Armchair Talking Head

Change You Can Believe In
July 20, 2010, 3:53 am
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In the beginning of this oft neglected blog I attempted to write about anything and everything in an all-encompassing manner. Today marks a shift in style for ATH. Too often web based sports “journalism” consists of knee-jerk reactions, or a regurgitation of stories plastered everywhere on the world wide web. This won’t be the place to get up to the minute sports news. Rather, I’ll try my best to post timely, relevant posts that offer some sort of hypothesis, prognostication, or bloviation that are more original thought than a large scale “re-tweeting” of the latest or RollBamaRoll post. Hopefully this format will allow me to make regular but not daily posts that are more interesting to my very few visitors.

Kirby Smart
January 5, 2010, 7:32 pm
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Today I’ll spare you any further commentary on why Boise State deserves to play for the National Championship or any more pre-game fodder on the Tide. I just have a quick thought. Why in the Hell would Kirby Smart go to UGA? Sure he has ties, but he couldn’t be in a more solid position as DC than he is at Alabama, and Mark Richt might be the most precariously situated head coach in the SEC going into next season.

Kirby will be a head coach in a matter of a few years if he holds on with Saban at Alabama, but there’s no guarantee that he won’t be an unemployed DC after next season if he goes to UGA. For Coach Smart and the Tide’s sake, let’s hope he lives up to his name.

East Bound and Down
September 4, 2009, 7:02 pm
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Shipping out of T-Town for Atlanta. I won’t be blogging while in ATL, so here’s a question/prediction that will be a known quantity upon my return.

What will be the bigger story in Alabama Sports on Monday: A win/loss by Alabama, or a loss of any sort by Auburn to Derek Dooley’s LA Tech team? I have a feeling the latter is a more likely occurrence at this point. Time shall tell.

This truly is the most wonderful time of the year. You can’t describe the feeling of watching the first kick of football season. It’s like a drug but better. It’s all I’ve wanted for the last 8 months, and it’s only 29 hours away. Roll Tide.

5 Days: Musical Edition
September 1, 2009, 1:26 am
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Only 5 days until the Tide’s kickoff in Atlanta against Virginia Tech.  Whether or not we’ve got Julio and Ingram, it’s game week.

For your topical musical pleasure: Alison Krauss and Union Station.

Melissa Wins
August 5, 2009, 12:30 am
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A little late getting to this, but my boy Jeffrey Saad was taken down in the finale of Next Food Network Star by Texas Housewife Melissa d’Arabian. I was distraught for awhile.  We even had mexican food in honor of Jeffrey’s bent for Tex/Mex cooking.  

I survived, however, and hear the good news:  In a mere 32 days and 4 hours, college football will be upon us once again.  And in the end, isn’t that all that really matters?

Top Ten Things I’ll Miss About Tuscaloosa: #7. Brother Micah
May 5, 2008, 3:40 am
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Chirping birds, budding flowers, and crazy open air preachers…all signs of spring at the Capstone. For the past two years around the time the NCAA Tournament is kicking up Brother Micah Armstrong visits the University of Alabama to spread his anti-rock ‘n roll, anti-masturbatory gospel. Throngs of students crowd around to listen. Some come to challenge him Biblically, some to make fun, and some like me just to get a bit of comic relief in the middle of the day.

Micah brings his Bible and his Camelbak to the free speech area near the Ferguson Center and begins to condemn most everyone but himself to the pits of Hell.  Micah hates rock ‘n roll.  He hates Hillary Clinton.  He hates gays. More than anything, he hates masturbation.  He refuses to even shake the hand of a “masturbator.”

This guy is totally against any religious teaching I’ve ever received, and is not representative of the true message of God.  However, he has given me a Spring respite from the drudgery of undergrad work for the past two years now, and I don’t know what I’ll do without him next March.

Check out some Brother Micah action on YouTube:

My personal favorite Brother Micah Sings “It ain’t okay to be gay.”

Also see Brother Micah meet a Jesus impersonator at UA

CW story on Micah’s most recent visit to T-Town.


Today is the somber first anniversary of Cardinals Pitcher Josh Hancock’s passing in a drunk driving accident.

Also, on this day 22 years ago in the birthplace of the King, unto the masses this blogger was born.