Some Common Cents for June 5th 2015

June 8, 2015, by John Norris

This morning, al.com, the online news outlet for 3 of Alabama’s largest newspapers, ran a story about how a handful of Birmingham’s most prominent businessmen worked together behind the scenes to help save the UAB football program. Trust me, this was/is a powerful group of men, and those I know personally are great guys. To be fair, the UAB faithful rallied, and came up with a surprising number of pledges. In fact, the advertised and...

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Some Common Cents for December 5th 2014

December 5, 2014, by John Norris

Last Saturday night, in the bowels of Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, I told a friend of mine he sounded “ridiculous.” We had been discussing the prospects of UAB football. Better put, I had been discussing the prospects of UAB football, and he had been arguing about its validity. Lets just say he was very much opposed to the Blazers receiving even a penny from the University of Alabama system to spend on its program. His...

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