Sporting Event (One Bama FB, One Non) You Wish You Attended In Person

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To throw out a new game, the 1926 Rose Bowl. Beat Washington in our first bowl game as a big underdog. I might even run into Earle at the game.

For non-Bama FB I’ll go see Aaron hit #715.

For a non-FB game involving Bama I’ll take the win over UCLA (ranked #1 at the time) on the road the day Bryant was buried.
 
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Millions to one odds. Everything from the angle to the sudden stop to the lack of a HANS device - even the degree of angle determined because his car collided with Ken Schrader's car....I mean, you could never have pulled off a conspiracy to make that happen.
millions to one? At least that. It would be hard to recreate that accident in a computer simulation. One summer at Bama i took a course because i was behind in my credits, shocker, called statistics and probabilities. It turned out one of the most fun things i did. It was a study mostly of life's strange happenings and the odds of them doing so. This was before computers, i'm old. Back then, probabilities were calculated by mathematicians, not computers and software. From this course i developed a theory of my own called- The randomness of life. I know at times it seems like there are hidden, secret forces conspiring against you. There aren't, it's just the randomness of life. To your point selma, dale's wreck reminded me of an airline plane crash. This little part was defective, the maintenance guy was off by a hair on this adjustment, it was raining, and the crew implemented the correct procedure wrongly. Any of these things don't happen, the plane flies. But the combination was deadly. What if schraders car was going just 5 mph slower? I could go on for hours with questions like that. If you die suddenly and hopefully you get to heaven, at the pearly gates ask saint peter, Hey bud what happened? It was the randomness of life my son, will be the answer.
 
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millions to one? At least that. It would be hard to recreate that accident in a computer simulation. One summer at Bama i took a course because i was behind in my credits, shocker, called statistics and probabilities. It turned out one of the most fun things i did. It was a study mostly of life's strange happenings and the odds of them doing so. This was before computers, i'm old. Back then, probabilities were calculated by mathematicians, not computers and software. From this course i developed a theory of my own called- The randomness of life. I know at times it seems like there are hidden, secret forces conspiring against you. There aren't, it's just the randomness of life. To your point selma, dale's wreck reminded me of an airline plane crash. This little part was defective, the maintenance guy was off by a hair on this adjustment, it was raining, and the crew implemented the correct procedure wrongly. Any of these things don't happen, the plane flies. But the combination was deadly. What if schraders car was going just 5 mph slower? I could go on for hours with questions like that. If you die suddenly and hopefully you get to heaven, at the pearly gates ask saint peter, Hey bud what happened? It was the randomness of life my son, will be the answer.
The Butterfly Effect.
 

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millions to one? At least that. It would be hard to recreate that accident in a computer simulation. One summer at Bama i took a course because i was behind in my credits, shocker, called statistics and probabilities. It turned out one of the most fun things i did. It was a study mostly of life's strange happenings and the odds of them doing so. This was before computers, i'm old. Back then, probabilities were calculated by mathematicians, not computers and software. From this course i developed a theory of my own called- The randomness of life. I know at times it seems like there are hidden, secret forces conspiring against you. There aren't, it's just the randomness of life. To your point selma, dale's wreck reminded me of an airline plane crash. This little part was defective, the maintenance guy was off by a hair on this adjustment, it was raining, and the crew implemented the correct procedure wrongly. Any of these things don't happen, the plane flies. But the combination was deadly. What if schraders car was going just 5 mph slower? I could go on for hours with questions like that. If you die suddenly and hopefully you get to heaven, at the pearly gates ask saint peter, Hey bud what happened? It was the randomness of life my son, will be the answer.
The critical thing, though, was the sudden stop from going 160 mph.

Yes, Earnhardt had some horrific crashes (perhaps most notably the one in the 1996 Die Hard 500 at Talladega, where he broke his pelvis), but those were crashes where the energy dissipated out of the accident and lowered the impact he took personally (note: no, I'm not an engineer, and I'm staying in a Red Roof Inn, not a Holiday Inn Express).

Interesting anecdote (to me): two days before the 2001 Daytona 500, a derecho blasted across Mississippi and left us without cable TV for about six weeks or so. That day, my Dad tuned in the MRN broadcast on the radio while working outside with my brothers, and he had seen so many races that he could visualize quite well what happened at what track. When Allen Bestwick said something along the lines of "Earnhardt straight into the wall", my Dad told the two brothers (this without seeing it) - "Earnhardt just died." and both my brothers were like, "Dad has lost his mind." A few minutes later, Bestwick came on moments later and said, "And Earnhardt's crash may be fatal." They were in shock - but he had investigated airplane crashes for years, so the concept itself is sorta the same.

You can imagine my shock when around 8 pm or so I got my dial-up internet to work and my MSN homepage popped up with "Dale Earnhardt dies in last lap crash at Daytona." And I figured it was click bait, that it was Junior. I could NOT believe it - because even then on the net it wasn't really played up, and because of the lack of cable in those pre-text message and I phone days, I missed all that happened the next several weeks.

