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Alabama History and Such

January 9, 2013

Four times Alabama had been denied a mythical national championship by Notre Dame. All four times, the results were close and even disputed. This time it was Alabama winning the title vs Notre Dame and it was not close.

From the moment he got off the team bus and kissed his beautiful girlfriend wearing a bowtie, it was A. J. Mc Carron’s night. He threw four touchdown passes, two to Amari Cooper, as Alabama claimed a third BCS Title in 4 seasons easing (42-14) vs Notre Dame. Alabama now has nine Associated Press titles which is one more than Notre Dame which is next with eight. The A.P. vote started in 1936.

In 1966, 1973, 1974 and 1977 Notre Dame either directly or indirectly cost Alabama at least a share of the national title. In 1973 Notre Dame won by one point and claimed the title. The next year they played the spoiler’s role and won by 3 points denying the “Crimson Tide” a share of the title. Far worse and a big reason people dislike Notre Dame football is that in both 1966 and 1977, “The Fighting Irish” and not Alabama were voted national champions. Notre Dame had a tie while Alabama went unbeaten and untied in 1966 but Notre Dame was voted the title. In 1977 Notre Dame ranked fifth vaulted over third ranked Alabama to win the title. Each was a convincing bowl game winner. This time it was Alabama and it was not close.

Last night I saw that a beautiful woman, Angie Dickinson, is a part of the “thread” that relates to Alabama and their local rival, Auburn. As Frank Sinatra’s character “Danny Ocean’s” estranged wife (roles reprised by George Clooney and Julia Roberts in the “Ocean’s Eleven” remake) in the original Ocean’s Eleven (1960), Angie’s character says “What’s the good news: that Auburn beat Alabama by 12?” Alas, A. J. Mc Carron’s beautiful girlfriend Katherine Webb graduated from Auburn.

Ocean's Eleven--Frank Sinatra and Angie Dickinson

Ocean’s Eleven–Frank Sinatra and Angie Dickinson

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