6. The Fail Room
(No, that’s not a picture of the locker room. But since there aren’t many in existence, we figured everyone loves a picture of Butch Jones looking sad after a loss to Alabama).
The Fail Room. It’s not a joke; this thing really exists. The visiting team’s locker room at Bryant-Denny Stadium is, in fact, called The Fail Room. Named after Crimson Tide donor James M. Fail, then-Athletic Director Mal Moore thought the play on words was as phenomenal as it gets.
The locker room isn’t anything fancy, but opposing teams and BDS tour guides will tell you that it’s one of the nicest visiting team locker rooms in college football. The Fail Room blesses its inhabitants with stools for each player to sit on, script A carpet to remind them whose house they’re in, and the most wonderful thing in the world in an Alabama summer – air conditioning.
The Fail Room is quite a treat compared to the ones Alabama football players have to endure when away from Bryant-Denny. For example, the visiting team’s locker room at Kyle Field, home to the Texas A&M Aggies, is painted a specifically researched shade of pink intended to give TAMU’s opponents migraines. How nice.
It’s not beautiful, but it sure is a hilarious sight when whoever Alabama is playing at Bryant-Denny Stadium has to get ready to play the Tide in a room that destines them to Fail.
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