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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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A double dose of what's wrong and right in sports today

A double dose of what's wrong and right in sports today

For today’s exercise in quality journalism, we’re going to look at two entirely different subjects and attempt to reconcile those differences with a common theme in the final paragraph or two. If that doesn’t work, we’ll leave on a big musical number to commemorate the events that have transpired.

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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 of Sunday evening’s World Cup game, which would have propelled a victorious US team into the knock-out round, Portugal received a breath of life in the form of four minutes of stoppage time. 

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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 big three trophies, and I could not have been happier.

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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 talents and name an champion out of many nations.

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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 them together?

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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 the new Star Wars Episode VII, coming out December 2015.

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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 college scholarships, and that is very true, but there is one other element that can trump anything.

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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 for the absolute best athletes, where would we find them?

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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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Win the next one

Something I never tire of hearing coaches say is, "We’re going to go out there and win the next one."

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My very favorite Christmas gift ever

One of my favorite Christmas gifts ever was the year I got a toy lightsaber and a bathrobe.

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Be of good cheer and good sports this year

There was something strange to me about wrestling that I did not know until I attended the tournaments I have been to in the last few weeks. Before every match, the wrestlers have to shake hands with each other. You know what, I like that. I get it. It’s quick, it’s easy, let’s wrestle.

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Confidence can win games for you

One of my favorite sports movies of the last couple decades or so is the often-aired "The Replacements." If you’ve never seen this odd amalgamation of Keanu Reeves, Gene Hackman and football, then you are missing out.

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Let us be thankful for one more thing

Thanksgiving is an excellent time for everyone to be thankful. You know, they probably picked that name for a reason, wouldn’t you say?

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In honor of a great and loyal Dawg

I know much has already been said about this subject and that I am rather late to the party, but I feel like I would be doing this great athlete a disservice if I did not at least attempt to put into words my own appreciation for the great Aaron Murray.

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I dreamed a dream of sports gone by

I have been privileged to witness some exciting sporting events in my short career as the sports editor for the Barrow County News. I have witnessed close calls and quick comebacks. I have seen cool catches and cruel kills (in volleyball). It has been a fun time.

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Bitter rivalry makes winning that much sweeter

Ah, rivalry games, the bread and butter of athletic competition.

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What are the boundaries of sportsmanship?

A few times now I have written about the value of sportsmanship and people when it comes to respecting competition, but what exactly are the boundaries of sportsmanship?

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Sports are people, too

Did you know that football was very nearly outlawed in the state of Georgia? With all the talks of player safety and making the game less violent, and how these discussions are often mocked in current culture, we forget how brutal football was at its inception.

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Listen to them, the children of the night.

What music they make!

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What do a Baptist deacon and your average football fan have in common?

The answer is simple. They’re both angry about what’s going on, and they’re going to fire someone to prove it.

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Sports broadcasters teach us the importance of proper diction

Some people might consider it weak or immature to use a newspaper column as a personal soapbox, but that’s one of the perks of being editor. I get to do with a column whatever I want. So neener neener.

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Winning is no fun when you do it all the time, you know

The wait is finally over. The Atlanta Braves have finally won another division title.

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