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Why Is Alabama Called The Crimson Tide?


Why Is Alabama Called The Crimson Tide?

How did Alabama get the name Crimson Tide? After a game played in a sea of crimson mud, the Alabama players’ white uniforms were stained crimson. As a sports editor for the Birmingham Age-Herald, Hugh Roberts, left the field, he described Alabama as a Crimson Tide. Sports writers then popularized the name and it’s stuck ever since.

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