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Monday, September 8, 2014 - 2:34pm

It sure is a tough time to be a sports league commissioner.


The NBA’s Adam Silver inherited bi-coastal racism in the ownership boxes from Los Angeles to Atlanta.


The PGA Tour’s Tim Finchem has player fatigue and/or apathy spoiling his contrived playoff system and no Tiger Woods to save the

By Scott Michaux
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 2:50pm

That was quite a little opening-week shake-up in the SEC East.


Preseason favorite South Carolina looked DOA against Texas A&M, failing to impress anybody with its soft defense and inconsistent offense.

By Scott Michaux
Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 8:30pm

Tom Watson announced his trio of captains picks for the American Ryder Cup team at 30 Rock on Tuesday night in the studio where “Saturday Night Live” is produced.


Fitting, since one of the picks he settled on was a joke.


As most expected, Watson picked Ryder Cup veterans Hunter Mahan and

By Scott Michaux
Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 11:00pm

ATHENS, Ga. – In an effort to avoid making too broad a judgment on Georgia’s 45-21 season-opening victory against Clemson, let’s just say a whole lot of narratives emerged that will become very familiar to both fan bases in the coming months.


First and foremost, let’s address the elephant on the

By Scott Michaux
Monday, August 25, 2014 - 1:00pm

The best week of the football calendar – when everyone is still on the doorstep of potential greatness – got off the a melancholy start.


Dan Magill – “the greatest Bulldog of them all” – pass away on the eve of opening week in college football. He was 93.


Magill was in institution in Athens,

By Scott Michaux
Sunday, August 24, 2014 - 11:51am

Saddened by the passing of a collegiate insitution in Athens, Dan Magill. Here is the press release issed Sunday by the University of Georgia:


Dan Magill, described by many as the greatest Georgia Bulldog of all time, died Saturday night in Athens at the age of 93.

An Athens native, Magill

Monday, August 11, 2014 - 3:44pm

Finally, a show worthy of a major.


After a string of relative duds this season, an all-star cast conspired to make the PGA Championship a classic until the very last shot in the dark.


Rory McIlroy confirmed his standing as golf’s new “it” guy, joining Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus, Bobby Jones

By Scott Michaux
Monday, August 11, 2014 - 2:22pm

Patrick Reed snared one of the nine automatic spots on the 2014 U.S. Ryder Cup team, becoming the third former Augusta State golfer to qualify for the biennial international team competition since 2006.


Former Jaguar Vaughn Taylor qualified for the U.S.

By Scott Michaux
Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 9:03pm

As is the case with all preseason polls, this is nothing but a complete guess – not even worth the Internet ether it takes up.


But the reason I’m releasing the first ever Michaux College Football Preseason Rankings is to point out the absurdity of it all.


For the first time this season as

By Scott Michaux
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 11:07am

Walking away prematurely from the 2013 British Open at Muirfield, Rory McIlroy was about a million miles away from ever hoisting a claret jug.


“Brain dead” was the self-described term McIlroy used for the state of his game a year ago after missing the cut in the Open for the first time.


By Scott Michaux
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 7:31pm


PINEHURST, N.C. – The first impressions from Lucy Li’s U.S. Women’s Open “peers” was pretty much summed up by two-time champion Meg Mallon when she saw the youngest qualifier in championship history on the practice range.


“I expected an 11-year-old and found a 9-year-old,” Mallon said.


It a

By Scott Michaux
Monday, June 16, 2014 - 5:32pm


PINEHURST, N.C. – The chapel bells played “Faith of Our Fathers” on Sunday as the leaders teed off in the U.S. Open. The regular tolling hymns and periodic train whistles are part of the magic that leaks into the soul of anyone who visits the charming village in the Carolina sandhills.


As the

By Scott Michaux
Sunday, June 15, 2014 - 9:49pm

PINEHURST, N.C. – There was much point-missing going on at the U.S. Open – even more than usual.


There were the folks like Donald Trump who saw brown patches and scruffy waste areas on their HD televisions and decried Pinehurst No. 2 as ugly and unworthy of holding a major championship.

By Scott Michaux
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 9:43am

PINEHURST, N.C. — After a month of mostly changing diapers, Patrick Reed is ready to take on his first U.S. Open.


“The game is really close and I’m sure by Thursday all the rust will be off and we’ll be ready to go.” the former Augusta State star said Monday.


Life on the golf course hasn’t

By Scott Michaux
Sunday, June 8, 2014 - 10:28am

There’s a Pinehurst story of success that many people have already drafted in their heads. It involves a guy in his mid-40s fulfilling his career ambitions by hoisting a U.S. Open trophy next week.


It would be inspiring stuff if Phil Mickelson can complete his career grand slam by capturing the

By Scott Michaux