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02/08/2015

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01/25/2015

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01/19/2015

Shame on us for forgetting to hype the amazing show we had today ahead of time, but never fear it's not too late to have a listen.

Hour 1: JP Predicts in studio wrapping up the latest in sports.
Hour 2: Former Representative Paul DeMarco
Hour 3: Bessemer Police Chief Nathaniel Rutledge Jr.

Take a listen if you missed today's show. http://youtu.be/Iq0mfyyW8VI

Hats Off to UAB President Ray Watts! Why Watt's face-saving spin could actually turn into hope for Blazer Faithful:Artic...
01/10/2015

Hats Off to UAB President Ray Watts! Why Watt's face-saving spin could actually turn into hope for Blazer Faithful:
Article by John Archibald
Forget what UAB President Ray Watts said.

It was nothing. It was damage control, bought with public money, high-priced lawyers and media consultants.

He will form a committee to review the data from the Carr Report that justified killing Blazer football, leaving the vaguest of possibilities that UAB will one day - not this day - re-form a football team.

The doctor, it seems, will allow a second opinion.

Ray Watts, UAB President
Wes Smith, UAB National Alumni President and head of the committee to review the Carr Report. (Frank Couch\[email protected])
Frank Couch

It is easy to see it all as a sham, a save-his-own-tookus strategy to delay the final decision on football until long after the UAB faculty senate considers a no confidence vote on his own leadership this month.

It would be easy to see it that way after hearing Watts bumble through another public appearance. He came right out and said he thinks the data from the Carr Report is accurate. He just wants people to have more confidence in it.

Which sounds a lot like:

We screwed up the delivery, but nothing will change.

So it is the temptation to believe that what's done is done. The whole affair is just more pie in the face of the school's football fans. Everyone knows you can't put Pandora back in her box or cram the genie back in his bottle.

I would have bet bank on all that as I listened to Watts this afternoon. And then something happened that I did not expect.

I listened to one man. I looked in his eyes and saw something that Watts has never shown: sincerity.

UAB National Alumni Association President Wes Smith, president of Mayer Electric, is the guy picked to lead the seven-member committee that will oversee the review. And one thing he said today should give UAB faithful hope. It was practically the only thing said Friday that might do that:

"The only thing I have is my credibility," he said.

It meant that the integrity and the transparency of this committee was on him.

It meant that responsibility for a real second opinion was on him. It meant that, no matter what the intentions of Watts or his handlers or the University of Alabama Board of Trustees, the numbers and the possibilities will come through him.

The very integrity of the board itself is on Smith. And for the first time in a long time I felt good about UAB. He spoke from the soul, and he spoke from the heart.

From Paul 'Bear' Bryant-To Be Successful You Must pay The Price…Have a plan…Work your plan…Plan for the unexpected… In l...
01/07/2015

From Paul 'Bear' Bryant-

To Be Successful You Must pay The Price…
Have a plan…
Work your plan…
Plan for the unexpected…

In life… There is no shortcut for success. Success is made from planning, hard work, dedication, and determination, helping others, some good luck and a relationship with God.
REFLECTIONS
“IF YOU BELIEVE IN YOURSELF AND HAVE DEDICATION AND PRIDE – AND NEVER QUIT, YOU’LL BE A WINNER. THE PRICE OF VICTORY IS HIGH – BUT SO ARE THE REWARDS.”

Coach Paul “Bear” Bryant

Coach Bryant always kept this poem in his wallet-

This is the beginning of a new day.

God has given me this day to use as I will.

I can waste it or use it for good.

What I do today is very important because I am

Exchanging a day of my life for it.

When tomorrow comes, this day will be gone forever.

Leaving something in its place I have traded for it.

I want it to be a gain, not a loss – good, not evil.

Success, not failure in order that I
Shall not forget the price I paid for it.



By W. Heartsill Wilson

You may want to go fill 'er up today...oil is back on the rise...
01/07/2015

You may want to go fill 'er up today...oil is back on the rise...

BREAKING NEWS---Gunmen Kill At Least 12 In ‘Terrorist Attack’ At French Satirical Newspaper---AK 47s and a ROCKET LAUNCH...
01/07/2015
VIDEO. Des images de l'attaque au siège de Charlie Hebdo

BREAKING NEWS---Gunmen Kill At Least 12 In ‘Terrorist Attack’ At French Satirical Newspaper---AK 47s and a ROCKET LAUNCHER.
VIDEO OF ATTACK: http://mobile.francetvinfo.fr/faits-divers/attaque-au-siege-de-charlie-hebdo/video-des-images-de-l-attaque-au-siege-de-charlie-hebdo_790543.html#xtref=http://t.co/y1ErbSGv5P

Sur les images filmées par le journaliste Martin Boudot, de l'agence Premières Lignes, depuis un immeuble situé à proximité du bâtiment, on entend des coups de feu et des voix dont une criant "Allahou Akbar". Au loin, on distingue au moins deux personnes semblant en fuite.

