On November 18, 1901, the University of Alabama and the University
of Tennessee first locked horns on a football field. At the
contest's end, the score was tied, nothing had been resolved, and
about two thousand fans were on the field at Tuscaloosa, fighting.
Since that day the Tennessee-Alabama game has developed into one
of the premier football rivalries in the nation. To many of the
faithful, it is much more than a game -- it is a crusade. The
intensity with which these games have been waged makes victory as
satisfying as the warm crimson and orange leaves that dance in
Knoxville's cool Smoky Mountain breezes. Defeat, however, is more
bitter than the choking smoke of Birmingham's steel mills.
Beginning in 1928, the annual game has been played on the third
Saturday in October, and the contest has produced enough heroes to
fill several books. Third Saturday in October tells the story of
each game. From Wallace Wade, Frank Thomas, Red"" Drew, Paul
""Bear"" Bryant, Ray Perkins, Bill Curry, Gene Stallings, and Mike
Dubose of Alabama, to Robert Neyland, Bowden Wyatt, Doug Dickey,
Bill Battle, Johnny Majors, and Phil Fulmer of Tennessee, the game
has been directed by legendary coaches and played by heroic young
men who have risen to greatness on the third Saturday in
Third Saturday in October is filled with memories and
reflections of players, coaches, reporters, sportscasters, and
fans. The people who were there, who made or failed to make the key
plays, tell what happened in their own words. More than two hundred
historic photographs illustrate the lively text. This second
edition contains reports of the games from 1987 through 2000.""
Cumberland House Publishing
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||229 x 152 x 25mm (L x W x T)
||Hardcover - Laminated cover
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