14 Natinal Championships - and I have been fortuante enough to wittness the last 3 in person.
I have always been an Alabama Crimson Tide Fan. My Favorite Memories are
of the Tide are on those fall afternoons and nights sitting with my Dad in front of the radio listing to John
Forney and Doug Layton. My favorite memory is of me and My Dad, Howard Fred Hornsby, in the living room floor
basking in the glory as Bama took it to Southern California unveiling the Wishbone.
That was topped in 92 as I was fortunate enough to see Bama dismantle the Mighty Hurricaines. Along
side was my Uncle Wallace and Doris Veazey, their son Mike and my Mother.
My Oh My I still tear up thinking of that game.
Long since then I have lost my dad, my beloved Coach and many others, but the Passion for Bama is still there. Chills
run up and down as Bama takes the field regardless of the opponent. Now I spend most Saturdays with my Mom, Jamie Hornsby,
My wife Michele and my Son Justin...watching The Tide.
my wildest dreams as a child in Goodwater Alabama, did I think I would see in person Bama at the Rose Bowl win National Title,
then back at the Superdome to wittness number 14 against LSU.
Of course as a fan I had my good luck pieces, be it a statue of an Elephant or a Bama Football player, and I begin
to collect unique things as the years passed. My collection of unique Memorabilia has continued to grow, as has my collection
of Tide Rides. I developed this space to share those with you.
Click on the Photo Pages Left.
Enjoy and Roll Tide!!!!!!!!
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Thursday, October 21, 2010
Week 8 The Third Sat in Oct.. woops the 4th.
Before moving to this weeks game, I would be remiss without mentioning last weeks Homecoming and having
The TideRides as part of the Bama Homecoming Festivities.
Thu, October 21, 2010 | link
Being a lifetime fan, I can't tell you the thrill it
is for me to be a part of this, and being the 4th year didn't loose any of the chills that simply permeate when we round the
corner to University Blvd, to the delight of the thongs of fans and little ones...lined up to see the parade.
I had the good fortune of ridding with my wife, Michele this time (we are usually in different vehicles) and that made it
all the more special.
The newest addition to the TideRides group.. the BIG BAMA HELMET was a success
even if it did run out of gojuice toward the checkered flag..
Oh yes there was a football game too. Bama
beat the Ole Miss Black Bears (weird) 23-10. Not much to say about the game, as the Tide didn't seem it's usual
focused self, although the D was a better than in the SC GAME.
On to the Viles. I was reading some posts
on different boards recently and there is one Bama fan who is fond of posting "it's (insert time or day) and I still
hate Tennessee". That my friend is a real Bama Fan. I must say I share that sentiment when the leaves start
to turn and the Calendar rolls toward what was once the Annual 3rd Sat in October ... Rivalry .. which because of expansion
of the SEC...scheduling etc now is not always there but is still Bama Vs Tenn.
I can hear John Forney now
describing the setting in Knoxville, talking about the River.... the colors of autumn and Jerry Duncan ..talking Hate for
the Vols. Rocky Top (my least favorite song) will blast when and if Vols do something worthy.. and I will recall Jerry
mentioning dropping Ole Smokey if he had is rifle.
As they say the past is the past, and because Tenn is having a down year, this one has lost some luster, but when
they Tee it up Saturday night... all that is water under the bridge. Derek Dooley is coaching against the Tide for the first
time as Head Coach of the VOLS... and bringing in a team that has played well for parts of games and not so well the other
times. Bama, still smarting from the stinging loss to South Carolina, saw the GameCocks fall to Kentucky -on the road.
While I think Bama will handle Tenn, there is always concern when these two meet. See last year ..last second
block by Terrence Cody.
Bama is still nicked up a bit.. but again, I look for the Tide to win but perhaps
struggle in this the last game prior to a much needed week off.
PredictionBama 31 Tenn 17
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Week 7 Bama vs Ole Miss
Tue, October 12, 2010 | link
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
WEEK 6 BAMA vs South Carolina
WOW, Bama made the Gators look like a run of the mill team in the SEC. Dominating on Offense and Defense
to the tune of 31-6. (I MISSED THIS ONE A LONG WAY AND WAS GLAD)
Wed, October 6, 2010 | link
The Tide set the pace scoring on the opening
drive as the stingy D stymied Fla with an INT in the end-zone --- and the Gators never scored a TD. Looking at
the stats you would think it was much closer than it was, but Alabama clearly dominated.
And the hits just
keep on coming, as The Tide travels to Columbia to take on the once beaten 19th ranked Gamecocks. This is Alabama's
3rd straight SEC foe ranked in the top 20.
Bama is coming off a big win and this is the game all sayers were pointing
to prior to the season. SC has a steady QB, excellent WR and a freshman RB who is the real deal. But Bama's once
"questionable defense" has in the past two weeks, stepped up to the challenge. SC was predicted by many to
be very strong this year, in what many called The Ole Ball Coach's best yet at SC. Coach Saban seemed pleased and displeased
after Bama thrashed the Gators. Pleased that the D stepped up forcing turnovers and pressuring the QB. Both of
which are critical in this game. Displeased that the Offense didn't play well for the entire game. SC
has the home field advantage and I seriously look for The Crimson Tide to have their hands full...for 3 quarters but pulling
away in the 4th. OH AND FOR THE 2nd TIME IN THIS SHORT SEASON ESPN GAMEDAY WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE.
Alabama 34 South Carolina 16