Ann Althouse May be the Only Commentator Who Understands the Alabama Senate Election (Update: The Federalist too)

Because this is it, in a nutshell: More …

Looking in the Wrong Direction

Everybody has been having a lot of fun lately ridiculing not only Roy Moore but also anyone who would vote for Roy Moore. In the process, many have taken advantage of a great chance to show off their exquisitely fine-tuned sense of morality as people who wouldn’t consider voting that degenerate hillbilly now, even though they weren’t going to vote More …

Iron Bowl Week

Welcome to Iron Bowl week! And remember, as always…

I Demand an Apology for This Post!

What’s up with demanding that people apologize for things they say? I mean, why is that play #1 in the moral outrage playbook? Here in Alabama, we recently had a mini-scandal when, during debate over a bill restricting abortion, a black pro-abortion legislator said that the white legislators supporting the bill would make their daughters have an abortion if they More …

This Just In: We are Not Monsters

In movies and TV shows, whenever civil society breaks down — because of zombies, meteor strike, irate Godzilla, or some such — people immediately devolve into utterly selfish, vicious animals. Glee clubs spontaneously transform into motorcycle gangs, and young professionals start bashing girl scouts in the head to steal the half-chewed do-si-dos out of their mouths. But in real life, More …

“Alabama is Through to the Super Bowl!”

A British announcer unfamiliar with the sport of American football does play-by-play for the Alabama-Notre Dame championship game from last year. A nice addition to a game that was pretty hilarious to begin with. #RollPipPipCheerioTide

Tale of the Tape: A.J. McCarron’s Girlfriend vs. Manti Te’o’s Girlfriend

They’ve both been in the news a lot lately, so let’s do a compare/contrast between the two college football sweethearts: A.J. McCarron’s girlfriend, Katherine Webb Manti Te’o’s girlfriend, Lennay Kekua Physical attractiveness on a scale of 1 to 10 Eleventeen (using Musburger notation) [null set] Achieved fame when… Alabama scored third unanswered touchdown and announcers really needed something to talk More …

What’s This Crystal Ball? I Thought We Were Here to See Katherine Webb!

EDSBS rates the pictures featuring Alabama fans standing with Alabama’s BCS championship trophy in Alabama’s championship Walmart (actually it’s the Walmart in Hoover, but they’re all champions, dangit!): Special recognition: In that family, you have the only four hairstyles that are socially acceptable in the state of Alabama. It’s true!

Shouldn’t This Be the Next Daniel Moore Print?

Seriously, get to work on this, Daniel. What Alabama fan wouldn’t love to have this over his fireplace?

In Birmingham They Love the Governor

Alabama Governor Robert Bentley declares that Alabama will not play along with Obamacare and will not set up a state health insurance exchange.

And I Say, It’s About Time

From The Onion: Alabama State Constitution Changed to Just Read ‘Roll Tide’

Does Anybody Smell Something Burning?

Looks like somebody got a little nuts with the fireworks yesterday at my old dorm at the U. of Alabama: With Rose Towers gone, where will students go to randomly pull the fire alarm at 2 in the morning? I’m sure they’ll find somewhere.

And In Other Alabama News

From the Onion: TUSCUMBIA, AL—A new Tuscumbia transportation law requires that all infants be placed in child-safety seats and securely buckled in when transported in the bed of a pickup truck. It’s about time!

Rebuilding Alabama

Via Reason’s Hit & Run, here’s a post from the History News Network on how Alabama is pulling itself up by its own bootstraps: Although most of the relief effort starts with individuals who weigh in on their own, churches are playing a key role in coordinating it. I don’t know if a more secular city would fare nearly as More …

Osama is Dead, Roll Tide

I couldn’t have said it better.

Thoughts in the Aftermath of the Alabama Tornadoes

It’s a bizarre experience, driving down a familiar road where everything looks like it does on every other day, then rounding the corner and seeing a town that looks like it was just attacked by an alien armada. That’s what we have here in central Alabama: the part of the Michael Bay movie you never see, what’s left after the More …

"Their eyes aren’t open like mine are open."

Former Alabama and current San Francisco 49er running back Glen Coffee is leaving football because God has something bigger for him. What, he doesn’t know. But I bet it will be bigger. “I feel like it’s His will,” Coffee said. “It’s something that I really felt like I shouldn’t have entered the NFL in the first place. I don’t know More …

"The Water’s As Clear As I’ve Ever Seen It"

That phrase was heard more than once during my family’s recent beach trip to the Gulf Coast.  And it’s true: It was so clear you could walk out into the Gulf neck-deep and still see your feet.  No tarballs on the beach; no sticky, staggering pelicans gasping for breath and smelling like the underside of a ’76 Impala; nothin’. It More …

Whew, I’m Glad All Those Big Problems Are Taken Care Of

Vermont Tiger breathes a sigh of relief that Congress has plenty of spare time to sort out the NCAA college football championship: Now, before they rest from their labors, the lords and ladies of the Imperial City are taking on the formidable challenge of fixing the way the number one team in college football is determined. … Washington is going More …

Enough Said