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City of Birmingham Sports Mount Rushmore
Saw a discussion of this idea on twitter about Memphis. Thought it might be a good off season thread.

What sports figures makes Birmingham's (not Tuscaloosa or Auburn) Sports Mount Rushmore.

Here's mine

1. Gene Bartow
2. Satchel Paige
3. Bear Bryant (reluctantly because of the number of games coached in Birmingham)
4. Bo Jackson
06-11-2018 08:50 PM
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Willie Mays
Vonneta Flowers
Tony Nathan
Carl Lewis
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RE: City of Birmingham Sports Mount Rushmore
Does nascar count? I vote no, but if it does Bobby Allison might be on the list.
Charles Barkley probably has to make the list.
06-12-2018 09:37 AM
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Willie Mays
Bo Jackson
Chuck Barkley
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06-12-2018 10:18 AM
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RE: City of Birmingham Sports Mount Rushmore
Strictly limited to City of B'ham - Pat Sullivan, Charles O. Finley, Harry Gilmer, Tony Nathan.

METRO B'ham opens up many additional possibilities (Fairfield, Hueytown, McCalla, Leeds,etc).
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RE: City of Birmingham Sports Mount Rushmore
(06-12-2018 09:37 AM)BlazerMatt Wrote:  Does nascar count? I vote no, but if it does Bobby Allison might be on the list.
Charles Barkley probably has to make the list.

Typically I would say to NASCAR counting, but considering how big it has been in Birmingham, I would say for Birmingham, it counts. And Bobby Allison is a good choice.
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RE: City of Birmingham Sports Mount Rushmore
(06-12-2018 02:54 PM)BAMANBLAZERFAN Wrote:  Strictly limited to City of B'ham - Pat Sullivan, Charles O. Finley, Harry Gilmer, Tony Nathan.

METRO B'ham opens up many additional possibilities (Fairfield, McCalla, Leeds,etc).

My way of thinking is they don’t necessarily have to be from Birmingham, but their contributions to sports affected Birmingham.
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RE: City of Birmingham Sports Mount Rushmore
(06-12-2018 03:20 PM)Memphis Blazer Wrote:  
(06-12-2018 02:54 PM)BAMANBLAZERFAN Wrote:  Strictly limited to City of B'ham - Pat Sullivan, Charles O. Finley, Harry Gilmer, Tony Nathan.

METRO B'ham opens up many additional possibilities (Fairfield, McCalla, Leeds,etc).

My way of thinking is they don’t necessarily have to be from Birmingham, but their contributions to sports affected Birmingham.

That additional area moves the selection into a subdivision of the territory of the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame.
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RE: City of Birmingham Sports Mount Rushmore
While I appreciate Bo, I don't think I'd have him on here. I definitely don't think I'd have Bo over Chuck.
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RE: City of Birmingham Sports Mount Rushmore
(06-12-2018 03:18 PM)Memphis Blazer Wrote:  
(06-12-2018 09:37 AM)BlazerMatt Wrote:  Does nascar count? I vote no, but if it does Bobby Allison might be on the list.
Charles Barkley probably has to make the list.

Typically I would say to NASCAR counting, but considering how big it has been in Birmingham, I would say for Birmingham, it counts. And Bobby Allison is a good choice.

B'ham had two race tracks I can recall. BIR (paved) at the Fair Grounds and the Iron Bowl (dirt) track in Roebuck. I mainly remember Bobby Allison, Neil Bonnet and "Red" Farmer as being dominant in the old days.
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(06-12-2018 10:13 PM)BAMANBLAZERFAN Wrote:  
(06-12-2018 03:18 PM)Memphis Blazer Wrote:  
(06-12-2018 09:37 AM)BlazerMatt Wrote:  Does nascar count? I vote no, but if it does Bobby Allison might be on the list.
Charles Barkley probably has to make the list.

Typically I would say to NASCAR counting, but considering how big it has been in Birmingham, I would say for Birmingham, it counts. And Bobby Allison is a good choice.

B'ham had two race tracks I can recall. BIR at the Fair Grounds and the Iron Bowl track in Roebuck. I mainly remember Bobby Allison, Neil Bonnet and "Red" Farmer as being dominant in the old days.

There was also Dixie Race track in midfield and Sayre track. My dad raced them all.
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RE: City of Birmingham Sports Mount Rushmore
Willie Mays
Gene Bartow
Bob Finley
unfortunately the drunken Bear
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RE: City of Birmingham Sports Mount Rushmore
If you are talking about making an impact on the Birmingham sports scene then Art Clarkson would have to be included.
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(06-15-2018 08:37 AM)randy22263 Wrote:  If you are talking about making an impact on the Birmingham sports scene then Art Clarkson would have to be included.

Yeah, I was trying to remember his name.

Replace Bo Jackson with him.
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