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Furman Bisher

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FURMAN BISHER COLUMN: Who fooled Tommy John’s surgeon?

This is Furman Bisher’s final column in his long, illustrious career that touched eight decades. It was written last week. Bisher died Sunday night at the age of 93.

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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: Doc never too far from home

Furman Bisher writes about Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers.

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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: Remembering Joe Paterno

Furman Bisher writes about the late Penn State football legend Joe Paterno, who died last week.

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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: Falcons can’t get a foothold

Herald Guest Columnist Furman Bisher gives his take on Mike Smith's decision to go for it on fourth down in overtime in the Falcons' loss Sunday to the Saints.

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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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FURMAN BISHER: It's Ryan (the Beef Merchant) vs. LaRussa (the Attorney)

Herald Guest Columnist Furman Bisher takes a closer look at Cardinals manager Tony LaRussa facing off against the Rangers' president Nolan Ryan in this year's World Series.

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Remember when the Braves gave away the farm?

With the Braves still reeling from their monumental collapse at the end of the season, Herald Guest Columnist Furman Bisher remembers a trade with the Rangers that ransacked the Braves farm system.

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Don't be so quick to blame Fredi for Braves' late collapse

Herald Guest Columnist Furman Bisher takes a closer look at why the Braves faltered at the end of the season, but most of all why it isn't first-year manager Fredi Gonzalez's fault.

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FURMAN BISHER COLUMN: Watch out Dogs -- these Broncos are pretty tough

Herald Guest Columnist Furman Bisher gives his thoughts on Georgia's season opener with Boise State.

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Thanks to Uggla, Braves not out of NL East race yet

Herald Guest Columnist Furman Bisher changes his tune on resurgent Braves slugger Dan Uggla after ripping him earlier in the season for being overpaid and ineffective.

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Who the heck is this Keegan Bradley fella?

Herald Guest Columnist Furman Bisher looks back on the most unlikeliest of major champions this past Sunday in Atlanta, PGA Tour rookie Keegan Bradley.

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FURMAN BISHER COLUMN: The Ides of August

Furman Bisher gives his take on MLB teams making deals just before the trade deadline.

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FURMAN BISHER: Careful there, doling out those farmhands

Longtime dean of Georgia sportswriters Furman Bisher says the Braves are getting rid of their farm talent way too quickly for his liking.

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FURMAN BISHER COLUMN: And look at him now

Herald Guest Columnist Furman Bisher writes about Joe Torre and his impact on baseball.

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Will the defendant please rise?

Herald Guest Columnist Furman Bisher dissects Georgia Tech's recent seemingly harsh punishment by the NCAA.

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Furman Bisher: Golf's disruption, bad calls and other musings

Longtime dean of Georgia sportswriters Furman Bisher discusses several topics, including disruptions in golf and a recent series of bad calls in a Braves game.

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Furman Bisher: Uggla is fighting a puzzling slump

Longtime dean of Georgia sportswriters Furman Bisher discusses the seemingly endless slump of Atlanta Braves' second baseman Dan Uggla.

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Uggla is as Uggla does

Atlanta Braves' Dan Uggla starts the season poorly at the plate, but each game he plays, he'll give you a good day's work, expensive as it may be.

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From 'Roll Tide' to 'Roll Toomers'

Longtime dean of Georgia sportswriters, Furman Bisher, relives a memorable trip he took to Auburn in 1957 with AP sports editor Ted Smits to The Plains to deliver the Tigers' last national title they won before winning a second Monday night against Oregon.

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Be careful of your throne, you kings

Longtime dean of Georgia sportswriters Furman Bisher talks about the interesting recent moves of college football coaches.

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Even the hate has lost its sting

While some Georgia and Georgia Tech fans may not agree considering how big a rivalry Saturday's game is every year, Furman Bisher writes this week that the game between the two struggling teams has lost its luster --- at least this season, anyway.

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Washington, Texas Ranger

Longtime dean of Georgia sports writers Furman Bisher takes a look at the Texas Rangers, and how they got where they are today.

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Changing of the Guard

Longtime dean of Georgia sportswriters Furman Bisher takes a look at Bobby Cox's retirement and new manager Fredi Gonzalez.

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What a weekend

Furman Bisher gives his thoughts about a wild weekend -- and Monday -- in the world of sports.

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Pennant or no pennant?

Longtime dean of Georgia sportwriters Furman Bisher takes a look at a variety of topics, including the Braves, Buster Posey, Tiger Woods and Reggie Bush.

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Georgia St. already undefeated

Longtime dean of Georgia sportwriters Furman Bisher takes a look at Georgia State's first game in school history.

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And the Open's champ name is...

Furman Bisher shares his thoughts on little-know Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa coming out of nowhere this week and winning the British Open.

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When All-Star Games were all about the stars

Longtime dean of Georgia sportwriters Furman Bisher takes a look at the MLB All-Star game.

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Race to the green jacket

Dean of Georgia sports writers, Furman Bisher, writes this week that it was yet another memorable Masters with Phil Mickelson's victory.

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Jack checks in at age 70

Dean of Georgia sportswriters, Furman Bisher relives some of the great moments in golf great Jack Nicklaus' career as The Golden Bear turned 70 this week.