It's mid-September. Still hot in these parts despite summer's rumored departure, as autumn's crisp air has yet to appear.
It's Georgia-Sakerlina week and the contest customarily comes equipped with enormous implications.
Before I start let me say that there are many fumbles in regard to the Ray Rice situation (such as Roger Goodell and the Baltimore Ravens' handling of it), but I want to focus on Monday's overreaction to the Ray Rice incident and how it reflects poorly on us as people.
Finally. The Rock has come back - I mean football has come back to my Sunday afternoon programming (plus Sunday evening/night and Monday night).
Week 1 of Southeastern Conference football is in the books. I'm not sure what actual books Week 1 is in, but I'm confident that the games played last week are, in fact, in some books somewhere. If you find the books, please let me know. I'd like to take a gander at them.
We made it, folks.
On the cusp of the 2014 college football season, SEC Banter had the privilege recently of touring the new College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience.
I have never been so excited for high school football in my life. Albeit, when I went to high school, way back from '06 to 2010, my high school (Central High School, Macon, Georgia) was terrible at football.
Free Stephen A. Smith and your mind while you're at it.
It's been 25 years since Pete Rose's lifetime ban came down from Major League Baseball. Now is the time to lift Rose's ban and let him into the Hall of Fame.
Pete Rose in the Hall of Fame? No.
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One of the first lessons my parents preached to me was that life is not always fair.
Last Sunday, the Atlanta Falcons played their last game of a very miserable 2013 season, but this was also the last game of Tony Gonzalez's illustrious Hall of Fame career.
For the second time this season, the Atlanta Falcons will be featured on "Monday Night Football" tomorrow night against San Francisco.
Now football fans, the season we have been waiting for is finally here - bowl season.
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.
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 knew when I moved from North Carolina that I would have a lot of "firsts" in Georgia.
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 to watching a Vanderbilt game, but I honestly can't wait for Steve Spurrier's Sakerlina squad to face the Vanderbilt Fightin' Franklins ...
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.