If you live in the state of Alabama, and especially Birmingham, you have a major choice to make. Auburn or Alabama? These two major universities claim a majority of the most loyal, enthusiastic, and sometimes even overzealous( the word rabid has been used) football fans anywhere around. Now we have many other great football teams in our fair city : UAB, Birmingham Southern, Samford, and Miles College to name a few. However, on any given Saturday in the fall, the Auburn/Alabama fans can be seen all over town proudly displaying their true colors.
The statue above is a tribute to two of the legendary coaches from these two teams. On the left is Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant, who was the much revered head coach for the University of Alabama. On the right is Coach Ralph "Shug" Jordan, Auburn's beloved former head coach. This statue is near the SEC Headquarters and the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame.
The photo below is a photo of the flag that I proudly display outside my home during football season. There you have it - my true colors. D. over at Tuscaloosa Daily Photo is a wonderful resource for more Univ. of Alabama slanted photos on her blog. That's the best I can offer in the way of "fair and balanced".
A SPECIAL NOTE: Many thanks to Jimsey, whose website Magic City Moments has featured BADP and Marie Reed's St. Fargeau Daily Photo. Magic City Moments is a terrific site to find out what's happening all over Birmingham. Thank you Jimsey for giving our blogs a little publicity and for featuring some of my recent photos.
No surprise here. The Tune du Jour is "War Eagle" by the Auburn Marching Band. Click here.