University of Alabama roll over rivals Auburn in Iron Bowl

After the 2013 Iron Bowl stunner between the University of Alabama Crimson Tide and Auburn Tigers, which ended with a missed field goal by the Crimson Tide leading to a end-zone to end-zone touchdown return by Chris Johnson to win it for Auburn. The 2014 Iron Bowl, considered the game of the year in college football did not disappoint.

The historic rivalry was another classic SEC (SouthEast Conference) shootout as expected. Even with Alabama ranked 4th in the nation and Auburn being 15th, the Tigers gave it their all and understood the meaning of the game. Auburn came out firing taking an early lead, stunning the ‘Bama faithful early. Alabama quarterback Blake Sims had a rough outing in the first half due to Auburn’s defense, intercepting Sims three times. Auburn led going into halftime 33-21.

After considering benching Blake Sims, the Crimson Tide came out of the locker room with an extra boost in their step. Alabama went on a 34-3 run to close the game defeating their rivals 55-36. Sims turned his game around in the second half going 10-12 for 182 yards and three touchdowns. The Crimson Tide offensive weapons were too much for the Tigers defense. Wide receiver Amari Cooper, and running back TJ Yeldon had a big game backing up their quarterback. Cooper had an astounding 224 receiving yards accompanied with three touchdowns. Yeldon accompanied Cooper with 127 rushing yards and two touchdowns. Amari Cooper

Although this game would not have affected Auburns hope at the National Championship game with the new playoff structure, the Tigers love playing spoiler. The new playoff structure is being utilized for the first time this season where the top 4 teams in the nation go head to head and battle for the championship. This win for Alabama helped them jump to the top of the AP poll with the help of other teams in the top four losing this past weekend.

Nick Saban, head coach of the Crimson Tide is grateful to be in the current position his football team is currently in. Being in such a competitive conference, arguably the best conference in all of college football Saban explained, “I think we have an outstanding league and we have a lot of good teams and the fact that we play each other and end up beating each other probably hurts a little bit.” Some of the top teams come out of the SEC and having them play one another essentially knocks themselves out of competition.

Alabama will most likely be playing against Missouri in the SEC championship game, the winner of this game will most likely be representing the SEC in the national championship final four.

Roll Tide!

 

Couple Names Son Krimson Tyde after UA

Krimson.jpg This past December 17th, two Alabama fans welcomed their new baby boy into the world and named him after their beloved UA team. Summer and Steven Steele settled on the named Krimson Tyde, giving the baby a unique name and spelling that will be sure to set him apart throughout his life.

When asked why they went with this decision, as some may find it odd that a couple would name a child after a sports team, they responded: “The reason we named him Krimson is that we are big Alabama fans and it is a very unique name and we loved it,” Summer Steele told Alabama Media Group on Sunday.

Although not very complicated, little Krimson, who weighed in at seven pounds and five ounces has been experiencing some stomach issues and he was brought back into the doctors care.While he recovers, the family has been facing scrutiny and media attention for the name. The family was surprised by how many people were interested in hearing their story and learning more about the baby boy. Krimson isnt’ t the first child for the Steeles. They have two other boys, Trenton and Dawson, that are glad to act as big brothers.

“To people speaking negatively about us naming him Krimson, it’s not their child nor family member so if they have nothing nice to say they don’t need to say nothing at all,” Steele said. She even took to social media, particularly Facebook to clarify that Krimson was a boy after some publications made the mistake of reporting that he was a girl. What is even more interesting about this story is that the Steeles aren’t the first set of parents to name their child after an Alabama sports team. There are 25 girls in Alabama named Crimson and six girls named Auburn born in 2012.

To see the town become so invested in the school is a great thing to witness and be a part of. UA is truly a large part of the state and the community at large.