Here’s an irresistible and ratings-friendly bit for any late-night TV program or comedy show hosting a presidential candidate over the next six weeks.
As Southeastern Conference schools went down to defeat, or won sloppily, at the opening of the 2016 football season, one of the few teams that showed the sort of grit for which past SEC teams have been famous was the University of Alabama in its victory over the University of Southern California.
“I think you can have a field day with this one,” my Kentucky friend wrote when he sent me the link to an article that called attention to “The Rise of Marriage for One.” It’s an increasingly popular practice in which a woman marries herself. These brides call themselves “Sologamists.”
In April, one of the greatest sportswriters of his generation died at age 96. For decades, Blackie Sherrod entertained Texas newspaper readers. On Sundays, he offered a “Scattershooting” column that was a collection of quick observations. Think of a Twitter account in print form.
Over the last 30 years, Anniston’s public schools have been analyzed, debated, reorganized, under-funded, over-funded, praised, criticized and defended. Short of City Hall itself, nothing else can claim such scrutiny.
Labor Day weekend in Alabama marks two major events: the unofficial end of summer and the official start of college football season. As the leaves eventually begin to change and fall temperatures start to prevail, many Alabamians will spend their Saturdays over the next few months focused on…