Congrats Bama! Now onto the playoff!
With the SEC championship game being played once again today in Atlanta between Alabama and Florida, we took a quick visit to the place where the inaugural SEC championship game was played 24 years ago –Legion Field.
It was a gray and chilly day when we took these photos today (Dec. 3, 2016) much like it was back on December 5, 1992. Interestingly, just like today’s 2016 Alabama team, the 1992 Crimson Tide was undefeated coming into the game, and was needing a win to play for the national championship. Florida’s 1992 team also had 3 defeats on it’s record, the same as this 2016 Gators.
Another fact. 83,091 people attended the game in 1992. Today, Legion Field’s capacity is considerably smaller at 71, 594.
Enjoy the pictures and memories.
Getting fired up for the Iron Bowl?
Check out the history of the “big game” from our friends at Bhamwiki (we highly recommend this website for info on all things Birmingham).
What do you get when a Lion crosses a Dragon? An 86 to 66 win. In their season-opening game, on November 11th, the UAB Blazers showed the University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff what they are made of in an exciting game.
The #mannequinchallenge is the Internet’s new obsession. Basically, everyone freezes in whatever pose they were doing and someone films the result.
The Crimson Tide have gotten into the action and @reubenfoster_FG posted one in his feed. Enjoy.
UAB basketball won its home opener against Lindenwood University in an exhibition game yesterday. The 92-69 victory gleams hope for the rest of the season.
Tonight, at the local sports bar, when you are watching the Chicago Cubs fight for their World Series survival against the Cleveland Indians – here is a bit of Birmingham trivia.
Where was Indians pitcher Corey Kluber (2 wins and only 1 run allowed in 12 innings) and odds on favorite to win the Series MVP born?
Where can you find Batman, a T-Rex, the Gingerbread Man, an Irishman, and a Stormtrooper all in the same place? Joe Lee Griffin Stadium at Samford University in Birmingham.
The UAB bowling team is back in action for the first time since April of 2015.
The Magic City Classic is much more than a football game. It is a cultural and historical group of events that builds community and generates revenue for the city of Birmingham.
Today and next Thursday folks in Tuscaloosa and Auburn will have something in common. They will both be joining the Alabama Coastal Foundation to – Connect to Your Coast .
“America’s Premier Social Experience.”
GO Kickball has become a sensation. It is in over 16 states and 40 cities and Birmingham is a part of that list.
Whether naughty or nice, Ole Saint Nick (a.k.a – Nick Saban – bet you didn’t catch that one) is comin for ya…
Fans, ask your favorite coach about his thoughts on the Tides success and SEC presence.
The win over Tennessee is a current point of pride for the Tide, but as we all know, Saban just wants to improve; we may never understand the somewhat discontentment with performance, but what ever it is, keep doin it man!
The “Hey Coach!” talk show is an opportunity for fans, and loyal Finebaum callers, to ask the man himself their questions. This can be quite magical for some.
The weekly radio show is recorded live from Bob’s Victory Grille in Tuscaloosa on Thursday night.
– Rainer Sabin, AL.com