Ronald Bay: (laughs) Well, when I was born, my grandpa was an odd-ball character and a great guy. He gave me and my sister a nickname, and mine was "Bear," so it stuck. My dad liked it because he played football in high school and always wanted to play for Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant."/>

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<B>Inside The Ivy</B>: How did the nickname "Bear" come about?<p> <B>Ronald Bay</B>: (laughs) Well, when I was born, my grandpa was an odd-ball character and a great guy. He gave me and my sister a nickname, and mine was "Bear," so it stuck. My dad liked it because he played football in high school and always wanted to play for Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant.

(continued) During my sophomore year in Junior College (Angelina JC, Lufkin, Texas), the University of Alabama was interested in me and I was actually going to give them a call to let them know I would sign, but by the time I called, they had taken the offer off the table. I still almost bought one of those Hound's-tooth hats Bear Bryant always wore. Inside The Ivy: Late last year, you were shut...

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