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Vanderbilt, you’re not as smart as you think

Tonight the Alabama Crimson Tide basketball team makes its bi-annual trip to Memorial Gymnasium in Nashville to play in one of the goofiest venues in all of sports. For some reason through the ages we’ve arrived at the notion that it’s cute to let teams or schools individualize their ballparks or arenas. I’m not talking […]

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State Media Accountability: Don Kausler, Jr.

Usually, when you see the above title, this is where we expose our state mediots for their orange and blue slanted journalism. However, today we take the rare occasion to congratulate the Birmingham News’ Don Kausler, Jr. on his “Hot Corner” piece: “On oversigning recruits, Alabama’s Nick Saban deserves to be cut some slack” Within […]

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Mike Groh expected to join Tide staff

Update: The official release was added below The University of Alabama is expected to announce the hiring of current Louisville assistant coach Mike Groh this week, filling the vacated position coaching receivers. Groh previously worked for Saban at Alabama for the 2009 season as a graduate assistant before serving one season as quarterbacks coach at […]

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Oh yeah…Bama beats UT in Knoxville, again

Knoxville, TN – Caught amid the Cyrus Kouandjio news, the University of Alabama basketball team took down the Tennessee Volunteers in Knoxville Saturday night. The win marks the second time Bama has humbled the Vols on their turf in the past four months. The Tide slapped the Volunteers 41-10 in football on October 23rd in […]

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Mike Slive: What a freaking joke

Mike Slive, you’re 71, and it’s time to retire. They say the mind is the first thing to go. Thursday of this week SEC Commissioner Mike Slive made a call to University of Alabama athletics director Mal Moore about the “fax girl”, an Alabama student dressed in her Crimson Cabaret dance gear appearing briefly on […]

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Cyrus K…does this sound like a mind made up??

Conflicted is the word you could use to describe Cyrus K. Watch this video of Cyrus with his family following his decision* today from Scout.com and you tell me if that family is on the same page with his decision.* My favorite quote: “I didn’t really know this morning. When I got on the podium […]

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Calloway calls Tuscaloosa home

Remember when Brent Calloway, a two-year Bama commit, de-committed and announced during the Army All-America game that he was jumping ship and going to Auburn? Speculation was rampant that he had been fed a lie by the good reverend Cam Newton that $Cam would be back for his senior season, and Calloway got caught up […]

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Luatua and Jones are Crimson

At opposite ends of the spectrum, Chris Jones and Isaac Luatua have signed their letters of intent to roll with the Tide. Jones is a quick, 5-11, 175 lb. cornerback from Minor High School in Birmingham…a rare state of Alabama product in this year’s class. Chris is cut from the cloth of corners that Alabama […]

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LaMichael Fanning is coming to Bama

At 6-7 and 285lbs., defensive end LaMichael Fanning…another Georgia product…projects to play defensive end for the Tide. The Scout 4-star prospect chooses Bama over in-state favorite Georgia and Auburn, though many in Lee County believed they had stolen him from the Capstone. Guess not.

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Washington and Dickson are in

Cornerback Jabriel Washington of Jackson, TN signed his letter of intent to play with Alabama. A Scout 4-star recruit, he chooses Bama over Auburn, Cal, Georgia, Ohio State, Notre Dame, Tennessee and Vanderbilt, among others. Xzavier Dickson, another Scout 4-star inked his letter of intent with the Tide in favor of Georgia and Auburn. The […]

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Ha’Sean Clinton-Dix signs with Bama

Widely regarded as one of the nation’s top safety prospect, Clinton-Dix has excellent size, speed, is a sound tackler and can slide down and lineup against slot receivers…a versatile do-all kind of player. Clinton-Dix was tabbed a first-team All-American by All-USA Today, and one of several Tide signees to play in the Under Armour All-American […]

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Surprise! Pagan says it’s the Tide

Jeoffrey Pagan, the longtime Georgia commit, signed with the University of Alabama this morning. Most (including yours truly) felt he would end up in Athens. The 6-4, 260 pound speed rusher from Asheville, NC is projected at defensive end or jack linebacker. This is a welcome surprise as we start the day!

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National Signing Day Predictions

It’s become my third favorite holiday, behind Thanksgiving and Christmas. National Signing Day. In the days before Alabama Head Coach Nick Saban, not so much. But in the amazing five year run he has put Alabama on since taking over at the Capstone, National Signing Day has been a fun ride. Will tomorrow be the […]

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AU dead last among teams with returning starters

Looking at the 2011 season, Auburn fans may want to hold the phone on making reservations in Atlanta or New Orleans. Heck, Shreveport may even be a stretch. Phil Steele offers an interesting look at teams who lost more than anyone else in college football. The team that lost the most? You guessed it. Among […]

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Bama basketball a nice surprise

In the doldrums that post-football season brings, Alabama basketball has turned out to be a pleasant surprise. Let’s face it, basketball in the south (outside of the state of Kentucky) is little more than an appetizer to the main course. If this were Chili’s, basketball would be the Texas Cheese Fries; baseball would be Southwestern […]

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Auburn using sex to lure recruits?

