If the Falcons knew how to finish what they start, they'd be on their way to a second straight Super Bowl.
We've now seen three weeks of Hall County high school football. Last Friday night, we went to City Park Stadium to see Gainesville take on Buford. I knew going into the game that Buford was loaded with Division-I college prospects. And I also knew that win, lose or draw, this would be a good contest for Bruce Miller's tough-minded Red Elephants. This is the kind of game that prepares your players to make a run at the playoffs and another possible state championship.
Die-hard sports fans have circled Saturday, Sept. 14 on their calendars for months. Fall's most anticipated game awaits. You guessed it: Saturday marks just three more weeks until the NBA preseason tips off in Istanbul, Turkey, when the Oklahoma City Thunder plays the Turkish basketball club Fenerbahce Ulker at Ulker Sports Arena.
When I entered coaching in 1963, I coached one year at Gallup High School after playing high school and college football in New Mexico.
A nemesis is defined as "a formidable and usually victorious rival or opponent." Ninety-nine percent of Georgia fans who read that definition can't help but think of one person: Steve Spurrier.
Now that you've had a long opening weekend in which to immerse yourselves back into college football, let's see how much you really know.
Welcome to Week 1 of the Hall County Power Ratings for this season. It's a little early to be able to tell about proper placement for these teams in the ratings, but I thought I'd go out on a limb and place the defending Class AAAAA state champion, Gainesville, at No. 1. As a non-partisan high school fan, I'm mighty proud of the terrific effort by last season's Red Elephants, but don't forget the great jobs that North Hall, Flowery Branch and Chestatee did. This looks to be another fine season for local football fans.
My wife has always liked my "big gun" biceps. She knows I work hard to maintain them and it's a nice ego boost when she asks me to "flex those big guns." And, if I don't say so myself, my biceps are pretty sweet.
Come one, come all, you'll have a ball;
My 6-year-old daughter asks a lot of questions. From "Why does the moon change the tides?" to "How does the tooth fairy decide how much money to give?" She's curious. To paraphrase a Jimmy Buffett song, I know the answers to some of her questions; for many others, I'm looking for suggestions.
The countdown shortens! We're closing in on a week to go until the college football season finally kicks off. Time to get serious.
Every now and then, nice guys finish first.
As the baseball season takes an All-Star breather, we can get caught up on all the wild goings-on from the season's first half. With a little help from our friends at the Elias Sports Bureau, here's what you might have missed:
The first half of this baseball season delivered some pleasant surprises.
The Atlanta Braves' rollercoaster ride reached its halfway point over the weekend. If the first half is any indication, the ride isn't going to level off any time soon.
Change, for better or worse, is part of life. Someone smarter than I once said the only consistent thing in life is inconsistency, or change.
Wonder what Arthur Blank thinks of his football team?
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