College football’s National Signing Day is fast approaching 12 days from now, which is an exercise in absolute stupidity for football fanatics. But wait. There are some new and interesting names on the list as chosen by the multiple recruiting sites all over the Internet.
The almighty New York Times ran a story before the Green Bay Packers played the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday afternoon. The feature was about Packers quarterback extraordinaire Aaron Rodgers and his relationship with his father, Ed Rodgers. It stated that the two no longer communicate and the relationship is so strained that quarterback Rodgers returned a Christmas gift to father Rodgers in 2014, and they are still estranged.
Duals wrestling is nearing its end, but a number of local teams got one more chance to compete head-to-head Tuesday at Coosa High School as a way to get some reps before the bulk of traditional season starts.
Rome girls basketball coach Jared Hughes had a meeting with his team before Saturday’s Region 7-5A game against East Paulding, and asked everyone who had scored this year off a pass. With every hand raised, Hughes had his solution to turning the season around.
When Clemson Dabo’ed Czar Nicholas on Monday, the Tigers were given exactly 60 minutes to crumble the fiefdom that Nick Saban and Alabama had been busy assembling for the past five years. The Dabo Swinney-led Tigers, with quarterback extraordinaire Deshaun Watson at the controls, needed 59 minutes and 59 seconds of it to accomplish the task, but they did, indeed, prevail.