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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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United States

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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.

Language:

English


Episodes

Tiger Woods Crashes the Iron Bowl / FOGs

11/14/2019
During a pivotal 2009 Iron Bowl in which Alabama's national title hopes were on the brink of elimination, the network broadcasting the game cut in to break news about Tiger Woods that would turn the sports world upside down -- not that Bama fans gave a damn. CBS anchor Tim Brando looks back on reporting the year's biggest sports story during one of the year's biggest games. Also, have you ever heard the term "FOG," as in "football-only Gump?" Guests: Tim Brando, Paul Finebaum, Ascot Friday,...

Duration:00:30:02

Women who Love College Football

11/5/2019
Do women watch college football differently than men do? Do they even look at it through that prism of gender as they watch, enjoy and analyze? Guests: Laura Rutledge, Lacey Cencula, Elizabeth Lowder. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:31:43

Does Alabama Football Create Unity?

10/28/2019
The Crimson Tide certainly bring people together one Saturday at a time, and most people from all sorts of backgrounds share common ground. But is it fleeting? Does Bama football do a social good? Guests: Archie Wade, Tim Brando, John Doe, Isabelle Drewelow, Wendell Hudson, Tierney Jenkins. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:36:37

Hannah Brown's Gameday Routine / Playing Bear Bryant in Forrest Gump / Aubs Eat Boogers

10/21/2019
The Bachelorette herself, Hannah Brown, tells us about why she loves Alabama football and her surprising gameday routine when she was a student. Actor Sonny Shroyer on playing Bear Bryant in "Forrest Gump." The origin of the phrase "Aubs Eat Boogers" and how Auburn fans feel about it. Guests: Hannah Brown, Sonny Shroyer, Bob Weatherly, War Blogle. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:26:19

The Most Painful Iron Bowl Losses

10/14/2019
We ask Alabama superfans which Iron Bowl hurt the most between the Cam Newton comeback in 2010 and the Kick Six in 2013, and ask an Auburn fan which of those wins Tiger fans prefer. Guests: Hunter Johnson, Ascot Friday and War Blogle See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:30:40

The Shula Years

10/7/2019
Alabama fans talk about what it was like to be a student during the Mike Shula era in Tuscaloosa. They talk about the ups and downs and compare it to the outrageous success of the Nick Saban era. And they discuss whether or not Mike Shula was taken for granted by fans at Alabama, considering the circumstances of his tenure. Guests: Ben Baxter, Drew Champlin, Will Nevin, Alesia Pruitt, David Smith, Matt Scalici, John Parker Wilson, Tim Tebow. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out...

Duration:00:25:30

Alabama's Homer Media

9/30/2019
Covering Alabama and when you were born here or attended the University of Alabama. How do you maintain objectivity? What is the relationship with the fan base? What if you don't care and let your fan flag fly? Guests: Ryan Fowler, Marq Burnett, Drew Champlin, Cecil Hurt, Hannah Stephens, Hunter Johnson, Ascot Friday. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:29:16

Gameday Fashion

9/23/2019
People do things a little differently on fall Saturdays in Tuscaloosa, including dressing up for Crimson Tide gamedays. Fans go the extra mile here, sometimes going more formal than anywhere else in the country from cocktail dresses to bow-ties. What makes a football game such a dressy occasion at the Capstone? Guests: Paul Finebaum, Laura Rutledge, Cecil Hurt, Rush Crawford, Hannah Adcox, Hunter Johnson, Lacey Cencula, Nick Rymer, Marq Burnett, Benjamin Smith. See acast.com/privacy for...

Duration:00:20:39

Life of an Alabama Superfan

9/16/2019
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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:25:05

How Alabama Fans Cope with Losing

9/9/2019
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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:29:44

Giving Up Alabama Football for God

9/2/2019
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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:20:37

Alabama Fans Living in Auburn

8/26/2019
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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:23:48

How Fans Saw the Georgia National Title Game

8/19/2019
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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:30:34

The RV People

8/12/2019
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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:19:36

What Alabama Players Think of the Fans

8/5/2019
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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:22:17

Why Do the Media Hate Alabama?

7/29/2019
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
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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:16:01

What Everyone Else Thinks of Alabama Fans

7/22/2019
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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:24:03

Sidewalk Alumni

7/22/2019
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. See acast.com/privacy...

Duration:00:28:43

World of Alabama Football

7/22/2019
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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:36:04