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Thank you all for three great years covering Barrow County sports

Thank you all for three great years covering Barrow County sports

For the last three years, I have started every story I’ve written for this newspaper with the same six words: “By Adam Wynn, Barrow ...

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The combined virtue of first impressions, quick conclusions and wooden nickels

The combined virtue of first impressions, quick conclusions and wooden nickels

First, let us just clear the air.

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What it means to represent something

What it means to represent something

My whole life, I’ve always heard that I should watch my behavior because I “represented” something or other.

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High school football should not be about free agency

High school football should not be about free agency

Most of my columns start with a fun little anecdote or clever observation that makes life seem interesting and fun.

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Nostalgia is not the proper realm for integrity

Nostalgia is not the proper realm for integrity

My Thursday this past week was rather nostalgic.

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Sharing Good Friday with my Community

Sharing Good Friday with my Community

One of my favorite television shows ever made is Dan Harmon’s “Community.” If you’re not familiar with the show, an ill-destined, short-lived cult ...

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What makes the heart of a champion

What makes the heart of a champion

Over the last few weeks, our world has been taken over by a menace.

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Snow, winter weather and the return of life's little joys

Snow, winter weather and the return of life's little joys

Snow is messy. Snow is inconvenient. Snow is potentially dangerous and, if you’re from Georgia, potentially embarrassing.

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To Kamar Baldwin: One of the Greats

To Kamar Baldwin: One of the Greats

My oldest sister played high school basketball and, for a short while, had the Dacula High School record for highest 3-point percentage in a single ...

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The Beauty of Star Wars

The Beauty of Star Wars

Have you heard about the new Star Wars movie coming out this year? Have you seen it? I have.

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Is it time for locals to embrace Georgia State football?

Is it time for locals to embrace Georgia State football?

Raise your hand if you remember the first time Georgia beat Georgia Tech in football, and I don’t just mean you remember the date ...

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Perhaps wait to don "The U" Bulldog fans

Perhaps wait to don "The U" Bulldog fans

You may be surprised to learn that the very first piece of NCAA collegiate apparel I ever owned was a University of Miami starter jacket.

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The Tale of Three Turkeys

The Tale of Three Turkeys

Three turkeys stand out in my memory when I look back on family Thanksgivings: the turkey that wasn’t right, the turkey that wasn’t ...

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An ode to the dishonesty of organized sports

An ode to the dishonesty of organized sports

In case you missed it, the US government came down pretty hard on FIFA, the international organization that governs professional soccer, this past week.

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Senior letter to the Class of 2015

Senior letter to the Class of 2015

So I recently underwent a very strange experience. You see, I'm just 26, but I was recently asked to write a senior letter for ...

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How fickle, the cries for sportsmanship

How fickle, the cries for sportsmanship

Let me give all the sports fans reading this column a little advice. 

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The real benefit of having a home field advantage

The real benefit of having a home field advantage

My wife and I recently bought a house. I say recently, it was back in November that we bought it and January when we moved ...

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A Culture of bad sportsmanship

A Culture of bad sportsmanship

So I've learned something about myself that I never would have known were I not working in this position.

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The Dilemma of a Braves fan

The Dilemma of a Braves fan

Back in 2005 when the Atlanta Braves lost their 30th consecutive Division series, I promised myself that I would become a Kansas City Royals fan ...

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Subtraction by subtraction

Subtraction by subtraction

It may be true that you can often improve something by figuring out what's wrong with that something and then removing the suspect element.

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Balancing discipline and punishment

Balancing discipline and punishment

Starting this August, several college football teams will fight for the Crystal Football, one of the most prestigious and most beautiful awards in all of ...

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Let's just stop lying to ourselves

Let's just stop lying to ourselves

I have to confess that I am hurting this week. 

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Things to do on your Roman holiday

Things to do on your Roman holiday

With the Apalachee Wildcats taking their first-round state basketball playoffs trip to Rome this week, I thought it would be a great idea to give ...

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Whenever you can, succeed today

Whenever you can, succeed today

Let me start by saying thank you. Thank you to all of the coaches and readers who have been so understanding in the last week ...

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Coaching athletes or raising young men?

Coaching athletes or raising young men?

There is little doubt that Barrow County has several talented athletes to be proud of. 

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Holiday memories come in all shades

Holiday memories come in all shades

Thursday will be my 27th Thanksgiving on this planet, not that I've celebrated the holiday on any other planets.

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The needle in our moral compass is off

The needle in our moral compass is off

Somebody made a good point on Twitter the other night.

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So who exactly do the sports belong to?

So who exactly do the sports belong to?

Let me vent a little frustration here real quick. Is that okay? Good.

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So who exactly do the sports belong to?

So who exactly do the sports belong to?

Let me vent a little frustration here real quick. Is that okay? Good.

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Have ye no faith, Sports?

Have ye no faith, Sports?

Well this sure has been an interesting week.

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The joys and the pains of anticipatience

The joys and the pains of anticipatience

Let me once again confess my nerdiness.

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Too much exposition

Too much exposition

Perhaps the worst mistake I've ever made is telling people I'm a writer.

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But I want to watch it now!

But I want to watch it now!

My wife and I love watching movies together.

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The family that plays together...

The family that plays together...

There is an age old tradition of families playing sports together at holiday happenings. 

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In which we praise the merits of soccer's stoppage time

In which we praise the merits of soccer's stoppage time

It was a rough weekend for fans of the United States Men’s National Soccer Team. After carrying a 2-1 lead into the 90’ minute ...

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The cost of greatness

The cost of greatness

The NBA Finals this past weekend saw the San Antonio Spurs defeat the Miami Heat, thus ending the Big Three's bid for their own ...

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A helpful guide for who you may support in the World Cup

A helpful guide for who you may support in the World Cup

Every four years, the world is treated to a spectacle of sport unlike any other that exists solely to celebrate the athletic achievements of great ...

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A look at author H.P. Lovecraft

A look at author H.P. Lovecraft

Let’s talk about something called diversity.

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Always fight for your right to win the game

Are you familiar with mash-ups? You know, those strange songs everyone sings these days where they just take two or more old songs and put ...

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What drives modern athletics?

The spirit of competition. The will to win. The glory of accomplishment.

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Let your flag fly, everybody

I have to admit, certain news that came out yesterday has me quite excited. You see, Disney has finally announced the official primary cast for ...

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Mistakes don't always have to kill you

I saw something rather unique the other day. I saw an error turn into a blessing.

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Learn to listen

I have always said that one of my favorite parts of this job is getting to see high school students fulfill their dreams by signing ...

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The value of a team versus the value of solitude

What sport do you think contains the ultimate athlete? If we were to take every sport in the world of athletics and search them over ...

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Gone are the heroes of old

Earlier this week, the Atlanta Braves celebrated their home opener with a loss to the Mets.

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The shocking truth behind an unathletic sports director

 

I have often joked with you all about how profoundly unathletic I am. This was no deception.

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Let me tell you why I hate soccer

Now that I’ve reeled you all in with a great, click-bait title, let me clarify.

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Doing things the right way

Doing things the right way

This week’s unseasonably warm weather, which nobody is complaining about, has some people forgetting what time of year it actually is.

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Winter is coming...again

In case you needed a reminder, it’s winter outside.

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We've got spirit, yes we...maybe do?

Well, folks. That most glorious season of the year is coming to a swift end.

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