• Winston’s conduct threatens to take joy out of FSU season

    Jameis Winston, the reigning Heisman Trophy winner, is an embarrassment to himself, his family, his teammates, his coaches, his university and everybody who cares about college football. And yes, that includes the media who cover it. When Winston, who had already been part of an investigation into alleged sexual misconduct, was caught shoplifting and then [...]

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  • Time to start thinking of college athletics in a different way

    The NCAA Division I Board of Directors voted Thursday to allow the 65 schools in the top five conferences to have more autonomy when it comes to making rules. So now what? Let’s start here. The world as we know it in college athletics is not coming to an end. But it is going to [...]

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  • New rule: You hit a female and you’re done

    I don’t know Devonte Fields, other than the fact that he is a great football player for Texas Christian University. He has already been chosen as the preseason Big 12 defensive player of the year. He was the conference’s defensive player of the year as a freshman in 2012. Fields missed most of the 2013 [...]

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  • LSU’s Les Miles: “I like us”

    Hoover, AL–Some quick thoughts on Day 3 of SEC Media Days. 1. When the media’s preseason vote is announced on Thursday, Alabama will very likely be picked as the projected champion of the SEC West with Auburn, the defending conference champs, second. But I’ve written this before and today I’ll write it again: Don’t sleep [...]

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  • Five Burning Questions as SEC Media Days begin

    I remember the first time more than 500 members of the press showed up for the circus (and I mean that affectionately) that is SEC Football Media Days. I don’t remember the year but I do remember thinking: “This is ridiculous. It can’t possibly get bigger than this.” Again, as usual, I was very, very wrong. Here’s how [...]

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RSS Tony’s articles for AJC Sports

  • Mississippi State’s win over LSU was not an upset September 21, 2014
    What We Learned on weekend No. 4: 1. Mississippi State’s win over LSU was not an upset: Mississippi State beat LSU 34-29 in Baton Rouge and if you just looked at the score you’d think it must have been a nail-bitter. Yes, LSU did have a throw into the end zone at the end to […]
  • What is Alabama’s biggest concern as the Gators come to T-Town? September 18, 2014
    Our Five Burning Questions about the SEC as we head for the fourth Saturday of the season: 1) What is Alabama’s biggest concern as the Florida Gators come to Tuscaloosa? I know the fans are obsessed about the quarterback situation at Alabama and the match up of WR Amari Cooper vs. Florida CB Vernon Hargreaves […]
  • Auburn moves to No. 2; Georgia drops out of First Four September 16, 2014
    Most of the exhibition games are winding down and the race for a spot in the first four-team College Football Playoff is finally starting to get serious. The biggest change this week is the exit of  Georgia, which lost a heartbreaker at South Carolina(38-35), and the arrival of Oklahoma at No. 4. Here are the […]

RSS Recent posts from Mark Blaudschun, A Jersey Guy

  • Suffolk Downs: RIP September 18, 2014
    “They paved paradise to put up a parking lot” Joni Mitchell, Big Yellow Taxi. The announcement was made earlier this week. The Massachusetts gaming commission was going to award gambling rights in the Boston area to casino interests in Everett…Read more →
  • Mr. CFB: Enough of Jameis September 18, 2014
    By Tony Barnhart Jameis Winston, the reigning Heisman Trophy winner, is an embarrassment to himself, his family, his teammates, his coaches, his university and everybody who cares about college football. And yes, that includes the media who cover it. When…Read more →
  • Does one game make a season? Maybe September 16, 2014
    Can one game determine the course of a season if it is played in September? In most cases the answer to that question is, “No.” In the case of Boston College, I’m not so sure. The Eagles upset No. 9…Read more →