"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
Roll Tide - War Eagle
Moving forward (and upside down) even when you don't want to.
What is this... Rotten.com? Faces of death? Foff for posting this crap...
Ok, so my comment trying to point out that a video of 15 or so people flying out of bed of a truck possibly to their death is off topic but the video itself is? Oh wait, I get it. In Alabama they ride around in the bed of trucks... real creative there.
I need to know the deal on the pick up. I took a tour around the web thing but my searches have failed me. Looks to have at least a death or 2 if real. That is just crazy.
Can we get a link or a story or something?
It's a documentary on espn
bullshit they have had one competitive game last year out of all the years and I can't listen to so many southern people talk at once.
This movie is great.
Love how Cam claims he cant' talk due to ongoing investigation (It was filmed in July 2011)...then he gives this sly smile
Very suspicious ;)
I was thinking the same thing. That smile he gave was really weird, considering the circumstances.
Glad I'm not a Carolina fan.
Not really sure how a rivalry between a national power and a regional also-ran is the top rivalry in sports, especially with all the cheating they do.
That's not fair to Ohio State. They played some pretty good games* recently.
Who Auburn? Oh wait...yes. The 2 national titles ever thing.
Not as many as Michigan State.
Occasional national power and a regional also ran.
It's just so funny how loaded with shit this documentary is. Cam Newton's smirk says it all. "I can't really talk about it because like they say, it's an ongoing ivestigation."
"I saw that they put a scam newton jersey on the bear bryant statue, so I poisoned the toomers trees." "Is that...illegal?" "You think I care?"
"Alabama accusing Auburn of cheating is like Snookie telling Halle Berry she's ugly." - Charles Barkley
That's why I love Chuck. He keeps it real son.
Most of the movie consists of hilarious Southern trash talking on the radio about the opposing fanbase, as well as various highlights.
The ending was pretty touching too, the two tragedies which briefly unified the fanbases.
Won't say it's the best rivalry in college football, but this was a pretty damn good movie.
Thank god I am not from that state...wow
we can talk online about who the real best rivalry is and they'all will NEVAR see it.
I can not believe Harvey Updike (the guy who poisoned toomer's trees) named his kids: bear bryant, crimson tide, and ally bama. you just can't make this stuff up.
pretty good documentary. definitely glad i don't belong to either of those fan bases
I like the part where everybody was ripping on him. Good television.
MOAR THING....ROLL DAAAAAAAMN TIIIIIIIIIIIIDE
Not even close to as good as the Michigan-Ohio docmentary on HBO.
Wasn't even that good. And it's still better.
This makes me Proud to be a Michigan fan. I wear my Go Blue gear all around tuscaloosa knowing i am better than these fools!
I have it recorded. I was born and raised in Birmingham Alabama. For some reason though I was born to be a Michigan Man. Ive seen the rilvary first hand being that for the longest it was played at Legion Field in B'ham. Without watching I already know if ESPN gave an accurate account of how crazy people are, I will be greatly embarrassed at work tomorrow
expect a long day tomorrow...good luck
The change in the demeanor of the first guy is absolutely priceless. They should do this more often.
Having gone to high school in Alabama (thankfully Alabama was in the middle of a long streak of getting dominated by Auburn, so they weren't as insufferable as they are now), I can attest to a lot of what was in the documentary...it truly is crazy down there when it comes to this game. I'm definitely not saying it's better than Michigan-Ohio State, but you're truly missing out if you haven't been to an Iron Bowl. I went in 2009 when a mediocre Auburn almost upset the eventual national champs...pretty awesome experience. But yeah, the overall derpiness of the fanbases, the history of rampant cheating, and Auburn's second-tier status as a program put this rivalry below Michigan-Ohio State for sure (although on a pure hatred level, the two are easily comparable).
That said, the people that call into the Finebaum show (i.e. all the of people yelling and cussing throughout the documentary haha) represent the craziest of the crazies in the state, which is saying something. A lot of people are pretty insane but those folks are the absolute worst by a country mile.
Didn't think it was that good. You can sense the dislike between Mich-OSU, but this doc just sounded like a bunch of hicks screeching at each other.
"YOU WISH YOU HAD A COACH AS GOOD AS BEAR BRYANT!!!!!"
and she was insufferable during the program. arggghhh
to parents from Michigan. Within a few days of being born my parents were asked to 'declare' their loyalty. Of course my parents had no clue, but Auburn was pretty good then and they lived closer to Auburn than Bama and had a couple good friends who were Auburn fans. So I and my parents were declared Auburn fans.
Their Alabama friends immediately quit talking to them, some they never saw again.
I honestly think Michigan/MSU is as big or bigger, we just don't get carried away with it like they do down there. Its their own world and you better not intrude on it.
Because the teams aren't bigger. There may be more hate, because 100% of their fans are unhinged. It'd be like if Ohio State could play Ohio State in a rivalry game.
our rivalry with osu barely gets any media attention anymore, fuck espn and their hard on for bama and SEC
they have won the NC the last two years.
ESPN was calling OSU/Um the greatest rivalry in sports right before the 2006 game.
partly because we sucked and have been getting killed year after year
I feel compelled and somewhat qualified to weigh in.
First, I live in Birmingham, 1 hour from Tuscaloosa and a little under two from Auburn, and I have lived year a total of twelve years.
Second, I lived in Columbus for 14 years - a diehard Michigan fan. I also graduated from Alabama in '04.
Here are my observations...when comparing the two rivalries, based on what I have seen over the years.
On the hatred scale, I would say AU/UA. The UM/OSU rivalry plays for a lot of pride and the rivalry goes back a LONG time. For the most part, it has been pretty even since WW2. AU/UA hate each other because Auburn is Alabama's little brother. Auburn has been generaly inferior over the last several decades and Alabama is arrogant about it. So the hatred is very obvious. Add the redneck factor and its pretty bad.
On how good the teams are and tradition, UM/OSU definitely. I don't have to tell anyone about Michigan's records on NCs, but OSU has a lot too. 7 or 8 I think? Alabama has a lot too, but Auburn does not. They do not have near the history of the other teams. In fact, as long as I have lived here, there has been very few times the two teams have played at the end of the year where both teams were even ranked in the top 25.
Also, UM and OSU fans generally route for the other teams in the conference. UA/AU dont care, and even want other SEC teams to lose every game. I personally would like to see OSU and UM win every game and then UM beat the shit out of OSU in The Game every year.
On hype, tie. You may not hear as much up there about this game, but this whole state shuts down when these teams play. For both rivalries, it is the last game of the year and if any of the teams lose a game, the season turns into "All that matters is if we beat..."
National Perception - UM/OSU. Easy one.
When I get into this argument with friends, the most consistant argument I hear is, "how can they be that big of rivals when they aren't in the same state?" and they liken it to OU/Texas, although we all know its a way better rivalry than the shootout.
I am a Michigan fan, so I am biased, but based on the above, I would give the nod to UM/OSU. Legendary coaches, tradition, national power houses, national perception. I would put Alabama in this catagory with UM and OSU, but not Auburn - except for 2004 and 2010, Auburn is a perennial 9-4 team.
PC police says OU/TX should be called the Red River Showdown, not Shootout