Birmingham's Fake Basketball Tournament Causes International Incident

Venezuela's national basketball team flew all the way to Alabama to participate in an international tournament, only to discover they were the only international team there. Also, the "tournament" was just one game. You've done it again, Birmingham, Alabama. » 7/29/09 1:00pm 7/29/09 1:00pm

The PapaJohns.com Bowl Doesn't Deliver To New Jersey

Rutgers University lost $184,000 by traveling to—and winning—the PapaJohns.com Bowl. But I'm sure the marching band had a lovely time in Birmingham. [Star-Ledger, via Bob's Blitz] » 3/03/09 4:15pm 3/03/09 4:15pm

Let Me Tell You Something About Birmingham, Alabama

Apparently, some readers took issue with my recent characterization of Birmingham, Alabama, as a decrepit backwater devoid of all culture and sophistication. Wait, did I not say that? Because I should have. » 12/30/08 12:15pm 12/30/08 12:15pm

The Worst Bowl Game In The World

As you're reading this, North Carolina State and Rutgers are playing at what has to be the absolute lowest level of collegiate football— a website-sponsored bowl game in Birmingham, Alabama, on a Monday afternoon. » 12/29/08 3:15pm 12/29/08 3:15pm