We may be fans of different teams, but we share something and this post discusses some information and concerns with brothers. So, if you […]

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Alabama fans should get ready to visit Atlanta over the next few years

The SEC Championship Game will be held in Atlanta until 2026. Here is the SEC’s press release making that arrangement official. ATLANTA—The Southeastern Conference (SEC), along with AMB Sports & Entertainment (AMBSE) and the Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA), today at the College Football Hall of Fame announced an agreement to host the SEC […]

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Sunday Politics: Trump giving Republican insiders exactly what they deserve

Donald Trump could help himself with GOP voters by taking a pledge to do whatever it takes to defeat Hillary Clinton If Republican insiders have their way, they will stick the GOP with another “electable” and bland candidate along the lines of Mitt Romney or Bob Dole or John McCain—all candidates that were more connected […]

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Alabama Basketball Coaching Search Update

Get ready for trial balloons When Alabama hired Nick Saban, Athletic Director Mal Moore knew who he wanted to be Alabama’s football coach. And even then, it almost ended in disaster as Moore, while under pressure, averted his gaze from the Miami Dolphins head coach and flirted with Rich Rodriguez. Fortunately for Mal Moore and […]

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Anthony Grant supporters attempt to divide Alabama fans

Alabama Basketball: Coach Anthony Grant Tenure Death Watch Alabama basketball Coach Anthony Grant’s future is in doubt. As the ultimate Alabama reporter dropped a hint on Twitter last night about pressure building to fire Anthony Grant. According to Cecil Hurt, “Sounds like substantial 11th-hour pressure being brought to bear on Bill Battle re: UA basketball […]

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Why is Alabama the most hated team in college football?

Last year, a survey found the Alabama Crimson Tide was the most hated team in college football, we try to explain just why Alabama football is so hated The Alabama Crimson Tide washes over all of its opponents at some time or another. The history books prove it. Alabama is a team that has had […]

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Theology influences Auburn coaching hires

Bruce Pearl ‘repented’ and that landed him at Auburn “The one who conceals his sins will not prosper, but whoever confesses and renounces them will find mercy.” Proverbs 28:13 Understanding how a known liar ended up coaching at another SEC school is a big mystery. How a known liar ended up coaching at the one […]

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Who will be Alabama’s starting quarterback in 2015?

Alabama has five quarterbacks on the roster, but only one has real experience entering 2015 Alabama entered the 2014 football season with a battle for the quarterback position. It boiled down to senior Blake Sims against FSU transfer Jacob Coker. It was close going during Fall Camp, but Blake Sims resiliency through the good and […]

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Amanda Pflugrad strives for more than human approval

Amanda Pflugrad: “I’ve come to learn by trials that I have gone through that God always has plans for something better. His plans are far greater than our dreams.” One of the best things about college football is getting to know people over time. Amanda Pflugrad came to everyone’s attention while cheering for the University […]

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A very telling photograph about Alabama Football & the SEC

#SEC fans rock! #UofSC J-school lecture — Charles Bloom (@CharlesBloomSC) November 20, 2014 This photograph tells you everything you need to know about SEC football and Alabama football. So, what teams and leagues do you think are followers?

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Alabama Football: 8 named players of the Week for WVU win

Alabama played West Virginia in the Chick-Fil-A College Kickoff. The Tide won 33-23. [/caption]The Alabama football coaching staff praised eight players for their performance in Alabama’s win over West Virigina. The players named Players of the Week included Amari Cooper, Jalston Fowler and TJ Yeldon on offense, and Johnathan Allen, Landon Collins and Cyrus Jones […]

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GAME NOTES: Alabama 33 West Virginia 23

ALABAMA FOOTBALL (via UA Media Relations) POSTGAME NOTES – WEST VIRGINIA VS. ALABAMA SATURDAY, AUGUST 30, 2014 • GEORGIA DOME • ATLANTA GENERAL NOTES GAME CAPTAINS: Alabama’s captains for today’s game against West Virginia are Landon Collins, Christion Jones and Austin Shepherd. The Crimson Tide won the coin toss and elected to defer the opening […]

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IMB trustee Hershael York should be called out for his hateful remarks

Southern Baptist Convention headed for schism Editor’s note: This is not related to football, so skip it if you don’t care about theology or denominational business. I’m posting it here because I am tired of keeping silent while serious issues fester within my extended family. Trustees should be seen and not heard. Seriously, that is […]

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Why CBS Sports Fantasy Football is a winner

This post brought to you by CBS Sports. All opinions are 100% mine. I love fantasy football. What I don’t love is all the mindless recordkeeping and stacks of papers and binders filled with information that running a fantasy football league once required. Thankfully, technology has made the entire task easier. Some of my most […]

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3 Alabama fan resolutions for the 2014 college football season

It isn’t the new year, but it is the start of a new college football season for the Alabama Crimson Tide. Here are my resolutions for the start of the 2014 college football season. Jinx Auburn Over the last few years, I’ve learned an important lesson. I can jinx Auburn. It isn’t hard at all. […]

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Media Alert: SiriusXM broadcasting from Alabama Fall Camp

Phil Savage and Jack Arute host from Tuscaloosa, AL, on SiriusXM College Sports Nation, channel 91 If you want more information about how things are going in Tuscaloosa as Alabama football prepares for the 2014 college football season, you might want to listen to one of the most knowledgeable voices about the Alabama football team–Phil […]

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Rank the Best Alabama Football Teams of All-Time

Here is your chance to rank the best Alabama Football Teams of All Time. Tell us which Alabama Football team you think is the best ever.

