Iron Bowl cops: What it’s like to police 100,000 people during the year’s biggest game

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“$40 … $40 … Wow, look at that. $50. $50 to park.”

Tuscaloosa Police Sgt. Bret Blankley drives an unmarked Ford Expedition eastbound on University Blvd., known as The Strip. A straight run from downtown, The Strip is a collection of college apartments and gas stations that gives way to a half-mile of restaurants and college bars, ending at the foot of Bryant-Denny Stadium. In 12 hours, it will be a struggle to keep The Strip clear for even emergency traffic. Out-of-town…

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