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December, 2016

By Loran Smith, an award-winning writer and a longtime staff member of the University of Georgia Athletic Association. He has been a prolific author, penning a regular column that still appears in the Athens Banner Herald as well as several newspapers around the state, and he has written more than a dozen books. A native of Wrightsville, Ga., Smith is a past chairman of the State of Georgia Sports Hall of Fame and president of the NFF University of Georgia (Athens) Chapter.  Following the Rose Bowl in 2006, Keith Jackson, the Georgian, who rode a mule to school as a boy, only to travel the world as a sportscaster for ABC television, retired to his home in the hills of Sherman Oaks, a neat suburb of Los Angeles, where he found unending peace and solace on his deck from where he can see in the smoggy distance the San Gabriel Mountains.           That deck has been very important in his life.  "Always will be," he intoned when I visited him earlier this ... Read the rest of entry »

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By Loran Smith, an award-winning writer and a longtime staff member of the University of Georgia Athletic Association. He has been a prolific author, penning a regular column that still appears in the Athens Banner Herald as well as several newspapers around the state, and he has written more than a dozen books. A native of Wrightsville, Ga., Smith is a past chairman of the State of Georgia Sports Hall of Fame and president of the NFF University of Georgia (Athens) Chapter. Living in a classic city, a university town means there is plenty of gown to enrich and reward your experience if you identify with the arts and the cultural opportunities which abound.           Seeing the Georgia Bulldogs flourish between the hedges is something I find uplifting and rewarding, but there is also a motivation to enjoy other options like the presentation Sunday after the Auburn game by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.    Guess who had a couple of extra tickets?& ... Read the rest of entry »

Posted on 12/22/2016 9:33 AM By Alan Cox

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By Loran Smith, an award-winning writer and a longtime staff member of the University of Georgia Athletic Association. He has been a prolific author, penning a regular column that still appears in the Athens Banner Herald as well as several newspapers around the state, and he has written more than a dozen books. A native of Wrightsville, Ga., Smith is a past chairman of the State of Georgia Sports Hall of Fame and president of the NFF University of Georgia (Athens) Chapter. Last spring in America’s most exciting city, official validation of Verne Lundquist’s career came when he won an Emmy for lifetime achievement amid toasts and slaps on the back that had him in a post-game party setting throughout the evening. The Lincoln Center, which hosted The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences annual Sports Emmy Awards, for the 37th time, was abuzz, starting at 5:00 p.m. when New Yorkers were fighting never ending traffic as they headed home at the end of the workday.  The Lincoln ... Read the rest of entry »

Posted on 12/22/2016 9:31 AM By Alan Cox

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