1. Jeff Lee: Unleashing the Power of the Fan With Rivals Boycott

    By now everybody has heard of Jeff Lee. Everybody knows that he made unsubstantiated claims on a Mobile, Al...

    Wayne  Smith Written by Wayne Smith about over 3 years ago 1,841 reads 57 comments

  2. Leaders of Perdition and Lessons Never Learned

    High profile people have been known for scandalous behavior. From politicians (John Edwards and Mark Sanford) to professional athletes (Tiger Woods and O.J. Simpson) to people in the entertainment industry (David Letterman and R...

    Wayne  Smith Written by Wayne Smith about 4 years ago 1,256 reads 14 comments

  3. SEC Game Day Tradition From All Twelve Teams

    All college teams have their own game day traditions. Here in the SEC every team sports their on brand of game day culture. This is not a ranking. No one tradition is better than any other...

    Wayne  Smith Written by Wayne Smith about 4 years ago 578 reads 36 comments

  4. Tommy Tuberville Still Calling It As He Sees It

    Since early childhood, my mother always taught me, "Always tell the truth, but the truth doesn't always need to be told." Sage advice. I guess Tommy Tuberville's mother never imparted this wisdom to him...

    Wayne  Smith Written by Wayne Smith about 4 years ago 135 reads 30 comments

  5. Alabama Crimson Tide's Busy Offseason: Reaping the Rewards

    Winning a National Championship isn't everything. But everything quickly follows. From recruiting to award watch lists, a team that wins it all will prosper after bringing home The Coaches' Trophy...

    Wayne  Smith Written by Wayne Smith about 4 years ago 3,115 reads 25 comments

  6. Texas Teams to Pac-10: Common Sense Reasons the SEC is a Better Fit

    It seems that while the Big Ten and the SEC were mulling over the idea of conference expansion, the Pac-10 were actively making plans to snag the best of the Big 12 South. Nobody saw Larry Scott and the Pac-10 coming...

    Wayne  Smith Written by Wayne Smith about 4 years ago 4,520 reads 61 comments

  7. A Fans Guide To 13 Weeks of SEC Football: Here Are the Games to Watch

    The college sports world is abuzz with the news coming out of the Big 12, Pac 10 and Big Ten football conferences. So much so that we may have forgotten the 2010 season here in the SEC...

    Wayne  Smith Written by Wayne Smith about 4 years ago 3,127 reads 17 comments

  8. How Good Is YOUR Quarterback? Ranking The SEC's 12 Quarterbacks Of 2010

    There are six new quarterbacks in the SEC this year. Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi State, Ole Miss and Tennessee will all be breaking in new offensive leaders...

    Wayne  Smith Written by Wayne Smith about 4 years ago 7,555 reads 65 comments

  9. How The West Was Won in 2010

    I've seen a few writers chime in so now it's my turn. This is how I think the SEC West will finish in 2010. From an avowed homer's perspective. First: Alabama Finish: 12-0 No big surprise here...

    Wayne  Smith Written by Wayne Smith about 4 years ago 928 reads 38 comments

  10. Alabama's Greatest Hits, Part 2

    From the beginning of the LSU game to the National Championship Game against Texas, Alabama kept hitting. As the season wore on the hits became harder and more numerous. Alabama never quit, but a lot of other teams sure did...

    Wayne  Smith Written by Wayne Smith about 4 years ago 28,215 reads 26 comments

  11. The Rumor Mill; Navigating The Mis-Information Surrounding Nick Saban

    The rumor mill went into hyper-drive concerning Nick Saban in the month of May. From Auburn's attempts to loophole the NCAA rules concerning recruiting during spring evaluation visits ...

    Wayne  Smith Written by Wayne Smith about 4 years ago 2,176 reads 27 comments

  12. 50th Anniversary All-Time SEC Team

    In 1982, the SEC Skywriters, a group of media covering the Southeastern Conference, selected members of their All-Time SEC Team for the first 50 years (1933–82) of the SEC...

