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Michael Bird

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Jair Jurrjens' Struggles: Do We Really Care?

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Jair Jurrjens is off to a slow start this season. I don't care because if there is one spot where the Braves can afford to replace a poor performer, it's the starting pitcher position.

Roy Kramer: Radical Change Is Bad, Except When I Initiate It

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Roy Kramer cautions against significant change in college football, but he is the father of one of the most radical changes in recent years: the move to divisions and conference title games.

Chemistry Is For Laboratories, Urban Meyer Edition

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Florida won a national title in impressive fashion in 2008, despite favoritism and lax discipline from its coaches. Can we use this experience to put to bed the excessive focus on...

If Tyler Pastornicky Slugs .463, Then We Might As Well Start Planning The Parade Now

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Bill James has a rosy projection for Tyler Pastornicky. I wish I could believe it.

Why UGA's Drug Policy Is Different

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Why is Georgia's drug policy difference? Michael Adams (and not for a necessarily bad reason).

UGA's Drug Policy: Unilateral Disarmament And The SEC

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Unlike its competitors, Georgia takes its drug-testing policy seriously. What's the point?

We Should Care More About The 2012 Atlanta Hawks

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The Hawks have had a surprisingly good season. So why am I not feeling excited about them?

Chipper And Andruw: Two Of The Guys Who Made Atlanta 'Miserable'

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People who made Braves fans "miserable" for the better part of a decade: Maddux, Glavine, Smoltz, Chipper, and Andruw.

Emperor Goodell And The Advantages Of Dictatorship

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Comparing Roger Goodell's response to the Saints Bounty Scandal with the dithering NCAA is not flattering for any college football fan.

Is Georgia The Most Underachieving Basketball Program In The Country?

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Despite the fact that it is the flagship school for a state that produced a bevy of top players, UGA is watching the Big Dance from the sidelines. Sadly, this is a common occurrence.

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