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Why Is University Of Alabama Crimson Tide?  
User currently offlineChi-town From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 971 posts, RR: 5
Posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1110 times:

The title speaks for itself. What is a Crimson Tide? Does the tide on the southern Alabama coast look crimson?

[Edited 2004-01-07 03:03:38]

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User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1104 times:

Because Red Tide didn't sound very appealing.

DLKAPA


User currently offlineGarnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5391 posts, RR: 52
Reply 2, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1091 times:

Early on, newspapers simply referred to 'Bama's football team as the "varsity" or the "Crimson White" after their school colors, but in the early 1900s, the nickname "Thin Red Line" became popular. The "Crimson Tide" nickname came around 1907 when a Birmingham sports editor used the term "Crimson Tide" while describing a game between 'Bama and Auburn in sloppy conditions where Auburn was heavily favored to win. 'Bama held Auburn to a 6-6 tie and due to the color of the mud (red due to the soil's clay content) and because Alabama "washed away Auburn's win," the term "Crimson Tide" was used and became popularized.

Gotta admit, us SEC teams have a good mix of team names between the unique (Gamecocks, Crimson Tide, Gators, Razorbacks) and some pretty mundane ones (we've got two Tigers, for instance, Auburn and LSU and two Bulldogs, Mississippi State and Georgia)



South Carolina - too small to be its own country, too big to be a mental asylum.
User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1068 times:

It's the Florida Crocs...not the Gators.

User currently offlineHomer71 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2244 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1060 times:

KROC,

I guess we saw the same media guide...of course it's the Florida Crocs! Big grin

Does that mean the preferred sports drink is Crocade?



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User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 1032 times:

Because they did not want to be called the Alabama Cousin F***ers!

User currently offlineGarnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5391 posts, RR: 52
Reply 6, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1030 times:

Wrong, Srbmod. Cousin F***ers is Mississippi. Sibling F***ers is 'bama


South Carolina - too small to be its own country, too big to be a mental asylum.
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