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Tom Lindley: Extra points won't be missed
What in the name of Lou “The Toe” Groza was NFL commissioner Roger Goodell thinking when he recently raised the idea of dropping the extra point kick from the game? Doesn’t Goodell understand that it’s one of the least exciting plays in all of sports?
Jamie Jones: Batista's back and ready for a 'Rumble'
Here are the notes and news items from the week in pro wrestling: Why did Batista return to WWE? To capture the newly unified, undisputed WWE championship.
A Look Ahead: Vote in "After Deadline" sports movie tournament
The “greatest sports movie ever” debate is about to reach the level where myself and fellow sports writer Chris Whitfield will stop speaking to one another.
Not really, but maybe.
Loran Smith: Bulldogs compete well in academics, too
The view here is that there has never been a greater tradeoff in American history than for an aspiring young person to be given a free education for the playing of a sport.
Chris Whitfield: Mistakes during Coahulla Creek football hire filled with lessons
Former Sequatchie County (Tenn.) High School football coach Chad Barger has taken over the Coahulla Creek program, and his hiring seems to be a good fit between a team looking to build a tradition and a coach who has had success doing just that.
Barger has done a good job at previous stops where winning was not yet the defining characteristic.
It is just a shame we had to drive in so many directions before we got to the final destination up there near Prater’s Mill.
Norman Arey: Scratching my head at these hires
Just when you thought college football was over until next fall, we had one of the biggest news weeks of the season for that sport.
Doug Hawley: New year means new goals for area runners
Like many people, runners set goals for each new year. Less than two full weeks into 2014, most area runners are undefeated when it comes to road races — not unlike football players in August during preseason workouts. Until beaten, they might even feel infallible.
Loran Smith: Where has all the defense gone?
In his heyday in the 1940s, University of Georgia football coach Wallace Butts, a clever raconteur, used to spin a story on the banquet circuit about accidentally bumping into a lady after a game in which his team had been roughed up by the opposition.
Jamie Jones: Countdown is on for WWE Network
A wrestling fan’s dream is about to come true. The WWE unveiled details of its much-talked about but nebulous WWE Network Wednesday night at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
And what a show wrestling fans are in for.
A Look Ahead: Dalton-NW rivalry hits basketball court
It’s about time we get Dalton and Northwest Whitfield against one another again.
Sure, the two have faced in swimming meets and wrestling contests, but nothing has seemed quite as energetic or passionate as last October’s football classic in Tunnel Hill.
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