Crimson Tide Roll Call: August 28, 2019

Christopher Walsh

Today is … Both National Red Wine Day and National Power Rangers Day (the jokes are set up pretty easily for you).

Today’s Crimson Tide schedule

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How to watch, keep up with the Crimson Tide

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Crimson Tide results

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Countdown to the Crimson Tide’s 2019 opener


Did you notice?

• Coincidence? I think not …

• Duke coach David Cutcliffe on facing his alma mater: “I think they’re probably the most talented team, top to bottom, in the country. That’s what I honestly think.”

• Recommended reading: Chase Goodbread’s profile on about Henry Ruggs III, and the three-finger salute he gives his deceased best friend after every touchdown.

• The National Football Foundation’s list of 1,439 football players who will play this season having already earned their undergraduate degrees includes seven Crimson Tide players: Giles Amos, Shyheim Carter, Landon Dickerson, Miller Forristall, Anfernee Jennings,Chris Owens and Matt Womack.

• The Alabama men’s team was ranked No. 26 in the preseason poll by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

• We’ll leave you with this …

On this date in Crimson Tide history:

August 28, 1968: Paul W. “Bear” Bryant received 1½ votes for the presidential nomination at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago. Clemson head coach and former Alabama player Frank Howard quipped that he was surprised Bryant didn’t get more votes and said he'd be a vice-presidential candidate on a Bryant ticket. – Bryant Museum

Crimson Tide quote of the day:

“At Alabama one morning at seven, I placed a call from my office to Shug Jordan or somebody at Auburn, and the girl said nobody was in yet. I said. ‘Honey, what’s wrong with you people over there? Don’t y’all take football seriously?” – “Bear” Bryant