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1959 Liberty Bowl, Philadelphia
|Coach Bryant's First Bama Bowl Appearance|
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Well, the Bear had to start somewhere. This was Coach Bryant's first Bama bowl game, and over 36,000 fans showed up on a brutal day in Philadelphia. Since the City of Brotherly Love is nearly as far in travel time from State College as it is from Tuscaloosa, it was further proof that both the Tide and the Nittany Lions have some of college football's most insanely devoted fans. But you knew that.