Largely because of the high quality of coaching in the Hall County football programs, every week's a test. There are few easy weeks and the team that ends up on top is battle tested and accustomed to playing against tough, well-coached opponents.
This has been a really great season for the Hall County high school football player. After 12 exciting weeks we have five winning teams, and a sixth team that had a .500 record. Collectively they have won 45 games and lost 25 games.
With just three regular season weeks remaining in the nation's finest football conference, let's tour the league with odds and ends, astute observations, and predictions, SEC Banter style.
Who are these guys? They certainly aren't the Baylor Bears we've grown accustomed to over all these years. You know, the cuddly Bears who've compiled a record of 545-535-41 during their mediocre history. In fact, Baylor's record defines mediocrity: neither good nor bad; average; ordinary; commonplace. Here's a school that hasn't won a major bowl game since defeating Tennessee, 13-7, in the 1957 Sugar Bowl. They lost their last two Cotton Bowls, helping deprive it ...
Longtime SEC Banter readers will recall that a hallmark of this column is predicting scores. So, rather than devote this prominent space to comparing SEC storylines to classic 1980s films and Republican political heroes, let's return to our roots. Let's predict the outcome of each game in the nation's finest football conference, SEC Banter style.
It's All Hallow's Eve in the SEC, and you know what that means. Actually, I have no idea what it means, but if you say "All Hallow's Eve in the SEC" in a spooky voice, it's kind of fun. And, All Hallow's Eve sounds much more dramatic than Halloween. We know life is better in the SEC. The conference has claimed seven straight national championships and is home to college football's tastiest cuisine (Baton Rouge), ...
Chaos reigned supreme in the SEC last week. No. 6 LSU, No. 7 Texas A&M, No. 11 South Carolina, No. 15 Georgia, and No. 22 Florida all went down in flames. Suddenly we're looking at a Missouri vs. Alabama SEC championship game if the Tide emerges from the Iron Bowl unscathed.
The Hall County public school football programs have played 50 games in the last eight weeks. Their offenses have scored 1,725 points, and allowed 1,055 points. The power rating for these seven schools combined is 1.64, which means they're winning 1.64 games for every one game that they lose.
Every now and then, a baseball team comes along and steals your heart. This year's Boston Red Sox have stolen thousands.
In the throes of the 2013 college football season, the SEC East is suddenly wide open and the West is taking shape. Upsets, stellar performances, and big-boy football games are happening at a rapid pace.
As Georgia kissed any hope of winning a national championship goodbye, many of the faithful were wishing they could do likewise to their defensive coordinator.
Unbelievably, we're just about halfway through the college football season. After six weekends of college football in the South, this much is certain: your Bloody Mary recipe should be perfected by now. But, if not, you've still got time to make the grade.
Sad news. Gates Brown, who made the unlikely journey out of prison to become the best pinch-hitter in American League history, died last Friday. He was 74. The cause was a heart attack, but Brown suffered from diabetes and heart trouble for several years. "It's tough being the Gator," Brown told Terry Forster of The Detroit News, using his preferred sobriquet ...
At the end of six weeks, six out of the seven Hall County public school football teams have winning records. They have combined to score 1,109 points, while allowing 667 points. That is almost a 2 to 1 ratio.
As good as it gets. Georgia 44, LSU 41. You could make a Faustian deal and be granted an eternity to watch college football, but you won't ever see a game any better than the one played Between the Hedges on Saturday. Georgia 44, LSU 41. In this age of intense media hype, rarely does any event exceed its expectations. Athens became the center of the college football universe for the matchup of two top-10 ...
An all-Tigers SEC Championship kicks off Saturday afternoon in the Georgia Dome as No. 5 Missouri faces No. 3 Auburn. A national title appearance is on the line if the pathetically slow, boring, and overrated Ohio State Buckeyes lay an egg in the Big 10 championship game.
Gainesville High School, like a lot of top high school teams around the country, has a very loyal alumni fan base.
Georgia and Georgia Tech treated everyone to A Tale of Four Teams Saturday at Bobby Dodd Stadium.
Thanksgiving, my favorite holiday. It's uniquely American and without the assorted pressures of Christmas. A time to be grateful for life's many blessings. Family, friends, health, and our wonderful country of opportunity and advancement.
For someone who's blind, Jake Olson sure has great vision.
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