Bleacher Seats


Be A Fair-Weather Fan

My friends and I sat in the stands of Sanford Stadium on the campus of the University of Georgia on a wet, dreary day last October. It had rained all day. Hard and consistently. Noah’s Ark hard. Forrest Gump consistent.

High Flying

I have always wanted to take one gigantic risk that many people consider borderline suicidal: skydiving.

Sweet Home Alabama

At the risk of sounding like a cliché country song lyric, our lil’ ole state has given me a lot to be proud of recently. Well, sports-wise anyway.

’Twas the Night Before Football

And all through the house, everyone made predictions—even the mouse.

The Next Big Thing

Tales from a real-deal recruiter: Travis Reier of Bamaonline.

A Pond Full of Dimes

“Just imagine it’s a pond full of dimes!” That’s what my father told me one late February morning as I waded through a murky, muddy water hazard at Willow Point Golf Club.

Philosophical Pursuit

Many moons ago, my parents and their friends used to be hooked on (what was then) a TV board game called Trivial Pursuit.

Comic Relief

Don’t you just love comic books? That question is a terrible way to start a date (I learned the hard way), but seriously… Don’t you?

We(nonah) Are the Champions

Thanks to Coach Emanuel Bell, the Wenonah girls’ basketball team is making strides.

Lock and Key

It’s the early 1990s. Not now; I know it isn’t the 1990s right now! I mean for the purposes of this story and my word quota for this article. Anyhoo, it’s the early 1990s (I think) and Alabama is playing football on New Year’s Day.

Signs of the Time

When Alabama was about to venture into Jordan Hare Stadium to play Auburn for the first time ever way back in 1989, everyone knew the significance. The sport’s greatest rivalry on Auburn’s campus for the first time ever? The Iron Bowl took on a whole new meaning that day.