When the Tennessee Sports Writers Association asked me a few months ago to inform Roy Exum that he'd been elected to its Hall of Fame, my first thought was, "He's not already in it?"

The sound you heard coming from northern France early Wednesday was a decisive Boom — Lars Boom, to be exact.

This time next week we'll be neck deep in SEC media days, which start Monday. We'll have live coverage at and we'll have Press Row on ESPN 105.1 FM live from the event Monday through Thursday of next week.

The news out of the University of Miami on Tuesday had to sound disturbingly familiar to the football fans of Vanderbilt University and Calhoun (Ga.) High School.

Gang, hope this finds you well. Remember the mailbag for this Friday and we are less than a week from SEC media days. Wow.

The Atlanta Braves landed three players on the National League All-Star roster that was released Sunday.

From the "Talks too much" studios, let's stretch this thing out — it's almost go time.

Roger Federer tried to hold it in Sunday afternoon.

Will Wade didn't study with great detail Indiana University's recently announced student-athlete "bill of rights."

Just over 70 years ago, the Allied forces of World War II crossed the English Channel from Britain to liberate France on D-Day, but this year the forces of professional cycling are heading in the opposite direction.

We're going to keep our answers short (well, shortish) so buckle up and enjoy the holiday weekend.

Gang, great week and what fun we had here and on Press Row on 105.1 FM. Great times.

After smoking through the Phillies and the Mets, the Atlanta Braves are on a season-best seven-game winning streak.

Speeding into the holiday weekend, we have a spot or two open in the mailbag. Whatcha got?

A sports writing idol of mine once wrote that the only reason futbol was more popular throughout the rest of the world than our American football was because most of the rest of the world couldn't afford to equip its youngsters with helmets and shoulder pads and such.

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