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A-Day Game information

Here are the details about A-Day: GOLDEN FLAKE A-DAY GAME INFORMATION ADMISSION TO THE STADIUM There is no charge for admission to the Golden Flake A-Day Football Game at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Fans should plan to arrive early as a large crowd is expected. Gates will open at Noon. STADIUM ACCESS & SEATING Entry gates to […]

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How to get ahead—South Park style

Fans of South Park were treated to what could have been the most conservative, perhaps reactionary show ever to air on television. Last night’s show made Archie Bunker look like a liberal. And that is the charm of South Park, they’ll gore any ox. Screw political correctness, like Aristophanes these guys have a conservative streak. […]

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The amazing disappearing blog post

Today’s Paul Finebaum radio program broached several topics of interest to Alabama fans, and all of them related to the magical disappearing blog of Gentry Estes. Estes posted this blog entry Saturday evening, which was taken off the al.com website sometime Monday. The post bemoaned the fact that the media was excluded from Alabama’s scrimmage. […]

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Saban previews A-Day

Video of Nick Saban talking about upcoming A-Day, and spring practice: Some random items from the Saban interview: He reiterated the importance of last year’s A-Day attendance to the positive energy surrounding the program. He said the turnout was a major element in the recruiting success. He also addressed the process of getting players to […]

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Poor Mark Gottfried

Poor Mark Gottfried. When everyone should be thinking of spring football, and the A-Day game, the pitiful basketball team grabs a headline or three. And all were bad. The list of people wanting to leave Tuscaloosa just keeps growing and growing and growing. (Are they rats off a sinking ship?) Richard Hendrix and Ronald Steele […]

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Pickett considers transfer

Ian Rapoport has reported guard Rico Pickett has told coaches he is considering a transfer. Picket was suspended by coach Mark Gottfried Sunday evening. Advertisement: Story continues below

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Monday links and notes

Its Monday, so here are a few items and links to kill time at work. First, the basketball program got “bad” news as Ronald Steele announced he would test the NBA draft. Steele isn’t projected very high, and most likely won’t be taken in the NBA’s first round. I was told Steele has tons of […]

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Scrimmage update 4/5/08

Video of Nick Saban’s April 5 press conference Note: I’ll post some thoughts later tonight of early tomorrow regarding the scrimmage. First glance, take a look at the stat sheet and tell me you aren’t pleased with the punting numbers. I am. FINAL STATS PASSING John Parker Wilson – 17 for 33, 216 yards, 1 […]

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A little music for the weekend

If you like Southern rock, this simply is a must to watch. Thanks to a friend for sending it. Advertisement: Story continues below

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Tommy Bowden’s inner gayness

Every Day Should Be Saturday found this great item from Clemson’s Tommy Bowden on Scout.com: On freshman Kyle Parker, who is having a really good season with the baseball team: “I’ve watched him practice and I’ve watched him play (baseball). He’s really good looking. If I was a girl, I’d be very interested in him. […]

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Saban press conference video & more

Nick Saban’s 4/2 press conference: Saban talked about the latest round or practice sessions on Wednesday. I didn’t have time to prepare notes due to my mom being in the hospital (she was released yesterday afternoon), but you can read all about the position change “experiments” from the Ledger-Enquirer. Advertisement: Story continues below More on […]

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Wednesday random links

Here’s more on the sad story of Keith McCants from Mobile’s NBC 15. In this interview, McCants admits to drug use to take the edge off the pain he feels as a result of his professional football career. McCants allegedly threw a pair of pliers, a screwdriver and a crack pipe at an officer, according […]

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Auburn’s fingerprints on Bash cancellation

The pettiness of the minor sports programs in the Southeastern Conference (cough Auburn cough) was once again on display when a school (cough Auburn cough) threw a hissy fit over the Gridiron Bash. According to the Gridiron Bash organizers, a member of the SEC complained about the event. It takes little imagination to deduce where […]

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Big strides evident from scrimmage

You can’t read much into a scrimmage stat line, but there were some important points from the first scrimmage of the spring. The defense is improving, the quarterbacks are improving, and the team has player leadership. All of these are necessary elements for an improved record in 2008. Let’s start with the most important point, […]

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Saban’s 3/29/08 press conference

(UA) TUSCALOOSA—The Alabama football team worked through its first scrimmage of 2008 spring drills on a muggy, sunny Saturday afternoon at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Head coach Nick Saban and his staff put the team through a two-hour workout that consisted of approximately 125 plays from scrimmage plus special teams work. Saturday’s scrimmage started with the Crimson […]

