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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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Sunday, August 30, 2009

It's Football Season, better yet It's ALABAMA FOOTBALL Season!!!!

Can you imagine?  In a few short days The Alabama Crimson Tide will take to the field against the Va Tech ..Hokies.  In my post prior to the Sugar Bowl I asked, "what is a Ute" ?  Well, rest assured I am not about to ask what is a Hokie?

Not sure about the rest of you Bama fans, but I am sooooo anxious for this season to begin.  After last year I have very high Expectations for The Tide.  I believe Bama could once again "Run the Table" if they can avoid injuries and have some good luck.

Based on the recruiting news, Bama seems to be getting more and more deep at Offensive and Defensive line positions.  That is an area of concern, especially early this season, the offensive line will be a bit suspect.

PREDICTION Like last year, I will be in Atlanta pulling for the Tide.  Last year against Clemson the Tide fans were in full force and were loud not only at the game but at Game Day.  I sure hope the fans are that excited this year.  You could actually feel the electricity and excitement in the air.

Unlike last years opponent, I don't feel like VA Tech will be caught off guard at all.  So with that in mind, i look for Bama to win, in a close one.  Perhaps decided in the 4th Qtr.

 BAMA 28 - VA Tech 17 

 

OH and By The Way. New Tide Ride...ck it out.. look at the link on the left... Tide Ride 4 Smart Car

or click here TIDE RIDE 4 Smart Car

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