His mother was an Alabama cheerleader, so it stands to reason John Parker Wilson was a Crimson Tide fan before he was born.
Susan Wilson had her own Bama street cred even before her son became the current starting quarterback. In Tuscaloosa's Paul W. Bryant Museum there's reportedly a picture of her, Joe Namath, Bob Hope and the Bear himself. That's big stuff in Bama.
As for John Parker, he can't recall the first Crimson Tide game he went to as a kid because, not surprisingly, he was always going to them.
He does remember a composite of all those days. There was the look of the crimson uniforms, the helmets with the numbers on the side, the crowd screaming "Roll Tide" as he stood alongside his father and brother. He can still smell the smoke at the tailgates and appreciate the time with his aunts and uncles and recall how each gameRead More »from Wilson dyed in Tide