Take heed, Braves fans: this is the time of year for hope.
It was almost like a movie.
Ever since my son Brady was born four years ago, I've wondered about the past and contemplated the future.
You may have heard the labor negotiations between the NFL owners and Players Association took a turn for the worse Thursday when both sides walked away from the talks and declined to give much of an explanation.
It took Deshaun Watson only two minutes to utter the phrase "big-time players make big-time plays in big moments."
With his hands clutching the hands of a couple teammates, and surrounded by players from Rabun County doing the same, East Hall senior Sterling Bailey bowed his head and prayed.
His teams have blown its two chances to make a statement since landing in the Top 25 three weeks ago, sliding to fifth place in the SEC East.
As Lynn Jarrett stepped into her office, she sat down in a chair and let out a sigh.
Falcons fans never cease to amaze me.
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.