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    Re: What Is Bama's Greatest National Championship Performance? (Modern era)

    Quote Originally Posted by CapstoneTider View Post
    If you remember the semi pro part, then I am confident that you have the date correct as well. Hard to believe they would make such an unread comment considering the known talent we had on defense, plus Palmer, the RB's and OL. I guess that is the reason my mind flipped it to 89.
    as my wife would tell you, never base anything off of my memory

    others will surely recall it better

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    Re: What Is Bama's Greatest National Championship Performance? (Modern era)

    Def '92 for me. Nobody gave us a chance against the canes. Never seen a more arrogant and obnoxious team than that bunch. To go out and just crush them was as sweet as it gets. Last year was close, especially not letting them cross the 50. But we went in with high expectations to win that one.

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    Re: What Is Bama's Greatest National Championship Performance? (Modern era)

    Quote Originally Posted by Alasippi View Post
    Bama won the National Title by:

    Beating Nebraska 39-28 in the 65 Orange Bowl
    Actually, Bama had already won the National Title when they played in this game. It was before the AP and UPI started awarding national championships after the bowl game.
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    Re: What Is Bama's Greatest National Championship Performance? (Modern era)

    Quote Originally Posted by CapstoneTider View Post
    This is true. I had no confidence that we would win.......or maybe that Coach Curry would win.

    Do you remember when ESPN claimed that "Miami was playing a good high school team" ? I always believed that was before the 89 game, but several posters corrected me saying it was the 92 game. If you or anyone else is 100% sure, let me know.
    Lee Corso made that statement before the 1990 Alabama vs. Tennessee game. They were massive favorites and we had had all those injuries. Phillip Doyle kicked us to a win that day (along with a very strong defensive performance against their all-star offense). But I do remember it being said by some leading up to the '92 National Championship against Miami.

    For me, the greatest NC performance has to be last year's. I understand the unique circumstances surrounding the game (revenge, rematch), but to completely shut down what had been mentioned as one of the greatest teams ever was sweet indeed. We didn't just beat them... we beat them down with brute strength.

    The Miami win was certainly the best other than that one.

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    '92 without question

    actually didn't play well at all in Pasadena...

    last year played the defensive performance of a lifetime but offense struggled when they hit LSU territory.

    would love if we can play a complete 60 minutes on jan 7

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    Re: What Is Bama's Greatest National Championship Performance? (Modern era)

    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonChuck View Post
    Actually, Bama had already won the National Title when they played in this game. It was before the AP and UPI started awarding national championships after the bowl game.
    That's actually not true. The AP was awarded after the bowls that season, because of the result of the prior year. Alabama went 10-0 in 1964 and won the AP national title before losing to Texas in the Orange Bowl 21-17 (Namath's "failed" qb sneak at the end). Because of that, the AP decided to wait until the bowl games were played in 1965. Well, Alabama finished the regular season 8-1-1 and ranked 4th. I may have the teams mixed up, but they needed UCLA to lose the Rose Bowl, Texas to lose the Cotton, and then they needed to beat Nebraska in the Orange to vault to #1 and win an improbable NC. Of course, the dominoes all fell that way and Alabama won it. And then we got shafted in 1966.

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    Re: What Is Bama's Greatest National Championship Performance? (Modern era)

    Quote Originally Posted by TideEngineer08 View Post
    That's actually not true. The AP was awarded after the bowls that season, because of the result of the prior year. Alabama went 10-0 in 1964 and won the AP national title before losing to Texas in the Orange Bowl 21-17 (Namath's "failed" qb sneak at the end). Because of that, the AP decided to wait until the bowl games were played in 1965. Well, Alabama finished the regular season 8-1-1 and ranked 4th. I may have the teams mixed up, but they needed UCLA to lose the Rose Bowl, Texas to lose the Cotton, and then they needed to beat Nebraska in the Orange to vault to #1 and win an improbable NC. Of course, the dominoes all fell that way and Alabama won it. And then we got shafted in 1966.
    I stand corrected.
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    Re: What Is Bama's Greatest National Championship Performance? (Modern era)

    Hands down the beatdown of Miami.

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    I would rank last year's win just ahead of 1992. Last year's LSU team probably ends up ranked as the best college football team in the modern era with another win over Alabama. Instead they were beaten so badly that they are mocked. Look at the teams that they beat leading up to the BCSCG. Simply incredible schedule.

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    Re: What Is Bama's Greatest National Championship Performance? (Modern era)

    '92.

    Miami did the TALK.

    Bama did the WALK.

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    This article helped fuel the desire for the 1992 team.
    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vau...8363/index.htm

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    Re: What Is Bama's Greatest National Championship Performance? (Modern era)

    The 1992 championship was sugar sweet, not to mention hilarious, for all the reasons mentioned above.

    However, my vote would be the 1978 national championship (the Jan 1, 1979 "Goal Line Stand" game against Penn State).
    That is my favorite game of all time and I think it is one of the best football games ever played.

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    Re: What Is Bama's Greatest National Championship Performance? (Modern era)

    Quote Originally Posted by chains View Post
    This article helped fuel the desire for the 1992 team.
    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vau...8363/index.htm
    that article was from after the game

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