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COLUMN: Furman gave us one final test

Herald Sports Editor Danny Aller marvels at the career of Georgia sportswriting legend and former AJC sports editor Furman Bisher, who --- in a twist of irony --- passed away late Sunday night just before deadline for newspapers across the country, frantically sending copy desks into a tailspin to get news of his death in their Monday editions.

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He will be missed: Georgia sportswriting legend Bisher dies at 93

The dean of Georgia sportswriters and proud addition to The Herald’s guest columnists, Furman Bisher, dies of a heart attack at the age of 93 late Sunday night.

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FURMAN BISHER COLUMN: The root of the PGA

Herald Guest Columnist Furman Bisher takes a look back at how the PGA Tour got off the ground in advance of the year's first major in April, the Masters at Augusta.

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FURMAN BISHER COLUMN: The days of the teaching game might well be over

Herald Guest Cokumnist Furman Bisher writes this week that after watching Tiger Woods fail to win this past Sunday at Pebble Beach, it's never been more apparent how much he misses swing coach Butch Harmon.

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FURMAN BISHER COLUMN: A Manning strikes gold in Indianapolis

Herald Guest Columnist Furman Bisher stayed home for the Super Bowl for the first time in his long and successful journalism career, and says he actually liked taking in the Big Game from his living room, thanks in part to finally getting to watch all those talked-about Super Bowl commercials.

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FURMAN BISHER COLUMN: Ex-Ga. Tech coach Cremins has the will to carry on

Herald Guest Columnist Furman Bisher writes this week about his good friend and former Georgia Tech men's basketball coach Bobby Cremins, who he wished well as Cremins --- now the coach at College of Charleston --- took a medical leave for the rest of the season late last week due to an indisclosed illness.

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FURMAN BISHER COLUMN: The Braves can dream, can’t they?

Herald Guest Columnist Furman Bisher looks ahead to spring training for the Atlanta Braves, who Bisher thinks could be in for a big year after a late collapse last season left a bitter taste in their mouths.

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FURMAN BISHER: The case of the missing quarterback

Herald guest columnist Furman Bisher writes about the absence of LSU backup quarterback Jarrett Lee in the BCS National Championship game.

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FURMAN BISHER COLUMN: Peter King’s one last shot at redemption

Herald guest columnist Furman Bisher calls into question Sports Illustrated Peter Kings pick for the Falcons to reach the Super Bowl.

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FURMAN BISHER COLUMN: Remembering a Master-ful 2011

Herald guest columnist Furman Bisher writes about his memories of the past year --- specifically the 2011 Masters when Charl Schwartzel came from nowhere to win.

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FURMAN BISHER COLUMN: Well, bowl me over

Herald Guest Columnist Furman Bisher writes that he's not fond of the over-abundance of bowl games these days.

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FURMAN BISHER COLUMN: Tebow loves Jesus Christ, and what's wrong with that?

Herald Guest Columnist Furman Bisher says that even though Broncos QB Tim Tebow wears his passion for God on his sleeve, don't think less of him --- or that he's soft.

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FURMAN BISHER COLUMN: Was Tiger’s win worth screaming about?

Herald Guest Columnist Furman Bisher says don't put too much stock in Tiger Woods' first win in more than two years over the weekend because the Chevron World Challenge was nothing more than an exhibition with a 18-player field.

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FURMAN BISHER COLUMN: Cleaning out the closet

Herald Guest Columnist Furman Bisher touches on a few sports topics that have taken place in the last week, including not understanding the NL Rookie of the Year vote given to Craig Kimbrel.

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FURMAN BISHER COLUMN: La Russa laid down the 'law' during baseball career

Herald Guest Columnist Furman Bisher looks back on the career of three-time World Series champion -- and recently retired --- manager Tony La Russa, who also won one title as a player shortly after earning his law degree from Florida State.

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