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Jameis Winston's highlight soundtrack is classy.

Jameis Winston: 'I know where I want to go' but won't pass up 'first-round money' | al.com

Hueytown quarterback Jameis Winston is a five-star football recruit, rated No. 52 in the nation by rivals.com, but Monday night in Montgomery, he showed why he also has baseball scouts drooling. After the game, he told The Birmingham News "I know where I want to go," added that he wanted to play baseball as well as football, and he wouldn't pass up "first-round money" if he was selected that high in the MLB first-year player draft.

Ex-Tide stars Alex Avila and David Robertson combine to play six innings in All-Star Game | al.com

Former Alabama baseball stars Alex Avila of the Detroit Tigers and David Robertson of the New York Yankees combined to play six innings tonight in the Major League Baseball All-Star Game in Phoenix.


Avila started at catcher for the American League and played five innings.

Robertson pitched a scoreless second inning for the American League.

College football: Preseason watch lists long and useless (Herndon) | al.com

There are 125 names on the Lombardi Trophy watch list released Tuesday.

The Nagurski and Bednarik awards, each given to a young man deemed the best defensive player in the country, have released watch lists of 87 and 65 names, respectively.

The Outland Trophy, given annually to the best lineman in the country, has a 65-man watch list. The list for the Maxwell, which honors college football's best overall player, is 66-names long. The Lou Groza award's watch list for kickers and punters includes 30 names and the Jim Thorpe award's list for defensive backs has 37.

What does this all mean?

About the same as a preseason poll -- absolutely nothing.

Impact game: Alabama vs. LSU - SEC Blog - ESPN

One thing’s for sure given the recent history in this series: Nobody will be leaving the stadium early. After all, when’s the last time the game hasn’t gone down to the final few possessions?

NCAA 12 Player Ratings Make Alabama The Entire SEC's Equal - SB Nation Atlanta

Alabama's still an all-star team. Pretty much literally. If you put together an All-SEC roster minus Tide players and took it against Alabama, you wouldn't really have an advantage on either side of the ball

Domino Domination in Andalusia | WSFA 12 News Montgomery, AL

It was common to see Alabama coach Bear Bryant playing during the Andalusia World Domino Championship.  "Every hotel room in the county is booked," said Dr. Tomberlin.  "When coach Bryant was here, we'd have more than 1,000 players."