Ward/Majors after 82 Bama win

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I was there and thought the world was coming to an end...I have never heard Neyland so loud and the pure insanity afterwards was really something you had to experience to understand...I still have my small piece of the goalpost from that day...We dragged that damn thing down to the strip and wrapped it around a telephone pole and 3 police officers came over and helped us break that thing lol...Man that was a party that night...World fair was in town and out of towners had no idea what the hell was going on...Was a day I'll never forget...What a heart stopping ending!
 
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I was there and thought the world was coming to an end...I have never heard Neyland so loud and the pure insanity afterwards was really something you had to experience to understand...I still have my small piece of the goalpost from that day...We dragged that damn thing down to the strip and wrapped it around a telephone pole and 3 police officers came over and helped us break that thing lol...Man that was a party that night...World fair was in town and out of towners had no idea what the hell was going on...Was a day I'll never forget...What a heart stopping ending!
I was at that game. I had graduated in ‘80 and was working in Charlotte. I bought some tickets from Alabama player, whose brother-in-law worked with me. I remember closing my eyes on last Alabama play where they were passing into end zone for win - just figured we’d lose our 11th straight to bama. We intercepted to preserve win for Vols. We went down to Last Lap and part of goal post was paraded through there. We also went to the Bavarian House (German bar @ Worlds Fair) and celebrated with packed house to ”Roll out the barrel, we’ll have a barrel of fun...”
 
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I remember those 80s haircuts well. lol
Wife and I took her grandparents to the World's fair while her father and I went to the game. Didn't have tickets and he bought a student section ticket and ditched me, typical. I mananged to buy an endzone ticket in upper deck and enjoyed the heck out of it.
 
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The Strohaus was never the same! gotta win the next week though. Vols lost to Ga Tech even after CJM had all the players and staff jump off a mattress representing 'cloud 9'. Wound up 6-5-1.
 
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There was an aerial photo taken over Neyland Stadium that day that also included the "Worlds Fair" grounds and showed the large number of people at the fair. The number of people in Knoxville that day must have been over 1/2 a million.
 
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Thats my #1 win all time. We were living in Birmingham during the streak and never missed a Bama game. When it was over I looked at my wife and she had tears streaming down her face, same here. I felt pretty silly until I looked around our section and everybody was suffering the same emotions. What a great day.
 
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I'll never forget that day. My Dad moved back home that day after working in Wyoming for two yrs since there were not too many good jobs in S Middle TN in the early eighties. The catch is, he rode back with his best friend who was a Bammer, and they had listened to the game on the radio. It put a damper on there relationship for awhile.
Let me guess.... they became friends again around 1986, about the time Alabama won again? That’s a bamer for you.
 

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