Q. Why do the Alabama Crimson Tide have an elephant as their mascot?
A. A fan called them elephants during a 1930 game against Ole Miss and the name stuck.
"At the end of the quarter, the earth started to tremble," sportswriter Everett Strupper wrote in the October 8, 1930, Atlanta Journal. “Some excited fan in the stands bellowed, ‘Hold your horses, the elephants are coming,’ and out stamped this Alabama varsity.’’ Sportswriters dubbed the team’s linemen the “Red Elephants.”
That 1930 team had a 10-0 record, outscored its opponents 217-13, defeated Washington State in the Rose Bowl, and was declared national champions.
I'm not exactly sure what that means.