Stephen Fry gets a taste of the grandeur of one of college football finest moments -- Auburn vs. Alabama. I've been around football my entire life. It was fantastic to watch this piece and see the experience through the eyes of someone new to the spectacle. Fry sums it up nicely by pointing out this is a regular-season game against a pair of amateur teams, not a "grand final" at the highest levels of the sport. Thanks to Jeremy Owyang for sharing this!

WAR EAGLE! ROLL TIDE!

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OH YEAH

And may college football long reign surpreme!

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Oh Yeah

And Gooo UTES!

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Love Stephen Frye!

Looks like this was part of his American TV series. I'll have to go look up the details.


UPDATE: Dang it!!!!! The series is "Stephen Frye in America" but its not avaible for Instant Streaming on NetFlix. (Shakes Angry Fist!!!)
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Oh that look on his face...

...when the jets flew over at the end! I guess they just don't do that kind of thing over in the UK for a sporting event. 

Boomer Sooner!

I am crazier than a padded room full of Charlie Mansons! Sgt. Renee Jordan PUMC, PUV James Keeling

I am crazier than a padded room full of Charlie Mansons! Sgt. Renee Jordan PUMC, PUV James Keeling
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  Since i've never been to

  Since i've never been to a pro game, i can't make the statement: "college football is the one and only still pure and perfect aspect of the game of american football, with its passion and fury, its great drama and pageant that still has meaning to something other than a name on a coliseum or a dollar figure."  But... if you've never been in Tuscaloosa or Auburn during an Iron Bowl, its amazing.  I think all the swearing we do about the damn intemperate weather comes out in sport.  You can feel the ground shake when the crowds cheer.  Oh, and did I mention the bars and restaurants?

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The Flyover does lose a bit

in the DARK, people! But totally cool shots of the bands and I just love Stephen Fry.
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ROLL TIDE ROLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!

Only 12 more days until the warm-up game against Kent State.

 

Otis B. Driftwood: Boy, the next word that comes out of your mouth better be some brilliant fuckin' Mark Twain shit. 'Cause it's definitely getting chiseled on your tombstone.

Otis B. Driftwood: Boy, the next word that comes out of your mouth better be some brilliant fuckin' Mark Twain shit. 'Cause it's definitely getting chiseled on your tombstone.
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When was this?

Anyone know when this game was?

 

Doc

I only know everything if you ask the right questions.

I only know everything if you ask the right questions.
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2007. The coaches are

2007. The coaches are wearing the Saban introduced coaching shirts and there is a shot of D.J. Hall giving a highfive. D.J. only played one year under Saban and that was 2007.

 

Otis B. Driftwood: Boy, the next word that comes out of your mouth better be some brilliant fuckin' Mark Twain shit. 'Cause it's definitely getting chiseled on your tombstone.

Otis B. Driftwood: Boy, the next word that comes out of your mouth better be some brilliant fuckin' Mark Twain shit. 'Cause it's definitely getting chiseled on your tombstone.
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Very nice!

 The look on his face is priceless!!!

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Does someone go into the park and, uh... lift up the dinosaurs' skirts?

 

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Does someone go into the park and, uh... lift up the dinosaurs' skirts?

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His face at the end

You can tell Stephen Frye was impressed during the fly over at the end of the video.

..........The extremely humble owner of "THE ROOKIE" #2487/3000.....NOCTURNAL (Rewrite) Byron Metz (as "Baldwin Metz," medical examiner for San Francisco police)

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Nothing like College Sports

I am a bigger fan of college basketball, but the environment at a rival college football game is like none other!

May barbarians invade your personal space!

May barbarians invade your personal space!

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