One of the lesser-known, better traditions in college football is the Alabama-Tennessee victory cigar. It all started in the 1950s with Alabama athletic trainer Jim Goostree handing out victory cigars to players after beating the Vols. Ever since then both teams have participated in the tradition and for years did so in secret due to NCAA rules regarding tobacco products and extra benefits.
Alabama jump started the tradition in the public eye in 2005 and participated in the tradition while knowingly violating NCAA rules, but self-reported the violation. Every year both teams self-report the violation in honor of the tradition.
Here is the best of Alabama celebrating with victory cigars after crushing Tennessee 49-10.
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