The Morning Briefing: February 4, 2019

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Your daily dose of what's going on with the Crimson Tide, including full TV listings

Today is …

National Football Hangover Day

National Hemp Day

National Thank a Mail Carrier Day

National Homemade Soup Day

National Create a Vacuum day

(How do you create a vacuum? Never mind, we’re too busy dealing with National Football Hangover Day.)

Today’s Crimson Tide schedule

• Women’s golf: Alabama at Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge at Palos Verdes Estates, Calif., all day

How to watch, keep up with the Crimson Tide

• Women’s golf: Alabama at Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge at Palos Verdes Estates, Calif., all day, live scoring

Yesterday’s Crimson Tide results

• Women’s basketball took a 65-49 loss to No. 6 Mississippi State at Coleman Coliseum. Alabama (11-11 overall, 3-6 SEC) was led by junior guard Cierra Johnson’s 15 points. Senior Shaquera Wade had 12 points, four rebounds and three assists.

• The women’s golf team opened the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge with a 307 on the par-71, 6,017-yard Palos Verdes Golf Club, to tie for 12thin the elite 16-team field. Junior Jiwon Jeon led the Crimson Tide with a 2-over par 73, and was tried for 11th overall.

Did you notice?

• Former Alabama linebacker Dont’a Hightower won his third Super Bowl ring with the New England Patriots defeating the Los Angeles Rams, 13-3, in Atlanta. Despite playing with a hand injury, Hightower notched two sacks and broke up a pass.

• Did you catch this post-game image?

• Former Crimson Tide safety turned linebacker Mark Barron was credited with eight tackles and one pass breakup in Super Bowl LIII. He was also flagged for defensive holding, a 5-yard penalty, near the end of the third quarter.

• So how did some of the Crimson Tide players watch the Super Bowl?

• Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley when asked if he should have been the NFL Rookie of the Year:

• Here’s a headline to keep in mind moving forward, because it could very easily be used for another team:

Countdown to the Crimson Tide’s 2019 opener:


On this date in Crimson Tide history:

February 4, 1940: Billy Neighbors, a consensus All-American lineman and captain of the 1961 national championship team, was born in Tuscaloosa.

Crimson Tide quote of the day:

"Billy Neighbors was a self-made person. He lost his father extremely early. He had brothers that were good football players, but Billy was different. He was just self-made. He could see something, and he had enough insight of what needed to be done to be great. He was bound and determined to be something special. He became very special in the eyes of everybody." – former teammate Bill "Brother" Oliver top when Billy Neighbors died in 2012.