1 Ozzie Newsome
The Ravens' general manager, from Muscle Shoals, retired from the
NFL in 1990 as the alltime leader among tight ends in receptions
This is an article from the Nov. 24, 2003 issue
2 Stewart Cink
The two-time PGA Tour winner is from Huntsville.
3 Vonetta Flowers
By taking gold in the 2002 Olympic bobsled, the Birmingham native
became the first African-American to win a medal at a Winter
4 Cat Reddick
The North Carolina senior, from Birmingham, was on the 2003 U.S.
women's World Cup soccer team.
5 Magic City Classic
The 62nd annual football game between Alabama State and Alabama
A&M was played in Birmingham last month before a crowd of 63,117.
6 Shoal Creek
The then all-white Birmingham-area club became a flash point for
controversy when the 1990 PGA Championship was held there.
7 HOT SPOT
Logan Martin Lake
Since 1992 this reservoir, with 275 miles of shoreline, has four
times been the site of the annual Bassmasters Classic, the most
prestigious competition in bass fishing. Alabama has hosted 56
B.A.S.S. tournaments since '67, the most of any state.
The city of 3,002 in Cleburne County (the Southern Gateway to the
Appalachians) is Alabama's SI Sportstown, for its community
9 Talladega Superspeedway
The 2.66-mile tri-oval seats 143,000 and is NASCAR's longest and
10 Terrell Owens
The pom-pom-shaking 49ers wideout from Alexander City holds the
NFL record for most receptions in a game (20).
11 Antowain Smith
The Patriots' running back first played football as a Stanhope
Elmore High senior.
12 Ben Wallace
The Piston from White Hall is a two-time NBA Defensive Player of
13 Cornelius Griffin
The Giants' 26-year-old defensive tackle is from Brundidge and
played at 'Bama.
Home of an annual rattlesnake roundup, which draws tens of
15 Robert Horry
Big Shot Rob, a former Alabama star from Andalusia High, has won
five NBA titles.
16 Chris Samuels
The tackle from Mobile, who won the 1999 Outland Trophy at
Alabama, has been named to two Pro Bowls in four seasons as a
17 South Alabama
The Mobile university's baseball program has produced 19 major
leaguers, including Luis Gonzales and Juan Pierre.
18 Walter Jones
The Seahawks' three-time All-Pro tackle is from Aliceville.
19 Paul W. Bryant Museum
Across from 'Bama's basketball arena, in Tuscaloosa, it includes
a Waterford crystal replica of the Bear's houndstooth hat.
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