Strike the Pose

draytonBy: Drayton Hogarth news services

The college football season is now within sight, just over two months to go, and it will be time to tee it up all over our great country.

Every young man who aspires to play football one day dreams of hoisting the Heisman trophy and joining such an elite club associated with being the best player in college football.

As we approach the 2016 season, there are numerous candidates who could very well be the next name added to the list of Heisman winners.

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Bringing It Home

kenBy: Kenneth Harrison Jr. news services

I was totally wrong about the NBA Finals.

Golden State (73-9) had the greatest regular season in NBA history and they needed to win the championship to cement that. That would give them back-to-back championships and establish them as a dynasty. They would also be considered better than the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls that held the previous record for best regular season at 72-10.

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Koetting Ties

jjBy: JJ Lanier news services

There is a lot of pressure that goes along with being the head coach of a professional sports team.

It’s not nearly as intense as the President of the United States type pressure, but it’s certainly more than reading the name of winner of the Miss USA competition. (I still love you on Family Feud, Steve).

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Betting on Bortles

kippBy: Kipp Branch news services

The Jacksonville Jaguars coming off another losing season have to be very pleased in how QB Blake Bortles progressed between year one and two in the 24 year old’s young NFL career.

The good:

The Jags saw some good strides forward from quarterback Blake Bortles in his second NFL season. Bortles threw for 4,428 yards and 35 touchdowns while forming a strong partnership with wide receivers Allen Hurns and Allen Robinson.

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Glynn Academy/Brunswick Preview

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By: Drayton Hogarth news services

We still have some time before the local high school football season will get started, but football is never too far from the mind in our area.

With that in mind, the upcoming season should be a fruitful one for the teams representing us in Glynn County.

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The Best Florida Gator of All Time?

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By: Kenneth Harrison Jr. news services

The Florida Gators are one of the most successful programs in the SEC in the last 25 years. The only program that has had more success is Alabama in the Nick Saban era.

Since 1992 when the league expanded they have made 11 SEC Championship Game appearances (the most by any school in the conference). They’ve won 8 conference championships since 1991 and 3 national titles since 1996.

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Atlanta Hawks 2016 Draft

draytonBy Drayton Hogarth

The NBA season is winding down, and when the NBA Finals are completed some look at it as the end of the 2015-16 season; then there are those who look at it as the beginning of the 2016-17 season.

For those who love the NBA offseason almost as much as the regular season, we all know that free agent signings, player trades, and of course the NBA Draft are right around the corner.

Teams are able to restock their player rosters, as well as give their fans hope and some idea of what to look forward to in the upcoming season.

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Woeful Braves

kippBy Kipp Branch

We are approaching the middle of June and our Atlanta Braves are sitting at 17-42 the worst record in all of MLB. We all knew this was going to be a long year, but did we think it would be this bad?

The Braves fired their manager and I was a supporter of that move but look at the offensive stats through 59 games.

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Should The Braves Trade Teheran?

tj1By: TJ Hartnett

The Braves have already traded Jason Grilli and Kelly Johnson, and logic dictates that they will just be the first of many veteran pieces Atlanta will move this year as they continue to build up their minor league talent base.

There are a handful of players who have question marks by their name as to whether or not they are likely to be elsewhere come September, but the guy getting talked about the most is Julio Teheran.

Trading Julio is an interesting notion, and one that could very well come to pass. The Braves brass have said they’d have to be blown away by an offer to consider trading the young righty. There are certainly pros and cons to the idea.

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NFC South Quarterback Division

jjBy: JJ Lanier

Allow me to be the 1,768,348th person to say the quarterback position is the most important position on the football field. It’s certainly not a new thought, but it’s the truth.

If you’re a fan of the NFC South then you’re in luck, because from top to bottom, it has the strongest quarterback play of any division in football.

You have the reigning MVP in Cam Newton. A future Hall of Famer with Drew Brees. Jameis Winston has an incredibly bright future. And Matt Ryan is not only one of the better second tier quarterbacks around, but he has a nickname made for a beer endorsement.

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