The New and Improved BIRMINGHAM THREAD

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  1. wes tegg

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    SWIMFAN got busted again:

    http://www.al.com/news/birmingham/index.ssf/2015/04/man_caught_with_pants_down_wat.html

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    #1 wes tegg, Apr 9, 2015
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  2. TheFreak55

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    Great first post for our great city
     
  3. Stone Cold Steve Austin

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  4. Stone Cold Steve Austin

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    Anyone else going to the Barons game tonight?
     
  5. Long Ball Larry

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    I think we are bringing our 1yr old. Should be a shit show and we leave by the bottom of the 3rd.
    #dadlife
     
  6. Stone Cold Steve Austin

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    Oh indeed
     
  7. Tiffin

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    So apparently Good People is doing a Coffee Oatmeal Stout float at the Barons games this year?
     
  8. ramszoolander

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    You should be fine for a little longer than that. Plus, then send your wife out to the bouncy house in LF and you watch the rest in peace.
     
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  9. Long Ball Larry

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    I reminisce to a simpler time when I could get absolutely shit faced on a Thursday night at the Met and not give one fuck.
     
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  10. Merica

    Merica Devine pls stop pointing out my demise. :(
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    There are times when I want a kid, but damn it's gonna suck sacrificing this sort of thing.
     
  11. wes tegg

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    Lisa going hard in the motherfucking paint.

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  12. Clown Baby

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    Did Swimfan really get arrested for jacking off to a bunch of joggers?
     
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  13. wes tegg

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    No, he got arrested for this:

    http://www.al.com/news/birmingham/index.ssf/2014/09/convicted_sex_offender_charged.html

     
  14. Clown Baby

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    How are more people not talking about this? I mean, we all knew that Swimfan was off, and I think we all questioned the existence of his wife too. But this type of behavior is reprehensible.
     
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  15. wes tegg

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    The Birmingham crew (and TheFreak55) have done their part to make sure that everybody knows about Tennis Chris.
     
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  16. TheFreak55

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    Oh oh I'm in Shelby County so I'm not part of the Birmingham crew?
     
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  17. DriveByBBQ

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    The concessions operation at Regions Field last night was pathetic. A COMPLETE shit show. Zero communication, zero leadership, zero give a shit, 100% wheels came off. Everyone looked busy as shit but absolutely nothing was being accomplished. They should be embarrassed. I know it was opening night but, good god. I've seen faster, and shorter, lines at Disney land. The place looked like a kicked up ant hill and everyone who worked there it was their first day on the job....unreal.

    May I suggest...

    -Go to a limited menu when you're getting your ass kicked in the weeds (beers, peanuts, dogs, nachos) maybe a few others but just the staples. None of this chicken ceaser salad half a rack of ribs bullshit.
    -Two people handing out wrist bands...One to check IDs and the other to apply the wrist band.
    -Hire better people with some actual gumption to take control of the situation, reset, remain calm and delegate that shit
    -More beer only stands/roaming vendors and don't waste time pouring beers into cups for patrons...no one gives a shit
    -Condiment packets...no need to portion out condiments into individual cups, waste of time and money. (no one had any food but by damn that kid was ON TOP of those ketchup cups)

    The whole thing was retard...
     
  18. Owsley

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    The Biscuits are just better than the Barons in every way imaginable :mulletsmug:
     
  19. wes tegg

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    Nailed it.
     
  20. Barves2125

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    Except being from Montgomery.
     
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  21. Owsley

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    Last time I checked, they weren't the Mountain Brook or Homewood Barons :awesomeface:
     
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  22. Barves2125

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    I make the trip downtown because it's a great place to get a craft beer on a Saturday.
     
  23. Merica

    Merica Devine pls stop pointing out my demise. :(
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    Did anyone go to the War on Drugs last Friday? :idk:

    That shit was pretty solid. The dude looks like a burnout long haired Jimmy Fallon.
     
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  24. The Blackfish

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    Good People and the Barons game were both packed out last night. Had a great time, hopefully this kind of support continues for a long time.
     
  25. Stone Cold Steve Austin

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    It's just a shame that this support couldn't transfer over to UAB Football.
     
  26. Stone Cold Steve Austin

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    Bitch, please
     
  27. Hide&SeekChamp

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    Is this an elaborate black joke?
     
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  28. je ne suis pas ici

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    Anyone go to pepper place this wknd? Market opened for first time this season. Gonna try and go next wk
     
  29. DazedandContused

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    Went camping at DeSoto State Park this weekend. That place is beautiful.
     
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  30. je ne suis pas ici

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    pepper place market expanding come may, gonna be in the adjoining parking lot and they are gonna be bringing in bands etc.
     
