This Spring, Georgia gymnasts will flock to the Forum, each vying for a top score during the USA Gymnastics Georgia Level 7-8 State Meet Championships, which will be held March 29 - April 2 at the Forum.
At halftime Saturday last, Missouri looked like I thought, pregame, that Georgia would look. The Tigers dominated the line of scrimmage, and they moved the ball with adroit alacrity. However, it was like Vince Lombardi when his Packers were stumbling about in an important game. “What the hell is going on out there,” he famously shouted from the sideline.
The Rome Braves returned from New Jersey late Saturday night, pulling into State Mutual Stadium to a crowd of fans waiting to celebrate the team’s South Atlantic League Championship. Rome defeated Lakewood 6-1 Friday night to take the SAL championship series three games to one.
The Shorter football team came out for its home and conference opener to a packed crowd at Barron Stadium Saturday night. Unfortunately, the fans were treated to the miscues and errors that has plagued Shorter in its first two games this season.
Since my last article we have filled eight additional cook sites with teams wanting to vie for the title of chili champ of North Georgia. That still leaves us with 49 sites waiting for cooks. Of those 49 sites, seven can accommodate campers or motor homes. In the immortal words of the late Johnny Olson of “Price Is Right” fame, “come on down” and cook some chili.
The Rome YMCA’s Arsenal Select soccer teams began regular season play last weekend and posted a 6-2 record, while the Academy teams posted a 9-4 record this weekend and brought their season record to 14-9.
Remembering how good college football’s week No. 1 was, week No. 2 really was embarrassing. Come on, that’s the best we can come up with? Alabama vs. Western Kentucky, no contest. Central Florida vs. Michigan, ridiculous. Georgia Tech vs. Mercer, doubly shameful. Georgia vs. Nicholls, just wait a minute.
I was saddened to hear of the recent passing of Willie Wooten, a schoolboy basketball legend who played at Georgia School for the Deaf from 1973-1976. The name brought back fond memories of cold winter nights when every store in Cave Spring would close early for home games and townsfolk from the surrounding area would come to see the wonder boys of GSD play basketball.
I guess you’re still snickering about my opening week football prognostications. I picked ten games and got five wrong, but five right. And if you’re honest, you didn’t pick Oklahoma to lose to Houston, LSU to lose to Wisconsin or Notre Dame to lose to Texas either. So let’s just go on to the next week and see if things improve.
Hey there, and it is I again with my 34th straight year of Norman’s No-Nos where I pick the losers in 10 top college games. You’ll note by going back in the annals of my column that my prognostications are unerringly right on. I think I’ve had a success rate of 97 percent. Maybe it was 80 percent. One of those.
The 2016 Shorter football team is no one’s sideshow, and the team will carry that into its first game of the season. It doesn’t matter if the Hawks are playing a top conference opponent or one of the best teams in the Football Championship Subdivision.
Registration is now open for the Willard Nixon Sports Hall of Fame Golf Tournament on Thursday, October 27 at Stonebridge Golf Course. The tournament benefits the John Pinson, Jr. Student Athlete Award Scholarship Program.
If I had the option of either taking a trip to Alaska to fish or winning a chili cook off I would probably want to see Alaska, but a lot of folks in the North Georgia area would rather have the title of “Chili Champ of the TU Chili Cook Off.” Some friends of mine just returned from a trip to Alaska and two of them have cooked in several cook offs and in fact have done very well cooking and fishing.