Report: B’ham News fails again

A couple of weeks ago I was working in my front yard when I saw a man going door-to-door. You’ve been there. You cringe because you know he’s coming to your house soon.

It was hot, and out of compassion for his efforts I had predetermined I would likely buy whatever he was selling to encourage him. What a terrible job to have.

When he finally made it to me, that all changed. He was selling subscriptions to the Birmingham News.

For only $2 a week I could get five newspapers. I politely declined.

If I wanted I could only get Wednesday and Sundays papers. I politely declined again.

“Why?” he wanted to know.

“Because Kevin Scarbinsky writes for your paper, so it’s not worth $2 a week.”

Today you can read why.

There are NCAA investigators on the ground in Montgomery and Auburn. The New York Times is left to confirm an exchange between Auburn head coach Gene Chizik and NCAA VP of Enforcement, Julie Roe Lach because state reporters were either in the bathroom at the time or simply won’t do their jobs.

Yahoo Sports’ Charles Robinson continues work on a piece that is widely thought to blow the roof off of the Cam Newton saga in August.

Danny Sheridan with a track record of accuracy spanning three decades dropped the bomb last Thursday that AU’s bagman has been found.

And yet, we’re reading about a clothing store that UA Compliance has already addressed over signed memorabilia.

I’m still looking for the benefit of the doubt given to this branch of the athletic department…a group sworn with the task of steering Alabama through shark infested waters.

I just didn’t think Kevin Scarbinsky had a fin.

It is just utterly amazing to me how blatant the lopsided journalism appears in this state. Oh, you’ll hear mediots like Scarbinsky and others drone on about how “one fan base always thinks we’re out to get them.” Problem is, reading their collective body of work, only one fan base has a case.

See, when Nick Saban came to town, he made the journalists’ job hard. He limited access. He made them look stupid in pressers when they asked stupid questions. Saban threw the blood in the water.

Hence stories like what we have today, birthed by angry Auburn fans sending frenzied pictures and emails to media whore Clay Travis. Stories with little or no concession given to the fact that UA Compliance has looked into the matter and dismissed it.

Do you really think a program currently on probation would so casually dismiss something so potentially damning? I don’t. I tend to believe just the opposite. You couldn’t afford NOT to take it seriously, which is apparently what UA did.

Problem is, I’m the only one who seems to be writing it.

This summer UA released a report of secondary violations it had self-reported over the last couple of years. And yes, Kevin scooped that one up in a sprint and got it print too.

But this report was a mile long, and as detailed as an IRS ledger. UA Compliance is doing its job…but that doesn’t give us a story, now does it Kev?

I’m still looking for his article on the NCAA’s latest efforts in exposing Auburn for buying a quarterback, Heisman and championship.

And my beard is growing.

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  1. 1

    You are right about the Birmingham News sports
    writers like kevin Scarbinsky. The pictures that
    the prick Clay Travis posted still do not look good
    and Bama can not put its head in the sand over
    this problem By the time the NCAA finishes with
    Auburn you may have a ZZ Top beard. RTR

  2. 3

    To say that the birmingham news is a joke is a gross understatement. They suck on a galactic scale. They are biased. They are arrogant and they dont care what truth they have to push aside to sell a newspaper. The News is a disgrace and only prop up the stereotype of southern good ol’ boy corruption and politics. I would rather wipe my ass on poison oak than the Birmingham News. And Scarbinsky is the big red rubber clown nose of reporting. His every word screams
    “LOOK AT ME!!!” Just by employing this retardo PT Barnum wannabe the News has made a clear and bold statement. And that statement is “F*CK THE TRUTH” I am utterly stunned that people actually still buy this newspaper.

  3. 8

    How many players over the years were sold into slavery for the name of Auburn football? Is that RADIO waving that towel on the Auburn sideline?

  4. 9

    Y’all come on now as bama fans we know that no matter what we think. This shyt ain’t good at all! We can’t sit here and act like awbarn fans do about their cheating ways and deny deflect and defend! We as a fan base need to demand that this is investigated thoroughly and if they broke the rules we need to suck it up and suffer the consequences!

  5. 10


    it has already been investigated and put to rest. This is Auburn and Tennessee trash trying to hurt Alabama. Whereas, the Cam situation was all Urban Meyer and Dan Mullen, yet the white trash Auburn fanbase is blaming Alabama

  6. 11

    No Sluggo, you shyt eating aboriginine inbred toilet fish. All you have to do is type COMPLIANCE in the search bar and it takes you to everything you would ever want to know about Bama compliance. Now who’s the retarded monkey dildo? So what’s was your phucking point again? ROTFLMMFAO! RTR!

  7. 12

    I canceled my subscription with the Birmingham News about 6 months ago, when they ask me why I simply said “your Sports paper really sucks and scarbinsky is the main sucker” for about 5 second you could have heard a pin drop, then the person said ” I’m sorry I hear that alot!”

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