Nov. 16, 2012; New York, NY, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide fan cheers during the game against the Villanova Wildcats at the 2K Sports Classic-Championship Game at Madison Square Garden. Alabama won 77-55. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports
Looking for a gift for that special Crimson Tide fan in your life that already has everything? It can be hard to buy for a die hard sports fan. Sure, you could just buy them another pack of undershirts or maybe a new Christmas tie. Let’s be honest, those traditional Christmas gifts don’t always cut it. Here are ten gifts that are sure to make that special Tide fan smile and give you a big “Roll Tide!” Oh, and by the way, all of these products can be purchased online for all you Christmas shopping procrastinators.
10. TideTV Subscription
Looking for an inside look into the Alabama athletics program? TideTV is the best way to get exclusive coverage Alabama football, volleyball, swimming, men’s and women’s basketball, baseball, and softball. TideTV gives you access that no other media outlet can. From coordinator press conferences to replays of “Hey Coach”, TideTV is a great gift for any Crimson Tide fan that wants an exclusive look inside Alabama athletics. TideTV is produced by members of the Alabama athletic department.
9. Alabama Crimson Tide College Team Toothbrush
Everyone brushes their teeth right? Why not do it in style and support your favorite team! This may make a better gag stocking stuffer for one of your Auburn buddies, but it’s cheap and totally worth a laugh!
8. Alabama Crimson Tide Football-Shaped Mats
I’ll be the first one to admit that man caves usually aren’t the best decorated room in the house. Although this rug might not match your wife’s decorating scheme, it will show your true fandom for the Crimson Tide. These rugs are great for any part of your man cave, from in front of your favorite chair to your dog’s favorite spot to nap. Show your true colors anytime of the year!
7. Nick Saban: Gamechanger
Looking for a great movie to watch on a cold winter afternoon? This documentary by Grant Guffin follows Nick Saban’s resurrection of Alabama’s football program. I think we all appreciate what Coach Saban has brought to the table, but when you watch this documentary you see it in a new light. The film profiles Nick Saban’s “process” on and off the field. For only twenty dollars this is a great addition to any Tide fan’s media collection.
6. Alabama Traditional Polo Crimson
Now granted, this isn’t an official Alabama product, but you will see these all over Tuscaloosa on gameday. The great guys over at State Traditions started their company in Birmingham, AL back in 2007. Since then their brand has skyrocketed and they now have t-shirts, hats, visors, ties, belts, and more for every state in America. This quality polo is a great way to subtly show off your team spirit. Great for gamedays, casual days in the office, or just daily wear. Not to mention you are supporting an Alabama-based brand by purchasing from them!
5. “Death Valley Drive” by Daniel A. Moore
I’m sure any big time Crimson Tide fan has admired some of Daniel A. Moore’s wonderful paintings of Alabama’s historic football moments. “Death Valley Drive” commemorates one of the greatest comeback drives in Alabama history. Within the hostile and deafening confines of LSU’s “Death Valley,” AJ McCarron led Alabama on a 78-yard game-winning drive. With less than a minute to play, T.J. Yeldon fielded a screen pass from McCarron and weaved his way 28 yards on an electrifying dash to the end zone. There’s no better way to relive this great play than through a great lithograph from New Life Art.
4. Alabama 3D Team Logo iPhone 5 Case
iPhones are still one of the hottest gifts to receive around Christmas time and the latest iteration features a new screen size, which means you’ll need a new case. I am a big fan of these “minimalist cases.” Sure, they don’t offer as much protection as an Otterbox, but they offer enough protection for me and are much smaller and lighter. This case offers a very simple and attractive Alabama design for your new iPhone 5. This company also offers cases for many other phones as well.
3. Alabama Crimson Tide Tip Leather Concho Belt
Every guy needs a nice leather belt. This officially licensed belt from the NCAA displays the signature Alabama “A” in a very elegant way. It’s just right for everyday wear. Now you can easily support the Crimson Tide everyday!
2. 2012 NCAA Women’s Softball College World Series Champions Score T-Shirt
Many of Alabama’s faithful athletic fans followed along as Alabama clinched their first softball national championship in Oklahoma City in 2012. These national championship shirts have been hard to find outside of Tuscaloosa, but I was able to track one down online. This shirt features the scores of every College World Series game Alabama played in on their way to a national championship.
1. BamaHammer.com Presents The Hater’s Guide to Auburn
If you’re reading this, I’m sure you enjoy all the content that we produce right here on BamaHammer. Our very own Tony Orlando (Mr. BamaHammer himself) as put together 25 reasons to hate Auburn football. This is a must-read for any Alabama football fan. Now granted, most of us don’t need anymore reasons to hate Auburn, but just in case you need a quick reminder… This e-book is available on the Kindle marketplace and can be downloaded on almost any smartphone or tablet via the Kindle app.
Thanks to each and everyone of you faithful fans that come back to BamaHammer day in and day out. You guys are the reason that we write. Trust me, I think I speak for the whole BamaHammer staff when I say that we wouldn’t be here without you! Thanks for allowing us to write about the team and sports that we truly love. To you and yours, have a very Merry Christmas!