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I’ve defended prisons and denounced politicians. I’ve talked of death and being lost in this Jumanji of a year. I’ve celebrated the lives of two grandparents, a cousin and a feline fellow that was the embodiment of Fat Thor. 

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Unfortunately, the 85th edition of the Iron Bowl went about like I expected it to go. I did believe the Tigers would score more points and be able to move the football a little more efficiently, but the final score of 42-13 wasn’t surprising. Alabama is a much better team than Auburn in 2020 and they proved it.

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As decisive as Alabama’s win over Auburn in the Iron Bowl was last Saturday, I somehow left the stadium with more questions than I did answers.

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The Philadelphia Eagles have been my favorite football team since before I even fell head over heels for the game following the USC-Texas national championship also known as the greatest game ever played. 

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Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays. Some of my fondest memories revolve around getting together with family, eating enormous amounts of home-cooked food and playing tag football in the yard. I also simply love the idea of setting aside a specific day to just be thankful. 

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It’s tough to write a preview article about college football when the college football schedule changes so frequently. I am pretty sure Alabama is playing Kentucky and Auburn is facing off against Tennessee this weekend, but that’s just as of my typing this sentence. SEC schedules are in a state of fluidity at the moment.

I love college football. I'm not ashamed to admit it. It's my favorite sport by a wide margin and I spend practically my entire Saturday in the fall watching as many possible games as my simple brain can handle. Obviously, Auburn is my top priority, but I'll gleefully watch any game no matter what conference or affiliation. However, even I was pushed to the limit of ambivalence this past weekend.

After Clemson struggled in its 34-28 win over Boston College, it was obvious Trevor Lawrence’s stock went up for the Tigers. But, after Clemson’s 47-40 double overtime loss to Notre Dame, not only did Lawrence’s stock go up, Dabo Swinney and the rest of the team’s stock plummeted to the ground and looks to be in trouble going forward.

The NFL entered its second week of play this past weekend and unfortunately for fans, there was a multitude of injuries that piled up, potentially ruining the season for some teams.

We were all witnesses 10 years ago when Cam Newton took the sports world by storm. His infectious smile glistened as he torched defenses en route to a 50-touchdown season, eventually winning him the Heisman Memorial trophy. It was one of the most impressive college football seasons in history.

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Getting settled in and used to a new job can be a whirlwind of emotions — exciting, intimidating and even a little overwhelming. 

Rivalries are the cornerstone of football. It helps bring in money from alumni and fans who want to see their arch enemies fall at the hands of the community they have put so much heart, soul and effort into.

You look for patterns and themes in your daily life, really in the world around you. For as much of a craptastic carnival of that 2020 has become once you parse down through the political rhetoric, the rising coronavirus numbers and deaths, the perpetually offended and the “peaceful protests…

I’ll admit it: 2020 has landed its share of body blows on my poor torso and, quite frankly, done some damage. I’ve been beaten, battered and even staggered a time or two, but I’m still standing — well, proverbially of course. 

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Years from now when we look back on the year 2020, we’ll undoubtedly remember it with an unprecedented range of emotions. I think it’s safe to say some aspects of our lives will forever be changed. That’s probably a good thing concerning many circumstances and it could very well be a bad thi…

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Everyone wants to talk about “getting back to normal” until it’s time to actually take the steps necessary to get back to normal. 

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Everyone wants to talk about “getting back to normal” until it’s time to actually take the steps necessary to get back to normal. 

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It seems like only six months ago I went to Gainesville to watch Bruce Pearl and Auburn take on Florida at the O’Connell Center. The Tigers got blown out by the Gators, but that’s not important right now. I could have sworn I was also starting to get pretty excited about the upcoming Super B…

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I continue down my rabbit hole of rankings various miscellaneous Alabama-themed tidbits or opinions this week with “surprising facts.”

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I’m reticent to even take the very air I breathe for granted in 2020, but Major League Baseball is scheduled to begin a modified season en masse Friday. The Yankees will take on the Nationals and the Giants will battle the Dodgers to kick things off Thursday evening, while everyone else foll…

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Because college football’s availability for the fall is still in limbo, I am beginning to run low on stories. Usually this time of year, sportswriters are throwing out their top 25 rankings or best quarterback rankings or best tailgating campuses rankings. Therefore, I think I will begin a s…

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Growing up as the oldest sibling is never easy. Usually you are the first to make mistakes in life, so your younger siblings don’t have to go through them and they learn from you, whether it’s punishments or life lessons.

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I don’t like to work out. I mean, I got into it a little bit in college but it was mostly an obsession with being too skinny rather than the fun of exercise.

I am very rarely an over-pessimistic kind of person, but I have unfortunately started to see that side of me come through a little more over the past few weeks as sports leagues across the country developed plans to return to the field or court despite all signs suggesting otherwise.

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It seems like as time goes by, things are becoming less clear concerning the upcoming college football season. I don’t have any answers, but all I know to do is operate on the assumption that football will be played. 

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It’s very rare around here for a college basketball article to be written in early July. Of course, it is also rare our entire country is overwhelmed with a new virus which essentially puts a stop to all sports, so, here we are.

With the NFL season just around the corner, new players and new hope are widespread throughout NFL teams and their fans. Players and fans alike have been expressing their eagerness on social media. Excitement is in the air.

I would estimate during an average week I’m asked whether or not I believe there will be college football this fall at least 10 times. You probably have that same discussion amongst your friends on a routine basis.

If you know me, you know I am not too outdoorsy. Despite having grown up directly on Lake Martin in moderately rural Alabama, I am not a hunter or fisherman. I prefer my fish come pre-caught, pre-cleaned and pre-fried and I hunt deer with only my car — and then only accidentally.