Alabama : Scarbrough's Take

Distance Between East & West of Biblical Proportions

Distance Between East & West of Biblical Proportions

Lyn Scarbrough

September 10 The giant chasm between the East and the West has been of near Biblical proportions for a while now, but if anything, it’s getting greater. And, divine intervention might be the only thing that could change that any time soon. FULL STORY

The Iron Bowl … Mother,  Okra and Dad Out Back

The Iron Bowl … Mother, Okra and Dad Out Back

Lyn Scarbrough

November 27 What happened in Jordan-Hare on Saturday certainly was that. No. 1 Alabama, winner of 30 consecutive regular season games, against No. 6 Auburn, the last team except Alabama to win the SEC championship. The winner would head to Atlanta FULL STORY

By the Numbers … Breaking Down This Iron Bowl

By the Numbers … Breaking Down This Iron Bowl

Lyn Scarbrough

November 22 There are more team and individual statistical categories that could have been included, but these are the ones most significant, as a team and as individuals. This does leave out placekicking (Auburn advantage) and punting (Alabama advantage), FULL STORY

What Makes a Real Rivalry?  Look at the Iron Bowl

What Makes a Real Rivalry? Look at the Iron Bowl

Lyn Scarbrough

November 21 Alabama leads the series with Auburn, 45-35-1, a comfortable margin for the Crimson Tide. But it is the closest of any regular Alabama opponent. Bama leads Georgia by 13 games and LSU and Tennessee by 17 games. FULL STORY

Just a Two-Team SEC Race Now … or Maybe Three

Just a Two-Team SEC Race Now … or Maybe Three

Lyn Scarbrough

September 25 Last week, the question … Among SEC teams, who’s really still in the game? This week, the answer … If Saturday’s games are indicators, only Alabama, Georgia and FULL STORY

End of First Quarter, Who’s Really Still in the Game?

End of First Quarter, Who’s Really Still in the Game?

Lyn Scarbrough

September 19 Right now the polls say this is the No. 1 team in the country, but after watching Clemson, Oklahoma, Penn State and Oklahoma State, it hasn’t looked that way on the field. FULL STORY

Nuts, Bolts and Toilet Paper – Keep Them Special

Nuts, Bolts and Toilet Paper – Keep Them Special

Lyn Scarbrough

January 17 When a handful of people, most apparently students, rolled Toomer’s Corner after Clemson defeated Alabama for the national championship, it ignited a furor in some places, raised questions in others. FULL STORY

It’s Bama, then Everybody Else; Other Observations

It’s Bama, then Everybody Else; Other Observations

Lyn Scarbrough

November 15 But, it was cemented last Saturday when five of the nation’s top nine teams were upset on the same day. Four of those – Clemson, Washington, Auburn and Texas A&M – were double digit favorites FULL STORY

Bama Is the Best;  What About the Rest?

Bama Is the Best; What About the Rest?

Lyn Scarbrough

September 08 Based on the first weekend of the 2016 college football season, Alabama is the best team in the Southeastern Conference … again … and it’s probably not even close. FULL STORY

History Will Repeat Itself … 1984, 2009 or 2012?

History Will Repeat Itself … 1984, 2009 or 2012?

Lyn Scarbrough

November 25 History will repeat itself when Alabama travels to Jordan-Hare Stadium on Saturday to play Auburn in the 80th renewal of college sports biggest rivalry, the Iron Bowl. FULL STORY