FANS ENJOY CAMPUS AHEAD OF THE TIDE’S SHOWDOWN VERSUS THE REBELS
By WVUA 23 Web Writer Jimmy Miller
Football fans started pouring into Tuscaloosa on Friday, the day before the Crimson Tide’s big home game against the Ole Miss Rebels. As is the case on most Fridays before home games, fans flocked to the Walk of Champions out front of Bryant-Denny Stadium.
Coming from all over Alabama, and some from even farther away, fans swarmed into the city and decided they had to see the plaques and statues that line the walk up to the stadium. On game day, fans can watch the team and head coach Nick Saban get off their buses and walk up to the stadium.
The day before the game, the Walk of Champions looks a bit different. Instead of a path cleared for the team to walk through, the entire path fills with fans taking pictures and looking at the history that lines the walk. There are 16 national championship plaques for the fans to see and reminisce over.
The Alabama campus is filled with historic spots for fans to visit. Local diner Rama Jama’s is one of the most popular places to start.
“Well we’ve been to Rama Jama’s, we’ve taken them to the Mal Moore Athletic Complex, to the band practice field, we went to the Supe Store,” said Diane Foster from Gulf Shores.
Whether they are life long fans of the Crimson Tide or newer fans turned onto the team by their children or grandchildren, there are plenty of folks coming into campus each game day weekend to cheer on the Tide and enjoy what Tuscaloosa has to offer.