Press Release - Detail
For immediate release Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016
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Director of Public Relations                        
Birmingham Public Library                                          
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Crimson Tide football legend Bobby Johns to discuss Football 101 at Springville Road Regional Library
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama—In Alabama, college football dominates the conversation statewide with the success of the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Auburn Tigers. Next week, the Birmingham Public Library (BPL) will offer Football 101, courtesy of former Tide great Bobby Johns.
On Tuesday, August 9 at 6:30 p.m., Johns, a member of the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame, will speak at the Springville Road Regional Library, 1224 Old Springville Road, to demystify some of the most common football jargon.   Johns, a former University of Alabama defensive back and two-time All-American, retired as the head coach at the University of West Alabama, and knows the game as player, coach, and spectator.
He’ll discuss positions, plays, equipment and penalties, then field questions from the audience.   Light refreshments will be served and the program is open to all adults.
If you live in Alabama, you know certain times of the year football is the main topic from water coolers at work to the dinner table at home.  Sooner or later, you’re going to run up against someone from outside this state who is going to want to discuss the (unofficial) state religion.
 Avid fans can rattle off football plays, while those who don’t know different positions can get embarrassed in not knowing the lingo. After hearing Johns break down the game, even casual fans will leave with a better understanding of the game of football.
See a link to a story about Johns and his Football 101 talk taking place at Springville Road Regional Library on the BPL web page below:
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