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    Anyone else watching the 2000 Orange Bowl on ESPN Classic?

    This is the first time I've watched it since the game was played almost 13 years ago. I guess it is cathartic for me perhaps because that was a painful loss so I'm finally forcing myself to watch it again. No Chris Samuels, secondary gets torched all night by David Terrell and we miss a extra point in OT to lose. But hey at least it the loss was to Tom Brady, who would have known we were watching an all time NFL great at QB that night.

    Shaun Alexander had a heck of a game too and watching him break off a 50 yd TD in the 3rd quarter brought back memories. I really think we win that game if Chris Samuels plays, because I don't think I've ever seen so many holding penalties on us in one game in my life. Wasn't much light at the end of the tunnel after this game for a long time. Reminds me the way things were and how glad I am that CNS showed up 7 years later.

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    Re: Anyone else watching the 2000 Orange Bowl on ESPN Classic?

    This game and the UCLA game to start 2000 is really when we entered the Abyss.
    “We have 45 men suited up. They're all supposed to be ready to play.”

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    Re: Anyone else watching the 2000 Orange Bowl on ESPN Classic?

    Quote Originally Posted by DiamondDust View Post
    This game and the UCLA game to start 2000 is really when we entered the Abyss.
    I remember when Freddie Milons took a punt back for a TD against UCLA early on in that game. I remember thinking "this is going to be a great season!" Man I couldn't have been more wrong.

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    Anyone else watching the 2000 Orange Bowl on ESPN Classic?

    Those led up to the rotten years, but all of that is behind us.

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    Anyone else watching the 2000 Orange Bowl on ESPN Classic?

    Can't stand to watch it!
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    Re: Anyone else watching the 2000 Orange Bowl on ESPN Classic?

    I lost money on that game. Correct me if I'm wrong but wasn't Bama ranked pre-season #3 (2000) and only won 3 games for the year?

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    Anyone else watching the 2000 Orange Bowl on ESPN Classic?

    The following season, yes, 3-8!! Went all the way to Knoxville that season to watch us lose.
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    Anyone else watching the 2000 Orange Bowl on ESPN Classic?

    The following season, yes, 3-8!! Went all the way to Knoxville that season to watch us lose. Terrible season, but still had fun that year.
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    Anyone else watching the 2000 Orange Bowl on ESPN Classic?

    Sat through the 9 - 0 loss in the IB. It was wet and miserable experience, hopefully those days are long gone.

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    Re: Anyone else watching the 2000 Orange Bowl on ESPN Classic?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bamatim15 View Post
    I lost money on that game. Correct me if I'm wrong but wasn't Bama ranked pre-season #3 (2000) and only won 3 games for the year?
    Yeah, I remember we had high expectations going into that season. Pre-season #3, on magazine covers etc and then lay an egg...the entire season. Started off a tough stretch for Alabama that is for sure but thankfully we made it through that to get where we are now.

    It's funny as I was watching the game Brad Nessler commented how Mike DuBose said he'd love to go ahead and accept another invitation for the Orange Bowl the next season since the BCSNCG was being played there. Not so much Mike!

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    Anyone else watching the 2000 Orange Bowl on ESPN Classic?

    Quote Originally Posted by rickvox79 View Post
    I remember when Freddie Milons took a punt back for a TD against UCLA early on in that game. I remember thinking "this is going to be a great season!" Man I couldn't have been more wrong.
    I remember that. It was my first season in Tuscaloosa.

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    Re: Anyone else watching the 2000 Orange Bowl on ESPN Classic?

    Quote Originally Posted by DiamondDust View Post
    This game and the UCLA game to start 2000 is really when we entered the Abyss.
    Just imagine where we might be today had we won that game and the UCLA game the following year. It's possible we:
    -have some better seasons...not great...but not 3-8
    -don't make all the coaching changes we made in that era
    -and thus don't end up where we did at the end of 2006

    Scary thought isn't it.

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    Re: Anyone else watching the 2000 Orange Bowl on ESPN Classic?

    Quote Originally Posted by mrusso View Post
    Just imagine where we might be today had we won that game and the UCLA game the following year. It's possible we:
    -have some better seasons...not great...but not 3-8
    -don't make all the coaching changes we made in that era
    -and thus don't end up where we did at the end of 2006

    Scary thought isn't it.
    No... even if we had won both, the 2000 season was going to be a disaster based on all the off the field issues.
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