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Gameweek is always special

Monday is different this week. You went to your crummy office and read the net and sports page with a little more interest – Gameweek is always special, is it not? We play our drunken neighbors to the south this…

(Almost) Gameweek

TALK ABOUT THE PASSION, LIKE SOME BAND FROM ATHENS SAID. GEORGIA’S BAND OF GYPSIES DEFENSE MUST PLAY LIKE THE SWASHBUCKLERS THAT WE ARE – WE ARE FAST AND MEAN AND LIVE TO HIT. MORENO. HEISMAN. AND I THINK YOU KNOW…

that numb feeling

BEING A CRAZED FAN OF THE WINNING SIDE IS JUBILANT, EXULTANT AND SEVERAL OTHER BIG WORDS THAT MEAN GOOD. THE COLLECTIVE CONSCIOUSNESS OF YOUR SIDE WILLING THE HOME TEAM TO VICTORY IN A CLOSE GAME IS THE EPIPHANY FOR A…

Georgia Baseball Hero Ryan Piesel Interviewed

Han Vance interview with Ryan Piesel, outgoing University of Georgia third baseman and current member of the Colorado Rockies organization:   Vance: One thing I prefer in baseball over football is that you can see the facial expressions of the…

that first trick

When The Season Shows Itself Was This Morning I Can’t Believe It’s Sixty Degrees Out What Does This Feel Like To You I Think You Know What It Feels Like To Me Breeze In The Trees Me Browning Turkey Sausage…

3 weeks

THREE WEEKS FROM NOW THE PADS’LL CRACK LIKE BEERS THREE WEEKS FROM NOW THE BELLS WILL BE RINGIN’ THE BARK OF CHEERS THREE WEEKS IS ALL, Y’ALL UNTIL THE RITES OF FALL RED AND BLACK, SILVER AND WHITE SUNSHINE DAYDREAM…

remember that spark

It was Lynn and I. My future wife and me. Walking alone. And the bridge was the single fullest I had ever seen it. It was a carnival of sensory overload. And I will always remember that spark in the…

‘TWEEN THE HEDGES WE’LL BE

You Know Who In The Backfield Like Me In The Back Of Your Mind My Time, Our Time Time To Shine Gunner, STAFFFORD Our Private Privet Hedges Day Or Night Red, Silver, Black, White Sunshine The “G” Stands For VICTORY…

August

And she’s almost upon us That hottest of months That we wait and wait for The month that means combat The month that means pageantry The month that means action The month, men, the month The month that means football

HERTY FIELD

70 Years After Lighthouses GEORGIA – 1785…Football And You Heard Them Clomping. Those Auburn Guys Wanted To Tackle You When You Landed The Invisible Ball Securely Tucked Before Earth And You Felt Her You Turned Up Field Ghosts Of Games…

harriette austin award for poetry

I won!!!

In Athens for Convention

15th annual Harriette Austin Writer’s Conference this weekend The Classic City

SATURDAY GAMEDAY JUST HAS THAT FEELING

DOES SATURDAY GAMEDAY HAVE A SPECIAL FEELING TO YOU? BOY, ME TOO. PUT ON YOUR DAWG GEAR. ME TODAY: CAMO GEORGIA BASEBALL SHIRT I GOT A COUPLE YEARS BACK FROM COACH ELLER AT “THE FRAT” AND BLACK SHORTS AND A…

NOTHING FOR NOBODY

A DEFENSIVE GEM SO FAR – TOP OF THE THIRD INNING

border war

GEORGIA RARELY PLAYS NORTH CAROLINA SCHOOLS. THEY ARE NON-RIVAL BORDER SCHOOLS. I HATE THAT. ALL BORDER RIVALS SHOULD PLAY, EVEN IF IT IS ONLY EVERY SO OFTEN. WE SHOULD PLAY UNC AND NC STATE AT THE VERY LEAST; FELLOW PUBLIC…

DAWGS WIN

WE WENT ON TO WIN 18-6

GAMEDAY FOUR DAYS STRAIGHT

FOR THE FOURTH TIME IN FOUR DAYS I AWOKE AND SAID, “GAMEDAY. GEORGIA PLAYS TODAY.” BEAUTIFUL THING ABOUT TOURNEY PLAY, DON’T YOU SAY, YOU PLAY EVERYDAY. SEE: THIS IS A DOUBLE ELIMINATION TOURNAMENT, AND WE DROPPED OUR FIRST GAME ON…

Harriette Austin Writers Conference (ATHENS, GA)

CONFERENCE: JULY 18TH AND 19TH AT THE GEOGRIA CENTER FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION. I WILL BE IN THE CLASSIC CITY IN SUPPORT OF THE FOLLOWING PROJECTS: 1. MY NOVEL: GOLDEN STATE GENIUS (c) 2008 HV, 2. MY POETRY BOOK: ATL Fire (C) 2008 HV, 3….

Big Goof is football edge art

Before The 4th Level Was Built Up On The 3rd Level Sun Side This Fat Fucker He Hit Me With His Ballcap And Called Me A “Big Goof” I Had Not Removed My Hat For The Flag It Sort Of…