Quarterback Club

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, June 30, 2004

Alabama is and has always been regarded as a football state.

And in West Alabama it’s no different, but for some reason it is different.

I’ve been trying to put my finger on it for the longest time now, but I think I’ve finally figured it out.

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Demopolis, Greensboro, Linden, Sweet Water, Thomaston, Eutaw and Livingston, all have avid football fans who support their favorite teas each Friday night.

But for some reason that support is not unified, nor is it truly helping the program grow.

In almost every town across Alabama there are avid football supporters who come together as many as nine or ten times a football season to talk football.

They are what you call a Quarterback Club.

Something that this area does not have, but most certainly needs.

Believe it or not, having a quarterback club makes a difference, not only for coaches and players who come to listen to some of the games best players and coaches, but to those in the community as well.

Granted the towns in West Alabama are small in numbers and for us to think about having a Quarterback Club as big as those in Selma, Montgomery, Birmingham, etc. is just wishful thinking. But for us to think that it’s not possible to have a club at all only hurts the programs and sport that we all love so dearly.

Having a Quarterback Club will take money, it will take time, but mostly it will take supporters coming together for the better of the sport.

We might have to start small, but I think we have the interest, we have the need and we definitely have the kind of people in this area that can make a difference.