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Tide media guide ignores '11 loss to LSU

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08:20 AM ET 08.21 | The pen may indeed be mightier than the sword. The 2011 season was a special one for Crimson Tide fans as Alabama captured its 14th national championship despite dropping a game against rival LSU during the regular season. But according to Alabama's football media guide for the 2012 season, that single blemish on the 2011 record never happened. A likely typo in the media guide shows lists every game as a win for Alabama, including the Tide's overtime loss on November 5 against LSU. The score is correctly listed as 6-9 (OT), only with the wrong result in the W/L column. It does, however, correctly list Alabama's 2011 record to be 12-1.

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August 21, 2012  08:31 AM ET

I am sure Saban will fire the publisher!

August 21, 2012  08:52 AM ET

Wow! A typo in a media guide! Maybe Congress ought to investigate. (sarcasm meter battery check)

August 21, 2012  08:58 AM ET

My problem is I usually verbalize my typos!

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August 21, 2012  09:15 AM ET
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Ignore all you want, it is still there and will not go away.

Believe my, people like me, will "NEVER" let that loss go away!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :-)

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August 21, 2012  09:23 AM ET
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Believe my, people like me, will "NEVER" let that loss go away!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :-)

And I'll never let that earned and deserved NC be ignored!!

August 21, 2012  09:28 AM ET
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And I'll never let that earned and deserved NC be ignored!!

Because so many that Bama counts are unearned and not deserved???

August 21, 2012  09:29 AM ET
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And I'll never let that earned and deserved NC be ignored!!

LOL, JK we will never be on the same side of the fence on this one. :-)

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August 21, 2012  09:39 AM ET
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Because so many that Bama counts are unearned and not deserved???

Nope. We only count the earned ones. Hope that helps!

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August 21, 2012  09:41 AM ET
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You got your wish with the playoffs, so are you going to ignore it too when they invite 2 and some years 3 SEC teams to have a chance to become YOUR NC? You have to figure, half the top ten are SEC teams, so is stands to reason that at least half of the playoffs are SEC teams.

That's gonna leave a mark!!!

August 21, 2012  09:42 AM ET
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LOL, JK we will never be on the same side of the fence on this one. :-)

I know!!! You'll always be on the wrong side and I'll always be on the right side. :)

August 21, 2012  09:42 AM ET
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Nope. We only count the earned ones. Hope that helps!

Here let me take the hook out.

August 21, 2012  09:50 AM ET
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I know!!! You'll always be on the wrong side and I'll always be on the right side. :)

LOL, it all depends on what side of the fence the bull (BS) is on!!!!

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August 21, 2012  10:15 AM ET
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Nope. We only count the earned ones. Hope that helps!

Im pretty sure one of the 14 is 1941 where 14 teams had better records, the AP ranked them 20th and they finished 3rd in the SEC.

They are counting 1964 where Arkansas had a better record, undeafeted, which included beating Texas. Which matters because Texas beat Alabama in their bowl game that same year.

I think they also count 1973 where they were ranked 4th by the AP, there were three teams with better records and Bama lost to Notre Dame in their bowl game.

A few of the others are kinda weak too ('26,'78) but I would put bama at around 8 or 9 legit claims for NC. When looking through this lens, it is still impressive.

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