Archive of: Sports Leisure

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Calling The Game

Calling The Game

Jimmy Harper, one of the great Georgia Bulldogs, can thank three Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets for his incredible success as a college football official and a businessman.

August 2003
A Winning Tradition

A Winning Tradition

Athlete, musician, dancer, family man, champion of charitable causes, civic-minded citizen, successful business man and host with the most on the ball. John S. Hunsinger, native Atlantan, is all of these.

July 2003
The Beat Goes On

The Beat Goes On

To get into the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, it is, in my opinion, not so much what you accomplished on the athletics field as it is who you know and what committee clique will support you.

June 2003
Golden Couple

Golden Couple

Unless you read The Fayette Neighbor, or attended the World Masters Games in Melbourne, Australia last October, you never would know that Bill and Jeanne Daprano won four gold medals between them.

May 2003
Slugging to Glory

Slugging to Glory

This month marks the 30th anniversary of Atlanta's Ronald Mark Blomb erg's debut as baseball's first designated hitter. The date was April 6, 1973, the season opener for the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox. The place: Boston's historic Fenway Park. And the park was packed, despite a bone-chilling temperature of 30 degrees.

April 2003
Hometown Hero

Hometown Hero

Of all the greats who have come out of Georgia, the one the Atlanta Touchdown Club picked for its inaugural Legends of the Game honor was George Bernard Maloof. And the TD Club could not have made a better choice.

February 2003
True Gridiron Grit

True Gridiron Grit

He grew up in poverty. He never knew his father. He was raised by his mother and grandmother, both of whom were on welfare. Knee and ankle injuries almost ruined his football career. A drug and alcohol problem almost ruined his life.

January 2003
Special-Team Huddle

Special-Team Huddle

It has been 56 years since Atlanta Tech High had a football team but its spirit lives with the Fourth Quarter Club.

December 2002
More Than Winning Games

More Than Winning Games

William Jerry (Bill) Chappell deserves to be called legendary. The former Dalton head football coach - the second winningest coach in the history of Georgia high school football who two years ago was admitted to the state of Georgia Sports Hall of Fame and last year was selected to the Georgia Athletic Coaches Hall of Fame - never had one losing season.

November 2002
Classy Coach, Classy Guy

Classy Coach, Classy Guy

In the annals of college football, many coaches have better won-lost records than William Alexander (Bill) Curry, but none were more respected or more interested in the welfare of his players. Go as far back as Stagg, Rockne, Heisman or as recent as Dodd, Dooley or Jordan and you will find no one who preached that the human soul was worth much more than winning football games.

October 2002
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