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SummerOfGeorge
Atlanta Braves Fan
Brookhaven-Oglethorpe Station
Member since Jul 2013
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The great lost tradition of the Blue-Gray Game
Christmas day, Crampton Bowl, Montgomery, getting to make fun of your relatives from rivals who have players playing in the game because they didnt make a bowl, semi-awkward Civil War language and references

BRING IT BACK

BRING IT BACK

BRING IT BACK
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Arksulli
Arkansas Fan
Fayetteville
Member since Aug 2014
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re: The great lost tradition of the Blue-Gray Game
If I recall correctly there was usually a smattering of FCS and lower division players on both teams that no one had ever heard of before. Fun games.


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GetCocky11
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re: The great lost tradition of the Blue-Gray Game


SummerOfGeorge
Atlanta Braves Fan
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Member since Jul 2013
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re: The great lost tradition of the Blue-Gray Game
Hahaha to be fair I was thinking more along the lines of the 1990s, not the overtly awkward 1960s or 1970s like that ticket


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golfntiger32
Auburn Fan
Ohio
Member since Oct 2013
12486 posts

re: The great lost tradition of the Blue-Gray Game
I remember watching a guy from Miss Valley St playing in that game when I was a kid. He had a great day. That was Jerry Rice. That was what made the Blue Grey game the guys from small schools that got to play on Tv and help their draft chances,


JoseyWalesTheOutlaw
Alabama Fan
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re: The great lost tradition of the Blue-Gray Game
One year they actually had Coach Bryant as part of the broadcast game crew. It was cold as hell that day.


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FairhopeTider
Alabama Fan
Fairhope, Alabama
Member since May 2012
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re: The great lost tradition of the Blue-Gray Game
Use to attend it every year growing up. Would be pissed that I had to sit in the cold instead of being home playing with my presents.

The biggest crowd was when Terry Bowden coached it in 1994. That was the peak AttitUde and AUdacity era.


SummerOfGeorge
Atlanta Braves Fan
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Member since Jul 2013
48466 posts

re: The great lost tradition of the Blue-Gray Game
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That was what made the Blue Grey game the guys from small schools that got to play on Tv and help their draft chances,


That and laughing at your uncles and cousins because Alabama/Auburn players were in the game.


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SummerOfGeorge
Atlanta Braves Fan
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Member since Jul 2013
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re: The great lost tradition of the Blue-Gray Game
I just remember it always being on in the background at the giant family Christmas lunch and it was always before the Hawaii Bowl.

And it seemed like every year as a kid (90s) one of Alabama/Auburn had missed a bowl for being bad or probation and had guys in the game.
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burdhead
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WOMP WOMP!!
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re: The great lost tradition of the Blue-Gray Game
i remember when i was a kid and watching it....a lot things are missed when you are my age,SoG


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Ag Zwin
Texas A&M Fan
Duluth, MN
Member since Mar 2016
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re: The great lost tradition of the Blue-Gray Game
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rivals who have players playing in the game because they didnt make a bowl


Well, when there are 72 bowls and any team with enough talent to put a guy in the game won the 5 games it takes to get in one, that doesn't leave much talent to put together this game.

(Yes, I know it officially takes 6 wins, but exceptions are made sometimes just to get the warm bodies.)


SlimCharles140
Auburn Fan
Member since Dec 2011
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re: The great lost tradition of the Blue-Gray Game
Don't know what yall are talking about, I read along with the Blue Gray gamethread just last year. It was a classic! Blue Gray gamethread-2017


SummerOfGeorge
Atlanta Braves Fan
Brookhaven-Oglethorpe Station
Member since Jul 2013
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re: The great lost tradition of the Blue-Gray Game
Hahahahahahahahaha that is fantastic


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CRDNLSCHMCPSN11
Missouri Fan
Member since Dec 2014
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re: The great lost tradition of the Blue-Gray Game
I remember watching it on Christmas morning. When was the last year?


SummerOfGeorge
Atlanta Braves Fan
Brookhaven-Oglethorpe Station
Member since Jul 2013
48466 posts

re: The great lost tradition of the Blue-Gray Game
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I remember watching it on Christmas morning. When was the last year?


2003


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Bham Bammer
Alabama Fan
Member since Nov 2014
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re: The great lost tradition of the Blue-Gray Game
There are too many bowl games now for it to be a viable game.


SummerOfGeorge
Atlanta Braves Fan
Brookhaven-Oglethorpe Station
Member since Jul 2013
48466 posts

re: The great lost tradition of the Blue-Gray Game
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There are too many bowl games now for it to be a viable game.


Tennessee, Arkansas, Ole Miss, Louisville, North Carolina, FSU, Kansas St, Texas Tech, Kansas, Maryland, Indiana, Rutgers, Nebraska, Illinois, Oregon State, USC, Arizona, UCLA, Colorado

Those plus the non P5 plus 1AA and D2.......you could find 80 kids that wanted to play.

It just isnt going to make any money, and with the 5 or 6 senior bowl type games out there this one isnt going to make the cut.
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JackieTreehorn
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Member since Sep 2013
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re: The great lost tradition of the Blue-Gray Game
I froze my arse off several Christmases at cramton bowl!


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BamalaAnderson
Alabama Fan
Member since Nov 2012
168 posts

re: The great lost tradition of the Blue-Gray Game
The switching up of the helmet decals were my favorite.


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stat19
Houston Astros Fan
Member since Feb 2011
25789 posts

re: The great lost tradition of the Blue-Gray Game
Different times. Even different cultures.
Kids today don't even understand the Blue-Grey reference.


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