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CONGRATS DAWGS

ALL CAPS GIVE ME A HEADACHE, but your points are well taken,

posted @ Wednesday, January 2, 2013 - 03:44

Former UGA basketball coach Guthrie dies

John was a class act at UGA and a great friend. What a loss for all those whose lives he influenced.

JCF
Long Beach, California

posted @ Thursday, September 16, 2010 - 21:33

From the Vault: The early writings of Lewis Grizzard

@keepitsimple: The headline was supposedly about Dogs to play Cocks with Dicks out, referring to Happy Dicks, but that's actually a variation of a story someone told us at Gigi's on Baxter one night in the '60s. We used to go out there after we finished at the Daily News -- me, Lew, Wade Saye, maybe Gerald Rutberg. The story, which seems to have grown in the refrigerator, was that Steve Teasley had written a headline for the Banner-Herald about an Athens High player named Peters who was hurt. The head said "Athens High to Play Without Peters." Somebody in composing, shocked, supposedly changed it to "Athens High to Play With Peters Out." I suspect the Happy Dicks part is apocryphal, since nobody seems to be able to find a copy. Maybe not, but the yarn above is true. I was there. John Futch, Long Beach, California

posted @ Saturday, August 21, 2010 - 01:43

From the Vault: The early writings of Lewis Grizzard

Boy these pages bring back memories. And that Phearless Phorecast, with its mugs, is scary. Lots of familiar bylines (besides Lewis and me) -- Wade Saye, Gerald Rutberg, Chuck Perry -- plus a few of my pictures (you did it all back then, and often with no light meter and one role of film).

The promo story says its Lewis' writing for the Banner-Herald, but it was Athens Daily News all the way. Lewis would just as soon have a root canal as write for the Banana Herald.

John Futch
Long Beach, California

posted @ Saturday, August 21, 2010 - 01:39

From the Vault: Lewis Grizzard

Boy these pages bring back memories. And that Phearless Phorecast, with its mugs, is scary. Lots of familiar bylines (besides Lewis and me) -- Wade Saye, Gerald Rutberg, Chuck Perry -- plus a few of my pictures (you did it all back then, and often with no light meter and one role of film).

The promo story says its Lewis' writing for the Banner-Herald, but it was Athens Daily News all the way. Lewis would just as soon have a root canal as write for the Banana Herald.

John Futch
Long Beach, California

posted @ Saturday, August 21, 2010 - 01:29

Report: McGarity to be named new UGA AD

Greg is as Georgia (and Athens) as it gets. What a coup that would be.

John Futch
Long Beach, California

posted @ Thursday, August 12, 2010 - 23:41

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