Sunday, November 25, 2012
With end of the Maya's "long count" calendar set for Dec. 21, there have been predictions about the world coming to an end. Will you be having an End of the World Party on Dec. 21 or do you still expect to be around the next day.
Sunday, November 25, 2012
There are reportedly many parties planned for Dec. 20 or 21 this year, just in case. With the "long count" calendar of the Ancient Mayans coming to an end that day, some people are a little pessimistic about any calendar continuing past that date. Experts on the matter, however, say we've got nothing to worry about. According to an article on nbcnews.com, "Experts estimate the system starts counting at 3114 B.C., and will have run through 13 baktuns, or 5,125 years, around Dec. 21. Experts say 13 was a significant number for the Maya, and the end of that cycle would be a milestone — but not an end." Some people believe the Maya may have predicted "impending astronomical disasters that would coincide with 2012, ranging from explosive storms…
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Where's Brookwood? Grayson may find out Friday night.
Every week, I pick high school football games that are played in Patch coverage areas from Cumming to Stone Mountain. Check out this week's predictions, then let us know how you think your team will fare in the comment box below ... if you dare. Last week’s best picks: King’s Ridge 21, Mount Pisgah 20 (actual score, King’s Ridge 20, Mount Pisgah 14, OT); Tucker 50, Redan 10 (actual score, Tucker 54, Redan 7). Last week’s worst picks: Forsyth Central 28, Creekview 27 (actual score, Creekview 27, Forsyth Central 17); Parkview 21, Brookwood 20 (actual score, Brookwood 23, Parkview 19). Last week's record: 20-2. Overall record: 163-42-1. Are you ready for another round of picks? Brookwood at Grayson: Talk of this game has included the feuding …
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Brookwood should keep pace with win over Shiloh; South Gwinnett has the tools to beat Dacula.
Every week, I pick high school football games that are played in Patch coverage areas from Cumming to Stone Mountain. Check out this week's predictions, then let us know how you think your team will fare in the comment box below ... if you dare. Last week’s best picks: Peachtree Ridge 28, Collins Hill 24 (actual score, Peachtree Ridge 28, Collins Hill 27); Parkview 21, Central Gwinnett 14 (actual score, Parkview 22, Central Gwinnett 15). Last week’s worst picks: Shiloh 17, Archer 14 (actual score, Archer 35, Shiloh 0); Lambert 21, Johns Creek 20 (actual score, Johns Creek 23, Lambert 0). Last week's record: 17-6-1. Overall record: 124-36-1. Are you ready for another round of picks? Brookwood at Shiloh: Now that the Brookwood Broncos, …
Thursday, September 29, 2011
South Gwinnett-Brookwood battle of Snellville highlights weekend's games.
Every week, I pick high-school football games that are played in Patch coverage areas from Stone Mountain to Cumming. Check out this week's predictions, then let us know how you think your team will fare in the comment box below ... if you dare. Last week’s best pick: Tucker 60, Douglass 6 (actual score: Tucker 60, Douglass 8). Last week’s worst pick: Roswell 20, North Forsyth 10 (actual score: North Forsyth 24, Roswell 21). Last week's record: 20-4. Overall record: 97-24. Are you ready for another round of picks? South Gwinnett at Brookwood: The original “Battle of Snellville,” this year’s South-Brookwood game has the added importance of playoff positioning in Region 8-AAAAA. Brookwood (3-2, 2-1), the defending Class AAAAA champ, is in …
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Brookwood looks to regroup; South Gwinnett and Shiloh have tough matchups.
I was leaving church Wednesday night when I heard the beautiful words: “Thank God for football season.” “Amen,” I thought, as I felt a comfortably cool breeze hit me under the striking golden hues of sunset. “That’s right,” I was still thinking. The summer heat has broken and become Chamber-of-Commerce quality. College and pro games have started, there’s a game on TV almost every night and our favorite sons are playing high-school ball every weekend in our neighborhood stadiums. I took a deep breath to take it all in. How great it is! “Football season is beautiful,” I said in agreement with my fellow church member. She rolled her eyes. The mother then rattled off what it’s like to have a young boy playing in a youth league in Gwinnett …
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Shiloh, South Gwinnett face off in Snellville showdown.
I was humbled a bit last week in my predictions of high-school football games played in Patch coverage areas from Stone Mountain to Cumming. After a can-you-believe-it 21-3 record the first week, I cooled off to a 16-6 mark last week (38-9 overall). I only missed badly on one pick. Really. So, let's lace 'em up for another week. Are you ready? Shiloh at South Gwinnett: This Snellville rivalry has been lopsided in South Gwinnett’s favor. That looks to remain the case this time, but don’t overlook the Generals (0-2), who we’re told has a renewed enthusiasm under new coach Brian Montgomery. Last week’s 28-14 loss to undefeated Tift County in Tifton was far from a rout. The Comets (0-2) stayed within striking distance of M.L. King in last week…
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Will our picks jinx your team or bring it luck?
I’ll never forget the exchange of conversations I had with a Gwinnett County football coach several years ago when I wrote a high school football predictions column for a pictures-and-words outfit out of Atlanta (I think they’re in Dunwoody now). “Scott,” the coach said. “Don’t pick us this week. You jinxed us last time.” Sure enough, that happened, although I wouldn’t call it a jinx. I picked his team to win the week before against an inferior team, and the coach’s team played spectacularly awful and lost. His team’s inability to hold onto the ball had more to do with it than what I wrote. OK, I said to the coach. Why not? It was an important game and I could be the bad guy and pick against his team. Result? His team won. He called to say…