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1950 Alabama Crimson Tide ICONIC® Men's 100% Cotton T-Shirt

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Color: white

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The Alabama Crimson Tide refers to the intercollegiate athletic varsity teams that represent the University of Alabama, located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The origin of the mascot dates back to 1930. On October 8, 1930, a sportswriter for the Atlanta Journal, Everett Strupper, wrote about the previous weekend's Alabama-Ole Miss football game. He wrote, "That Alabama team of 1930 is a typical [Coach Wallace] Wade machine, powerful, big, tough, fast, aggressive, well-schooled in fundamentals, and the best blocking team for this early in the season that I have ever seen. When those big brutes hit you I mean you go down and stay down, often for an additional two minutes." Strupper, using the flair for the dramatic common in sportswriting at the time, wrote, "At the end of the quarter, the earth started to tremble, there was a distant rumble that continued to grow. Some excited fan in the stands bellowed, 'Hold your horses, the elephants are coming!' and out stamped this Alabama varsity." Strupper and other writers would continue to refer to Alabama as the "Red Elephants," the "red" as a nod to the players' crimson jerseys, and the name stuck throughout what became a national championship season and beyond. Despite the nickname, it would be nearly five decades before Alabama recognized the animal as its official mascot. However, elephants featured prominently to game day tradition long before this point. Throughout the 1940s, for instance, the University kept a live elephant mascot named "Alamite" that was a regular sight on game days.
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The Iconic tee is made with sustainably sourced USA grown cotton that's exceptionally soft and made to last. Whether its on the field or off, the Iconic t-shirt will soon become your favorite go to tee.
  • Soft lightweight 4.6 oz, Classic Fit
  • 100% Ring-spun Cotton (WHITE ONLY)
  • 90% Ring-Spun Cotton / 10% Polyester (ATHLETIC HEATHER)
  • Made with sustainably sourced USA grown cotton
  • High-density fabric for exceptional print clarity
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