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Grew up loving Alabama. From my earliest memories Coach Bryant, The uniforms, helmets, the college as a whole, the tradition. Win or lose its.never been anyone but The Tide. I have and always will be Crimson Tide.
I was 7 (1957) when my Dad heard on the radio that "The Bear was coming Home". That was the happiest I had ever seen my Dad. As time moved on and the Legend grew, happiness continued. The saddest day was when I heard on the radio that The Bear had passed. I am now 62 (never attended the University) but my love for all things "Bama" is part on my being.
This year, when 'Bama won natty's in Gymnastics, Women's Golf and Softball, and of course FOOTBALL....it's EASY to be happy and PROUD of The University of Alabama. Don't Sweat the Small Stuff.
I upvoted your thread because its making laugh my azz off for some reason. It's like no one but Blount and myself understood what the OP was even about. LOL I'm not sure anyone read it TBH.
God, give me patience today. If given strength I may beat someone to death.
Sup bro not answering phone calls? smh..
Me neither. But hey, at least it's civil!
This post was edited by Atturnbull 18 months ago
I liked Alabama in 1992, then kinda changed my fandom to Nebraska for a bit. But I've really liked Bama since 2009. I'm probably the most loyal fan on this board.
Why? Because I watched my super hero (Johnny Musso) get ambushed by Nebraska in 1971. I was seven at the time and I thought Bama was never going to lose because we were just too good for that to happen. We lost that Orange Bowl and a NC to Nebraska 38-7. My blood changed right then and there. It's been boiling Crimson ever since.
Because thats all i have ever known? I mean what else is there!? When you can be sick with the flu and in bed for two days, but the second the game comes on you dont think another thing about being sick anymore...the passion takes over. Im not old, but not young either, so ive seen the ABSOLUTE worst, and the best of the best with BAMA. We are a different breed of fans...wasnt allowed until i was 10 to watch a game on TV, grandfather made me listen to the games on the radio so i would have a greater appreciation for the game once i was able to watch.....not to mention id take Eli Gold over these "side jumpers" any day calling a game!
I upgraded to IO6 and my phone wouldn't receive send calls. I finally had to restore to factory settings last night and works now. I'll call later.
Because I bleed crimson! I was born that way. I live in North Carolina and at work people walk pass me and give me a roll tide in place of hello etc. I am what I am! God bless the USA and the U of A.
WTF was the question again??
Born into it and a alum of the best university in the land
This post was edited by UAbasspro 18 months ago
Decided I wanted to be a Bama fan pre-season 2000. Bama was ranked #3 and was poised for a decade of dominance.
I hate these kind of posts. Suffice to say that I've been a Bama fan since before you were born so I think I'm qualified.
Because I never want to feel how I felt in 2010.
Mine is much different than most. I grew up in South Mississippi. No one in my family was much of a college football fan so I was really never exposed to the love of the college game. I attended and graduated from Southern Miss (1999). While there, I went to all of the home games but everyone always left at halftime to go drink it up. Yes, I left with everyone else. Fast forward to 2002.
In 2002, I moved to Birmingham. It didn't take long to notice that folks here took college football passion to a different level. I had a roommate that played receiver at Auburn back in the early 90's and I split my time going to Auburn games and Bama games...wherever the party was at. After doing that for about 2 seasons, I just grew to like Alabama more and more. Attending both sites as a neutral fan was interesting in hindsight. At AU, We'd hang out in a field waiting for the game or occasionally near the stadium on campus. At Bama, you had Bars, restaurants, better atmosphere, etc. and it was just more fun.
In 2004, I met my wife (Bama Alum) at a Southern Miss - Bama game and that pretty much sealed the deal. Granted, I don't have the lifelong stories like most of you all but I rarely missed a game until my daughter came along. She is all of 2 now. BTW, she does a great "Roll Tide."
I moved to Alabama in '85 and started kindergarten shortly thereafter. There was an "Alabama-Auburn" day before the Iron Bowl, and with a mom from Iowa and a dad from Pakistan, I had no idea who to choose. Geographic considerations trumped all so I chose Alabama - as a 5 year old new to the state, I had no idea that Auburn was in the state. So....even as an uninformed 5 year old, I instinctively knew the Barn was little brother.
Because I think posts like this are basically another version of the "I'm more of a fan than you are" type posts or the "you can't be a fan if your not an alumni" posts. Same stuff different title. If that was not the intent then I apoligize.
I was born and raised in the State of Alabama, not Auburn!
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