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    How Many Bama National Titles In Your Lifetime?(And Pick Your Favorite)

    ..Let's see who the elder statesman is around here

    Personally...I've witnessed ten. 61-64-65-73-78-79-92-09-011 and 012.

    That's one national title every 5.7 years of my life. Not a bad average!

    My favorite would be 92. That was just a very special year.

    65 was one of my favorites as well because we got totally screwed by a blown call in the Georgia game(18-17), Tied Tennessee when Stabler intentionally threw the ball out of bounds to kill the clock on fourth and goal thinking it was third down, and then two or three teams had to lose on New Years for us to have a prayer and they all did. Then we dominated a Nebraska team 39-28 in the Orange Bowl that outweighed us by 35 pounds or so per man. That was a very magical day.

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    Re: How Many Bama National Titles In Your Lifetime?(And Pick Your Favorite)

    Quote Originally Posted by Alasippi View Post
    ..Let's see who the elder statesman is around here

    Personally...I've witnessed ten. 61-64-65-73-78-79-92-09-011 and 012.

    That's one national title every 5.7 years of my life. Not a bad average!

    My favorite would be 92. That was just a very special year.

    65 was one of my favorites as well because we got totally screwed by a blown call in the Georgia game(18-17), Tied Tennessee when Stabler intentionally threw the ball out of bounds to kill the clock on fourth and goal thinking it was third down, and then two or three teams had to lose on New Years for us to have a prayer and they all did. Then we dominated a Nebraska team 39-28 in the Orange Bowl that outweighed us by 35 pounds or so per man. That was a very magical day.

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    Elder statesman? Reckon Earle has that locked up, sip. However, I qualify as an old geezers. BTW, excellent list. Well thought out and with evidence provided.

    My favorite is 2009, however. With Coach Saban arrival in 2007, one of my top bucket list wishes was to see just one more national championship. I was confident that 2010 would be that year, if I made it. WOW! We got three more and fell short in 2010. I'll take it. Anymore will be just lagniappe.

    Oh! Personally witnessed: add 1941. I remember it as if it were yesterday. And, while we're at it add 1945. If the Rose Bowl winner earned the championship in '25, '26, & '34, why not 1945. Polls be danged!

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    Re: How Many Bama National Titles In Your Lifetime?(And Pick Your Favorite)

    Quote Originally Posted by banjeaux View Post
    I'm one of the old geezers, also.
    Hey, I might be a geezer but I'm not old lol....at least in my mind and the way I act

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    Re: How Many Bama National Titles In Your Lifetime?(And Pick Your Favorite)

    Well mine started in 1934, the year of my birth, but I will not stretch that by saying I WITNESSED them.
    Best one was destroying LSWHO in 2011. Next would be destroying the golden dumbers this last year.

    So that would be 12 total with 3 back-to-backs.
    Won't call myself the elder statesman either.
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    Re: How Many Bama National Titles In Your Lifetime?(And Pick Your Favorite)

    Quote Originally Posted by Alasippi View Post
    ..Let's see who the elder statesman is around here

    Personally...I've witnessed ten. 61-64-65-73-78-79-92-09-011 and 012.

    That's one national title every 5.7 years of my life. Not a bad average!

    My favorite would be 92. That was just a very special year.

    65 was one of my favorites as well because we got totally screwed by a blown call in the Georgia game(18-17), Tied Tennessee when Stabler intentionally threw the ball out of bounds to kill the clock on fourth and goal thinking it was third down, and then two or three teams had to lose on New Years for us to have a prayer and they all did. Then we dominated a Nebraska team 39-28 in the Orange Bowl that outweighed us by 35 pounds or so per man. That was a very magical day.

    You guys?

    sip
    Ditto (although "witnessed" might not be accurate for 61, as I was just a toddler then.) I'm still quite chapped about the 66 team & notre dang. Should've been another. *sigh*

    Back on point, I might lean toward either 79 or 92, as those are the only two NC teams I got to see in person. (Was in the Dome in Jan. 93; simply awesome!)
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    Re: How Many Bama National Titles In Your Lifetime?(And Pick Your Favorite)

    Ten in my lifetime also. What a great probablem we Bama fans have...which National Championship is our favorite. Hard choice, but I have to pick 2009. Winning in the Rose Bowl over Texas was super. But there hasn't been a bad National Championship. I was in college in the mid/late seventies and probably took championships for granted then.

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    Re: How Many Bama National Titles In Your Lifetime?(And Pick Your Favorite)

    Quote Originally Posted by 45longcolt View Post
    Well mine started in 1934, the year of my birth, but I will not stretch that by saying I WITNESSED them.
    Best one was destroying LSWHO in 2011. Next would be destroying the golden dumbers this last year.
    "Witnessed" may have been the wrong word choice. I think I should have said "Have occurred and that I was aware of at the time".
    I was six when Bama won the first one and didn't see a lot of it, but my Dad was a coach, a huge Bama fan, and had already taken me to Bama games, so I knew what football was and what a national title was. 1934 huh? That's pretty darn cool.

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    Re: How Many Bama National Titles In Your Lifetime?(And Pick Your Favorite)

    7 - 73, 78, 79, 92, 09, 11 and 12 . 79 or 92 would be tops for me . 79 was simply an absolute machine on both sides of the ball , but 92 was special because that was possibly the worst offensive unit to ever win a title .
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    Re: How Many Bama National Titles In Your Lifetime?(And Pick Your Favorite)

    Quote Originally Posted by GP for Bama View Post
    Ten in my lifetime also. What a great probablem we Bama fans have...which National Championship is our favorite. Hard choice, but I have to pick 2009. Winning in the Rose Bowl over Texas was super. But there hasn't been a bad National Championship. I was in college in the mid/late seventies and probably took championships for granted then.

    Note--My mother has been alive for all 15.
    Wow...Congrats to Mom!!! We should send her a Tidefans trophy

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    Re: How Many Bama National Titles In Your Lifetime?(And Pick Your Favorite)

    4 of them 1992, 2009, 2011, and 2012.

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    Re: How Many Bama National Titles In Your Lifetime?(And Pick Your Favorite)

    Quote Originally Posted by LCN View Post
    7 - 73, 78, 79, 92, 09, 11 and 12 . 79 or 92 would be tops for me . 79 was simply an absolute machine on both sides of the ball , but 92 was special because that was possibly the worst offensive unit to ever win a title .
    LCN 92 was WITHOUT QUESTION the worst offense to ever win one lol...
    They weren't bad mind you, but they darn sure weren't good.
    But that defense........my goodness...

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    Re: How Many Bama National Titles In Your Lifetime?(And Pick Your Favorite)

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    4 of them 1992, 2009, 2011, and 2012.
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    Re: How Many Bama National Titles In Your Lifetime?(And Pick Your Favorite)

    Nine - from '64 on. My favorite was '92. Me, my brother, my dad and my grandfather watched it together, and we ran around and whooped and hollered so much that I was wringing wet with sweat. Last one my grandfather was around for - very special night.
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