ORIGINAL: H Gilmer
My mug says "Alabama Crimson Tide"*. My boss bought it for me of all people. People, when you have a good boss, you have to mentor him and make sure he never leaves.
* Denotes my college team which is well known for its college football** prowess.
** American football. Which I love watching so much.
I had no idea why the excellent film Crimson Tide was called Crimson Tide. I assumed it was something to do with death emanating from the water.
But it appears that Alabama are known as the Alabama Crimson Tide (and of course Alabama was the name of the sub in the film - GO BAMA!)
So question: What does Crimson Tide mean and why are Alabama known as this?
In 1906 or so, football was so young and we didn't really have a nickname. We were called "The Crimson White" because of our jerseys. Then in a game a sportscaster said we looked like a Crimson Tide engulfing our opponent. And it stuck.
Thanks for asking :).
< Message edited by H Gilmer -- 9/17/2016 8:19:56 PM >
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