For two preseasons, all Paul Johnson heard were questions.
ATHENS - His work ethic is thought of as polished. Teammates already want to run through a brick wall for him. And he seems to say all the right words.
I've been putting off making these picks.
LAWRENCEVILLE - The International League is more than a week removed from its All-Star break, and with the return of Triple-A baseball action, the Gwinnett Braves find themselves in the midst of playing 20 consecutive games without a day off.
The preseason magazines hit the shelves nearly two months ago. Single game tickets are about to go on sale. And at SEC media days, Nick Saban is bellowing from his Birmingham pulpit about pimps and agents and other assorted scum.
"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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