5 things you didn’t know about Birmingham’s historic hotels, including 3 presidential guests (old photos included!)

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Thomas Jefferson Hotel
Thomas Jefferson Tower. 1623 2nd Ave North. Photo by Jon Eastwood for Birmingham Now

Birmingham has sooo many beautiful historic hotels. So, it’s no surprise that our hotels have had their share of famous guests. Learn more about about our history-rich landmarks!

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Moe Greene is Bham Now’s winner of $100 gift card at Books-a-million

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Auburn wasn’t the only winner today.  Moe Greene of Birmingham was Bham Now’s Iron Bowl sweepstakes winner by coming the closest to guessing the final score of the Iron Bowl.  Mr. Greene guessed Auburn 28/Alabama 14 which was the closest of our entries to the actual ending score of Auburn 26/Alabama 14.  Congratulations, Moe Greene!  But, no worries, you can order your own Books-a-million gift card or one for a friend and get their Black Friday deals while they last.

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#mannequinchallenge #RollTide

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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.

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Life on the lake with Nick Saban

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“Enjoy the Moment” – Coach Nick Saban

Tim Tebow and Marty Smith ‘invited’ themselves to Coach Saban’s lake house.  When asked what’s the greatest threat to excellence?

Complacency (is the greatest threat to excellence).  Being satisfied with where you are.  Complacency creates a blatant disregard for doing what’s right.  You can’t do what you feel like doing.  You have to choose the things that are going to help you achieve the goals that you have.  When you get complacent, you lose respect for winning. – Coach Nick Saban

From ESPN.

Bama #1 in AP preseason poll.

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Alabama 1, Clemson 2.  The complete poll can be found here.  Of course, if this really mattered, they wouldn’t need to play the games.