Loyd McIntosh

Loyd McIntosh is a freelance writer and communications professional from Birmingham, Alabama, with more than 20 years of experience in journalism, communications, and marketing. McIntosh currently writes for Portico Magazine, Tailgater Magazine, Hook & Barrel, and Groovy History, among others. Loyd McIntosh is also the associate editor of Industrial Machinery Digest.


10 Years Of INDYCAR

The Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park has become an important cultural event On April 11, 2010, Brazilian race car driver Hélio Castroneves took the checkered flag in the inaugural Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park. A decade later, this early-season race has become one of the premier events on the IndyCar calendar as nearly 100,000 people descend on eastern Jefferson County for a weekend of world-class open-wheel auto racing. It’s a developmen

3 Reasons Soccer is a Great Tailgating Sport

As the most popular sport by far in nearly the entire world, soccer is the rare game where we as Americans don’t more or less define the culture around it. Sports like (gridiron) football – and to a lesser extent, baseball – have pretty limited fan bases in most countries, and how we watch, support, and participate becomes synonymous with the game itself. Tailgating is one of those uniquely American experiences. European stadiums are often located in city neighborhoods and other areas with limi

Top 4 Things We Learned Since The AAF Shutdown

The fallout from the Alliance of American Football’s decision to suspend operations on April 2 in the middle of its inaugural season has been vast, brutal, and ugly. Since canceling the remainder of the season following games on week eight, and the official announcement that the league had filed for bankruptcy on April 17, much has come to light about the league’s shaky situation. Here are the top 4 things we’ve learned since the AAF shutdown.

The Big 10: 5 Cool Football Traditions

The Nittany Lions arrive to Beaver Stadium in style – blue bus style. This Penn State tradition is essentially a parade. Thousands line up to watch police cars escort 3 big, blue buses. Not sure who is starting quarterback? Watch the processional. The starting quarterback leads the team off the buses and into the locker room. Coach Franklin has tweaked the tradition. The buses now stop at Medlar Field rather than outside of the stadium’s South tunnel. This modification allows fans to make a tunn
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