The long-time Birmingham broadcast personality on radio and TV shares his memories with Anniston Star sports correspondent Mark McCarter.
“I remember Grant (Lynch, track chairman) and I were talking and we weren’t in favor of it. ‘Talladega Nights.’ What does that mean?” said Rick Humphrey, the general manager at Talladega Superspeedway when Will Ferrell and director Adam McKay conjured the notion of “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby.”
If you have been following the news as you should, then you are aware of the rash of “creepy clown” reports coming in from as far north as Philadelphia to as far south as Pensacola, Fla., with a cluster of clowns here in Alabama.
A colorful Texas lawyer who was long ago hired to persuade authorities to allow for the creation of a university in a remote western part of the Lone Star state, famously declared that “there is enough ignorance in Odessa to justify an eight-year college.”
This is going to date me a bit, but as sports editor of The Star (way) back then, I covered that game. Like this time, the ’61 game was a shutout, 6-0, was played at Wellborn, and my Indians (I’m a grad) were heavy underdogs.