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    how old is the script A

    How old is the Alabama script A? We had a discussion today about which one is older Alabama’s or Atlanta Brave’s. I know they are slightly different but whose was first?
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    Re: how old is the script A

    If you research it, you will find pics of Coach Bryant wearing a script A cap before the Braves were even in Atlanta.

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    Re: how old is the script A

    Quote Originally Posted by ALA2262 View Post
    If you research it, you will find pics of Coach Bryant wearing a script A cap before the Braves were even in Atlanta.


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    Big A This image is from 1958.

    Quote Originally Posted by ALA2262 View Post
    If you research it, you will find pics of Coach Bryant wearing a script A cap before the Braves were even in Atlanta.







    So, we know that the Alabama script has been around from the beginning of Coach Bryant's era. Braves moved to Atlanta in 1966.
    Last edited by banjeaux; January 29th, 2013 at 07:08 PM. Reason: add quote by ALA2262
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    Re: This image is from 1958.

    Quote Originally Posted by banjeaux View Post
    So, we know that the Alabama script has been around from the beginning of Coach Bryant's era.
    Nice sleuthing!

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    Re: This image is from 1958.

    Correct me if I am wrong, but I think the script A originated at UA with Tilden Campbell's baseball teams in the 1930s and 40s.

    And I believe Coach Bryant's cap pictured above is from the Baseball Squad.

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    how old is the script A

    So the next question:

    When did it become the main logo for us versus the elephants used in the past?
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    Re: how old is the script A

    This site shows it as being used from 2002 on, but I'm not sure where they got that information.

    http://www.sportslogos.net/logos/list_by_team/597

    Wikipedia notes that in B-DS the script A was introduced into the field in 2004. Again, no citation to back that up.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bryant...m#Field_design

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    Re: how old is the script A

    Quote Originally Posted by BamaFlum View Post
    So the next question:

    When did it become the main logo for us versus the elephants used in the past?
    The script A with the circle around it became official in 2001 or 2002.
    It replaced that dreadful block ALABAMA with the elephant over it.
    The famous A with the elephant tromping through it was retired around 1994 or so.

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    Re: how old is the script A

    Quote Originally Posted by AmeliaGayle View Post
    This site shows it as being used from 2002 on, but I'm not sure where they got that information.

    http://www.sportslogos.net/logos/list_by_team/597

    Wikipedia notes that in B-DS the script A was introduced into the field in 2004. Again, no citation to back that up.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bryant...m#Field_design
    I had not refreshed my browser, so I did not see your links.

    Your dates are probably more accurate than mine.

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    Re: how old is the script A

    The script A, as in just the A not the circle A logo, actually first appeared on the 50 yard line at BDS in fRAN's first season. 2001. It was during the middle of that season. Seems like it might have been against Tennessee.

    I think we may have done away with a midfield logo at some point late in the fRAN era or early in the Shula era. Then the circle A came along around 2004.

    Edit: I just read the wikipedia link. They refer to the script A as the circle A. I guess I have my terms mixed up.

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    Re: This image is from 1958.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce014 View Post
    Correct me if I am wrong, but I think the script A originated at UA with Tilden Campbell's baseball teams in the 1930s and 40s.

    And I believe Coach Bryant's cap pictured above is from the Baseball Squad.
    Indeed, in the 1958 photo, Coach Bryant wears a baseball cap. At aTm, Coach and his assistants wore baseball caps, too. One had a T and others did not. Of course, if this were color it would be a maroon cap with white T. In the second photo, Coach's cap has the T



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    Re: This image is from 1958.

    There is nothing wrong about the "block A with the elephant stepping through it" Those of enjoying '78 and '79 NCs think they are pretty cool.
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