100 Things Crimson Tide Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die

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Overview

The Crimson Tide is one of the most storied and decorated football programs in NCAA history—since its inception in 1892, the program has claimed 14 National Championship titles, all of which are explored in this essential guide, along with the personalities, events, and facts that any and every Tide fan should know. The book zeros in on critical moments, such as when running back Mark Ingram became the first Alabama player to win the Heisman Trophy in 2009, despite the team being led to six ...

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Overview

The Crimson Tide is one of the most storied and decorated football programs in NCAA history—since its inception in 1892, the program has claimed 14 National Championship titles, all of which are explored in this essential guide, along with the personalities, events, and facts that any and every Tide fan should know. The book zeros in on critical moments, such as when running back Mark Ingram became the first Alabama player to win the Heisman Trophy in 2009, despite the team being led to six championships from 1958 to 1982 by the celebrated coach Paul “Bear” Bryant, as well as key figures from the college's history that include coaches Gene Stallings and Nick Saban and players Joe Namath, Ozzie Newsome, and Derrick Thomas. More than a century of team history is distilled to highlight the absolute best and most compelling moments, identifying in an informative and lively way the personalities, events, and facts that have all come together to make Crimson Tide the powerhouse that it is. This updated version includes highlights from the 2009 and 2011 championship seasons and features key players from the past four years.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781600787829
  • Publisher: Triumph Books
  • Publication date: 8/1/2012
  • Series: 100 Things...Fans Should Know Series
  • Edition description: Updated BCS Championship Edition
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 777,766
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Christopher Walsh is an award-winning sportswriter who covers the University of Alabama football program for the Tuscaloosa News. His honors include the First Amendment Award from the Associated Press Managing Editors, two Pulitzer Prize nominations, the Herby Kirby Memorial Award from the Alabama Sports Writers Association, and Enterprise Story of the Year from the Football Writers Association of America. He is the author of Crimson Storm Surge: Alabama Football Then and Now, No Time Outs: What It's Really Like to Be a Sportswriter Today, Packers Triviology, Steelers Triviology, and Where Football Is King: A History of the SEC. He lives in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2013

    Bama

    Bama won bcs championships 42-14

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2012

    Never read it. But goooo alabama!!!!!!!:)

    Alabama rules. Hope this book was good.

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  • Posted December 15, 2008

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    Great book!

    This is a comprehensive look at the Crimson Tide's legacy and tradition! A great read!

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