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 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....

 
 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...

 

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