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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       In Loving Memory

OUR SON

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Justin Hornsby 07/01/1990 - 03/17/2017

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Sure miss watching Games with these Two
Jamie Hornsby   -     Doris Veazey
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ROLL TIDE

16 National Championships –

I have been fortunate enough to witness the last 6 in person.

 Funny thing is, in Alabama, seldom do you pick your “Team”.  It is usually handed down generation to generation.   You are either a Bama fan, or a fan of the team on the plains. Cool

 My greatest memories of the Crimson Tide are numerous.  From my late Father and I listening to John Forney and Doug Layton paint the picture of each play via the radio in our living room, to watching the 92 National Championship Game live in NOLA with my late Mother.  Or the 2012 National Championship with our late son, Justin Hornsby. Seeing the last 4 National Title Games live with my wife Michele (as a fan) I have lived the dream. 

You hear players say “I dreamed of playing at Bama” – well as a fan, growing up in the tiny town of Goodwater Alabama, I dreamed of seeing Bama play in person.  That dream came true as I saw my first Bama game in 1977, at the age of 18.  Of course Bama rolled to a 55-6 victory over the Cardinals of Louisville in a game that is forever etched in my memory.

Back in those days, memorabilia wasn’t available like it is now, and I became a collector of “unique” Bama stuff.   Good luck stuff – and the passion of collecting Alabama Memorabilia began to rival the passion of being a fan.  Whether it was a statue of an Elephant or a Bama Football player, and I begin to collect unique things as the years passed. 

My collection of unique Memorabilia has continued to grow, and turned into my collection of Tide Rides. Each year for the past 8 years, one or more of the Tide Rides, have been part of the annual Bama Homecoming in Tuscaloosa.  That too has been a great experience as a fan, to see the faces of other fans enjoy the parade. 

I developed this space to share those with you as a collector or as a Bama fan, I hope you enjoy.  

Each week during football season, I update this site (Blog-Scroll Down) and share my thoughts and my predictions about the upcoming game. 


To the left, you can click on the links for portions of my collection and the Tide Rides.
 
I would like to invite you to check out what the folks at Reese's have done.  The official candy of NCAA football, contacted me with interest in doing a story about "TIDE RIDES" and the fan who would have such a collection.  Yours truly obliged, and it was a good decision.  The crew spent a few hours with Michele and me and were the nicest people.  The entire crew was fantastic, but special thanks to Joey, Sarah and Marty.  You are welcome back anytime !!! There is a link at the bottom for you to enjoy the segment..entitled, "BAMA'S BIGGEST FAN"  ....yeah, I know.....  keep the comments about the title to yourselves... 
 
"LETS GO REESE'S

Enjoy and Roll Tide!!!!!!!!
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Latest Addition to Tide Rides !!!!!

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Friday, January 5, 2018

Happy New Year !!!

WOW - Bama is in the Finals Again!!!

The Crimson Tide ROARED to victory against the Clemson Tigers on New Years Day with a 24-6 Victory.  The game was not as really as close as the score indicates.   Bama dominated on Offense and Defense.  Though the game at half was a close score, Bama should have been up handily.  With a Defensive TD and another INT from the defense, Clemson looked lost for most of the day.

Meanwhile - Georgia looked as if they were going to be embarrassed by Oklahoma, only to come back and beat the Sooners in double OT!  It was quiet a game - one for the ages.  Thus here we are with the 4th year of the CFP in place and two SEC teams are squaring off.   Bama VS Georgia.   The winner of the SEC and the 3rd place SEC team - oh yes, that's how this played out.

What should we expect for the NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME?   Bama and Georgia are practically mirror images of each other.  Bama is a run then pass team as is Georgia.   The stats between the two are really close.  Georgia leads in TOP, 3rd Down Percentage and Pass Defense.  However, these are close as are most.   Key to the game for both sounds very cliche -convert 3rd downs and get Ga off the feild.  

Bama's Defense looked like they were on fire, and it showed against Clemson.  If the Bama D can stop the run - well, that should insure a victory.

  Look for a typical SEC OLD SCHOOL SLUGFEST.   In the end, I believe the Teacher will defeat the Student. 

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