Monday, August 29, 2011

Tuesday tube: The night the Tide rose again

Welcome to Game Week. I have plenty of thoughts, but nothing really worth sharing, at least for now. Instead, let's reminisce about (arguably) the most significant game of the current era of Alabama football: the 2008 matchup with Clemson in Atlanta.
In fact, let's watch it twice:

I wrote this at the time (and got a good bit of razzing for it from my Auburn friends) but the most surprising thing about that night was that it wasn't a surprise. Alabama thumped a very good Clemson team because it was bigger, faster, stronger and nastier. As much as anything else, that game set the mindset that has carried the program ever since.

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