Losing a 26-point lead to a subregion and county foe could derail a team's entire season. Or, as in the case of the West Hall Spartans, it could propel one to a state championship.
It's a hopeless feeling to be a University of Georgia football fan these days. Things are bad, and by the tone of coach Mark Richt during his end-of-season press conference, I find it hard to believe things are going to get better any time soon.
It's very likely the Atlanta Falcons' first playoff game will be their toughest of the postseason, because all signs point to it being against the New Orleans Saints.
There comes a point in every coach's career when he or she must chose between winning and doing what's right.
Pregame hype? Check.
With their 116-101 win over New Jersey on Tuesday at Philips Arena, the Atlanta Hawks are now 4-1 without their most expensive player, two-time All-Star guard Joe Johnson.
C.J. Curry and Imani Cross know their future is on the football field.
I don't know how the NCAA arrived at its decision regarding Cam Newton, so I won't pretend that I do. I'm fairly certain nobody really understands it, and those who say they do are either driven by agenda or just plain making stuff up. Nothing I've seen, read or heard in the last 36 or so hours adequately explains how the decision to declare the Auburn quarterback eligible without condition makes any sense.
I'm sure there are a lot of people around here who can't get over the fact that high school football in Hall County is over.
"When I got to the 10 tee box, I still believed I could win the tournament, no doubt about it. I still thought that Bubba…"
On July 27, 1993, Jordan Spieth was born.
"Is that Bubba?" one patron asks another.
He walks up the 17th fairway at Augusta National uncomfortably upright, his hands clutched to both ends of a 7-iron that stretches toward the sky behind his head. He rocks the club from one hip to the other, bending his back side-to-side as he grimaces.
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