Entries Tagged as 'Sports'

Friends of Rickwood Field seek donations to help finish reconstruction of historic train depot

June 17th, 2014 · Comments Off · 35204, architecture


The former historic train depot that once stood along 14th St. N. in downtown Birmingham is looking forward to a new lease on life as the batting cage facility for Rickwood Field, America’s oldest ballpark. They’re still $25,000 to raise before it’s finished.

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Why yes, that is Chris Pollone…

August 27th, 2012 · Comments Off · television

Pollone screen capture

You don’t need to adjust your television set or wonder if you’ve been sucked back in time… Chris Pollone is on your television screen – at least for the month of September – as Alabama’s 13 launches a new weeknight sports program.

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The latest on the USFL and Birmingham? We’ll find out tonight

July 16th, 2012 · Comments Off · Sports

USFL July 2012 logo

Back in May we learned a reimagined USFL was considering Birmingham, AL as one of the eight cities it wants involved in its 2013 inaugural season. Monday evening, July 16, their CEO will present what could be to those interested via radio (while the UFL attempts a relaunch of its own).

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What’s all this talk about the USFL being back?

May 15th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Sports

USFL Logo 2012

The football gods are smiling again on Birmingham, AL as a re-imagined USFL is looking at the city as it prepares to relaunch in spring 2013. We find out sometime this summer if we’re one of the eight cities chosen (probably why we’re seeing so much coverage now).

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UPDATE: Joe Webb wins his first NFL start

December 28th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Sports

Joe Webb. Courtesy of Minnesota Vikings website.

Joe Webb finally got his first NFL start on Tuesday evening – a week after scoring his first NFL touchdown. Even a snowstorm couldn’t prevent the former UAB Blazer from getting this opportunity – against the Philadelphia Eagles.

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Joe Webb scores 1st NFL touchdown during MNF

December 21st, 2010 · Comments Off · Sports

So former UAB starting quarterback Joe Webb didn’t get to start Monday night’s game for the Minnesota Vikings against the Chicago Bears, but he did get a chance to do the “Birmingham Walk” – though we may never see footage. They cut away after he ran the ball in for his first NFL touchdown in the third quarter.

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Baseball downtown? Survey tries to find out if it’s possible

May 24th, 2010 · Comments Off · Sports

Baseball. theseanster93/Flickr

There’s been talk in Birmingham, AL in recent years about the possibility of the Barons moving back downtown into a new ballpark. Well now there’s a survey that’s trying to take the pulse of the area’s residents.

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Metro Birmingham’s newest team is 1-1

May 4th, 2010 · Comments Off · Sports

Birmingham Steel logo

So metro Birmingham, AL’s newest sports team – a minor league basketball team called Steel – won their first home game last night…

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