Dr. Ben Carson is the answer to what ails our country... Dr. Carson is a candidate of common sense and the commitment an...
01/07/2015

Dr. Ben Carson is the answer to what ails our country... Dr. Carson is a candidate of common sense and the commitment and the courage to say what we need to hear, not what we want to hear...

COOLER HEADS MUST PREVAIL:Cheer UAB's courageous leadership in exiting football: guest opinion...Dr. John R. Gerdy serve...
01/07/2015

COOLER HEADS MUST PREVAIL:
Cheer UAB's courageous leadership in exiting football: guest opinion...
Dr. John R. Gerdy serves as founder and executive director of Music For Everyone a non-profit dedicated to cultivating the power of music as an educational and community building tool in Lancaster County. Since 2006, MFE has invested almost $1 million in school and community arts organizations and initiatives to enhance music programs in Lancaster County, PA. He has authored five books, among them, Ball or Bands: Football vs. Music as an Educational and Community Investment (2014), Sports: The All-American Addiction (2002) and Air Ball: American Education’s Failed Experiment with Elite Athletics (2006). He has also been extensive published in journals and periodicals such as The Chronicle of Higher Education, Sporting News, Black Issues in Higher Education, NCAA News and College Board Review.

John’s background and experience have afforded him a unique perspective. He grew up in Little Falls, NJ, the son of a high school football coach, who also was the school’s physics teacher. John was an all-state basketball player at Passaic Valley HS where his jersey number is retired. A 1979 graduate of Davidson College, he received all-American honors and graduated as the career-leading scorer in school history, a record that stood for 30 years. Davidson retired his jersey in 1979 and inducted him into its Hall of Fame in 1994. Davidson also awarded him the John W. Kuykendall Award for Community Service in 2014. He was drafted by the NJ Nets and played professionally in the Continental Basketball Association for one season.

John served as the youth sports program director at the Johnston YMCA in Charlotte NC for two years before enrolling in Ohio University where he earned his MA in sports administration (1983) and Ph.D. in Higher Education (1986). From 1986-89, Gerdy worked at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) as a legislative assistant before serving six years at the Southeastern Conference as Associate Commissioner for Compliance and Academic Affairs.

With the birth of their first child, John left the SEC to be a stay-at-home Dad. During this time, he began teaching as a Visiting Professor in Sports Administration at Ohio University and began writing in earnest. In 2007, he was chosen one of America’s Most Influential Sports Educators by the Institute of International Sport.

A life long musician, he has served as an “artist in residence” at the New School of Lancaster, teaching the Blues to children from first to fifth grades, conducted summer music camps and performs in public regularly under the stage name of Willie Marble.

He resides on a farm in Conestoga, PA with his wife, two children and a bunch of dogs and cats.

BALL OR BANDS: FOOTBALL VS. MUSIC AS AN EDUCATIONAL AND COMMUNITY INVESTMENT
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In a perfect world, all school extracurricular activities would be fully funded. But with all indications being that future education funding will be significantly reduced, it’s painfully clear that we no longer live in a perfect world. As a result, school and community leaders as well as parents will be forced to determine how to allocate increasingly scarce extracurricular dollars, particularly in the areas of athletics and the arts.

These decisions must be made with the recognition that America’s economy has changed from one based on industrial might to one driven by technology, creativity, collaboration and innovation. What does this mean as applied to educational funding and priorities? How should it impact efforts to structure schools and educational curriculums to prepare our children to succeed in this rapidly changing and increasingly competitive world economy and integrated global community?

To successfully meet these challenges, parents, education policy makers and community leaders must be fully informed to enable them to approach these difficult decisions with a more thorough understanding of the issues and impacts these activities have on educational and community outcomes.

In Ball or Bands, author John R. Gerdy offers a thoughtful, thorough and clear-eyed comparative analysis of the educational value of football versus music programs in providing our children an education worthy of the 21st century. Drawing on relevant research and data, but also his extensive experience in both worlds, Gerdy poses a host of questions:
* Should our educational institutions be sponsoring activities that deaden and destroy brain cells and impair brain function?
* Should we continue to invest significant resources in football rather than, for example, music, which strengthens and develops neural connections and enhances brain function?
* Which extracurricular activities garner the best educational return on investment?

Ball or Bands helps provide context, insight and information to help education and community leaders, as well as parents, approach these important questions about extracurricular funding with a clearer understanding of the educational and societal “playing field.” Despite the fact that some of the answers may be uncomfortable or inconvenient, we should welcome this discussion and analysis because, if we approach it honestly, the end result will be better schools serving our children and communities more effectively. In the end, isn’t that what we all want and what our society needs? Purchase on: Amazon / Archway / Barnes N Noble Call Archway directly for easy ordering: 888-242-5904.

