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 By Ed Jones    Sports    October 1, 2019 

THE ROAD AHEAD

No other state in America has two football teams ranked in the top ten this year. Alabama has reclaimed number one as Clemson came within one play of losing to North Carolina on September 28th. At...

 
 By Ed Jones    Sports    September 1, 2019

TOP 50 PROJECTIONS FOR 2019

These 2019 projections are based on schedule difficulty, final regular season record and position that national polls will place each team at the end of the regular season. For the first time in 40...

 
 By Ed Jones    Sports    August 1, 2019

MUCH ADO ABOUT MALZAHN

Auburn is heading into the seventh season under Coach Gus Malzahn. Over the last six years, no coach in America has been under scrutiny as much as Malzahn. Some of this just comes with the territory....

 
 By Ed Jones    Sports    July 1, 2019

SEC AT A GLANCE

Another football season is bearing down on us again. To me, it seems as if I watched the “beat down” that Clemson put on Alabama in the national championship game last month. This year my...

 
 By Ed Jones    Sports    June 1, 2019

A Starr Has Fallen

Bart Starr has fallen many times during the last few years, mostly due to heart attacks and strokes. On Sunday May 26th, he fell for the last time in Birmingham with his life partner by his side....

 
 By Ed Jones    Sports    May 1, 2019

DRAFT NOTES FROM NASHVILLE

Music City, Nashville, Tennessee exceeded all expectations for hosting the 2019 NFL Draft. From Thursday, April 25th through Saturday, April 27th attendance at the draft exceeded 500,000, a record for...

 
 By Ed Jones    Sports    April 1, 2019

Who's It Gonna Be?

ALABAMA There is no controversy this year in Tuscaloosa as to who the quarterback will be. Tua Tagovailoa will be at Alabama at least one more year. The runner up for the Heisman trophy is well...

 
 By Ed Jones    Sports    March 1, 2019

What I Don't Like About Football

This column will be devoted to the many things that I don’t like about modern day football. As addicted as I am to the sport, there are certain trends that do not enhance the game of football. Even...

 
 By Ed Jones    Sports    February 1, 2019

The Playoff

While the national championship in college football is still on our minds, it seemed to be a good time to discuss the pros and cons of our current playoff system, and the possibility of an eight team...

 
 By Ed Jones    Sports    January 1, 2019

Tigers Roll Tide - Clemson 44 - Alabama 16

Tigers Roll Tide Clemson 44 - Alabama 16 The magic is gone. Tua Tagovailoa is human after all. Coach Dabo Swinney had his Clemson Tigers so prepared for The National Championship Game with Alabama,...

 
 By Ed Jones    Sports    January 1, 2019

Tigers Roll Tide Clemson 44- Alabama 16

The magic is gone. Tua Tagovailoa is human after all. Coach Dabo Swinney had his Clemson Tigers so prepared for The National Championship Game with Alabama, there was nothing Nick Saban could do that...

 
 By Ed Jones    Sports    December 1, 2018

Perfection in Crimson?

Alabama has had a special season so far, even measured by Alabama standards. They started the season ranked number one and have maintained the ranking every week of the 2018 season. If the Tide can...

 
 By Ed Jones    Sports    November 1, 2018

$49M...Really?

There has been a resistance on my part to address my concerns about the Auburn football program under Gus Malzahn. One of the reasons for that is my belief that he is a good man with a good family....

 
 By Ed Jones    Sports    October 1, 2018

Eligibility Chaos

Since Auburn first played Georgia in 1892, there have been many changes in the way the game of football is played. Many rule changes have been instituted since that time. Technics of playing the game...

 
 By Ed Jones    Sports    October 1, 2018

Phil Norton Inducted Into The Faulkner University Sports Hall Of Fame

On September 21, 2018, Mr. Phil Norton was inducted into the Faulkner University Sports Hall of Fame. Phil was an outstanding linebacker and offensive guard on Robert E. Lee’s state championship...

 
 By Ed Jones    News    October 1, 2018

Five 80 year old Marines revisit the site of their "Boot Camp" training in 1956.

In 1956 a number of boys just graduating from Lanier and Lee boarded buses headed for Beufort, South Carolina, the nearest civilized community to the famous Parris Island. That is the location of the...

 
 By Ed Jones    Sports    September 1, 2018

TOP 50 in 2018...and Ed's Projections Of Where They Could Finish Up!

Never in my forty years of doing pre-season projections on how the top college football teams will finish their regular season, have I seen how the scene looks this year. Seven teams have a good...

 
 By Ed Jones    Sports    August 1, 2018

QUARTERBACK CONTROVERSY?

For the last seventy years, my attention has been on the game of football, especially college football. To my knowledge, during this time, never has there been such an obsession with who the...

 
 By Ed Jones    Sports    July 1, 2018

TENNIS ACROSS AMERICA

Editors note: One afternoon in June my telephone rang and it was an old Auburn buddy, Bill Marks. Bill and I went to Lanier together where he played on the tennis team. Bill went on to play for Sewane...

 
 By Ed Jones    Sports    June 1, 2018

The NFL Hoax

An NFL player, whose name will not be mentioned, kneeled during the national anthem last year in protest of black men being killed or abused by white policemen. The actions of this millionaire was...

 
 By Ed Jones    Sports    May 1, 2018

To Go or Not to Go That is the question (Too Late for Pettway, Holland, Scarbrough)

Believe it or not, coaches are not just money hungry, self centered opportunists. They are not heartless, uncaring individuals who only care about winning. They are not manipulators who use players...

 
 By Ed Jones    Sports    April 1, 2018

The Quarterbacks

Ah, Spring, where young men’s thoughts turn to...football. Alabama and Auburn are hard at work in their spring practice, or spring training for the older fans. Auburn took spring break off from...

 
 By Ed Jones    Sports    March 1, 2018

BLIND FAITH

All my life my heart has had a soft spot for the underdog. This probably comes from my younger years. My friends started outgrowing me in the fifth grade. Montgomery had an excellent football program...

 
 By Ed Jones    Sports    February 1, 2018

TOUGH AND TENDER

During the course of a lifetime, one will encounter someone who has character, conviction, determination and a sense of purpose that influences your life more than most. Such a man is admired,...

 
 By Ed Jones    Sports    January 1, 2018

Saban Catches "The BEAR"

Freshman Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa Delivers for BAMA! Nick Saban may have done the best coaching job of his career at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta on the night of January 8, 2018. Trailing for...

 

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