This is going to shock you. Well, maybe not. The wholesome program that speaks of God like he’s on the roster could be up to no good again. Sports by Brooks is reporting that a night club in Auburn is hosting its first EVER Celebrity Saturday on Auburn’s biggest recruiting weekend of the 2011 recruiting […]

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Rick and Bubba have officially lost their minds

The recent interview on the Rick and Barner program seals the deal: Rick Burgess and his co-hort Bubba have officially lost their credibility at best, their minds at worst. If you are an Alabama fan, alumni or supporter, by listening to this program you are supporting some of the biggest Auburn media idiots in this […]

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AU gets another black-eye on their “big day”

On the biggest orgasmic day in Auburn football’s limited history, the $Cam Newton story just won’t go away. As a reported 78,000 (possibly counted by UAB officials) filed into Jordan-Hare for the worship service honoring Auburn’s temporary national championship*, ESPN.com’s Gene Wojciechowski released a column simply entitled: “The Cam Newton affair still stinks The unresolved […]

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Bama christens AU’s new arena with win

The University of Alabama men’s basketball team broke-in Auburn’s new $92.5 Million basketball facility with a 68-58 win in its first game against the Tigers in their new barn. Auburn was the latest Tide opponent not to reach the 60-pt. mark as Bama’s smothering defense continues to be the difference in SEC play. A capacity […]

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Bama takes down the Cats; improves to 3-1

In probably the biggest win of the Anthony Grant era in Tuscaloosa, the University of Alabama men’s basketball defeated the SEC’s most decorated team, the No. 14 ranked Kentucky Wildcats. It was a familiar script as the Tide jumped out to a big lead, then struggled to hold on in the end. That script didn’t […]

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Another Auburn star bolts for the NFL…in secret

The Birmingham News is reporting that Auburn junior Darvin Adams is bolting for the NFL draft. Adams was Auburn’s leading receiver the last two seasons, with 60 catches in 2009 and 52 in 2010. The DJ Hall look-alike joins fellow Tigers Cameron Jerrell Newton and Nick Fairley in electing to forego their senior seasons to […]

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Comparing UA & AU announcements…interesting

This week, Alabama and Auburn players both made decisions regarding their future in college or the NFL. At Alabama, you had 2010 Heisman winner Mark Ingram and All-Americans Marcel Dareus and Julio Jones flanked by their head coach at an official, University sanctioned press conference. Each player was decked out in matching University of Alabama […]

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Mark Barron to return for ’11 season

Update: Alabama’s official release at the bottom of this post University of Alabama safety Mark Barron announced today that he will return for his senior season at Alabama. Barron was a legitimate NFL prospect before a pectoral muscle injury sustained in the first half of the Auburn game, possibly moreso than cornerback Kareem Jackson who […]

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Auburn, your god hath foresaken thee

Barely a year after stepping on campus, the object of worship for the Awbuhn Fambly has left the building. Cameron Jerrell Newton has declared he will enter the NFL draft. The man at the center of the pay-for-play investigation is leaving the pasture for greener pastures, where the green doesn’t come in hundreds of thousands […]

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Tide off to good start in SEC play

“It starts on the defensive end, and it was an outstanding effort in both halves,” said Alabama basketball coach Anthony Grant following Tuesday night’s win at home against the South Carolina Gamecocks. Defense was the story of the night as Alabama held South Carolina to their lowest point total in six years. The Tide won […]

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More Baribeau for you

On the heels of a tweet that went out from Tuscaloosa News Alabama beat reporter Rachel Baribeau publicly celebrating the Auburn win Monday night, a clip has surfaced from her appearance on the Tony Barnhardt show prior to the Alabama-Auburn game this fall. Some are saying her love for Auburn is spewing forth as she […]

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That pesky New York Times at it again

Another Pete Thamel article is hot off the presses, and again, that pesky New York Times just won’t let the suspected cheaters in Lee County rest. Read the entire article here. Some highlights: “But amid the crisp white celebratory T-shirts and sweaty hugs, an elephant still loomed in the winning locker room on Monday night. […]

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BCS viewership down significantly from last year

Read below, a piece this morning from SportsIllustruted.com: “BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — The preliminary television rating for the BCS title game is down 12 percent from last year. Auburn’s last-second 22-19 win over Oregon on Monday night drew a 16.1 overnight rating on ESPN. Last season’s Alabama-Texas game earned an 18.2 on Fox, which is […]

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NBCSports.com gets it: Newton iffy at best

From NBC.com today: “Was Newton eligible? It’s a fair question; we’re not trying to rain on anyone’s parade here. From the initial reports in November, to the moments before kickoff, the investigation was, and still is, a legitimate probe. When you factor in the NCAA’s decision to make Newton ineligible, only to reverse the decision […]

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Bama finishes #10 in final AP poll

For the third year in a row, Alabama finishes in the Top 10 in the nation’s AP poll. The current run is the most Top 10 finishes for the Tide in the AP since 1977-1981. The record is eight seasons in a row, spanning 1960-1967. One other stretch landed the Tide in the Top 10 […]

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