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« on: January 06, 2019, 02:56:50 PM »

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Roughly two decades later, Bryant was again reticent when students in 1979 passed a Senate resolution calling for a mascot. A student delegation met with Bryant to seek his approval.
“His response was, ‘Alabama doesn’t have a mascot. Elephants are slow and clumsy, and if we had one, we would want it to be fierce, athletic and fast, like our team,’” Cramer said. “The students asked him politely, ‘Sir, if that’s true, why are there red elephants on our tickets and why do you have an elephant lamp on your desk?’ He laughed and said, ‘Well, you’re right. We’ve probably already embraced the elephant mascot.’”

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« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2019, 03:57:00 PM »

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-csH682k8k" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-csH682k8k</a>
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« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2019, 04:09:40 PM »

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-csH682k8k" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-csH682k8k</a>

Pretty much like the last several games between us and them. 
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« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2019, 05:11:38 PM »

I have never seen that before.  IT. IS. AWESOME!

 
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« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2019, 03:48:00 PM »

Strupper wrote: “At the end of the quarter, the Earth started to tremble. There was a distant rumble that continued to grow. Some excited fan in the stands bellowed, ‘Hold your horses, the elephants are coming,’ and out stamped this Alabama varsity.”

^This is what I was told growing up as a child.


I also remember riding elephants at Butler Field and elephants in the homecoming parade.


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« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2019, 05:28:58 PM »

Strupper wrote: “At the end of the quarter, the Earth started to tremble. There was a distant rumble that continued to grow. Some excited fan in the stands bellowed, ‘Hold your horses, the elephants are coming,’ and out stamped this Alabama varsity.”

^This is what I was told growing up as a child.


I also remember riding elephants at Butler Field and elephants in the homecoming parade.


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« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2019, 10:29:09 AM »

During the Auburn game at Legion Stadium in the 1950s, an elephant was brought onto the field for a quick walk around. This was possible because Ringling Bros was in Birmingham at that time. The elephant was actually made red with some temporary color.
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« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2019, 10:34:34 AM »

During the Auburn game at Legion Stadium in the 1950s, an elephant was brought onto the field for a quick walk around. This was possible because Ringling Bros was in Birmingham at that time. The elephant was actually made red with some temporary color.
Awesome!  I would love to see something like that...
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« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2019, 11:12:49 AM »

During the Auburn game at Legion Stadium in the 1950s, an elephant was brought onto the field for a quick walk around. This was possible because Ringling Bros was in Birmingham at that time. The elephant was actually made red with some temporary color.
Awesome!  I would love to see something like that...

You've met him. We have one as a CRS member. 
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« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2019, 11:33:54 AM »

During the Auburn game at Legion Stadium in the 1950s, an elephant was brought onto the field for a quick walk around. This was possible because Ringling Bros was in Birmingham at that time. The elephant was actually made red with some temporary color.
Awesome!  I would love to see something like that...

You've met him. We have one as a CRS member. 
Are you talking about an elephant or a clown?

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