The Morning Briefing: January 24, 2019

Your daily dose of what's going on with the Crimson Tide, including full TV listings

Today is:

National Compliment Day

National Peanut Butter Day

Beer Can Appreciation Day

Today’s Crimson Tide schedule

Women’s basketball: Alabama at Arkansas, 7 p.m., CT

How to watch the Crimson Tide

Women’s basketball: Alabama at Arkansas, 7 p.m., SEC Network +, 100.1 FM, Live Video, Live Audio, Live Stats

Yesterday’s Crimson Tide results

No games scheduled

Did you notice?

• Alabama swimmer Luke Kalisak received a Today’s Top Ten Award during the NCAA’s Honors Dinner in Orlando, Fla.The award recognizes 10 student-athletes who have completed their athletic eligibility for their success in competition, in the classroom and in the community. Kaliszak's selection marks the eighth time in 10 years an Alabama student-athlete has received the award, one of the NCAA highest honors.

•  The No. 21-ranked Alabama men’s tennis team was picked to finish fifth in the Southeastern Conference men’s tennis coaches’ preseason poll. The Crimson Tide returned all 10 players from a year ago, when Alabama made it to the Round of 16 in the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2007.

• The attached video is a recent tour of Alabama’s facilities, which includes a foot scanner to pinpoint a players' shoe size.

On this date in Crimson Tide history:

January 24, 1938: Alabama's freshmen and reserves were told by Coach Frank Thomas to be ready to report for spring football in 10 days. Lew Bostick of Birmingham and Vic Bradford of Memphis, Tenn., were chosen as captain and alternate captain, respectively, for the '38 season.

Crimson Tide quote of the day: 

"Alabama's cornerbacks don't impress me one bit. They're overrated. Real men don't play zone defense and we'll show them a thing or two come January 1." -- Miami receiver Lamar Thomas before the '93 Sugar Bowl, which was dominated by the Crimson Tide, 34-13

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So way back in the day, I posted a video of Lamar Thomas getting humiliated by Teague. It was right after the brawl on the field with the Hurricanes and Thomas was the analyst in the booth and he was cheering the fight. "That's how we do it at the U" type of stuff... he saw my post and commented on it... "Yeah, but I still got paid"... talking about making it to the NFL.

Self awareness was never one of Thomas' strengths.

I got to meet George Teague at a couple of camps I was running, and I told him he had two of my favorite moments in sports... Lamar Thomas and knocking Terrell Owens off the star.



Great story Scott. I was at that NC game and the Miami fans on Bourbon Street days before the game reflected their team. There was no way Alabama was going to beat them. After the game a lot of “crickets “.

Christopher  Walsh
EditorChristopher Walsh