Wednesday, December 12, 2007

More good Tide articles...

Smells Like Team Spirit The American Conservative
This is an extremely honest and candid treatise on the current status of organized football relative to the current American culture. A must read for any football fan.

Big weekend nets one big commitment TuscaloosaNews
"Several of the University of Alabama’s top remaining targets were all scheduled in Tuscaloosa for official visits for the biggest recruiting weekend of the year last weekend. The Crimson Tide finished the weekend with 17 visitors, and landed one public commitment, thus far, from the group on campus."

Joe namath to get his University of Alabama degree on Saturday
Birmingham News

"Legendary Crimson Tide and NFL football star Joe Namath will receive his long-awaited college degree Saturday during The University of Alabama's winter commencement ceremonies, the school has announced.Namath will be one of more than 900 graduates participating in the 9 a.m. ceremony at Coleman Coliseum on the UA campus."

Crimson Tide's Smith takes Jacobs Trophy Anniston Star
"Alabama offensive tackle Andre Smith won the Jacobs Trophy on Wednesday, becoming the second Crimson Tide player in four years to be honored as the Southeastern Conference's top blocker."

CU's matchup with Alabama rekindles Hagan's ire for Tide Daily Camera
"Darian Hagan won't call it a grudge, but he does carry around a drop of bad blood from his final college football game played 16 years ago this month. Hagan is widely considered one of the top three players to ever wear a Colorado uniform, in part, because he led the Buffs to a national title and three consecutive Big Eight Conference championships at quarterback. The last of those conference titles came in 1991 and the Buffs were rewarded with their third straight bowl game in south Florida in the Blockbuster Bowl against Alabama."

Alabama Football Award Winners
"The University of Alabama football team, who accepted a bid for its NCAA record 55th bowl appearance, held its 2007 team banquet in the Bryant Conference Center in Tuscaloosa on Sunday. Here are highlights: The team handed out a variety of awards at the event, which was emceed by the Voice of the Crimson Tide, Eli Gold. Former Alabama All-America defensive back Jeremiah Castille opened and closed the event with a blessing and Coach Nick Saban addressed the crowd of team members, coaching staff, administration and support staff following the awards session."

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