Category: Sports

And So It Goes….

What a heartbreaking game. Man….we say that an *awful* lot with Georgia sports, but this one hurts. We say that an awful lot too. The Atlanta Braves, who had a more spectacular season than the “experts” said they would have, ended their postseason bid tonight in a spectacularly devastating do-or-die Game 5. We died. Some

Georgia moving to the next level

This week’s Courier Herald column: Dooley Field at Sanford Stadium had a bit of a coming out party Saturday night.  A record capacity crowd greeted Notre Dame’s Fighting Irish and kept the stadium rocking until almost midnight.  A national TV audience was able to witness Georgia grind out a victory.  It was a great night

Failing College Demands Ridiculous Apology from Nike

  23.5% of Truett – McConnell University graduates finish within six years.[i]  The rest – don’t finish at all.  Truett – McConnell has an excessively high transfer rate and an excessively low graduation rate for four-year bachelor’s degree.  In 2013, the traditional graduation rate for the small christian college was only 13%.  That means 87%

When A Battle Is Lost, Move On

This week’s Courier Herald column: It was a banner weekend for soccer fans in Georgia. The World Cup culminated with France as Champions, and the Atlanta United set yet another attendance record for Major League Soccer with the largest crowd to view a single game match. After a generation of promises, Soccer appears to be

Cagle Would Campaign for ATL World Cup Hosting, Abrams and Kemp Have Reservations

GeorgiaPol likes to break hard news for our readers and we’re doing so here. I asked all three candidates for Governor the following questions: “The Unified bid won the right to stage the 2026 World Cup. As governor, would [s/he] back Atlanta’s effort to be one of the host cities? Does [s/he] have any plans

Republican SoS Candidates Don’t Support Gambling/Boxing in Georgia

If the Republican Secretary of State hopefuls defeat John Barrow, there will be no heavyweight title fights in Georgia. One of the may facets of the SoS office, and unfortunately the most forgotten one, is that s/he is the boxing commissioner for the state of Georgia. Georgian boxing aficionados were intrigued by the Chris Christie

Georgia Kia, Alabama Hyundai Plants Make Bet Over National Championship Game

As we’re all well aware, Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia is the pride of West Point Georgia, having produced over one million Kia Sorento CUV’s. It also currently produces the Optima Sedan.  Kia has a sister plant in Montgomery Alabama, Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama, that currently produces the Hyundai Sonota and Elantra sedans and Santa Fe