What's so sad is this: if I was to show anyone a race of sheer excitement and "this is why people like this stuff", I'd show them that race - up until the last lap. And even that would have been exciting had he not been killed.
 

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120-150gs, depending on how you judge the angle of impact from perpendicular to the wall.
Yup.

I mean when I saw the wreck video the first time I’m thinking “I don’t get it.” But the one guy who DID get it in the booth was the one guy who had experienced wrecks in racing, Darrell Waltrip. You can hear his voice breaking talking about Dale when they come back from the break.
 

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You’ve noticed that too? Tua pulled us out of the fire, I can readily admit that. Jess’ headline sums it up perfectly: Alabama reached the limit where it couldn’t lose any more people and still be a championship team. To hear them talk it was a drubbing from beginning to end.
I don’t want to come across like “if colt hadn’t got hurt” about what happened. Hey Injuries happen that’s football. But Georgia fans are cracking me up. Before last season most people said “if their was a year for Georgia to get Alabama, 2021 was the year” hey and good for them. They got the job done.It took a slew of Alabama injuries and two tries for Georgia to get it done against a transitional Alabama team. but they did it. Good for them they deserve the title.

What I find laughable is the idea that it’s just a done deal that georgia is gonna repeat.. It doesn’t matter if the east is soft. There is something inherently challenging about repeating. 4 teams in over 40 years have done it. 78-79 bama, 94-95 Nebraska, 03-04 usc (if you count that one) , and 11-12 bama.

The chemistry and leadership is off just a little bit combined with injury luck not going a teams way and at the end of the year they are left wondering what happened. It’s why I really believe the 2012 team doesn’t get enough credit. Maybe the defense wasn’t as good as 2011 but they beat complacency and the odds.
 
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A) Name an Alabama football game you DID NOT ATTEND in person but wish you had been able to do so.

1) The 1980 Sugar Bowl (1979 Nat Champ)
2) 1985 Iron Bowl (The Kick)
3) 1925 Rose Bowl (1925 Nat Champ)

B) Name a non-Alabama sporting event you DID NOT ATTEND but wish you had been able to do so.

1) 1992 NLCS Game 7 ... Cabrera hits the ball, Bream slides to win
2) 2021 World Series Game 6 (Braves win it all)
3) 1969 - Super Bowl III - Joe Willie predicts and delivers a world championship for J-E-T-S
4) Any game where Babe Ruth pitched and hit in same game.
 

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What I find laughable is the idea that it’s just a done deal that georgia is gonna repeat.. It doesn’t matter if the east is soft. There is something inherently challenging about repeating. 4 teams in over 40 years have done it. 78-79 bama, 94-95 Nebraska, 03-04 usc (if you count that one) , and 11-12 bama.
And as a reminder - in ALL of those cases it took some of the most insane luck possible to let it happen.

Alabama only did it because there were two polls, and we didn't win both of them in 1978.
Nebraska didn't have to play the other best team in the nation in 1994.
USC benefited from a rebellion in the AP poll or theirs doesn't happen.
And even the Alabama back-to-back only happened because Ohio State was on probation in 2012. Had they not been, Ohio State probably wins the B1G and beats Notre Dame for the title.

The world that permitted those consecutive championships doesn't even exist any longer. Look at how close - one play away - Alabama came from a three-peat (2015-16-17), but the Tide was also just one play away in 2015 and 2017 from losing four straight championship games, too.

In the world of championships/playoffs, nobody has played the "other best team" and won the national championship - Ever.
 

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And as a reminder - in ALL of those cases it took some of the most insane luck possible to let it happen.

Alabama only did it because there were two polls, and we didn't win both of them in 1978.
Nebraska didn't have to play the other best team in the nation in 1994.
USC benefited from a rebellion in the AP poll or theirs doesn't happen.
And even the Alabama back-to-back only happened because Ohio State was on probation in 2012. Had they not been, Ohio State probably wins the B1G and beats Notre Dame for the title.

The world that permitted those consecutive championships doesn't even exist any longer. Look at how close - one play away - Alabama came from a three-peat (2015-16-17), but the Tide was also just one play away in 2015 and 2017 from losing four straight championship games, too.

In the world of championships/playoffs, nobody has played the "other best team" and won the national championship - Ever.
back to back championships rarely happen at any sport other than softball and hockey.
 

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And basketball from 1989-1998
1989, 1990 pistons
1991-1993 bulls,
1994, 1995 rockets
1996-1998 bulls.
More than that.


1987-88 Lakers
1989-90 Pistons
1991-93 Bulls
1994-95 Rockets
1996-98 Bulls
2000-02 Lakers
2009-10 Lakers

The Spurs also won 3 in 5 years, 4 in 10, 5 in 15 - and nearly 6 in 15.
Golden State blew a 3-1 lead or would have won 4 in a row.
 

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