Anyone living in the state of Alabama knows that Crimson Tide memorabilia is sold on every street corner and in every gas station in the state. Some of it is tasteful, officially licensed souvenirs and memorabilia that any Tide fan would be proud to display on their person or in their home.
This isn’t about that stuff.
We’re digging through the web for the weirdest, tackiest stuff available, to show the lengths to which fans will go to show their allegiance, and the depths to which entrepreneurs will stoop to make a buck off the Crimson Tide name.
Note that we’re not judging here; taste is in the eye of the beholder. We’re just putting the items out for your comments. If you want to buy this stuff, it’s readily available for your Gumping needs; we’re even linking the items so you can bid on them if you’re so inclined.
If you’ve got one you’d like to submit to us, shoot us an email.
You old-school fans will remember this Bryant fella as one of the coaches that passed through town before Nick Saban arrived on campus. You can commemorate his time at the Capstone in the most obvious way possible with this tenderly used Case knife. The knife is “in good shape but not mint,” according to the item description, as it was no doubt used in describing the way Bryant’s offense stabbed through opposing defenses, slashing their way to the end zone.
Some things really require no elaboration. This item is Alabama’s mascot Big Al, and he’s driving a train, for some reason. The ornament seems to be hand-painted, judging from the, shall we say, unconventional method of staying within the lines. You really can’t go wrong with this one, and Christmas is on the way, so we suggest you snap this one up in a hurry.
Like we said; tasteful.
It’s not exactly Mount Rushmore, but it’s a commemoration worthy of Alabama’s head coach. ‘Legal and negotiable tender,’ the item description says. We’re challenging our readers to purchase this, and try to spend it, preferably in an Auburn memorabilia store. Report back to us with your findings.