Category Archives: David Sher posts

John Archibald—a double standard

Writing about John Archibald might be the riskiest and dumbest thing I’ve ever done in my life, but this piece is not really about Archibald. I’m also going to write about UAB football, but this piece is not about UAB either. As … Continue reading

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UAB beat Saban & 5 other things I learned from writing about the UAB football fiasco

Yes, it’s true. On September 23, 2000 the UAB Blazers beat LSU 13 to 10 and spoiled LSU’s homecoming.  Nick Saban was the LSU Coach and Jimbo Fisher, now head coach at FSU, was an assistant. I also learned… It … Continue reading

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Ray Watts: A good man at the wrong place at the wrong time

I am dumbfounded by the unfair personal attacks against Dr. Ray Watts and UAB’s decision to shut down football. We say we want brave leaders who are willing to make unpopular decisions when it’s for the greater good—but that certainly … Continue reading

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Time for our old Birmingham leadership to croak

The above title is not my quote because I would be one of the “croakers,” but it’s something I hear from the younger generation regularly.  Okay, they may not use the word, “croak,” but they say it’s time for our old … Continue reading

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Call BAMA ‘UAT’—Join the witness protection program

I wrote a piece doubting the longevity of UAB Football, a young Auburn student wrote a rebuttal, and all hell broke loose on the Internet. I expected some push back—but it didn’t come from where I expected. Sher hates UAB … Continue reading

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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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