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Old 11-02-2001, 02:07 PM   #21
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Sorry about the typo, poopookid!

It has nothing to do with Dartmouth or Tulane's "Green Waves" (which sound like algae-infested waters to me). Here's some background:The name "Crimson Tide" is supposed to have first been used by Hugh Roberts, former sports editor of the Birmingham Age-Herald. He used "Crimson Tide" in describing an Alabama-Auburn game played in Birmingham in 1907, the last football contest between the two schools until 1948 when the series was resumed. The game was played in a sea of mud and Auburn was a heavy favorite to win.
But, evidently, the "Thin Red Line" played a great game in the red mud and held Auburn to a 6-6 tie, thus gaining the name "Crimson Tide." Zipp Newman, former sports editor of the Birmingham News, probably popularized the name more than any other writer.

Then, in the 1930 Ole Miss game, the following events transpired:

At the end of the quarter, the earth started to tremble, there was a distant rumble that continued to grow. Some excited fan in the stands bellowed, 'Hold your horses, the elephants are coming,' and out stamped this Alabama varsity.
We beat the Rebels that day, and went on to finish the season 10-0, scoring 217 points on our opponents and allowing only 13 scored against us. The season ended with a 24-0 Rose Bowl victory over Washington State.

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*sigh*

I might as well change my name....it would make it all so much easier

It's always an intellectually stimulating trip having you in a thread. Now at parties I can say "Did you know how the Crimson Tide got it's name?" and be able to relate the story.

Unfortunately, no one on the east coast cares about the Crimson Tide, or college football that much...it's all about the hockey!
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Yeah...go Wildcats...!!!!!!
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Old 11-02-2001, 02:28 PM   #25
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[BUnfortunately, no one on the east coast cares about the Crimson Tide, or college football that much...it's all about the hockey![/B]
Right, because we usually kick ass when we play "east coast" teams. And we don't ice skate down here either.
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Good to see ya cmb...the Confederates are closing in....us northerners need to stick up for one another
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And really, the New Hampshire mascot is the Moose more likely....or the UNH Wildcat....come to think of it....I have no idea, but you don't see too many goats around here.......
GO UNH! New Hampshire...where the men are men and the sheep are afraid. NH native here!

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