Category Archives: Whoa, oh, Alabama

The bride wore crimson.

Even in the Bible Belt some things transcend all else.  One scene from the first day it was legal for same-sex couples to marry in Alabama:

In Montgomery, paramedics Melissa and Kimberly Martin finished their night shifts and decided to get married on the spot after seeing that the judge was issuing licenses. They got married in their “Roll Tide” University of Alabama football T-shirts and planned a fancier ceremony later.

I guess they’re saving the houndstooth look for the second wedding.  It’s more formal.


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But don’t ever take sides with anyone against the Family again.

Alabama state Rep. Jack Williams, time will tell whether you’re brave or foolish.


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“I would be foolish if I weren’t concerned.”

As closing the barn door after the horse is seen in the next county-type decisions go, this one’s first-rate:

Facing intense scrutiny from his faculty, University of Alabama at Birmingham president Ray Watts announced Friday an independent reexamination of financial figures from a study used to justify the elimination of the football, bowling and rifling programs. found several discrepancies in the full report produced by consultant Bill Carr. Watts, who would not discuss specifics about the report, said at a news conference he still believes the initial study’s data is as accurate as when he eliminated football last month.

So he’s going to study a study that he still thinks is right.  And in the end, what difference will it make if the same people on UAB’s Board of Trustees still have to be mollified?

Bill Clark was selected as UAB’s coach and led the Blazers to bowl eligibility for the first time in 10 years. Mackin said on the recordings that he initially favored hiring South Alabama coach Joey Jones, a former Crimson Tide player, in part because of his relationship with Bryant.

“So Paul Jr. is probably a fan of his,” Mackin said on the recording. “But Paul Jr. does nothing for me. We’ve just got to tolerate him. No coach is going to make him change his position on UAB football.”

He’s UAB’s Mr. Potter.  And Bryant’s not the only one.

After a local business owner pledged money last spring to pay for the installation of artificial turf on one of UAB’s football practice fields, UA System trustee Finis St. John shot down the plan, according to two UAB boosters.

The money was part of a $1 million pledge.

I’d call it a mess, except guys like Bryant and St. John are getting exactly what they want.  That sounds more like a plan to me.  Tough luck for UAB supporters.  Maybe they’ll be interested in buying Alabama season tickets now.


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Friday morning buffet

Outside, it’s cold.  Inside, the buffet is warm.


Filed under BCS/Playoffs, Because Nothing Sucks Like A Big Orange, Georgia Football, Recruiting, SEC Football, Stats Geek!, Strategery And Mechanics, Whoa, oh, Alabama

Monday morning buffet



Filed under 'Cock Envy, Crime and Punishment, Georgia Football, It's Just Bidness, Media Punditry/Foibles, SEC Football, The NCAA, Whoa, oh, Alabama

Amari Cooper’s nose

Dude, don’t take this the wrong way, but if you don’t like New Orleans because “It doesn’t smell good”, you ain’t doing New Orleans right.


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Friday morning buffet

The Idaho Famous Potato Bowl mascot is here to welcome you to today’s buffet.

  • Bowl season kicks off with five games tomorrow.
  • Pay that man his money.”  Somebody will.
  • Wins cost more in the SEC.
  • Georgia still has about 2,600 tickets remaining from its allotment of 8,500 that it received from the Belk Bowl.  Feel the excitement!
  • Tennessee discipline, same as it ever was (and ever different from Georgia’s).
  • Hal Mumme reflects on another branch of his coaching tree being named the new OC at Kentucky… which somehow leads to a Beavis and Butthead reference.  And why not?
  • Andy Staples speaks the troof about those abominable weekly CFP selection committee shows:  “Since ESPN pays about half a billion dollars a year to televise all aspects of the playoff, it expects a return on its enormous investment. The weekly rankings offer a better return, which is why they likely will stay unless the group of commissioners has significant objections.”  No objection is significant enough to outweigh those checks being cashed.
  • ‘Bama fan base, don’t ever change.
  • Non-football, but if you haven’t seen The Colbert Report finale, do yourself a favor and do so right now.


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