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 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...

 
 By Ed Jones    Sports    January 1, 2018

DEFENSE Gave BAMA Another Chance

Defense has always been the tool that brought Alabama to the pinnacle of the college football world. Coach Paul Bryant used this tool to win six national championships. Coach Gene Stallings used it to...

 
 By Ed Jones    Sports    December 1, 2017

AUBURN HAS GEORGIA ON ITS MIND

PLEASE NOTE THIS WAS WRITTEN BEFORE THE AUBURN/GEORGIA GAME. HISTORY CONTINUES TO UNFOLD IN NATIONAL COLLEGE FOOTBALL. IT IS NEVER ENDING...ESPECIALLY WITH THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP UPCOMING. Auburn h...

 
 By Ed Jones    Sports    November 1, 2017

"Next Man Down"

In the August issue of the Alabama Gazette, my column was entitled: "1st Coach to Fall". This story was about the demise of Coach Hugh Freeze at Ole Miss. The full story of the Ole Miss debacle has...

 
 By Ed Jones    Sports    October 1, 2017

The NFL in Disgrace

Grab your hat and your cane. We may not be coming back this way. You could be offended by my commentary, which is totally acceptable to me. Therefore, if you should decide to discontinue reading...

 
 By Ed Jones    Sports    September 1, 2017

The Best of 2017

Picking the top football teams in the country for the 2017 season was very difficult. There are more good teams this year than in other years it seems. There will be more ten win seasons this year...

 
 By Ed Jones    Sports    August 1, 2017

1st Coach To Fall

In the era of “million dollar coaches”, a lot is given and a lot is expected. In the SEC the average salaries, benefits and bonuses of coaches is around $5,000,000.00 PER YEAR. With a maximum of...

 

Keys To Victory

Football in the Southeastern Conference is not just a game, it is a right of passage from one generation to another. Inter-marriages are not recommended. This writer has been to many stadiums over...

 
 By Ed Jones    Sports    June 1, 2017

­Bama Dominant...Why?

Maybe people will figure out why Alabama has had a definitive dominance over Auburn during the Saban years. No matter how hard one pulls for Auburn, no matter what the pre-season prognostications...

 

The Quarterbacks

Every football fan wants to know who the quarterback will be. Nobody seems to care who the center and the two guards are. If the interior offensive line is not excellent, the quarterback will not...

 

Passing Footballs to Passing Bills

When Crum Foshee was running through, over and around players at Red Level High School, neither he nor the citizens of Covington County realized that one day Crum would be the most powerful...

 

National Championship!

Starting with the football season of 2014, a four team play-off was initiated by the NCAA to determine the real national champion on the football field, replacing the original two team BCS. The SEC...

 

Troy, So. Alabama, UAB Always on D-I bubble

It has been heartbreaking to me as a football fan to watch some of the teams in the south who have moved up to Division I football over the last decade. Teams like Troy, UAB, South Alabama and...

 

BAMA - CLEMSON II

Coach Paul Bryant had many “sayings” as he called them. One of them was “the harder you work, the luckier you get.” So, using this little bit of wisdom from The Coach, it is my belief that...

 

Auburn Treading Water but not Sinking While Tide Rolls to SEC Championship

Most of the pundits had Alabama as a prohibitive favorite in the first bowl game of the year, the Iron Bowl. The Vegas line was 17 - 18 points. Many Auburn and Alabama friends of mine wanted to know...

 

Two People Can't Drive a Pickup Truck !!

Auburn Head Coach Gus Malzahn has been coaching for over twenty-five years. He has been a head coach in college for four and one-half seasons, one at Arkansas State and three and one-half at Auburn....

 

Who's Out, Who's In

It has been a weakness of mine over the years to give people second chances, and sometimes third chances. That may be admirable, but it is not good for your reputation, if one is keeping track of...

 

The Best of 2016

Contrary to popular belief, soccer is not the fastest growing sport in America. College football is. In the last four years, thirty-six football programs have been started or re-started at NCAA, NAIA...

 

The SEC West is still the Best

The following is an in-depth look at the pre-season positions of the fourteen teams that make up the Eastern and Western Divisions of the SEC, and where we think they will stack up at the end of the...

 

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