PLAYER TO PLAY-CALLING… Back on His Home Turf How many kids play the game of football, and later as an adult, get to coach others in the same sport? Actually, a lot of coaches were former players in their youth, but few have the opportunity to circle back around to lead athletes at their alma mater. After 28 years of coaching elsewhere, Loren Tillman, 1989 … Continue reading HOME TURF
Last year a determined athlete tried out for football at Mowat Middle School in Lynn Haven, FL, but didn’t make the team. Some of the older players expressed criticism about this sixth grader who was trying out for the football team. They said, “What’s she doing out here?” Yes, SHE. Allison Boyer, now a seventh grader, remembered those remarks and it motivated her to work even harder … Continue reading Just One of the Guys!
Obviously, ‘fan’ is short for FANATICAL and sports seem to drive people to do fanatical things. There are too many instances to mention, but one recent fan brought victory celebration to the national forefront. Last weekend University of Georgia fan, Michael DiNardo, literally jumped through a glass window after the Bulldogs came back to score against the Missouri Tigers to win the game. He wound up … Continue reading What Makes a Sports Fan… FANATICAL?
I recently spent a week on the West Coast in the San Francisco area and also explored communities to the south and north of there and absolutely loved it! I went to a Giant’s game in AT&T Park and the views of the bay and mountains were stunning. I thoroughly enjoyed the trip and had an incredible time experiencing a different landscape, culture, weather and … Continue reading West Coast Visit – Nothin’ like the SEC!
I’m the one that dropped the ball… at the end of the 2015 college football season, no less. I absolutely love sports and writing about it is my passion. However, my ‘real job’ of being a realtor on the World’s Most Beautiful Beaches started to peak at the end of college football season and if you truly understand the life of a real estate agent, … Continue reading Who Dropped the Ball?
There are so many good games today, many of which are being played simultaneously – I’ll have to keep up on my game tracker! Of the bigger rivalry battles, these are my picks – impartial and totally based on who I think will rise to the occasion and get the victory… (1) Clemson vs. South Carolina – Tigers Georgia vs. Georgia Tech – Bulldogs (8) … Continue reading My Rivalry Picks, for What it’s Worth
It’s the end of November which means it’s Rivalry Week, where a team at the bottom can beat a team on top. Records, strength of schedule, star athletes and veteran coaching staffs can be thrown out the window – you never know what will happen when rivalry teams line up on the field. Personally, I have a hard time even saying ‘Rivalry Week’… but apparently … Continue reading “As Long as We Beat _________”
Head Coaches in the Power 5 conferences are constantly dissected, but if you’re at the helm of a dynasty program with yearly expectations of a National Championship, you can go from the PENTHOUSE to the OUTHOUSE in a short period of time! A mere three weeks ago, Coach Les Miles (a.k.a. Mad Hatter) and LSU were #2 in the country according to the College Football … Continue reading PENTHOUSE? OUTHOUSE? You Make the Call
People love to hate the Alabama Crimson Tide. Why? They win, and they’ve been doing it for decades. I didn’t realize how far reaching the sentiment spanned nationally, until I moved out of the ‘SEC zone’ when I relocated to Florida. Personally, I have nothing against them, but then again, I have a great respect for successful athletic programs because I’m a true sports fan… … Continue reading The 90 Mile Drive
THAT is the question. Football injuries, specifically concussions, are headlining sports news – stiffer penalties are being dished out for targeting (helmet-to-helmet contact) and infractions bring consequences of being thrown out of the game. For those receiving the hits, the ‘penalty’ means sitting out a game for medical reasons. In recent years, former NFL players have suffered from depression, early onset dementia and some have … Continue reading To HIT or NOT to Hit