ATLANTA – My friends don't care about history.
Two more seasons. If I'm new Georgia athletic director Greg McGarity, that's all I'm giving Mark Richt to get to a national championship game. He's had too much time to build a program, too many top 10 recruiting classes - seven since 2002 - and too many arrested players to hang around when fellow SEC coaches Urban Meyer, Les Miles and Nick Saban have combined for five national titles in the time since Richt arrived in Athens in 2001.
ATLANTA - There's nothing more inspiring than watching a video staring Samuel L. Jackson preaching to the fans about "rising up," as he's surrounded by a choir singing "rise up."
So Chipper Jones is hurt again - that's a surprise to no one. But this time, he didn't "tweak" or "pull something" that will keep him out just long enough to not go on the disabled list. Against the Astros on Tuesday night, while making a brilliant stop and twisting across his body to throw out Hunter Pence at first, he said he felt something in his left knee "pop."
For two preseasons, all Paul Johnson heard were questions.
"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.
The Masters tournament is right around the corner, and when Jim Nantz of CBS welcomes us to Augusta National with his signature "Hello, friends" opening remark, he'll undoubtedly refer to the Masters as "a tradition unlike any other."
Tune the piano.
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