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    Al.com 6-part History of Bama vs. ND

    SIAP. I especially like Part V. "Bennett's bone-crushing hit was made with no score in the first quarter, but it set the tone and sent a message. After that hit, some believe, the outcome was a formality."

    Part 6 is not my favorite.

    Part 1
    http://www.al.com/alabamafootball/in...rt_i_epic.html

    Part 2
    http://www.al.com/alabamafootball/in...est_for_r.html

    Part 3
    http://www.al.com/alabamafootball/in...rst_south.html

    Part 4
    http://www.al.com/alabamafootball/in...ou_had_to.html

    Part 5
    http://www.al.com/alabamafootball/in...e_sack_ch.html

    Part 6 (Thanks, Mods, for changing title of thread)
    http://www.al.com/alabamafootball/in...outh_bend.html
    Last edited by ccc2259; December 24th, 2012 at 11:13 AM. Reason: Added Part 6
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    Re: Al.com 5-part History of Bama vs. ND

    Thanks for the link. I watched the entire Part 5 and hadn't seen it in years. At the end of the piece there is a video of the two guys parading the sign "This Ones for you Bear" around the track at Legion Field. At one end of the sign is my youngest brother and the other end is my brother-in-law who was Foots Clement's nephew. If you don't recognize the name, Foots was an All American tackle, team captain of the 1930 team that was undefeated, won the Rose Bowl and the National Championship. If I remember correctly, they only gave up 13 points for the entire year. (That is my recollection from what I read and NOT what I witnessed -I am not that old). Sadly we buried my brother-in-law earlier this year back in Rover, Arkansas in the same family plot with Foots. God we had some good times and good memories together.

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    Re: Al.com 6-part History of Bama vs. ND

    I saw the sign and the guys....cool to know there is a link to a fellow tide-fan.
    "Bryant can take his'n and beat your'n, and then he can turn around and take your'n and beat his'n." -- Houston Oiler head coach Bum Phillips, a former player under Coach Bryant

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    Re: Al.com 6-part History of Bama vs. ND

    Quote Originally Posted by ccc2259 View Post
    SIAP. I especially like Part V. "Bennett's bone-crushing hit was made with no score in the first quarter, but it set the tone and sent a message. After that hit, some believe, the outcome was a formality."

    Part 6 is not my favorite.

    Part 1
    http://www.al.com/alabamafootball/in...rt_i_epic.html

    Part 2
    http://www.al.com/alabamafootball/in...est_for_r.html

    Part 3
    http://www.al.com/alabamafootball/in...rst_south.html

    Part 4
    http://www.al.com/alabamafootball/in...ou_had_to.html

    Part 5
    http://www.al.com/alabamafootball/in...e_sack_ch.html

    Part 6 (Thanks, Mods, for changing title of thread)
    http://www.al.com/alabamafootball/in...outh_bend.html
    Alabama was at a BIG disadvantage in that 87 game. Scheduling an OCC game against ND on the road sandwiched between LSU and Auburn was a VERY tall order.

    Today conferences would not schedule such a tough OCC opponent in the middle of conference play.
    It's just suicidal

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    Re: Al.com 6-part History of Bama vs. ND

    Except for Part V, that series depressed the heck out of me. Was that supposed to be a Christmas gift for Barners to read?

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    Re: Al.com 6-part History of Bama vs. ND

    Sadly, if played today Bennett's bone-crushing hit would probably be a helmet to helmet penalty. That would have changed the dynamic of the whole game and there would be no Daniel Moore "The Sack".
    The price of victory is high but so are the rewards...

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    Re: Al.com 6-part History of Bama vs. ND

    Quote Originally Posted by Crimson1967 View Post
    Except for Part V, that series depressed the heck out of me. Was that supposed to be a Christmas gift for Barners to read?
    Not at all!! Hopefully, it will educate the young'ns why us ole timers hate ND so much....
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    Re: Al.com 6-part History of Bama vs. ND

    I think it is a good thing for modern-day Crimson Tide fans (and players) that Nick Saban goes about preparing for each game in the same analytical, systematic, meticulous way no matter the opponent. For those of us 50 and older, there is just too much negative baggage associated with Notre Dame to permit any kind of objectivity or detachment concerning the 1/7/13 game.

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