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  • Ala. vs. Ga.: Post-season play in a postmodern era

    by David H. McKinley, posted Tuesday, January 09, 2018 (4 months ago)

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    AUGUSTA, Ga. (BP) -- At the risk of adding to the paralysis of analysis (ad infinitum, ad nauseam) following big games, I have found myself captured by a powerful parable I need to examine and express before time passes and the imagery of the Alabama victory fades.

    Monday night's National Championship game between Alabama and Georgia in the College Football Playoffs displayed all the expected traits of the strong, calculated and daring leadership Nick Saban has brought and continues to bring to college football in this era. Read More

  • Diehard Bama fan in 'dilemma' as Ga. QB's pastor

    by Tim Ellsworth, posted Friday, January 05, 2018 (4 months ago)

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    WARNER ROBINS, Ga. (BP) -- Jerry Walls has enjoyed three decades of a prosperous and peaceful pastorate of Southside Baptist Church.

    The church in Warner Robins, Ga., has grown considerably under Walls' leadership -- from about 125 when he began to about 3,500 now. He loves his people, and they love him. You don't serve at a church for 30 years without a deep and mutual affection between pastor and people.

    But with Alabama and Georgia colliding on Monday night for the College Football Playoff National Championship, Walls and the Southside family are facing a challenge unlike any they've encountered together. It's a challenge some might think could threaten the harmony that has characterized the church.

    Walls, a native of Montgomery, Ala., is a diehard Crimson Tide devotee. He's ministering in the midst of a church full of rabid Georgia Dawgs. And at the center of the brewing church controversy is one of Walls' church members at Southside -- Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm. Read More