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  31. southlick

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  32. je ne suis pas ici

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    nailed it SOUTHLICK!!!
     
    #33 je ne suis pas ici, Apr 12, 2015
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  33. southlick

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    Liked your original post better
     
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  34. DriveByBBQ

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    Slice fest line up is pretty strong...

    Foundation of funk
    North Mississippi Osborne
    Flow tribe
    Dumpstaphunk
    Et.al
     
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  35. TheFreak55

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  36. southlick

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  37. DriveByBBQ

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  38. Capstone 88

    Capstone 88 Going hard in the paint
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    I'll be in town next weekend. What's a good place to go to dinner? Right now I'm thinking Highlands, but I've been there and didn't know if there was any new spot that was a big hit.
     
  39. Stone Cold Steve Austin

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    Milo's

    :dropsmic:
     
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  40. Arrec Bardwin

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    Was in town last weekend for a wedding, whole wedding party stayed at the Westin, so naturally we ended up in Todd English PUB.

    What a piece of shit establishment. Really just a horribly run restaurant and bar all the way around.
     
  41. DazedandContused

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    Anybody going to see JJ Grey Friday night? Weather.com shows 100% chance of rain.
     
  42. wes tegg

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    It's absurdly expensive, too. Y'all should've just gone over to Southern. It's not bad.
     
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  43. Merica

    Merica Devine pls stop pointing out my demise. :(
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    http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2015/04/report_guntersville_and_joe_wh.html#incart_river

    :facepalm: This is fucking ridiculous.
     
  44. wes tegg

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    I think it's probably just posturing, but still.
     
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  45. Merica

    Merica Devine pls stop pointing out my demise. :(
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    I hope you're right.
     
  46. Long Ball Larry

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    After losing Blazers football, this might be a deathblow for you, Merica
     
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  47. Barves2125

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    http://www.bizjournals.com/birmingh...ays-birmingham-could-support-a-major-pro.html

    Study says Birmingham could support a major pro sports team
    Major League Soccer is the best hope for Birmingham to land a major professional sports franchise. But it's not the only professional league the Magic CIty has the buying power to support, according to new research by American City Business Journals.

    The study found that Birmingham is one of several markets considered "underextended" when it comes to professional sports teams. In fact, Birmingham had a perfect 100 percent capacity score for the MLS, NBA, NHL and NFL.

    ACBJ, the parent company of the Birmingham Business Journal, used total personal income for the Birmingham-Hoover-Talladega combined statistical area to calculate the area's capacity. Here is the full methodology.

    The study said Birmingham's $54 billion in total personal income is sufficient for an MLS team ($14 billion), NFL ($48 billion), NBA ($45 billion) or NHL team ($50 billion). An Major League Baseball team, on the other hand, is well out of reach with a required $104 billion.

    But don't get too excited about seeing LeBron James or Tom Brady playing in Birmingham anytime soon. A closer look at Birmingham's numbers reveals why Major League Soccer is probably Birmingham's most realistic option.

    As I've written before, Birmingham's sports scene is an anomaly due to the huge elephant and tiger in the room. Although the report considered major college football and basketball programs (which require TPI of $26 billion), that amount wasn't subtracted from Birmingham's score because Alabama and Auburn are both located outside the metro area.

    When you take into account just how many Birmingham residents are season ticket holders at the schools – not to mention the corporate boxes and sponsorships – it's safe to assume the Tide and Tigers are cutting heavily into the metro's available TPI for a pro sports team.

    That's one reason why MLS is the best option. With only $14 billion in TPI required, it's likely Birmingham could sustain an MLS team, even considering the heavy investments residents make in Alabama and Auburn each year.

    RELATED: Why major pro sports are a long shot in Birmingham - for now

    Unlike the other leagues, MLS has also been in expansion mode lately and probably isn't finished. Birmingham's best shots with the other pro leagues would most likely come from a relocation, not an expansion franchise. And, unlike places like Seattle, there doesn't seem to be a billionaire openly trying to make a relocation happen.

    And Birmingham also has a strong history of supporting soccer. Games at Legion FIeld for the 1996 Olympics drew higher attendance than several other larger markets. Hoover also recently hosted the College Cup.

    Even so, an MLS team still remains far from a slam dunk – or a penalty kick, if you will – for Birmingham in the immediate future.
     
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  48. Barves2125

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    Nothing new here. But I, too, think an MLS team could be the ticket for Alabama professional sports. The Atlanta Silverbacks making it to the MLS would hurt the potential user base but I think a nice moderately sized stadium in Bham would bring out some solid support for a local team.
     
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  49. UncleJesse

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