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The Talk

Thom Gossom, Jr.
Thom Gossom, Jr.

Today’s guest columnist is Thom Gossom, Jr.

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(Editor’s note: This piece originally appeared on Facebook and is being  published with permission of author)

I remember “the talk.”

The talk that black fathers gave and probably still give to their sons. It was time. I was probably getting closer to driver’s license age and that meant I could venture further from the nest on my own.

The talk was serious. No! It wasn’t the sex talk. We had that one too. It was like the sex itself. Quick and… well you know. Continue reading The Talk

Alabama named #1 in football and political corruption

Iron Bowl 2017 Alabama vs. Auburn
Iron Bowl 2017 Alabama vs. Auburn

We in Alabama have made a name for ourselves.

We are known for our football and for our politics.

The prominence of Alabama football is obvious.

The Crimson Tide has won 17 national football titles and the Auburn Tigers have won five. Continue reading Alabama named #1 in football and political corruption

5 reasons why UAB will pull the plug on UAB football

UAB FootballThere’s been talk that UAB may discontinue its Division 1 football program.  UAB boosters are joining ranks to save it.

It’s heartbreaking because Bill Clark and UAB are showing new life, but I think it’s unavoidable.  There are just too many obstacles for UAB football to overcome.

Even though UAB is having a great turnaround season only 9,457 fans showed up at Legion Field this past week for UAB’s loss to Louisiana Tech. Continue reading 5 reasons why UAB will pull the plug on UAB football

How badly is the Univ. of Ala. hurting Birmingham?

I graduated from U of A, love Bama football, and wish I could be paid a dollar every time I yell, “Roll Tide!”

Many of my friends are just like me; except the ones that do that “War Eagle” thing.  Living in Birmingham is all about the Tide and the Tigers.

I believe it’s written in our State Constitution  Continue reading How badly is the Univ. of Ala. hurting Birmingham?