As I sit at my desk, waiting for Thanksgiving to arrive, I'm just thinking about how the holiday cannot get here quickly enough.
Gobble! Gobble! Gobble!
A new season is rolling in, and that means a fresh start as our fall sports end and our winter sports begin.
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Usually at the halfway point of the football season, teams start to settle into their identities and you can truly tell who the contenders and the pretenders are.
My first writing job didn't come at a newspaper, but it did involve sports. I was paid as a part-time media specialist for my home county's parks and recreation department. I learned many things about sports-primarily their importance to families-while a part of Scotland County's Parks and Recreation Department that I still carry over into my coverage today. Even though Monday is technically an off day for me, you can usually find me at Wolverine ...
I knew when I moved from North Carolina that I would have a lot of "firsts" in Georgia. My first real rent payment, my first big car tax bill and my first armadillo on the side of the road (we don't have those in The Old North State just yet). This week, which marked the end of my first month in Covington, I experienced another set of firsts. The first was my annual allergy attack ...
If you've spent any amount of time outside this week, you know that the nice, cool summer we experienced earlier this season is no more.
Diehard 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.
While I was in Rockdale County last night watching the Bulldogs earn their first Conyers Cup since 2008, something else was brewing in Newton County.
It's finally here. The return of weekly rituals and traditions we hold near and dear. We're passionate about it. We socialize around it. We prepare elaborate meals for it. We argue about it. It permeates our lives throughout the fall. Finally, the new season of "The Bachelor" kicks off this week. Another reality show with a flair for the dramatic kicks off this Thursday night as well: SEC football. Never before have I looked forward ...
As I've spent the last five days immersed in all things Dixie Boys baseball, several things have jumped out to me as Newton County has played host to the 2012 World Series.
The BCS Championship Game finally -- finally -- takes place this Monday night in the City That Care Forgot. Non-SEC fans may forget to care about this all-SEC affair as No. 1-ranked LSU faces No. 2-ranked Alabama, again, this time for the crystal ball trophy.
If you left the Alcovy-Newton game early Saturday, shame on you. You missed what will likely go down as the greatest rivalry game the county will ever see. Perhaps it's understandable if you were one of those who decided to spend the rest of your evening doing something other than falling asleep in the stands after a painfully boring first half. That's why they play two halves though.
You have a vote and you determine which team is No. 2 in the BCS standings and will play clear No. 1 LSU in the BCS title game. You have to choose between Team A and Team B.
For the third time in nine years, LSU and Georgia meet in Atlanta for the SEC Championship. The Tigers dominated the Dogs back in 2003 and Georgia returned the favor in 2005. What will happen in 2011, with LSU looking to cap its dominant run to the BCS title game and Georgia notching 10 wins in a row? We'll find out at 4 p.m on Saturday in the Georgia Dome but, until then, let's ...
College football rivalries aren't so much defined by the results as they are feelings toward the rival. They're something obviously not everyone gets. Based on how some of the series have played out over the course of the rivalry, it's hard to imagine how fans can get up for games they know they probably have no shot at winning.
Serious Southeastern Conference football fans have had Saturday, Nov. 19 circled on their calendars. Like many of you, I've looked forward to this Saturday for weeks and can't believe it's finally here. We're in for a real treat with premier, big-time matchups, intense conference rivalries, and several non-conference battles filled with intrigue. It is without doubt the biggest weekend of SEC football all year.
30 against the Tigers. The question then would be, could LSU score 31 against Oregon? When two teams met in week one, LSU did just that but the Tigers had the advantage. That's because defense always has the advantage in the beginning of football seasons. It typically takes offenses a couple of games to get going. Well the Ducks are rolling. They're third in the nation in scoring at 47 points per game. That's why ...