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A Statue of Bear Bryant’s Daddy


Old Bear knew that General Neyland was his daddy. In contrast, Neyland knew that Bryant was his bitch.

Neyland 5 – Bryant at Kentucky, 0, 2 ties

Neyland vs. Alabama
12-5-2 (68.4%)

here is Bear’s statue

About Capers Bar

I am retired Army officer. I used to fly helicopters and airplanes while I was in the Army. Nowadays, I do other things that are not so cool and sexy. I decided to write about my journey or whatever you want to call it towards running a half-marathon this fall. I have been running since 1983, I have run the Duke City full and half marathons. I don't run that fast anymore, I did win a 10K when I was 21, those days are mercifully past me. The fastest mile I have turned is a 5:05 during one of those Army physical fitness test 2 mile runs. The point I am making is that I am old, slow, and experienced runner. I named the blog after my running buddy, Bandit, an Australian Blue Heeler. He is my 3rd K-9 running buddy, the previous two dogs were black labs. I hope to write about some of my discussions that I have with Bandit in the future. I once owned, but since sold and a satirical and irreverent sports blog that was moderately successful. I was published in the left-wing national sports media by Sports Illustrated and ESPN. I am "stuck" in Alabama working for a military contractor. I am working so fricking hard to get back to Southeast New Mexico or West Texas. Fingers and toes crossed.

One comment on “A Statue of Bear Bryant’s Daddy

  1. Neyland was great, no doubt. He had a stretch at the beginning of his career where he went like 5 years with one loss. TOTAL. As in one loss in 5 seasons.

    There was AP poll in 1950 to pick the best college coach of the first half of the 20th century. Neyland was second behond Knute Rockne.

    To be fair though, Neyland had a huge advntage over Bryant when they played. Bryant was only in his 30s AND at Ky (and he did win bigger at Ky than any other coach); he was certainly not at the peak of his powers before he was even 40 years old and he was at a bad football job. Neyland had been UT coach for 20 years and had one of the best programs in the country.

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