Tag Archives: UAB

Birmingham punished for being in Alabama

One of the greatest obstacles to metropolitan Birmingham’s growth is too many competing governments, but that’s not the only deterrent. Being located in Alabama is also an obstacle. The Birmingham Business Alliance (BBA) publishes a report that compares key economic figures of … Continue reading

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UAB deserves better from Birmingham

When our Chamber of Commerce (BBA) visited Charlotte in 2004, we were greeted by the President of the University of North Carolina Charlotte. Charlotte’s a city on fire, but the first words out the President’s mouth were, “We don’t have … Continue reading

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The University of Alabama does not exist

A good friend came rushing up to me as I entered the Harbert Center for a meeting.  He said, “I just found out something I bet you don’t know— “The University of Alabama doesn’t exist.” Now I’ve heard some farfetched … Continue reading

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Is free UAB movement doomed?

I think most people will agree that UAB and UAH are not fairly represented on the University of Alabama Board of Trustees. Twelve of 15 trustees graduated from the University of Alabama, two graduated from UAB and none from UAH–one … Continue reading

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A silver lining: a good thing emerges from the UAB football controversy

ComebackTown is published by David Sher to begin a discussion on a better Birmingham. Today’s guest blogger is Tom Cosby.  If you’d like to be a guest blogger, please click here. The late, great Fred Sington (himself a University of Alabama football … Continue reading

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Fire Ray Watts chant makes me crazy

The UAB basketball team won nine straight home games, triumphed in the Conference USA Tournament, and captured a cherished birth in the NCAA Play Offs.  But as the clock counted down in the final moments of the Conference USA championship … Continue reading

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Birmingham at mercy of outside interests

A sharecropper is someone who raises crops for the owner of a piece of land and is paid a portion of the money from the sale of the crops. We in Birmingham have always been controlled by outside landlords. Birmingham … 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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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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5 reasons David Sher Is Wrong About UAB Football

ComebackTown is published by David Sher to begin a discussion on a better Birmingham. Today’s guest blogger is Michael Bullington.  In this piece, Michael is responding to 5 reasons UAB will pull the plug on UAB football.  If you’d like to … Continue reading

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