Crimson Nation Paperback by Eli Gold

Crimson Nation Paperback by Eli Gold


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Eli Gold grew up in Brooklyn, New York, where college football got about as much attention as a pigeon in Central Park. He didn't know much about the SEC or the Crimson Tide. However, that all changed in 1976 when he moved to Virginia to call hockey games for the American Hockey League and shortly thereafter moved to Birmingham to announce for the Birmingham Bulls." "Alabama football has a rich history. Alabama has won 29 out of 52 bowl game appearances (more than any other school), has won 12 national championships (more than any other school), has 91 All-Americans, has 19 players in the College Football Hall of Fame, and has sent 211 players to the NFL. Alabama is arguably the most successful and most prestigious college football program in history, shaped by proud players wearing the "Crimson and White" and molded by hugely successful coaches like Wallace Wade, Frank Thomas, Paul "Bear" Bryant, and Gene Stallings." In Crimson Nation, Eli Gold tells what he sees as the twenty greatest moments that shaped the Alabama football program. Everything from the beginning of radio broadcasting to the rebuilding of the program with the hiring of Mike Shula, this book gives a private look into Bama football. Read Harry Gilmer's account of the first time the Alabama team flew to a football game. Find out about the time Bear Bryant played with a broken leg. Learn the story of when Stallings left working for Bear Bryant to coach at Texas A&M only to beat his former boss in the 1968 Cotton Bowl. It's all here and told as only Eli Gold can tell it.

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