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Bear Bryant's legacy, 100 years later

Preserving the memory of the man behind the icon, 100 years after his birth

Updated: September 11, 2013, 1:55 PM ET
By Ivan Maisel | ESPN.com

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- A little more than half an hour before kickoff of every Alabama home game, the leathery visage of the legendary coach of the Crimson Tide, the late Paul W. "Bear" Bryant, appears on the video boards at either end of Bryant-Denny Stadium and begins to speak. And before all of those games when the university has played the video, no one has ever heard what Bryant says. The minute the 101,000 fans see him, they begin roaring.

"Well, the older people are," said Paul ...

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