01/05/2015
Sports N Stuff 01-04-2015

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Sunday 1/4/2015 JP Predicts, Journalist Bob Carlton, Coach Mark Everett, Danny Haralson, Dr. Sloan Beard, Jason Cerniglia and Jeremy Hunter

01/04/2015

Your favorite SEC team may have let you down, but we'll be there to pick up the pieces today from 3-6 on 97.7 FM or http://www.977thepeach.com/

We'll be trying to put the bowl games in perspective and look forward to the game between the Buckeyes and the Ducks.

We'll finish the show touching on our own New Year Resolutions and talking with a variety of special physical fitness "guru's" (see the following list of guests;

Coach Mark Everett (former University of Florida and three (3) time olympian track athlete and training coach http://www.zoominfo.com/p/Mark-Everett/1185345309)

Danny Haralson (founder/head coach of Run University www.rununiversity.com),

Dr. Sloan Burdick-Beard and Dr. Beau Beard (founders of The FARM www.chirofarm.com),

Jason Cerniglia, the founder of Hoover Fitness (see; www.hoverfitness.com) and co-founder of Strength thru Faith ministry with his fellow co-founder Jeremy Hunter.

It should be a great show and we look forward to your participation. Give us a call or leave a message here our on our Twitter @SportsNStuffFM and get involved.

Thanks for your support.

12/30/2014
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Sports N' Stuff Episode from 12-28-2014.

12/28/2014

Not a lot of notice but we've been busy setting up a great show for you.

Lyn Scarborough will be in studio from 3-4 covering bowl games and news from around the sporting world and we'll be talking to AU Alumni representative Kate Larkin at 3:30.

From 4:00-4:30 we've got a great discussion with 'Ball or Bands' author John Gerdy before we talk to FSU friend of the show Greg Schnute.

We've got Chubb's Grub Station in studio from 5:00-5:45 talking about their new restaurant and their company philosophy before hopefully talking with Alabama team chaplain Gary Cramer from New Orleans.

It's going to be a great show we hope and we couldn't do it without you. Tune in today from 3:00-6:00 pm on 97.9 The Peach or online at www.977thepeach.com.

12/21/2014

The gang over at Sports N' Stuff is ready to go today from 3-6pm.

We've got a great show lined up for you today. To start we'll be talking about Auburn's 2OT win over Xavier with Joe Dean Jr., Lyn Scarbrough, and Eli G. as well as the latest from Alabama basketball and news and scores from around the world of sports.

We'll have a wide array of guests today as we celebrate our Sports N' Stuff Holiday Spectacular episode. So from 3:30-5:00 if you're a fan of Sports N' Stuff we want to hear from you!! Call in at 205-605-0733

We'll be talking with Sports Clips Katrina Hinkle during our 5:00-5:30 segment, followed by AU's Santa Claus (Charlie Heaton) as our studio guest from 5:33 through the end of the show.

We've got a lot of great talk planned for today, but there's always room for you. Thanks for all the support and have a great Holiday season.

Kris Kringle is in studio making Christmas magic come to life.
12/14/2014

Kris Kringle is in studio making Christmas magic come to life.

12/14/2014

The crew is in the studio gearing up for Sports N' Stuff today from 3-6 pm on 97.7 FM The Peach or online at http://977thepeach.com/

We'll be talking Will Muschamp's hiring with Lyn Scarbrough, the latest news out of UAB with Justin Craft and David Carrington, our opinions on the Heisman voting and the upcoming CFP/Bowl match-ups.

We'll have Dr. Lemak in studio to discuss the latest news in sports saftey, and we'll wrap it all up with Kris Kringle live in studio taking your holiday wishes on-air.

Tune us in and let us know what's on your mind.

12/12/2014

We may have disappeared from your Facebook for a while but your best resource for Sports N' Stuff hasn't gone anywhere.

Join us this Sunday on 97.7 FM The Peach from 3-6 PM for a healthy dose of the 3 D's (Discussion, Debate, and Dialogue). We'll be covering the latest news in college football and digging further into the situation at UAB plus we want to hear from you.

Here is what we have for you this week!

Our monthly feature with the National Center for Sports Safety will have Dr. Larry Lemak himself in studio talking the latest issues in Sports Saftey.

We'll talk with Jefferson County Commissioner David Carrington about the impact UAB's decision will have on Jefferson county.

Former UAB football player and UAB Football Foundation supporter Justin Craft will provide us the latest insider UAB information.

And we'll top all that off with a special visit from none other than Kris Kringle himself who might be taking YOUR Christmas wishes on-air.

So tune in this Sunday from 3-6pm on 97.7 FM The Peach and be on the lookout for more chances to interact with the show coming soon to a social media outlet near you.

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