Crimson Coronation is a novel that deals with the conception of, development of and staging of a tournament to determine the best University of Alabama football team in history. The time frame is 1998 through 2000. The story culminates in the playing an eight-team tournament at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Alabama between December 7, 2000 and December 25, 2000. Celestial beings return to earth to play, to watch, to coach and to participate in other ways. Tuscaloosa, Alabama becomes the news mecca of the world, with celestials visiting, the entertainment mecca of the world, with superstar performers participating in a variety of events, and the sports mecca of the world, with the unusual nature of the tournament prompting worldwide coverage.
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