When Dr. Frank Jobe, the surgeon, took his first look at Tommy Johns' pitching arm he told him he had little chance of ever pitching again. And -- by this time -- you must surely know the rest of that story.
When I first came upon the junior Claude Harmon, he stood behind the counter in the golf shop of the royal course in Morocco.
The PGA has humble roots.
Talented pitcher once made his way through Atlanta
Furman Bisher writes about Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers.
If Lucas could do it, so could a Manning named Eli. Since Super Bowl II, I've been an attendant at one of these American football treasures in one or another. Outdoors, indoors, under the sun, and at least one time while a snowstorm took charge outside. That would have been
Ah yes, this is the way you cover the Super Bowl — the Lou Holtz way.
Furman Bisher writes about the late Penn State football legend Joe Paterno, who died last week.
Herald guest columnist Furman Bisher writes about the absence of LSU backup quarterback Jarrett Lee in the BCS National Championship game.
Somewhere the other day, I read this: "Tim Tebow's love of Jesus Christ makes people nervous." Hm-m-m-m, think that over for a minute.. In wartime, for instance, would you rather be in a foxhole with a soldier who loves Jesus Christ, or a heathen? You think
Somewhere the other day, I read this: "Tim Tebow's love of Jesus Christ makes people nervous." Hm-m-m-m, think that over for a minute.
For most of the past 37 years, beginning in 1963, when he arrived at State College as a defensive end, Jerry Sandusky has been "a Penn State Man." He was a three-sport letterman and later served for many seasons as "one of the great defensive coaches of all
Call it the "Game of the Century," if you will, but what century?
In the Penn State University campus directory, Jerry Sandusky is listed as “Assistant Professor Emeritus of Physical Education.” He has had an office in East Area Locker building, has had access to the weight room. He has had a parking pass and other amenities, as part of the retirement package bestowed on him in 1999.
Bisher's thoughts on the LSU-Alabama showdown
It’s possible you may be old enough to have tuned in to the World Series of 1944.
About the time I was close to embarrassing myself, the World Series, current edition, made a hard right turn. It wasn’t just the late up-sweep in TV ratings, nor was it all the fuss about Tony LaRussa’s ancient telephonic system with his bullpen.
It is usually common practice to put the best finish the media can apply to one who has just died, and that was the case when Al Davis passed away the other day.
First year a tough ending for Gonzalez
Oh, the Broncos had been running hot in their league, but to Athens they fell into the same class as some of the other season opening patsies the Bulldogs had put away. You know -- New Mexico State, Kent State, Arkansas State and all those "States" -- most of them
Just to get away from the Weather Channel and all the instructions on how to survive a hurricane, let me get my oar in the water about an issue of another pressing nature. You know, who's the Braves Rookie of the Year?
Jason Day, the Australian with a game, had just checked in with an opening round of 63 at the Bridgestone Invitational. Easily the round of the day to that moment at Firestone, and so it would stand until twilight, when Adam Scott played out. In the press tent, the announcement was made, as is usual, "Will all interested in having Jason Day brought in to the interview room, please raise your hand?"
This is the way it used to be, you might say. A scout walked into town -- a small town in a quiet valley or a mill town -- to watch a baseball game. The Braves scout, of course, was what we used to call a "bird dog," meaning he was just sort of "sniffing out" the territory.
Troy Polamalu is just the nicest guy in the world, I gather. At least that's the way my wife looks at him, but I wonder if he really enjoys having all that hair to have to take care of. Instead of looking tough, it makes him look like a hair-dresser's dream. How does he get all that mop inside a helmet?
Ben Rothlisberger opened his season in Milledgeville, chasing a Georgia peach through the back rooms of a night club. It cost him a suspension, but he made up for it when the Pittsburgh Steelers called his number Sunday, and now they're in the Super Bowl again.
How could we have all been so wrong at the same time?
This is not a column, as in sports column.
So there was little to be changed in the new location of the NCAA football championship, only the postmark. It never left the state of Alabama. From "Roll Tide" to "Roll Toomer's." From Tuscaloosa to Auburn. From the state university to what used to be known as Alabama Polytechnic Institute to Auburn University, a switch from an agricultural and mechanical institution by order of the legislature in 1960.
It would be my guess that Mack Brown will not be hand-picking another head coach-in-waiting at Texas -- until he is ready to give up his throne. And that head coaches across the fruited plain will have taken note of what happened when he elevated Will Muschamp from an assistant to the head of the pack.