My favorite is always the next one. And being a Bama supporter, there is always a next one.
Pronounced as or-e-bama not Obama.
Or Chris, if you prefer.
Well, I was only 8 during the 1992 championship....and I wasn't living in Bama or knew who the crimson tide were. Haha, so that doesn't count for me.
Out of the last three, hard to choose. I would say 2009, because it was my "first" championship as a fan.
I was born in '46 (making me an AQ of the OFC, I suppose), but cognitive of '61 forward. Total of 10, not counting the '45/'46 team.
"61 was my fav because it was CPB's first at Bama. Great, great team.
"When you are arguing against Him, you are arguing against the very power that makes you able to argue at all." C.S. Lewis
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Oh, Susanna. Oh, don't you cry for me, for I come from Alabama with a banjeaux on my knee. G'wan to Louisiana my true love for to see.
The avatar is a pic of Liz and me - taken at Mt Sterling Gap in the Smokies - September, '09. Her French Foreign Legion cap is bug-repellent...
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I was born in 1969, so I've been here for 7, but I only remember six. The first Tide game I ever saw was the 79 Sugar Bowl. I saw the goal line stand but I didn't grasp the significance of it. I do remember thinking "Why don't they pass?" Hey, I was nine.
My favorite - by far - was 1992, and I think that's because it was somewhat unexpected. When we were 6-0, all anyone could do was say we had barely beaten La Tech and only led Tulane 6-0 at the half. Keep in mind the previous year we had won our final six games all by a TD or less, including a 10-7 rout of Memphis, so we were not highly regarded at the time. In fact, the October 31 SportsCenter literally mocked us and brought Corky Simpson's name out as "the lone dissenter" from the split votes insisting Washington and Miami would blow us off the field. In fact, we were lumped in with Toledo and other unbeatens.
Then Washington lost.
And the new story was how Florida State deserved a rematch. It was a lot like 2011, with everyone saying we were undeserving. One big difference: unlike Oklahoma State last year, we did not lose to 2-8-1 LSU in Red Stick. When we beat Florida to clinch the game, I was high- step dancing around the living room (and I can't dance, folks) singing Fats Domino's "Walking To New Orleans."
Then we heard for four solid weeks that we had no chance.
Then Michael Rogers was injured in a car wreck - so much for no distractions. When we led at the half I was scared - because I'd seen teams not finish off Miami in the second half. But that sequence - starting with Johnson's pick through Teague's strip - was the most fun ten minutes I ever had as a Tide fan.
A buddy of mine - an FSU fan who said Miami would kill us - was at the Orange Bowl where they played Nebraska. He said the stands came alive as the score kept soaring higher - 20-6, 27-6. They were as shocked as anyone.
Let me put it this way - we've been favored in the other five. We were 9-point dogs in 1992.
National championship scoreboard
1992, 2009, 2011, & 2012. 2012 would have to be my favorite.
Born in 73 so I only remember the last 4. I would have to go with 2009 as my favorite it made me feel iike we were truly back after the down years. Not to mention our first win over Texas.
61-64-65-73-78-79-92-09-11 and 12 Although since my birth was in 61, I don't really remember the ones in the 60's as I didn't keep up as my Dad did. I can't say I have a favorite, that is like saying I have a favorite kid or wife...althoguh beating the pants off ND ranks right up there.