Category Archives: What’s great about Birmingham

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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Our Birmingham spy in New York

ComebackTown is published by David Sher to begin a discussion on a better Birmingham. Today’s guest blogger is Deborah Layman.  If you’d like to be a guest blogger, please click here. I was an urban kid – born and raised in New … 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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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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Did I make a mistake by moving back to Birmingham?

ComebackTown is published by David Sher to begin a discussion on a better Birmingham. Today’s guest blogger is Javacia Harris Bowser.  If you’d like to be a guest blogger, please click here. “I dwell in Possibility.” – Emily Dickinson What made you … Continue reading

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Birmingham: much richer than you think

Have you ever heard someone say, “Birmingham’s limited because we don’t have the wealth of other cities?” That’s just not true. Many of us think of Birmingham as this impoverished town with low wages and a poor standard of living.  But the … Continue reading

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Young professional: How to make it in Birmingham

ComebackTown is published by David Sher to begin a discussion on a better Birmingham. Today’s guest blogger is Taylor Peake Wyatt .  If you’d like to be a guest blogger, please click here. When I recently read the guest blog on ComebackTown, A … Continue reading

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Mike Slive: Why the SEC and I call Birmingham our home

ComebackTown is published by David Sher to begin a discussion on a better Birmingham. Today’s guest blogger is SEC Commissioner Mike Slive. If you’d like to be a guest blogger, please click here. When I became commissioner of the Southeastern Conference in … Continue reading

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Birmingham’s real image

ComebackTown is published by David Sher to begin a discussion on a better Birmingham. Today’s guest blogger is Jake McKenzie.  If you’d like to be a guest blogger, please click here. A little over a decade ago, the head of Nissan North … Continue reading

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Strong as Steel–a great new song for Birmingham

ComebackTown is published by David Sher to begin a discussion on a better Birmingham. Today’s guest blogger/singer is Chris Wood.  If you’d like to be a guest blogger, please click here. Editor’s note: Never expected to hear a song about Birmingham’s civil rights … Continue reading

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