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Why is the Alabama Crimson Tide called that?
Why is Alabama's Crimson Tide called that other than for the obvious fact that Crimson is the color of brick red? And why is the mascot an elephant? I know we have red dirt in alabama, but what is up with the elephant?
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Early newspaper accounts of the University's football squad simply referred to them as the "varsity" or the "Crimson White." The first nickname popular with the media was the "Thin Red Line," which was used until 1906. Hugh Roberts, former sports editor of the Birmingham Age-Herald, is credited with coining the phrase "Crimson Tide" in an article describing the 1907 Iron Bowl played in Birmingham. The game was played in a sea of red mud with Auburn a heavy favorite to win. Alabama held Auburn to a 6-6 tie, thus graduating to their newfound nickname.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
They are all on the rag.