Fall is in the air, and for countless families across the country, this means high school football is back on Friday nights. Under the glow of the stadium lights, communities come together and cheer on their boys of fall. I don’t know what it is about these football games, but they bring out certain qualities […]Read more "From PJ Parenting: 10 Over-the-Top Parents You See At Every High School Football Game"
College football has been an important part of Southern life ever since young men began to take to the gridiron on autumn afternoons. But the college football experience in the South is more than just the game itself. In my new book, Football, Faith, and Flannery O’Connor: A Love Letter to the South, I touch […]Read more "From PJ Lifestyle: 10 Best Traditions in Southern College Football"
College football season is one of my favorite times of the year, and I’m not alone here in the South. Every red-blooded Southerner — even the ones who claim not to like football — understands how important college football is down here. In my new book, Football, Faith, and Flannery O’Connor: A Love Letter To […]Read more "From PJ Lifestyle: SEC Football Preview: 10 Big Questions for the 2015 Season"
They’re at it again. Those super-tolerant folks at the Freedom From Religion Foundation are going after Christian believers who share their faith with others. This time, their target is college football and the coaches who use their belief in Jesus Christ as a springboard to improving the lives of their players. The Freedom From Religion Foundation […]Read more "From PJ Lifestyle: Militant Atheists Are Going After College Football Coaches"
As young men all over the country get ready to take the field in the golden light of autumn afternoons, one player from my alma mater, the University of Georgia, is gearing up for a unique challenge (one with which I can identify). Bulldogs wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell will become a published author with the release of […]Read more "From PJ Lifestyle: College Football Star Publishes Children’s Book"
High school sports can be as competitive as professional sports – especially in the South. Just ask the soccer team at Chattahoochee High School north of Atlanta. At their April 29 game, the last of the season, senior Andrew Gray disagreed with a call from the referee, so Gray responded with a sucker punch. Continue […]Read more "From PJ Tatler: High School Soccer Player Punches Referee Over Call in Final Game"
This time of year, thousands of people make their brackets for the NCAA college basketball tournament, but not many of them go to jail for it. In the suburb of Alpharetta, Georgia, just north of Atlanta, police from four jurisdictions detained over five dozen people at a private party at a bar and grill who […]Read more "From PJ Tatler: Police Nab Dozens In Atlanta Area Gambling Bust"