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 By Stan Hurst    Sports    August 1, 2021

A New and Different 2021 Football Season is Dawning

We are rapidly approaching a new and different College Football season. Hopefully we will step into a new normal, and will it be mask free? It sure looks like it from my vantage point. We have Coach...

 
 By Stan Hurst    Sports    July 1, 2021

Finally a complete Softball Season in 2021

Hello Montgomery! I’ve been away for a while, and I’m so happy to back writing again. I’ve spent the spring and summer watching and taking notes as I enjoyed High School Softball. Now I have a c...

 
 By Stan Hurst    Sports    May 1, 2021

The Fly High Fields

The Alabama Gazette's Sports Writer, Stan Hurst, is on temporary hiatus. We look forward to hearing from him again in upcoming issues. In the meantime, we were fortunate to have a great article sent...

 
 By Stan Hurst    Sports    April 1, 2021

Real Men Played Softball

The Alabama Gazette’s Sports Writer, Stan Hurst, had to take the month off. We look forward to hearing from him again in upcoming issues. In the meantime, we were fortunate to have a great article...

 
 By Stan Hurst    Sports    February 1, 2021

Hammerin' Hank We'll Miss You

Major League Baseball Home Run leader and Mobile Alabama native, Hank Aaron passed this month, and he will surely be missed. The 86-year-old right-hander passed away January 22, 2021. Hank Aaron is...

 
 By Stan Hurst    Sports    January 1, 2021

Heisman Who?

For the first time in 29 years a receiver has won the coveted Heisman Trophy. With one exception in 1997, Devonta Smith won this most impressive award dominated by quarterbacks and running backs....

 
 By Stan Hurst    Sports    December 1, 2020

The Only Game That Matters

In this unsettling age of COVID we needed this game, and with the season unfolding in the pandemic era, this is the only game that mattered. You simply could not have imagined a scene like the one we...

 
 By Stan Hurst    Sports    November 1, 2020

New Season, Same Saga Plays Out on the Plains

It’s an all too familiar story that’s mushrooming up again at Auburn. The “we need to fire the head coach” anthem is growing stronger each week. For more seasons than I can count, this thing...

 
 By Stan Hurst    Sports    October 1, 2020

Football ... Really?

As we find ourselves on the eve of our beloved SEC football season; will we enjoy the new sanitized product with just a handful of fans in attendance? Major League Baseball is nearing the end of the...

 
 By Stan Hurst    Sports    September 1, 2020

Playing by the COVID-19 Rules

Never in our lifetimes have we seen the Sports World turned upside-down and inside-out. I find myself disjointed from the sports world. It’s difficult to analyze any of the teams we follow in the...

 
 By Stan Hurst    Sports    August 1, 2020

From Pigskins to Rawhids

Opening day for the 2020 MLB Season is just a few days away. Albeit, it’s just 60 games, but at least we have baseball. On July 23rd, the Yankees open at the Nationals, and the Giants open at the...

 
 By Stan Hurst    Sports    July 1, 2020

From Pigskins to Rawhides

Say it Ain’t so, Joe! Major League Baseball to return with a 60-game season plus playoffs … But can it sustain itself through the Pandemic? How quickly another month has arrived and left us,...

 
 By Stan Hurst    Sports    June 1, 2020

To Play or Not to Play ... What's the Question?

This is the season of non-seasons, like no other time in our lifetimes. We may or may not have baseball this year, we may have football this fall, but we might not. We do have NASCAR, but no fans are...

 
 By Stan Hurst    Sports    May 1, 2020

Will the Games Stand Tall?

While ballparks and all sports venues remain closed, there is hope the Football Season can be salvaged. Baseball appears to be all but lost, while there has been a plan “spit-balled” that some...

 
 By Stan Hurst    Sports    April 1, 2020

From Pigskins to Rawhides

As I practiced social distancing on my 800-pound motorcycle these past weeks; touring Montgomery I saw empty fields and only the sounds of birds singing at the ballparks I visited. No baseball, who...

 
 By Stan Hurst    Sports    March 1, 2020

From Pig Skins to Rawhides

My Mentor, Ed Jones, was a great encourager. In the past weeks, he asked me to write a piece or two for him. What an Honor. He, in his affable manner said; "I'm a football guy, but you write whatever...

 
 By Stan Hurst    Sports    February 1, 2020

The Silence of the pigskins

Do you miss it yet? College Football, and not just any College Football; I’m talking SEC Football. I sure enjoyed this past season, savoring all the games; well almost. Our SEC teams achieved many...

 
 By Ed Jones    Sports    January 1, 2020

The Most Charismatic name in Auburn Football History

That will not change. He battled cancer for years, continuing to coach until he could not stand up. Pat Sullivan, dead at the age of 69. “The most charismatic name in Auburn football history....

 
 By Ed Jones    Sports    December 1, 2019

Spot-on Pre-Season Predictions!

In the April 2019 edition of the Alabama Gazette, the following article appeared... Ed Jones pre-season predictions...and, boy, were they on target! Take a minute to review what Jones said in...

 
 By Ed Jones    Sports    November 1, 2019

2019 PROJECTIONS VERSUS REALITY

As the last five weeks of the college football season unfolds, let’s look at my pre-season projections for 2019. My choice of Alabama, Oklahoma, Michigan and Clemson was looking good until Michigan...

 
 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....

 

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