Category Archives: Sports

An Oasis in the Desert

It’s not a real game, but the Alabama Spring scrimmage was last weekend. If you saw it, as a fan, you’d likely have been simultaneously thrilled about our downfield passing and concerned about how our defensive backs covered the long … Continue reading

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No One at ABC/ESPN Seems to Have Read Homer or Virgil.

Or at least not the Odyssey or the Aeneid. I’m not sure how else to explain their actions. Around the twenty-ninth minute of last Saturday’s broadcast of the Alabama vs. USC  game they ran a series of graphics. The first, … Continue reading

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Tacos for the USC vs. Alabama Game… A Day Late.

At least for this venue. The Rah- Rah football site etc. had it all ready for pre-game degustation. Were I a superstitious person I might suggest that all Alabama fans eat tacos for every meal and nothing else. Yesterday’s 52-6 … Continue reading

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Another from The Rah-Rah Football Site.

I know, I know. But I should be praised for my restraint. My team just won the national championship for the fourth time in seven years. That’s pretty good cover for some obnoxious behavior that I didn’t engage in. I … Continue reading

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I’ve Hopelessly Complicated Something as Simple as a Hot Dog!

Exclamation point indeed. You can read all about it at the rah-rah football site, but the long and the short of it is that I attempted to recreate Birmingham’s iconic “special dog” and ended up making a sauce that’s just … Continue reading

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Chicken Parmesan from The RBR Tailgate – Edizione Internazionale

I’ve gone global. Thanks to the power of #pasta and Twitter, last week’s post for the rah-rah football site got picked up by I Tre Mercanti, a specialty foods shop on the Campo della Guerra in Venice, and shared on … Continue reading

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An Alabama Dad Talks Hard Truths To His Kids.

Forgive me if I’m crediting the wrong folks, but this appears to be the work of the people over at solidverbal.com. I’d love to be certain, but such is the internet. In any case, well done filming inclined people who … Continue reading

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It’s Bye Week. That Means Osso Buco For Some Reason.

Because I said so. That’s reason enough. This is the scenario we have all been dreading. Ole Miss needs a loss if my beloved Crimson Tide is to have a shot at a playoff berth and there are only so … Continue reading

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A Hate Week Classic.

The Tennessee game is finally here. Like reading “Twas the Night Before Christmas” on Christmas Eve, The Declaration of Independence on the 4th of July, or Jonah Goldberg’s “A Movie for All Time” on Groundhog’s Day, watching this unknown Alabama … Continue reading

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My Hate Week Tailgate Post Is Up Over At The Rah-Rah Football Site.

You can head over to rollbamaroll.com for this week’s RBR Tailgating post. It’s about grilled steaks with a coffee and cumin rub. It’s the week before “The Third Saturday In October” so Tennessee is coming Saturday. So much hatred. So … Continue reading

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