The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

There Is No Joy in ’Bamaland

The headline at ESPN says, “Tennessee tops Alabama in epic back-and-forth thriller,” but please, spare me such “thrills.” Pardon my lifelong preference for the boring, easy, lopsided Alabama victories. O, Lord, keep your “thrillers” far away from the Crimson Tide! ’Bama spotted Tennessee a 28-10 first-half lead, but then Heisman Trophy quarterback Bryce Young led […]

UPDATE: Vicky Sue White Has Died

After last night’s post (“Fugitive Murder Suspect Caught; Woman Who Helped Him Escape Shoots Herself”), here’s the latest on the case: Former Alabama corrections officer Vicky White has died from injuries after she and escaped inmate Casey White were arrested in Indiana earlier Monday, Sheriff Dave Wedding of Vanderburgh County told CNN. She was hospitalized […]

Fugitive Murder Suspect Caught; Woman Who Helped Him Escape Shoots Herself

Updating last week’s report (“Some Ladies Love the Bad Boys,” May 4) about the case of Alabama murder suspect Casey White, who escaped jail with the assistance of jail administrator Vicky Sue White: A former Alabama jail official and the murder suspect she is accused of helping escape from custody were apprehended Monday in Indiana […]

Some Ladies Love the Bad Boys

In December 2015, Casey Cole White went on a violent crime spree in two counties on either side of the Alabama-Tennessee border: In one night, he staged a home invasion and carjacked two vehicles at gunpoint, shooting one person in the arm, WHNT reports. At the home, he fired multiple rounds and killed a dog. […]

Nick Saban Dropped THE BOMB!

While everybody else is expecting war in Ukraine, Alabama football fans are reeling from the nuclear holocaust unleashed in a speech last week by Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban: “We lost the national championship game, basically because we had 3 corners out, both starters and the best backup. So we’re playing with some guys […]

‘He Had a 48-Page Rap Sheet’

Say hello to Alexander Kade Lanier, 26, and while you’re at it, you can also say good-bye to him, because his lengthy criminal career recently came to a permanent end, thanks to Alabama law enforcement. Lanier was from South Carolina, where last year, he escaped custody: A man escaped police custody Wednesday afternoon [Oct. 27] […]

Roll Tide!

In case you weren’t watching Saturday, there is no longer any doubt who’s going to win the Heisman Trophy this year. Alabama’s sophomore quarterback Bryce Young put an end to the debate as he completed 26 of 44 passes for 421 yards and three touchdowns, while adding another 40 yards and a TD rushing, as […]

Defense Wins Football Games

The University of Alabama survived a scare Saturday against LSU, coming away with a hard-fought 20-14 victory to keep alive the Crimson Tide’s hopes of another trip to the college football playoffs. LSU stopped Alabama’s running game — something that is cause for concern going forward — and forced the Tide to rely on quarterback […]

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