Football is one of the most popular sports in the United States, most especially among the universities. This is the reason why almost all universities in the country have their own betfido teams to represent their constituents. Aside from that, it has a long history that cannot be detached with the history of the different universities as well. This is also because some universities have been more popular because of their success in the field of football. For this reason, one of the most popular teams in the United States in the field of collegiate football is the Alabama Crimson Tide football team.
The Alabama Crimson Tide football team is the official representative of the University of Alabama in different football competitions. It has a very long history that can be traced way back in 1892. As a matter of fact, the team built a rivalry with at least three other teams through time. These three are the Auburn, LSU and the Tennessee football teams.
On the one hand, one of the most hard-fought competitions in the field of football in the United States is during the Iron Bowl when the Auburn University and the Alabama University football teams face each other on the battle field. They are actually in-state rivals that always meet in a much awaited match. The name of the competition is “Iron Bowl” because this game is conducted in Birmingham, which is a town that played a major role in the steel industry.
Aside from that, the effects of this rivalry even transcend to the culture of the people in the state, most especially to the supporters of the two teams. One manifestation of this is that the calendars of the people there, especially the fans of both Auburn and Alabama Crimson Tide football teams, are already marked for the specific game between these two teams. Another manifestation of this is that the socialization in the state has been affected as well, most especially in the past. This is because it was once uncommon to befriending people who were in support of the opposing team. If two people support the different teams, then it was very unlikely that they would be in the same social bubble in years past. However, this has somehow diminishes in recent times.
The match between these two football teams has been deemed the Saban Bowl, which is another annual collegiate football rivalry competition. Specifically, this competition is between the Louisiana State University and the Alabama University. The 3rd Saturday in October is a popular even when the Tennessee Volunteers take the field against the Alabama Crimson Tide football. This is actually another event during the year that is much anticipated by a lot of people, especially the supporters of the two teams. The intensity of this completion is as high as the rivalry between the Alabama Crimson Tide football and the Auburn football team.