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08:21 AM ET 08.11 | Bryant-Denny Stadium, for many, is pitch-perfect. What's not to love about what may be the finest college football stadium in the entire country? Oh, there are bigger stadiums, like the Big House at Michigan, but not many. There are better settings, like the San Gabriel Mountains looming over the Rose Bowl, but Mother Nature gets all the credit there. When it comes to sheer, man-made, concrete-and-glass awesomeness, from the tiniest detail to the massive overall scale, bigger and better Bryant-Denny may be as good as it gets.

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August 11, 2010  08:41 AM ET

Holds the largest gathering of shoeless people in the country!

August 11, 2010  08:44 AM ET
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Holds the largest gathering of toothless people in the country!

fixed it for you.

August 11, 2010  08:48 AM ET

Beaver Stadium!!

August 11, 2010  08:54 AM ET

I've never been in that stadium, what are the fans like? Is it worth checking it out?

August 11, 2010  08:58 AM ET

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August 11, 2010  09:02 AM ET

The stadium might be nice except...it's in Alabama.

August 11, 2010  09:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Holds the largest gathering of shoeless people in the country!

Hey I resemble that remark!

August 11, 2010  09:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

fixed it for you.

This one to.

August 11, 2010  09:12 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

fixed it for you.

But the largest gathering of Jorts goes to The Swamp. ;)

August 11, 2010  09:13 AM ET

$65 million to add seats in the end zones. Shame they don't have a similar commitment to research and academics.

August 11, 2010  09:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

I've never been in that stadium, what are the fans like? Is it worth checking it out?

The stadium is nice but what they have done is added more luxury boxes and eating establishments. The stadium actually has a food court like a mall. I recently got a tour of the athletic facilities and as part of it we got to go into the stadium and see the new expansion. It was awesome and will be loud.
I am not sure how it works at other schools but at Bama just to get into the stadium you have to donate some money. As the stadium has expanded the price to get decent seats has gone up and to get a bump up in seats you have to donate more and be put on a waiting list as long as Santas list. So if you sit in any decent area you are most likely surrounded by people who are there to enjoy the game. You do have your toothless rednecks and dumbarses that ruin it for others but for the most part the fans are pretty friendly. I know that others will always have horror stories but I believe they are the exception and that it is no worse than any other stadium.

August 11, 2010  09:17 AM ET

I give it 30 seconds before someone changes Santa to Satan.

August 11, 2010  09:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

The stadium might be nice except...it's in Alabama.

That probably scares a vols fan. If I were a TN fan I would be scared to.

August 11, 2010  09:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

But the largest gathering of Jorts goes to The Swamp. ;)

if you wanna real experience i invite you to join us between the hedges....

August 11, 2010  09:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

That probably scares a vols fan. If I were a TN fan I would be scared to.

Alabama sure doe scare us Tennessee fans, not in football though. Have you ever see Deliverience, Damn Scary!

August 11, 2010  09:34 AM ET
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Alabama sure doe scare us Tennessee fans, not in football though. Have you ever see Deliverience, Damn Scary!

Damn I forgot spellcheck, doe=does

August 11, 2010  09:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#18):

Alabama sure doe scare us Tennessee fans, not in football though. Have you ever see Deliverience, Damn Scary!

I thought that was filmed in GA?

August 11, 2010  09:50 AM ET
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Careful if you take him up on his offer Joe and whatever you do no matter what this guy says, do not bend over for the soap.

They have soap in Georgia?

August 11, 2010  09:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#22):

They have soap in Georgia?

That they use?

 
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