(only because it's off-season) Check out this cool bit of memorabilia I was just given (1973 Cotton Bowl "Press Guide")

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A lawyer friend of mine was cleaning out his office (along with that of his partner) and came across this in his one of his partner's files. They're both Georgia fans, but apparently the partner was invited to the 1973 Cotton Bowl. He stuck this in a file and hasn't touched it since (48 years). It's in perfect condition. He gave it to me at lunch today. I'm stoked!

I just hate it that Bama lost the game! Spoiler alert: Bama lost 17-13. I was 1-1/2 years old at the time.

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Don’t remember much about this game except that we lost, so I looked it up. There were 29 total pass attempts, which surprised me with two strong wishbone teams. Texas QB Alan Lowry ran it in from 34 yd near the end for the win. Roosevelt Leaks had a good game for Texas, and Wilbur Jackson scored Bama’s only TD. Field goals by Greg Gantt (50yd) and Bill Davis.
 
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A lawyer friend of mine was cleaning out his office (along with that of his partner) and came across this in his one of his partner's files. They're both Georgia fans, but apparently the partner was invited to the 1973 Cotton Bowl. He stuck this in a file and hasn't touched it since (48 years). It's in perfect condition. He gave it to me at lunch today. I'm stoked!

I just hate it that Bama lost the game! Spoiler alert: Bama lost 17-13. I was 1-1/2 years old at the time.

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2 things...
1) That is SUPER cool and in unbelievable condition!!!
2) Not one of those cats is over 5'11"or close to 200 lbs. :)
 

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I was too young as well but what a find! Was this kind of booklet published for all the big bowl games back then? Do they have something similar how?
 
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I'll never understand what it was about Texas and Notre Dame that Coach Bryant could never overcome.

I wish we could have played Texas more often since 2009. We owe them a lot. Still owe Notre Dame as well.
Granted it wasn't Coach Bryant but one of my best memories was my first ever game at Legion Field when ND came to town in 1986. What a day!

My father-in-law took me and we left the house about 3 hours before game time. I was like "why are we leaving for a football game 3 hours before kickoff"? I was new to Bham and the college football culture but quickly learned about tailgating!

As the ND players came on the field many fans started shouting "It's HOT, HOT, HOT"..."You guys are going to burn up"..."Ya'll are about to collapse with heat stroke"...etc. It was a blistering day and the ND players surely hadn't been exposed to those conditions. They were gulping fluids like they had been lost in the Mojave.

Derrick Thomas was a monster that day. He destroyed their offense even when they loaded up 2-3 guys to cover him. It was like a man playing against children. It was a great win and my father-in-law was tickled pink since he'd experienced the ND heart aches over the years.

That was my first live Alabama game and the memories are still vivid like it happened yesterday.
 

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I need to correct my post. It was Cornelius Bennett that wrecked havoc on ND in 1986. DT's dominance came a couple years later but Bennett hammered the ND quarterback that day. Beaurlin? sp?
 

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Don’t remember much about this game except that we lost, so I looked it up. There were 29 total pass attempts, which surprised me with two strong wishbone teams. Texas QB Alan Lowry ran it in from 34 yd near the end for the win. Roosevelt Leaks had a good game for Texas, and Wilbur Jackson scored Bama’s only TD. Field goals by Greg Gantt (50yd) and Bill Davis.
I recall that on Lowery's run there was some question that he may have stepped out of bounds.
 
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I need to correct my post. It was Cornelius Bennett that wrecked havoc on ND in 1986. DT's dominance came a couple years later but Bennett hammered the ND quarterback that day. Beaurlin? sp?
Yep i was in the end zone with my uncle and his college buddy, everyone stood up when Biscuit came off the edge!!!
 

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There was no one over 200 lbs on bama? Am I reading that right?
He must mean the players pictured.
RB Wilbur Jackson was close to 200 and Bama had plenty of players on the OL (John Hannah was around 260) and DL that were way over 200.
 
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Guido

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As Relayer said...I was referring to the pics you could see.
So no, you were not reading it right...but understandably.
The reason your post hit me so funny was a few years ago there was a small bar chain here in atlanta known as jocks and jills. I was in the mens room one day doing the business when i looked up and saw an old newspaper listing of the 1965 GA TECH squad, with their names and measurements , there was not one guy over 275, everybody was so much smaller back then and that was not that long ago. That is a very short amount of time for humans to grow that much.
 

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There was no one over 200 lbs on bama? Am I reading that right?
Buddy Brown, T, 242
Leroy Cook, DE, 205
Andy Cross, LB, 204
John Croyle, DE, 217
Mike DuBose, LB, 220
Doug Faust, DT, 245
Randy Hall, DT, 230
Wayne Hall, LB, 220
John Hannah, OG, 265
Morris Hunt, OG, 220
Wilbur Jackson, HB, 200
Jim Krapf, C, 242
Skip Kubelius, DT, 257
Woodrow Lowe, LB, 201
Tom Lusk, DE, 202
David McMakin, S, 201
John Mitchell, DE, 235
Greg Montgomery, OG, 222
Mike Raines, DT, 240
Pat Raines, C, 215
John Rogers, OG, 218
Steve Sprayberry, OT, 225
Bobby Stanford, OT, 235
Chuck Strickland, LB, 218
David Watkins, DE, 200

Those are all the players in the media guide that were 200 pounds or more
 
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Guido

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Buddy Brown, T, 242
Leroy Cook, DE, 205
Andy Cross, LB, 204
John Croyle, DE, 217
Mike DuBose, LB, 220
Doug Faust, DT, 245
Randy Hall, DT, 230
Wayne Hall, LB, 220
John Hannah, OG, 265
Morris Hunt, OG, 220
Wilbur Jackson, HB, 200
Jim Krapf, C, 242
Skip Kubelius, DT, 257
Woodrow Lowe, LB, 201
Tom Lusk, DE, 202
David McMakin, S, 201
John Mitchell, DE, 235
Greg Montgomery, OG, 222
Mike Raines, DT, 240
Pat Raines, C, 215
John Rogers, OG, 218
Steve Sprayberry, OT, 225
Bobby Stanford, OT, 235
Chuck Strickland, LB, 218
David Watkins, DE, 200

Those are all the players in the media guide that were 200 pounds or more
Now this makes a little more sense , but boy the players today are so much bigger, it's only been 2 1/2 generations.
 
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