No this isn’t one of those traditional folk tales…wait…yes it is, kinda.
It’s definitely tradition, and since it goes back several years, I suppose it could be called “folk”.
So here it is the traditional Folk Story of how the Elephant came to Bama!
(as explained at http://www.rolltide.com/trads/elephant.html)
The Elephant Story
The story of how Alabama became associated with the “elephant” goes back to the 1930 season when Coach Wallace Wade had assembled a great football team.
On October 8, 1930, sports writer Everett Strupper of the Atlanta Journal wrote a story of the Alabama-Mississippi game he had witnessed in Tuscaloosa four days earlier. Strupper wrote, “That Alabama team of Continue reading
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