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A-Day matters at Alabama

Alabama Spring Practice: We’ll take football any way we can get it By The Conduit I admit it, I’m a freak for Spring practice games. I don’t understand why more people don’t enjoy them. It’s a free football game in the middle of the non-football season, the weather is fantastic for spectating, plus the only […]

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Alabama Football: Can AJ McCarron succeed in the NFL?

It’s been a long time since an Alabama quarterback made it in ‘The League’ The legacy of Bart Starr, Joe Namath and Kenny Stabler is ancient history to most football fans these days. Go back to Harry Gilmer and you must be a great-grandpa. All of the above mentioned were quarterbacks for The University of […]

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Michael Sam: A gutsy announcement, or a brilliant PR move?

Michael Sam is news because of SEC ties Call me cynical, but I have a feeling Michel Sam’s announcement that he is gay was an orchestrated PR move. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. Maybe the fact that he is a football player from an SEC school makes it news. But I just don’t […]

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Alabama Crimson Tide Gymnastics: Four Decades of Championships

Sarah Patterson has built an amazing following for Alabama Gymnastics By Hunter Ford The story of Alabama gymnastics sounds like something out of a Hollywood movie. In 1974, the first gymnastics team was formed. The team competed for the first time in 1975. In 1978, with the team yet to have a winning season, legendary […]

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SEC Media Days 2014 Schedule; Expands to four days

SEC Media Days 2014 Schedule MONDAY, July 14 Commissioner Mike Slive Auburn – Gus Malzahn Florida – Will Muschamp Vanderbilt – Derek Mason TUESDAY, July 15 Mississippi State – Dan Mullen South Carolina – Steve Spurrier Tennessee – Butch Jones Texas A&M – Kevin Sumlin WEDNESDAY, July 16 Steve Shaw – SEC Coordinator of Football […]

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Iron Bowl of basketball? Do you hear the crickets?

Alabama vs Auburn: Battle to not be the worst in the SEC By Hunter Ford I have really tried, all week, to reach out and be an ambassador for Alabama basketball. I have talked face-to-face with friends about the Alabama basketball team, and the importance of the upcoming game with Auburn. Even my most ardent […]

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Lane Kiffin hire shows change is coming at Alabama

Why did Alabama Coach Nick Saban hire Lane Kiffin? By The Conduit My number-one rule of college football is everyone loses football games; it’s how you lose and what you do afterwards that matters. Any fan that can understand this will have a lot more fun watching college football. My number-two rule is you don’t […]

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Someone should cancel the Alabama vs Auburn basketball game

Alabama vs Auburn: Iron Bowl on hardwood, on ice By Hunter Ford What is more unlikely: a snow storm in southern Alabama or a basketball game between Auburn and Alabama that means something? I am sitting here in Troy, Alabama, watching TV news about the winter weather alerts. Roads are closed. Schools and churches are […]

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Auburn and Alabama basketball coaches should be canned

Auburn and Alabama should do something to make basketball fun again By Hunter Ford Why wait until the season is over to fire the incompetent basketball coaches at Alabama and Auburn? Fire them now. Football coaches often get fired before the season is over, just ask Lane Kiffin. The Crimson Tide and the Tigers are […]

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Alabama Football: A-Day 2014 set for April 19

Football fans rejoice as Spring Football is right around the corner. The University of Alabama announced that A-Day 2014 will be held April 19. Here is the entire release. Alabama A-Day 2014 Scheduled for April 19 The University of Alabama announced Wednesday that the 2014 A-Day Spring Football Game will be held on Saturday, April […]

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Basketball is flat in the state of Alabama

Alabama Crimson Tide not alone in basketball mediocrity in this state By Hunter Ford I watched Alabama play Georgia in basketball last Saturday. The late great writer from Atlanta, Lewis Grizzard, once described watching a football game between two mediocre teams as “like watching two mules fight over a turnip.” The Tide and Dawgs looked […]

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What comes next for Alabama?

The old man and the Tide: What comes next? By Hunter Ford A few weeks ago Nick Saban said he was “too damn old” to start over as a head coach at a new school. That’s a good thing, because he will have his hands full rebooting the Alabama Crimson Tide after a disappointing two-game […]

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Sugar Bowl: Nick Saban says game is about mindset, fundamentals

Sugar Bowl Preview: Saban says bowl game is about mindset, getting back to fundamentals for Alabama By Hunter Ford Alabama football coach Nick Saban met with the media on New Year’s Day to preview the January 2 Sugar Bowl game against Oklahoma. “It’s all about mindset,” Saban said, outlining what he believes will be the […]

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