Birmingham, AL is very well known for the Civil Rights moments in the '60s. It was once well known by its title as "Pittsburgh of the South" for its steel industry roots. Today Birmingham should be known for its new unofficial title of "Capital of College Football." See this link below:
This article in the New York Times about college football interest shows the dark blue part of the map includes none other than the Magic City of Birmingham. Here are a few reasons why it should be considered the capital.