Category Archives: David Sher posts

David Carrington: “I don’t care!”

I wrote most of this piece about Commissioner Carrington a few months ago, but did not publish it for fear it would appear too political. Now that the Jefferson County Commission election is over, I feel more comfortable making my … Continue reading

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5 reasons why UAB will pull the plug on UAB football

There’s been talk that UAB may discontinue its Division 1 football program.  UAB boosters are joining ranks to save it. It’s heartbreaking because Bill Clark and UAB are showing new life, but I think it’s unavoidable.  There are just too … Continue reading

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Birmingham: The greatest college football city in America

Hold onto your seat. I’m about to give you some numbers that will confound and amuse you. On October 1st, Justin Connolly, Senior VP of ESPN Programming over College Networks, spoke to the Rotary Club of Birmingham about the new SEC … Continue reading

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General Krulak for Superintendent of Birmingham Schools

Last week’s ComebackTown blog was titled, “Our next Superintendent’s not going to save Birmingham Schools.” The point of the piece was that there’s no person dead or alive who can save our school system—not Moses, not President Abraham Lincoln–not even … Continue reading

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Our next Superintendent’s not going to save Birmingham Schools

Every editorial I read about hiring a new superintendent for Birmingham City Schools says it’s critical we recruit the right candidate.  The future of Birmingham Schools and possibly the City of Birmingham may be at stake. Unfortunately, our next superintendent has … Continue reading

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Should our self-worth hinge on Alabama football?

I love Alabama football. I attended the University in the early ‘60’s when Bear Bryant was winning football games just as Nick Saban is today.  By the way–even the Bear lost a game or two every once in a while. My claim … Continue reading

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Charles Barkley & Bo Jackson make empty promises

This is Birmingham’s time. We are on a roll. Our momentum is accelerating and it’s time for our hometown heroes to put their money with their mouth is. Bo Jackson was quoted recently by the BBJ in an article titled, Would … Continue reading

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Birmingham–the city too confused to hate

There’s no way my wife and I could have been prepared for our first visit to Mi Pueblo—the new 44,186-square-foot multicultural supermarket that recently opened on Green Springs Highway. The store is bright, clean, and stacked high with fresh meats … Continue reading

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Is Birmingham destined to become a suburb of Atlanta?

Folks in Birmingham squabble a lot, but there’s one thing we agree on —none of us want Birmingham to become another Atlanta. Because the growth of metropolitan Birmingham has been so slow, I haven’t spent much time worrying about Birmingham … Continue reading

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4 Reasons Birmingham may be the Garden of Eden

My daughter, Melanie, and I finished lunch at Niki’s West and drove onto I-65 from Finley Avenue towards downtown. Suddenly the car ahead started swerving side to side.  Then it veered to the left, hit the concrete barricade, and reversed … Continue reading

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