Crimson Tide Roll Call: July 5, 2019

Your morning briefing on what's going on with Alabama athletics

Today is …

Both National Workaholics Day and National Bikini Day. Apparently there’s no in-between today.

Countdown to the Crimson Tide’s 2019 opener

57 days

Did you notice?

• Robert Howard, the 2019 SEC Swimmer of the Year, won gold on the first day of the World University Games, being held in Napoli, Italy. He swam the third leg on Team USA’s opening relay, the 400-meter freestyle relay, and posted a 47.74 in the finals as part of a 3:11.08 effort, just off the World University Games record.

• Per Deadspin: “Football Destroyed Ken Stabler's Brain. Why Isn't His Family Getting A Cent From The Concussion Settlement?”

• A quick Tevin Mack update after his transferring to Clemson.

• Cavs.com's Cayleigh Griffin caught up with Cavaliers guard Collin Sexton in Utah.

• Erin Routliffe’s appearance at Wimbledon didn’t go well. She and Madison Brengle lost 4-6, 7-5, 6-1 to Oksana Kalashnikova and Xinyun Han in women’s doubles.

• We’ll leave you with this …

On this date in Crimson Tide history:

July 5, 1983: Coach Ray Perkins announced that a small houndstooth hat decal would be displayed on the Alabama helmets during the upcoming season to honor Paul “Bear” Bryant.

Crimson Tide quote of the day:

"There is a big difference in wanting to and willing to." — Paul W. “Bear” Bryant

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