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Step inside the minds of Alabama football fans, including their obsession with the Crimson Tide and the lengths at which they'll go with their fandom. The thrill of victory, the agony of defeat. Host Ben Flanagan takes a look at Sidewalk Alumni, immigrants who love the Tide, gameday weddings, Bama fans who live in Auburn and so much more. With people like Paul Finebaum, Tim Brando, Laura Rutledge, Marcus Spears and Alabama football fans across the world.

Step inside the minds of Alabama football fans, including their obsession with the Crimson Tide and the lengths at which they'll go with their fandom. The thrill of victory, the agony of defeat. Host Ben Flanagan takes a look at Sidewalk Alumni, immigrants who love the Tide, gameday weddings, Bama fans who live in Auburn and so much more. With people like Paul Finebaum, Tim Brando, Laura Rutledge, Marcus Spears and Alabama football fans across the world.
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Step inside the minds of Alabama football fans, including their obsession with the Crimson Tide and the lengths at which they'll go with their fandom. The thrill of victory, the agony of defeat. Host Ben Flanagan takes a look at Sidewalk Alumni, immigrants who love the Tide, gameday weddings, Bama fans who live in Auburn and so much more. With people like Paul Finebaum, Tim Brando, Laura Rutledge, Marcus Spears and Alabama football fans across the world.

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Episodes

Life of an Alabama Superfan

9/16/2019
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What does it take to be an Alabama football "superfan?" We look at the dedication required -- including the financial and social costs -- to spend nearly every waking minute of your life cheering on your beloved Crimson Tide. Guests: Ben Baxter, Nick Rymer, Hannah Stephens, Benjamin Smith, Ascot Friday. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:25:05

How Alabama Fans Cope with Losing

9/9/2019
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The infrequency of losses at Alabama means that when they do lose, it hurts even more. How do fans typically cope with losing in the midst of the Nick Saban dynasty in Tuscaloosa? What is the psychology of that particular type of coping? Guests: Jonathan Fader, Hunter Johnson, Lacey Cencula, Cecil Hurt, Paul Finebaum, Ryan Fowler, Ascot Friday and Nick Rymer. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:29:44

Giving Up Alabama Football for God

9/2/2019
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Have you ever prayed during an Alabama football game? Do you think you could give up the Crimson Tide in the name of God? This episode explores one Bama fan’s spiritual journey after he realized he was putting his love of football ahead of his Christian faith. Guests: Wesley James, Loren James, Kelvin Croom, Paul Finebaum, Ryan Fowler, Penny Ford. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:20:37

Alabama Fans Living in Auburn

8/26/2019
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Can you think a worse place to live on Earth for an Alabama fan than Auburn? We find those who do so by choice and those whose professional lives leave them with none and how they cope with seeing orange and blue every day wake up. Guests: Danny Speigner, Chad Golden, War Blogle, Auburn Mayor Bill Ham Jr., Marq Burnett, Ryan Fowler. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:23:48

How Fans Saw the Georgia National Title Game

8/19/2019
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Alabama’s incredible overtime win left fans catching their breath, so we asked a few who were in Mercedes-Benz Stadium to re-live the night just days after it happened. Through some animated stories and newly minted memories, they don’t disappoint in their recollections of how they saw the Tide capture their 17th and most exciting national title. Guests: Hunter Johnson, Lena Paradiso, Alesia Pruitt, Conrad Thompson. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:30:34

The RV People

8/12/2019
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A look at the world of Alabama fans who travel to games via RV, which has become a popular subculture of the Crimson Tide faithful community. What attracts people to RV culture, and what is the cost of the lifestyle? Guests include fans who travel to Bama games in RVs and "Rammer Jammer Yellow Hammer" author Warren St. John. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:19:36

What Alabama Players Think of the Fans

8/5/2019
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Alabama fans who love their Crimson Tide should know the feeling is mutual. No fan base adores their team like Alabama. When you see and hear the most passionate fans in the country get loud, wave their arms and jump up and down, they do it in the name of helping their team win the game. But does it really work? And what do Alabama players really think of Alabama fans? Guests: John Parker Wilson, Alabama football players For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:22:17

Why Do the Media Hate Alabama?

7/29/2019
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There is a strong media bias against their favorite team in the minds of some fans, but is that only because they don’t always hear what they want to from sports broadcasters who are paid to share their opinions, even if they’re critical of a given team? We dive into the fan perception of a national media bias against Alabama and try to understand how that might affect the members of the sports media who remain targets of that fan criticism. Guests: Tim Brando, Paul Finebaum, Dan Wolken,...

Duration:00:26:58

No Fall Weddings

7/22/2019
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Alabama fans about scheduling their weddings during Alabama’s bye week to avoid any conflicts with gamedays during the season. A Tuscaloosa pastor talks about scheduling a wedding around football season and what that might say about Alabama fan culture. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:16:01

What Everyone Else Thinks of Alabama Fans

7/22/2019
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Alabama fans have a tendency to let the world know what they think of themselves and their favorite football team. And they’ll let rival fan bases know how they feel about those programs and their fans. But what does the outside world think of the Alabama football fan base? We talked to some “outsiders” like Tim Brando, Adam Kramer, Dan Wolken and Paul Finebaum about what the rest of the world thinks of the Crimson Tide faithful. For information regarding your data privacy, visit...

Duration:00:24:03

Sidewalk Alumni

7/22/2019
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Can you cheer for Alabama even if you didn’t attend the school? Some snarks feel that way and use the would-be stigma against some of the Crimson Tide’s most passionate and loyal fan base. But they don’t let that deter their spirit. Paul Finebaum, Tim Brando, Laura Rutledge, Ryan Fowler and others discuss the dismissive attitude towards "sidewalk alumni." Famed Finebaum caller Legend, the self-proclaimed president of the Alabama sidewalk alumni, tells his fan story. For information...

Duration:00:28:43

World of Alabama Football

7/22/2019
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A look at Alabama football as a global brand and people from outside of the U.S. who immigrated to the country, settled here and embraced Alabama football culture. Paul Finebaum, Laura Rutledge, Marcus Spears, Cecil Hurt and Marq Burnett talk about the worldwide appeal from the Crimson Tide. Fans from Egypt, France, Japan, Scotland and Taiwan explain why they fell in love with Bama. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:36:04

Bammers Trailer

7/8/2019
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Step inside the minds of Alabama football fans, including their obsession with the Crimson Tide and the lengths at which they'll go with their fandom. The thrill of victory, the agony of defeat. Host Ben Flanagan takes a look at Sidewalk Alumni, immigrants who love the Tide, gameday weddings, Bama fans who live in Auburn and so much more. With people like Paul Finebaum, Tim Brando, Laura Rutledge, Marcus Spears and Alabama football fans across the world. For information regarding your data...

Duration:00:02:05