At Alabama, Winning Is a Team Sport, Not an Individual One

Posted by Larry Burton on August-19-2009 Add Comments

I'm often asked why I'm a Crimson Tide fan. After all, my father was a huge Auburn fan, and a lot of my family leans that way.

Once I got a little older and wiser, I began to see things at Alabama I didn't see elsewhere. Coach Bear Bryant stressed team above all else. 

I began to watch him on television, and the words he used the most were team, family, and class. 

I remember the controversy over names on the back of the jerseys. Coach Bryant didn't like the idea.

"Who you play for is more important than who you are," he would say. "Football is about a team, not a bunch of individuals."

Then I went with a friend to hear Coach Bryant speak in person. What he said that night changed me forever. ...

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