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.
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OK class, it's time for an SEC pop quiz. Follow the directions closely. Using your Scantron form and a #2 pencil, fill in the bubble that corresponds with your answer. Be sure to press firmly and fill in the bubbles completely.
I'm not going to take up much of your time today. What I have to say won't take long. Let's talk about college football for just a minute.
Friday night was supposed to be a historic night for Newton County football. It was historic all right. History all three programs would like to erase from our memory banks.
It's tough to live up to great expectations. Just ask the current occupant of the White House. Rarely are our greatest expectations met, which makes it all the more special when it actually happens. For example, my expectations entering the grounds of Augusta National Golf Club for the first time were sky high. The National delivered, even exceeding my expectations. I'm not sure what I expected before having kids, but certainly my greatest ...
There's nothing worse in sports than playing without a chance to win. In Newton's case, the Rams are playing the rest of their games without a chance to make the playoffs. It's for this reason I can't get into college football. One loss and you're school is looking forward to next year.
With six weeks left in the regular season, it's time to reflect on the teams of the finest conference in all of college football. A just-past-midseason assessment is appropriate given that most SEC teams are off this week - or they might as well be. Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and Mississippi State are off. Alabama has the equivalent of an off week ...
To be good at anything, you need a certain amount confidence. Of course you need talent - whether you're an athlete, a writer or whatever. Without confidence though, you can have all the talent in the world and it won't matter. To be great, you need a certain amount of arrogance.
What time does your SEC team kickoff on Saturday? It's an important question that likely shapes your weekend. If your team plays in the 12:21 p.m. game, I'm sorry, but that game stinks. Blocking out three-and-a-half hours in the middle of Saturday just doesn't work. You've got kids' soccer games, honey-do lists, running errands, and so forth. Not to mention the junior varsity level broadcast of the 12:21 kickoff. Seems like a ...
We have five weeks of college football under our belts. That's five weeks of tailgating at stadiums across the SEC, game parties at stately southern homes and road trips from Texas to South Carolina and everywhere in between.
It's already Week 5 of the college football season and Saturday's games take place on the first day of my favorite month, October. Comfortably cooling temperatures, clear blue skies, and five October weekends of big-time SEC match-ups, including Saturday night's clash of conference titans, Alabama and Florida.
The nation's finest conference kicked off week three of the college football last night with the LSU vs. Mississippi State game. How you you feel about SEC football on a Thursday night? Sure, it breaks up the work week and whets the appetite for a full Saturday of college football. But the Thursday night game is usually a casual affair, almost an afterthought - at least for SEC fans.
As most of you who read my rubbish regularly know, I've always been tough on high school athletes. When I say tough, I mean I write about their performances as if they are college and pro athletes. I would do the same if I covered college and professional sports. But hey, I cover high school sports so those are the athletes who come under my critical eye. Now, don't confuse tough with unfair. If an ...
As summer slowly slips away in the South, the second week of college football season brings cooler temperatures and a few high-profile conference clashes. From my perch here in Atlanta - the unofficial capital of the SEC - I can almost hear the echoes of emotions from week one. The jubilant cheers in Baton Rouge, anxious deep breaths in Auburn, and the uproar from Georgia fans about the state of their beloved football program.
The college football season officially kicks off this weekend and two SEC programs play in marquee, prime time matchups. Georgia faces Boise State in the annual Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game in Atlanta, and LSU squares off against Oregon in the Cowboys Classic in Arlington, Texas. Two golden opportunities to showcase the SEC's continued dominance of the college football landscape. I think.
One game does not make a season. That's why writing off a team after watching them play once is unfair. But watching Alcovy play against Eastside Friday, I saw some disturbing trends that lead me to believe it could be another long year if the Tigers don't make some changes beginning Friday.