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August 30, 2006

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Joe Namath Cover - Sports Illustrated August 30, 2006

August 30, 2006 | Lars Anderson
IN A STATE WHERE FOOTBALL MEANS SO MUCH, EACH NEW SEASON RAISES FRESH HOPES AND DREAMS, BUT ONE THING IS EVER CONSTANT: THE LARGER-THAN-LIFE PRESENCE OF THE BIG MAN IN THE HOUNDSTOOTH HAT

August 30, 2006 | Franz Lidz
FROM ITS CREATION IN 1892, ALABAMA FOOTBALL HAS BECOME DARN NEAR A RELIGION. HERE'S A REVERENT LOOK AT THE SAINTS, SINNERS AND GRIDIRON GODS OF THE TIDE'S FIRST 66 YEARS

August 30, 2006
'BAMA'S PIGSKIN LEGACY IS PRESERVED AT THE PAUL W. BRYANT MUSEUM

August 30, 2006
FROM THE PAGES OF SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, A LOOK BACK AT ALABAMA'S LAST SEVEN CHAMPIONSHIP TEAMS

August 30, 2006 | Roy Terrell
RECORD: 11-0 ALL-AMERICA: BILLY NEIGHBORS, DT A 10-3 WIN OVER ARKANSAS IN THE SUGAR BOWL SEALED ALABAMA'S FIRST NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP IN 20 YEARS

August 30, 2006 | John Underwood
RECORD: 10-1 ALL-AMERICAS: WAYNE FREEMAN, G; DAN KEARLEY, OT; JOE NAMATH, QB; DAVID RAY, HB. ALABAMA EARNED THE TITLE WITH A 21-14 IRON BOWL VICTORY

August 30, 2006
RECORD: 9-1-1 ALL-AMERICAS: PAUL CRANE, C; STEVE SLOAN, QB. WITH AN UNDERSIZED BUT DETERMINED DEFENSE, ALABAMA UPSET UNBEATEN NEBRASKA FOR THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

August 30, 2006 | Ray Kennedy
RECORD: 11-1 ALL-AMERICAS: BUDDY BROWN, OT; WOODROW LOWE, LB; WAYNE WHEELER, SE. ALABAMA TROUNCED LSU ON THANKSGIVING TO TAKE OVER NO. 1

August 30, 2006 | John Underwood
RECORD: 11-1 ALL-AMERICAS: BARRY KRAUSS LB; MARTY LYONS, DT. THE TIDE'S DEFENSE GOT TOUGH WHEN IT COUNTED AND SHUT DOWN UNBEATEN PENN STATE IN THE SUGAR BOWL

August 30, 2006 | Mike DeInagro
RECORD: 12-0 ALL-AMERICAS: JIM BUNCH, OT; DON MCNEAL, CB; DWIGHT STEPHENSON, C. WITH A CONVINCING 24-9 WIN OVER ARKANSAS, ALABAMA WOULD NOT BE DENIED A NATIONAL TITLE

August 30, 2006 | Austin Murphy
RECORD: 13-0 ALL-AMERICAS: JOHN COPELAND, DE; ERIC CURRY, DE; ANTONIO LANGHAM, CB. ALABAMA HALTED MIAMI'S 29-GAME WINNING STREAK AND WON ITS FIRST NATIONAL TITLE SINCE 1979

August 30, 2006 | Andrew Lawrence
THE CREAM OF THE CRIMSON TIDE? IT'S QUITE A ROLL (TIDE) CALL. HERE ARE SI'S PICKS FOR ALABAMA'S VERY BEST. LET THE DEBATE BEGIN

August 30, 2006
LET THE GAME BEGININ 1892 WILLIAM LITTLE (IN VEST, HOLDING BALL) BROUGHT A NEW GAME TO TUSCALOOSA. ALABAMA'S FIRST TEAM, UNDER BOWLER-HATTED COACH E.B. BEAUMONT, WENT 2-2.

August 30, 2006 | Ben Reiter
SENIOR KENNETH DARBY IS POISED TO VAULT UP ALABAMA'S ALLTIME RUSHING CHART. SO WHY DOESN'T HE GET MORE RESPECT?

August 30, 2006
THE CRIMSON TIDE'S FINEST: SPORTS ILLUSTRATED'S SELECTIVE LIST OF THE BEST OF THE BEST CAREER MARKS

August 30, 2006 | Mark Bechtel
CHOOSING SIDES FOR THE IRON BOWL IS NO JOKE, AS ONE OUTSIDER DISCOVERED

August 30, 2006
FORMER PLAYERS SHARE THEIR FAVORITE IRON BOWL MEMORIES

August 30, 2006 | David Sabino
FROM BART STARR TO WALLACE WADE, FANTASTIC FIGURES FROM THE ALABAMA ANNALS

August 30, 2006
3,565 SCHOOL RECORD for career rushing yards, set by Alexander on 727 carries from 1996 through '99.

August 30, 2006
HOW HIGH IS YOUR ALABAMA FOOTBALL IQ? IT'S TIME TO FIND OUT

August 30, 2006
1. c. Texas has faced off against Alabama in bowl games five times. The Longhorns have won four, and the teams played to a 3-3 tie in the 1960 Bluebonnet Bowl.

August 30, 2006 | Frank Deford
IN 1981, 68-YEAR-OLD PAUL (BEAR) BRYANT WAS IN HIS 24TH SEASON IN TUSCALOOSA AND POISED TO BREAK AMOS ALONZO STAGG'S ALLTIME RECORD FOR COACHING VICTORIES

August 30, 2006 | Andrew Lawrence
BEGINNING WITH THE ERA OF THE BEAR, ALABAMA BECAME FRONT-PAGE NEWS AT SPORTS ILLUSTRATED

August 30, 2006
THE REIGNING NFL MVP SHARES HIS FAVORITE ALABAMA MEMORIES