Good Day Alabama: Sept. 21, 2015 - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Good Day Alabama: Sept. 21, 2015

Vann Burchfield (Source: WBRC video) Vann Burchfield (Source: WBRC video)

Here's what you saw on Good Day Alabama:

FINEBAUM ON FOOTBALL - Janice talked with Paul Finebaum about a tough weekend of college football. They discussed Auburn and Alabama's losses in their first SEC games of the season. Auburn lost to LSU while Alabama lost to Ole Miss. Janice asked him about his tweet this weekend about Alabama's loss that called it a "diabolical reversal of fortune for the tide." He questioned why the Alabama coaches didn't start with Jay Coker at quarterback and instead started Cooper Bateman who isn't quite comfortable yet in that position. Finebaum says we can't blame just the quarterbacks for the five turnovers. He says the Special Teams plays were difficult to watch and he's never seen an Alabama team give away a game quite like that.  He also says while many people are writing Alabama off this morning, he won't do that quite yet. Bama has had several comebacks in recent years. But he says the Oct. 3 game against Georgia will be for the season. If Alabama can't win that one, they can't play in a championship game. Finebaum says Auburn can't think about anything other than the next game right now. Auburn needs to figure out what it needs for Mississippi State. This might not be one of the tougher teams, but MSU does have a tough quarterback. Finebaum says in the big picture, it's hard to imagine Auburn meeting any of the preseason goals of winning the SEC championship. But it is possible for Auburn to still have a good season.

BBB - David Smitherman with the Better Business Bureau joined us with a warning about ticket scams this football season. Football season is upon us and BBB is advising fans to exercise caution when buying tickets over the next several months. Each year, how far a team goes into bowl and playoff season is often unpredictable, but one thing fans can control is the security of their ticket purchases. Large sporting events are hotbeds for scammers looking to make a quick buck off unsuspecting customers, and the high cost of attending events like SEC football games leads fans to scour the Internet for the best deal. Scammers and shady businesses take advantage of this opportunity to capitalize on tickets that may not even exist. BBB offers the following tips to avoid ticket scams:

  1. Use reliable sellers. If you're unsure whether a business is legitimate, check its rating at bbb.org. If purchasing from a ticket broker, check to see if they are members of the National Association of Ticket Brokers. Check your ticket vendor's guarantee policy. Many legitimate ticket websites, including members of the NATB, guarantee every ticket sold on their sites and will replace them or provide refunds to consumers if they receive the wrong tickets or their tickets are invalid.
  2. Use secure websites for online transactions. When buying tickets or making online reservations, look for a padlock on the page, and the letter "s" in the URL box after the "http." 
  3. Read the fine print. Some concerts and sporting events sell restricted paperless tickets, requiring the buyer to show up at the venue and present the purchasing credit card and photo ID.
  4. Pay with a credit card. Paying with a credit card is a secure way to do business online. Using a credit card may allow you to dispute the charge with the credit card provider if something goes wrong.
  5. Be prepared to pay additional fees. Unlike airline tickets, which are now required by law to disclose all taxes and additional fees upfront, the ticket price listed at the start of the purchasing process will likely not be your final price.


ASK THE GARDENER - Alabama Cooperative Extension Agent Sallie Lee took questions from viewers about their gardening needs. You can reach her at the Extension office with your questions at (205) 879-6964 ext 11.

JEH JEH LIVE - Jeh Jeh joined us from Riviera Fitness in Homewood with Exercise Monday. He talked with James Bischoff to learn some work on the turf. Riviera Fitness uses the turf for its Team Fitness Boot Camps. A lot of today's exercise are called functional training. Functional training is movements that you perform on a daily basis such as getting off the couch or squatting down to pick something up off the floor. Start with a simple warm up by running in place for one minute. This is a great way to elevate the heart rate and warm up the muscles. This does not have to be performed at a fast pace. Keep it nice and easy because this is just the starting point. Next, do 25 body squats - with your feet shoulder-width apart and your toes pointed forward, lower your hips to a ninety-degree angle. Keep your back flat and most importantly keep your knees behind your toes. Bending your knees too far in front of your toes will give you knee problems. Now, move to the push sled. This is a very good exercise for your lower body and it will elevate your heart rate. You will start by grabbing the two poles and drive the sled forward by pushing with your legs. Push the sled to the end of the turf and back. While pushing the sled, remember to control your breathing. Deep breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth. Next use the tire for tire flips. This is similar to a squat - keep your toes pointed forward and your feet shoulder width apart. Lower your hips down and grab the bottom of the tire with your hands. Press your heels into the ground and push up. Do all this while keeping your back flat. When the tire gets roughly vertical place your hands behind the tire and push forward. Repeat this 10 times. Before flipping it back, do push-ups on the tire with your hands placed slightly wider than your shoulders on the tire and your back flat. When ready lower your body down by bending at the elbows. Lower your body down to an inch or two from your chest touching the tire. Now press against the tire to raise your body back up to a full extension in your elbows. Do this ten times. Then flip the tire back ten times followed by ten more push-ups. Remember to squat low and keep your back flat. Move back to the sled to pull it down the turf. Pull the sled using a TRX band. Grab the straps and keep your arms fully extended. Walk backward pulling the sled to the other side of the turf.  This works the muscles in your legs. Before pulling the sled back, do a lateral raise. Grab the weights and start with your hands directly at your side with your palms facing inward. Raise your arms directly at your side until your arms are parallel to the floor. Now lower your arms back to your side. Do this ten times. Then pull the sled back down the turf and perform lateral raises at the end. For more information, call 205-290-0000.

VANN BURCHFIELD - Janice talked with Vann Burchfield about his latest single "Rhythms of Rio," which recently made it to the number two spot on the jazz music charts. Vann performs his song for us. For more on Vann's music and to purchase it, visit http://www.vannburchfield.com/.

Tomorrow on Good Day Alabama, we talk Fall Fashion and what trends and colors you need in your closet this season! Speaking of closets, we have some ideas to get yours in order to hold those new fashions! We check out some great tailgating ideas for your next ballgame! What happens if your pension plan goes away? We find out in Money Tuesday! Join us for this and much more tomorrow on Good Day Alabama!

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