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Birmingham, AlabamaWIAT) — “Bamafan is destroying Tennessee.”
It’s a simple title engraved on a YouTube video that’s just over a minute long, and 14 years later, the clip brought its own life.
Irvin Carney, a sophomore at the University of Alabama at the time, stood in front of the stairs at the UA Student Center in October 2007. The interviewer asks Carney about her long-standing rivalry with the University of Tennessee. At that time, volunteers had defeated Crimson Tide 10 for the last 12 years.
The “OK, Man” interviewer will start. “Tell me what you’re saying, man. Why do you hate Tennessee?”
Kearney does not hesitate. “Man, I hate Tennessee, first of all because it’s Tennessee,” he declares.
“I hate them because they are low, dirty and have some snitches,” says Kearney. “And I hate Philip Fulmar, I hate their colors. I’m not a dog guy. I hate Tennessee, guy.”
Kearney continues. “I hate Neyland Stadium. It’s like a garbage truck worker tournament. And I hate all their quarterbacks. I just … hate Tennessee, guy.”
Next, I have a follow-up question. “Please explain what you feel about their colors,” the interviewer asks. “I found it interesting.”
“It’s not that orange that you can’t stand,” Kearney explains. “See, I hate Tennessee more than Auburn. I hate Auburn. I hate Tennessee.”
Kearney continues. “Look, the color of Tennessee is that slow-up orange. It’s not orange that you can sit with. It’s the orange inside the pumpkin and I don’t like pumpkins. So I really don’t like Tennessee. I can’t emphasize it enough, man. They are losers. They are painful losers because they are not Alabama. I hate Tennessee, man. “
After a short pause, the interviewer will respond.
“It was beautiful, man,” he says. “Probably the best interview I’ve done all year long. Thank you guy.”
As the interviewer begins to laugh, Kearney begins talking to the laughing group off-camera.
“I can’t emphasize that enough,” says Kearney. “I hate their boys.”
“Tennessee’s hatred transcends both Auburn and Alabama.”
If you’re a Tennessee fan, you probably should forget about it. If you’re a fan of Alabama, you’ve probably shared it at least once. Since it was first posted 14 years ago, Kearney’s interview has been viewed countless times with nearly 745,000 views.
“It’s a kind of wild,” Kearney told CBS42 from his home in Cincinnati, Ohio. “I’m still wrapping my head more and more every year because it’s part of this tradition.”
Growing up in Montgomery, Kearney was originally a fan of Auburn and supported Tigers like Dameyun Craig. But his aversion to Tennessee was always there.
“I remember seeing Peyton Manning (in the Tennessee quarterback),” Kearney said. “They were very good and it was frustrating.”
Acceptance by the University of Alabama quickly led Kearney to believe in Tide, and he established a school-specific rivalry with Tennessee.
“Tennessee’s hatred transcends both Auburn and Alabama,” he said.
For Nick Adam, an ambitious sports caster and senior UA at the time, the rivalry between Alabama and Tennessee was something he wanted to convey.
“I knew that many people didn’t understand their rivals,” Adam said. “There was a lot of bad blood between schools and I was trying to open it up to a larger audience.”
“I saw this kid outside Ferg, who was happy to be ready to share his opinion,” he said. “He did something solid to me and just aimed for it.”
After chatting with Kearney’s off-camera, Adam recorded his sophomore thoughts on Tennessee and used the commentary in a short story on the now obsolete college sports website. Palestra.net.. Adam then posted Kearney’s unedited comments on his YouTube page.
“It took off and took its own life,” Kearney said.
By next October, Kearney said he had noticed that other people on campus were sharing the video. He didn’t know how far he could reach until he applied for a job in places like Memphis, Tennessee, and Cincinnati in 2010.
“They were talking about it in Memphis,” he said. “At that time, I noticed that it had some legs.”
Adam didn’t know how popular the videos he shot were until a year after he worked as a sports reporter in Mississippi.
“One of my colleagues came to me and said,’Have you seen this video?'” “Yes, that’s my video,” I said, “he explained. Did.
Adam said that in many ways video has taken its own life and has become part of the new tradition of Alabama football.
“I don’t feel much ownership of it,” Adam said. “When I talk about it, it’s not mine anymore. It was hijacked.”
“That’s just cool.”
Kearney, a data engineer who is currently married to two children, believes that the credibility of the video has remained relevant in the Alabama community for the past 14 years.
“It tells how many Alabama fans felt at the time,” he said.
Kearney is still recognized in Tennessee’s rants every October when football fans re-share their videos for a match in Alabama Tennessee.
“What happens is that people usually name me to friends,” he said. “Some people want to take pictures.”
Adam is currently a Catholic priest and vocational director in Miss Jackson’s Parish. He said he was happy to find a way to give back to Alabama.
“It’s just cool. I’m happy that it brings joy to people,” he said. “As a priest, I have no way to give back to UA, but I think this is a cool way to give back.”
As a new father, Kearney ensures that his children carry on the Crimson Tide tradition.
“Someone tried to give my daughter something from Ohio State University, and I almost dumped it in the trash,” he said.
Adam believes this video has brought more than joy to Crimson Tide.
“I’m just saying that Alabama hasn’t lost to Tennessee since I posted the video,” he laughed. “I’m going to throw it away there.”
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