Monday, September 13, 2010

Tuesday 'tube: taking Tobacco Road

Finding videos for Duke Week wasn't so easy. Off the field, Alabama and Duke share a coach (Wallace Wade, whose name is actually on the stadium in Durham) and a history in the Rose Bowl (fun fact about Duke football: in 1941, because of lingering fears following the Pearl Harbor attacks, Rose Bowl organizers moved the game from Pasadena to Duke's campus).
In fact, Alabama's last meeting with Duke on the field was one of the sadder nights in recent Alabama football history: Mike Shula's Crimson Tide won an extraordinarily lifeless 30-14 game at Bryant-Denny Stadium in front of 85,000 bored and angry fans at Bryant-Denny Stadium. The Blue Devils ultimately finished 0-12 that season.
Anyway, since I can't come up with anything better, here are the highlights of the first two weeks, courtesy of TheMrUAFootball.


And, since it wouldn't be right to post anything related to Duke without mentioning the basketball team — also defending national champs — here's the video of the near-miracle in last year's title game.

1 comment:

Amanda von Herrmann said...

http://dukechronicle.com/article/duke-and-alabama-share-common-football-roots

cute article from duke paper on Cutcliffe and his Alabama roots.