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Always a Crimson Tide
Always a Crimson Tide

Always a Crimson Tide

Players, Coaches, and Fans Share Their Passion for Alabama Football
By Creg Stephenson, By Kirk McNair

Always a…

SPORTS & RECREATION

384 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB, Mobipocket, PDF

Trade Paper, $16.95 (CA $18.95) (US $16.95)

ISBN 9781600785948

Rights: WOR

Triumph Books (Aug 2011)

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Overview

Drawing together insights from nearly 100 former players, coaches, and Crimson Tide fans, this is the ultimate compendium of everything that is special about the University of Alabama's football team. Highlights include the 100 most important moments in Alabama football history, beloved landmarks and memories from Tuscaloosa, coaching legends, and the team's greatest players from past and present.

Author Biography

Creg Stephenson grew up in a family of Crimson Tide fans and quickly realized that the University of Alabama was his only logical choice for college. He graduated in 1996 and has covered the team as a journalist since then, including a four-year stint as the Crimson Tide beat writer for the Anniston Star. He is currently a sportswriter for The Mississippi Press in Pascagoula. Kirk McNair is the founder of ‘Bama magazine and BamaMag.com, which he started in 1979 after serving as sports information director at the University of Alabama. He has won national awards for both sports information and sportswriting. He is the former president of the National Collegiate Sportswriters and Alabama Sportswriters associations.

Media

Kirk McNair, co-author of Always a Crimson Tide, interviewed with "Dr. Alvin Augustus Jones" on WNEW (Washington, DC).



Kirk McNair, co-author of Always a Crimson Tide, was interviewed about his new book as part of the first episode of "BamaHammer Half Hour Radio Hour".
Kirk McNair, co-author of Always a Crimson Tide, was interviewed on November 23, 2011 on "Tuscaloosa Living" on WVTM-TV (Birmingham, AL), an NBC affiliate.

Kirk McNair, co-author of Always a Crimson Tide, will be interviewed on December 2, 2011 on "The Game" on WDGM (Tuscaloosa, AL). Former Alabama football player Trent Davidson and host Ryan Fowler discuss the latest in Crimson Tide athletics.

Kirk McNair, co-author of Always a Crimson Tide, appeared on "The Wake Up Call" on WLTS to talk Alabama sports.

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Always A Crimson Tide:
Players, Coaches, and Fans Share Their Passion for Alabama Football
By Creg Stephenson & Kirk McNair

 

On autumn Saturdays, more than 100,000 crimson-and-white-clad fans pack the University of Alabama's Bryant-Denny Stadium to enjoy one of the greatest atmospheres in college football. Gifted coaches-including Paul "Bear" Bryant, Gene Stallings, and Nick Saban-and a steady stream of talented, hardworking players have led the Crimson Tide to an enviable record of 13 national championships and 22 SEC titles.

 

Always a Crimson Tide: Players, Coaches, and Fans Share Their Passion for Alabama Football by Creg Stephenson and Kirk McNair is the ultimate compendium of everything that is special about the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, and Crimson Tide football. In this entertaining book, dozens of former players, coaches, and fans share their favorite memories. From Joe Namath to Ozzie Newsome to Jay Barker, Crimson Tide greats from across the decades recall what it was like playing in Tuscaloosa. Fans will relish stories about the greatest moments, games, and teams from more than a century of competition as well as recollections of the University of Alabama's best hangouts, landmarks, and traditions. Highlights include:

 


• The 100 most important moments in Alabama football history
• Beloved landmarks and memories from Tuscaloosa
• Georgia coaching legends, from Paul "Bear" Bryant to Gene Stallings
• The greatest players in Crimson Tide football history

 

Like each player or fan, each passage is different and stresses something unique. From the Denny Chimes, the RV armada, and the "Rammer Jammer" chant to the cheerleaders, the Million Dollar Band, and, of course, the championship seasons. These are just a few of the things fans will experience in Always a Crimson Tide.

 

About the Authors:
Creg Stephenson grew up in Mississippi in a family of Crimson Tide fans and quickly realized that the University of Alabama was his only logical choice for college. He graduated in 1996 and has covered the team as a journalist since then, including a four-year stint as the Crimson Tide beat writer for the Anniston Star. He is currently a sportswriter for The Mississippi Press in Pascagoula.

 

Kirk McNair is the founder of ‘Bama magazine and BamaMag.com, which he started in 1979 after serving as sports information director at the University of Alabama. He has won national awards for both sports information and sportswriting. He is the former president of the National Collegiate Sportswriters and Alabama Sportswriters associations.

 

CONTACT: Josh Williams, Independent Publishers Group, 312-337-0747, jwilliams@ipgbook.com

 

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