1. Will Alabama and Florida Be The Clash Of Titans

    The date is set,  the location known,  Alabama and Florida will once again tangle for the SEC championship.   It will be a titanic battle between two great teams, but what TV executives and SEC brass are hoping for is a dream match...

    Walter Kirkwood Written by Walter Kirkwood about almost 5 years ago 872 reads 3 comments

  2. Alabama's Big Time Players Make The Difference

    The battle between Alabama and LSU is the kind of game every high school player dreams of playing in. Two heavy weights going toe to toe on national television with championships on the line...

    Walter Kirkwood Written by Walter Kirkwood about almost 5 years ago 823 reads 9 comments

  3. Creature vs. Creature: Why Alabama Will Beat LSU

    For the second year in a row, Alabama and LSU tangle with a trip to Atlanta on the line. This used to be Auburn's gig with the annual cat-fight to determine the West. While LSU remains a top team, Alabama has replaced Auburn as the dance partner...

    Walter Kirkwood Written by Walter Kirkwood about almost 5 years ago 1,711 reads 16 comments

  4. Man Up, America: It's Time for Defense in Fantasy Football

    Australia is one of those unique places on earth with strange variations of plant and animal life. Because it was disconnected from the rest of the planet, evolution took its own path there...

    Walter Kirkwood Written by Walter Kirkwood about almost 5 years ago 219 reads 0 comments

  5. LSU Could Spell Upset for Alabama Crimson Tide

    I'll tell you up front, I'm not a “stats” guy;  I look at stats, but I trust my gut more.   When I attempt to predict the future, I don't look at stats, but only the last few weeks...

    Walter Kirkwood Written by Walter Kirkwood about almost 5 years ago 2,345 reads 23 comments

  6. Alabama's Season Hinges on Off Week Adjustments

    I remember it well, the mental fatigue that marked college days. There were times I would come home to visit my parents that I wanted to curl up in the fetal position and sleep for days...

    Walter Kirkwood Written by Walter Kirkwood about almost 5 years ago 1,024 reads 6 comments

  7. A Numerical Look at the Alabama Crimson Tide

    12-10 was the score by which the Tide defeated Tennessee in their annual meeting Saturday and it was not a score that I or anyone would have expected...

    Walter Kirkwood Written by Walter Kirkwood about almost 5 years ago 972 reads 13 comments

  8. When Reading into the Alabama-Tennessee Feud, Throw Out the Record Books

    You've heard the old saying you can throw out the record books.  The saying has meaning, but not what you might think.   The fact is that in rivalry games the better teams usually do win...

    Walter Kirkwood Written by Walter Kirkwood about almost 5 years ago 908 reads 7 comments

  9. Alabama Crimson Tide Offense Adrift at Midseason

    It’s funny how perceptions can change from the first few weeks of the college football season to the middle...

    Walter Kirkwood Written by Walter Kirkwood about almost 5 years ago 1,469 reads 14 comments

  10. Prognostication Report Card for Alabama Football

    Before the season, I listed some predictions about the 2009 Alabama football season. As we approach the mid point of the season, let's see how close my predictions were...

    Walter Kirkwood Written by Walter Kirkwood about almost 5 years ago 1,929 reads 5 comments

  11. Dan'ta Hightower's Injury Means Opportunity for Others

    Alabama starting middle linebacker Dan’ta Hightower and Rolando McLain formed possibly the best one two punch in the country, but sadly that all came to an end on the Bryant Denny Turf in a game against Arkansas...

    Walter Kirkwood Written by Walter Kirkwood about almost 5 years ago 2,429 reads 10 comments

  12. Fall Practice Shows Results of Summer Work for Alabama's Crimson Tide

    I'll be the first to admit that when Nick Saban came to Alabama I thought he would work some magic spell and turn the team from soft to rock hard over night...

    Walter Kirkwood Written by Walter Kirkwood about 5 years ago 2,358 reads 1 comments

  13. Alabama Time Machine: 1984

    The feelings you get at the start of a new football season is very hard to explain to "non football" people. To me its a bit like being a teenager and you've finally got a date with that girl you've had your eye on for so long...

    Walter Kirkwood Written by Walter Kirkwood about 5 years ago 1,151 reads 0 comments

  14. A Look into The Future For Alabama's Season

    “Always in motion is the future.” - Yoda, Jedi Master There are sites on the Internet that quote the fictional character Yoda from Star Wars as “One Minute Wisdom” ...

    Walter Kirkwood Written by Walter Kirkwood about 5 years ago 966 reads 12 comments

  15. Many Unanswered Questions Remain for Alabama Crimson Tide

    My boss owns a software company with many employees. We deal in high-tech products, but when it comes to an organizational chart, he uses sticky notes on a white board. If you are stuck at the top of a list, that's good; being at the bottom is bad

    Walter Kirkwood Written by Walter Kirkwood about 5 years ago 679 reads 5 comments

  16. Dark Lord Saban's Powers of Manipulation

    My daughter who is 11 years old recently was watching TV with me as I was watching one of the Star Wars movies. At the sight of Darth Vader, she simply snickered and said his outfit looked stupid...

    Walter Kirkwood Written by Walter Kirkwood about over 5 years ago 1,531 reads 5 comments

  17. Lombardy Award Winner Andre Smith's Is the Best Lineman in the Draft

    Best lineman in the draft? Call me a homer but I feel confident saying that. Everyone in the South and especially Alabama became aware of Andre Smith in the fall of 2005. Smith was the number one rated lineman in America according to Rivals...

    Walter Kirkwood Written by Walter Kirkwood about over 5 years ago 150 reads 2 comments

  18. College Football: A Look Back at Signing Day 2005

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  19. The Fat Lady Does Not Wear Crimson

    The 2008 storybook season came crashing down in a span of weeks with consecutive losses to Florida and underdog Utah. It was hard to imagine such a humble end for a team that had accomplished so much...

    Walter Kirkwood Written by Walter Kirkwood about over 5 years ago 437 reads 7 comments

  20. At Alabama, Winter Reaping Is At Hand for Little-Used Tide Players

    There was a time at Alabama in which we barely knew anything about recruits. I never knew who had been signed beyond the occasional big time blue chipper. We always looked over the roster in the program during the first game and scanned for freshmen...

    Walter Kirkwood Written by Walter Kirkwood about over 5 years ago 438 reads 2 comments

  21. Alabama Receiving Corps Still in The Process

    When Alabama lost three senior receivers in 2007, most predicted a drop off in the passing game production and 2008 certainly met that expectation. Let’s take a look at who did what this year and a few peeks ahead...

    Walter Kirkwood Written by Walter Kirkwood about over 5 years ago 431 reads 7 comments

  22. The View Back To Look Ahead

    The year was 2001. Alabama had just finished a season most of us wanted to forget. I remember talking to my old roommate about the prospects for Alabama that year and as always the analysis started with the offensive line...

    Walter Kirkwood Written by Walter Kirkwood about over 5 years ago 231 reads 0 comments