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TOYS AND GAMES: Mass Exodus from Alabama

According to a story in The New York Times a mass exodus is taking place from Alabama to Georgia.

With Nick Saban as their witness, a Red Sea of Alabamians has swarmed across the state border to seek:

A) The promised land

B) The Fountain of Youth

C) A new wax museum featuring authentic Bear Bryant figures from the Namath era

D) A location to buy Powerball tickets.

If you guessed D you are correct. Alabama — along with Alaska, Hawaii, Mississippi, Nevada and Utah — does not participate in the Powerball game. Not to worry, the Peach State is good for something, right?

No doubt Alabama’s 45-40 win over Clemson in Monday night’s National Championship Game has created a positive vibe for Alabamians, who could be heard whistling, “Luck Be a Lady” on their journey while hoping to find the success of a random onside kick en route to a $1.3 billion pay day.

A $2 Nassau is one thing, but 22-year-old golfing sensation Jordan Spieth earned $53 million last year according to Golf Digest. Who needs Powerball with a swing like Spieth’s?

Now that the NFL has approved the Rams moving from St. Louis back to Los Angeles — where they left in 1995, will Roman Gabriel come out of retirement to play quarterback?

Finally, don’t you hate it when you don’t forward a chain letter and die the next day?

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