    Wayne  Smith Written by Wayne Smith about 4 years ago 3,849 reads 13 comments

  13. Making Them Quit: Alabama 2008 Vs. Alabama 2009

    Two different teams, two unbeaten records. But how both teams came to finish 12-0 at the end of the season are two very different stories. In 2008 we found the Tide jumping ahead early in the game and then just trying to outlast the other team...

    Wayne  Smith Written by Wayne Smith about 4 years ago 641 reads 17 comments

  14. Alabama's Greatest Hits of 2009, Part One

    "Make their asses quit!" That was the goal of the Crimson Tide entering into every game. To do that the Tide had to hit hard and play hard every down. Let me tell you folks, 50 slides won't hold all of these hits...

    Wayne  Smith Written by Wayne Smith about 4 years ago 1,052 reads 8 comments

  15. The 10 Commandments for the Internet Sports Fan

    I remember my first day on the job in Louisiana. I started with the company in Fairhope, Alabama, just 15 minutes from my house. But I knew that was only temporary. My hitch in Louisiana would start on a Sunday, at 5:00 A...

    Wayne  Smith Written by Wayne Smith about 4 years ago 791 reads 18 comments

  16. Redemption. Nick Saban Four Years Later

    In November of 2006, after Alabama dismissed head coach Mike Shula, A.D. Mal Moore set about the task of finding a proven coach to lead Alabama into a "new era of Crimson Tide football...

    Wayne  Smith Written by Wayne Smith about 4 years ago 2,245 reads 17 comments

  17. Where In The World Is Spencer Region (Going to Play Football)?

    I wish I was there. You know, Cullman's Sporting Goods, on Feb. 6, 2010. I would have liked to have been among the 100 or so Alabama fans that showed up to watch a high school junior ...

    Wayne  Smith Written by Wayne Smith about 4 years ago 1,604 reads 31 comments

  18. Epiphany: Why I Wrote About Auburn and Why I'll Never Do It Again

    On April 25, 2010, I wrote a slide-show called "Tiger Down! Nine Teams That Can/Will Beat the Auburn Tigers in 2010." And then I posted it on B/R's Auburn page. What happened next was to be expected...

    Wayne  Smith Written by Wayne Smith about 4 years ago 1,283 reads 64 comments

  19. Tiger Down! Nine Teams That Can/Will Beat the Auburn Tigers in 2010

    2009 was a season of hope for the Auburn Tigers. After finishing the '08 season 5-7, and missing post-season play, Gene Chizik was hired to take over the helm of the struggling Tigers...

    Wayne  Smith Written by Wayne Smith about 4 years ago 4,932 reads 205 comments

  20. Nick Saban Wins The Award But Who Is Amos Alonzo Stagg?

    On May 18, 2010 Nick Saban will be at the United States Sports Academy in Daphne, Al. to receive the Amos Alonzo Stagg Coach of the Year Award...

    Wayne  Smith Written by Wayne Smith about over 4 years ago 475 reads 4 comments

  21. The Bye Week Gauntlet: A Look at Alabama's Final Six SEC Opponents

    "We want to be a team that nobody wants to play. Clearly, to me, that comes from how physical you are, how tough you are, the kind of effort and intensity you play with as well as your ability to execute...

    Wayne  Smith Written by Wayne Smith about over 4 years ago 772 reads 5 comments

  22. 10 Reasons People Hate the Alabama Crimson Tide

    Bloggers everywhere love to rip on the Alabama Crimson Tide. It assures them of getting a lot of reads and comments. You know, BUZZ. Outside of the Alabama fan base anybody who criticizes the Tide will find instant popularity...

    Wayne  Smith Written by Wayne Smith about over 4 years ago 64,095 reads 139 comments

  23. Alabama's Superman? What Cade Foster Brings to The Crimson Tide

    Every great Utopian society had a superhero. Not because of crime per se, but because of the ever present threat of the super villian...

    Wayne  Smith Written by Wayne Smith about over 4 years ago 1,580 reads 4 comments

  24. The BCS Got It Right With Alabama. But What About Texas?

        125.  That's how many young men are on the Texas Longhorns' roster.  125 young men that practiced and played (to some extent, even if it was on the scout team) , 125 young men that ...

    Wayne  Smith Written by Wayne Smith about over 4 years ago 496 reads 14 comments