At every high school basketball game there are three games, the girls, the boys and the cheerleaders all compete to see which is better that night. This is extremely true in rival games, particularly Heritage versus Newton, two teams that haven't played much in the past but there seems to be some animosity between the two teams (all in good fun?).
As the Atlanta Falcons sit back and relax on their couches as the NFL playoffs begin, one thing looms in the distance: who's going to be their next head coach? Multiple names have been attached to interview for the job, but the one that stands out the most is New York Jets' former head coach, Rex Ryan.
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One of the most sacred streaks, in my own little sports universe, continued Sunday night.
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 ...