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RE: XFL or Alliance of American Football - Want to see Birmingham get a team?
(04-19-2018 09:05 PM)Big Dee Wrote:  
(04-19-2018 08:42 PM)blazerwkr Wrote:  I saw a billboard on University near 24th St that said something about a spring fb league startingJune w/ a team called Birmingham Bullets IIRC. I'll see if that is still up & what it said.

Could be the new league started by locals bham bullies football league. Four teams Southside saints, East side eagles, Westside wranglers, and northsiide northern people. Ages 18-35 I wouldn't waste my time watching Larry get off from AutoZone to throw the pigskin around for the saints.

Four team league - sounds like the Arena Football League this year.

The funny thing is that they will still have a four team playoff, so if you finish dead last in the league, you can still win the championship! 03-lmfao
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(04-25-2018 02:37 PM)the_blazerman Wrote:  How can we sleep tonight?

I bet you're fun at parties.
04-25-2018 03:13 PM
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RE: XFL or Alliance of American Football - Want to see Birmingham get a team?
Nope. I don't go to any.
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RE: XFL or Alliance of American Football - Want to see Birmingham get a team?
(04-25-2018 02:45 PM)BlazerFromMD Wrote:  
(04-19-2018 09:05 PM)Big Dee Wrote:  
(04-19-2018 08:42 PM)blazerwkr Wrote:  I saw a billboard on University near 24th St that said something about a spring fb league startingJune w/ a team called Birmingham Bullets IIRC. I'll see if that is still up & what it said.

Could be the new league started by locals bham bullies football league. Four teams Southside saints, East side eagles, Westside wranglers, and northsiide northern people. Ages 18-35 I wouldn't waste my time watching Larry get off from AutoZone to throw the pigskin around for the saints.

Four team league - sounds like the Arena Football League this year.

The funny thing is that they will still have a four team playoff, so if you finish dead last in the league, you can still win the championship! 03-lmfao



Yep, I doubt they play somewhere decent. I think local parks will be their football homes. Westside wranglers, Northside predators (lol), Southside saints, and Eastside cowboys
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RE: XFL or Alliance of American Football - Want to see Birmingham get a team?
(04-20-2018 12:40 PM)legalblazer Wrote:  I'll go ahead and throw in the ubiquitous - but for Bear Bryant Birmingham has the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers playing at Legion Field since 1976, Legion Field gets replaced in the 1990's, Birmingham has a good bowl, and maybe some conference's championship game, kickoff games, etc.

Now, who knows how that would play into Alabama still playing home games in Birmingham and the formation of UAB football.

Coach Bryant was certainly opposed to anything that might threaten the dominance of Bama football in the B'ham / Jeffco area, but don't get carried away with his influence. Now his influence was seen in the expansions of Legion Field during the 60s and 70s including the new north and south endzone stands, the upper deck, the new pressbox with suites and club level seating and the "gold seats" under it. Just as UAB today sees it helpful to it to have the BJCC build a new stadium for the use of its program, Bryant was happy to let B'ham pick up the tab for all that new seating at Legion Field. More seats meant more ticket sales.

After Bryant, Bama's new AD Steve Sloan started the TIDE PRIDE premium ticket program. Because (of the SC contracts) this premium could not be charged for over 5,000 prime location seats at Legion Field, every "home" game Bama played there cost the program millions of $$$ so they turned to expanding their own stadium in Tuscaloosa. They moved the big games out first and then one or two of the OOC games later. This move was "all about the Benjamins" and had nothing to do with Coach Bryant. It is at least possible that this issue of premium collection had a lot to do with NFL teams not looking at B'ham seriously as well.
04-25-2018 06:27 PM
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RE: XFL or Alliance of American Football - Want to see Birmingham get a team?
Yeah, I know. Those seats are the real reason why the Israelis and the Palestinians can't get along.
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RE: XFL or Alliance of American Football - Want to see Birmingham get a team?
(04-26-2018 12:28 AM)legalblazer Wrote:  Yeah, I know. Those seats are the real reason why the Israelis and the Palestinians can't get along.

No, that problem is because the new arrivals after 1948 forced the natives onto "reservations" called the Gaza Strip and the West Bank. The new arrivals to America after 1620 did much the same thing to the native population during the following centuries until they ran out of undesirable land to which to move them. Perhaps after 300 years they too will allow the natives to become citizens like America did in 1924.
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RE: XFL or Alliance of American Football - Want to see Birmingham get a team?
So the answer to the topic for me personally is not really.
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(04-26-2018 12:28 AM)legalblazer Wrote:  Yeah, I know. Those seats are the real reason why the Israelis and the Palestinians can't get along.

03-lmfao03-lmfao03-lmfao03-lmfao03-lmfao


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RE: XFL or Alliance of American Football - Want to see Birmingham get a team?
(04-20-2018 12:40 PM)legalblazer Wrote:  I'll go ahead and throw in the ubiquitous - but for Bear Bryant Birmingham has the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers playing at Legion Field since 1976, Legion Field gets replaced in the 1990's, Birmingham has a good bowl, and maybe some conference's championship game, kickoff games, etc.

Now, who knows how that would play into Alabama still playing home games in Birmingham and the formation of UAB football.

The Blazertalk equivalent of saying beetlejuice three times. Only here it is saying Bear Bryant or Bama football three times and bamablazerfan appears.
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(04-26-2018 08:38 AM)Memphis Blazer Wrote:  
(04-20-2018 12:40 PM)legalblazer Wrote:  I'll go ahead and throw in the ubiquitous - but for Bear Bryant Birmingham has the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers playing at Legion Field since 1976, Legion Field gets replaced in the 1990's, Birmingham has a good bowl, and maybe some conference's championship game, kickoff games, etc.

Now, who knows how that would play into Alabama still playing home games in Birmingham and the formation of UAB football.

The Blazertalk equivalent of saying beetlejuice three times. Only here it is saying Bear Bryant or Bama football three times and bamablazerfan appears.

I enumerated things I believe were due to the influence of Paul Bryant, and they were considerable. To blame him for all of B'ham's sports miseries is not realistic nor fair. EX: I don't believe any NFL owner would have come to Legion Field with the inability to sell over 5,000 prime seats (1/5 of all sideline seats) as advance season tickets - especially without being able to charge a premium. The city had "made a deal with the Devil" to get funding, and it later came back to bite them on their butts. The inability of B'ham to replace Legion Field has had more to do with local metro and state politics than anything Bryant did in the 70s and after his death in Jan. 1983.
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