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On Alabama's greatest athletes and the state they left behind:
In this essay, historian Wayne Flynt explores whether Joe Louis and Jesse Owens would have become world champions if they stayed in Alabama. And how did Alabamians of the era respond to their native sons’ greatest glories?
Alabama comedian Jermaine "FunnyMaine" Johnson dissects our love of sports — and what it says about us:
“Our fandom — the traditions we create, even the banter we throw around — shapes our shared culture here that we love so much.”
We asked sports museums, historic sites, and halls of fame across the state to spotlight one treasure from their collections that tells a unique story about Alabama. Each artifact is a snapshot of a moment in the state’s long, rich sports tradition — and reveals how sports in Alabama are woven into the memories we share, the places we live, and the communities we build together.
ESPN anchor and Alabama native offers four transcendent moments in state's football history:
"A lot of places like football. Many love football. In Alabama, we live football ... It’s a shared culture, a part of our identity. And its cultural impact is nearly impossible to narrow to four moments.
Tracing the roots of Cuban baseball to Mobile's Spring Hill College:
"We cannot talk about the history of Cuban baseball, about the greatness of Cuban baseball, without highlighting the role of the Guilló brothers and Enrique Porto, of the City of Mobile and Spring Hill College."
How Alabama's suffragists went to bat for the right to vote:
"Suffragists knew they could not rely on lectures and fliers alone to sway Alabamians indifferent to their cause. They also connected their movement to the popular culture of the day. They decided to play a game, a baseball game."