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Friday is all about Saban

Nick Saban plans to retire in Tuscaloosa. He told ESPN’s Chris Low that this would be his last stop—he regrets moving so much in his coaching career. “This is it for me,” Saban said this week. “I’m 56 years old. I’ve moved around, in my opinion, too much. I’ve made some mistakes. I learned about […]

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Two basketball items

Two big basketball stories happened Wednesday. First the good news: JaMychal Green performed well in the McDonald’s All-American game. Green scored 12 points on 5-7 from the field and 2-3 from the free throw line. He grabbed five rebounds and notched two assists. You can read a game story from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel at […]

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Hannah won’t run for Congress

John Hannah won’t be seeking a Congressional seat despite talk coming from the Alabama GOP. Last week state GOP chair Mike Hubbard told the Huntsville Times that the Alabama football legend was considering a run to fill the soon-to-be vacant Alabama Fifth Congressional District. Hannah told the Capstone Report this afternoon he was not running. […]

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Remembering…

Victor Ellis died last night, and the Chattanooga Times Free Press provides the best information on the young man’s passing. Going through the story, the quotes from his football coach are good, but the most important line is from another cancer patient: In the same way he once thrilled fans at Red Bank and Alabama, […]

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Saban’s 3/24/08 press conference

Nick Saban’s March 24 Return to Practice press conference video: Saban subscribes to a newspaper, and reads it! This shocking revelation came during his Monday press conference. “They didn’t even deliver me a paper yesterday at my house, so I didn’t even get to read it,” Saban said. “I had to watch ESPN to find […]

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Four days of magic; Alabama MIA

Four days of magic. Four days of nonstop basketball. The first and second round of the NCAA tournament are some of the most intense and interesting days in all of sport. So many memories. So many games. And Alabama was at home. The crowds at the BJCC were cheering for other teams. Advertisement: Story continues […]

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NCAA Round 1: Belmont vs. Duke

We just witnessed the best game of the tournament. It won’t be topped. Duke held off Belmont 71-70. Alabama’s loss to Belmont doesn’t look so bad now. Does this help the Tide’s RPI? Unlike the vast majority of Alabama fans, I love Duke. I always have. I remember watching Duke defeat UNLV. I remember Coach […]

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Watching NCAA Games Live

If you want to watch the NCAA games live, you can do that by clicking this link: Watch or listen to every game from the NCAA® Championship LIVE ONLINE for FREE! WITH BOSS BUTTON. I just checked on the games, and already 25,000 are waiting for entry to the feeds. The first game Georgia vs. […]

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Regaining relevance

While Alabama football works hard to regain relevance on the field, the football program has become relevant off the field again thanks to recruiting success and last year’s A-Day game. Reviled at the time, the fan passion is now the gold standard by which every spring game is judged. Need another example of how the […]

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Dealing with a crisis

The NCAA featured a detailed account of what the SEC did when the tornado struck Atlanta and damaged the Georgia dome Friday evening during the Alabama-MSU game. Here are some important quotes directly from SEC Associate Commissioner Greg Sankey: “The first need was to secure people’s safety. With the weather being what it was, and […]

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The case to expand Bryant-Denny now

While Dr. Robert Witt’s economic analysis turned out to be prophetic (who knew that hallowed Bear Stearns was on such shaky ground?), there has never been a better time to expand Bryant Denny stadium. The reasons for expansion are both economic and athletic. It just makes good sense to do it now. Here’s why. 1. […]

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Nightmare basketball scenario brewing for 2009

A nightmare scenario is brewing for next basketball season. The Richard Hendrix turning pro talk is heating up behind the scenes, and Ronald Steele might not be ready for next season. But wasn’t that a guarantee before—that Mark Gottfried would win big next year thanks to having one of the best point guards in the […]

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Hudson hire sends a message?

Wendell Hudson’s hire as women’s basketball coach could be viewed as sign of change in the way things are done at UA. I was told this was an attempt to circumvent some of the problem persons within the athletic department administration. Following Rick Moody’s retirement as women’s basketball coach, a search committee was formed, and […]

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BREAKING: WEATHER DAMAGES DOME

A 63-minute delay interrupted play at the SEC tournament as a possible tornado damaged the Georgia Dome. Play resumed at 10:43 p.m. eastern with Alabama losing to MSU 69-67. More pictures from Yahoo Sports At 9:40 p.m Eastern a possible tornado damaged the Georgia Dome, Westin Hotel, Omni Hotel and other parts of downtown Atlanta. […]

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Bama wins over UF, but…

Alabama did its best impression of the Washington Generals last night as the team allowed a 28-point lead to shrink to 6. The Tide went almost 15 minutes without a basket as Florida went on a 21-2 run. Alabama won, but… Mark Gottfried’s game management was abysmal. He once again failed to call a timeout […]

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