There is football. There is college football. And then there is Alabama Crimson Tide football. Perhaps more than any other athletic program, Alabama football reaches beyond the field and the scoreboard and into the lives and legacies of a region bound by its connection to the Tide. For decades, Alabama football has symbolized the mighty Southeastern Conference, coloring it crimson and white, and accenting it with the houndstooth majesty of the late Paul 'Bear' Bryant's enduring influence. With twelve national championships and nineteen players and coaches in the College Football Hall of Fame, the University of Alabama has secured its spot as one of the most successful athletic institutions in the history of American sports. With a collection of striking illustrations that bring the past alive and celebrate the present, 101 Reasons to Love Alabama Football celebrates all that is Crimson Tide football. Hardcover.