Alabama Newscenter — Alabama’s Magic City Classic Felt Different, but Still the Classic

| April 20, 2021 @ 6:00 pm

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By Solomon Crenshaw Jr.

Comedian Jermaine “FunnyMaine” Johnson can usually be found in the stands of Legion Field as the Magic City Classic is played. He’s the hype man, the fellow who walks among the people, sharing stories and giving away prizes.

Saturday, FunnyMaine was separated from the fans, stationed just beyond the south end zone. His in-game giveaways and comments came via a display on the videoboard.

“The energy is there,” Johnson said. “It’s the Magic City Classic, so whether I’m here or right in their face, they’re ready to party. At halftime with DJ Traci Steele, we’re going to give them what they want.

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