I saw this recently on Facebook and it piqued my interest. As someone who grew up playing video games in the 1980s, I had to give it a shot. I clicked on the link to the Internet Archive's Internet Arcade. It is a treasure trove of old arcade games -- some you may remember, some you won't -- games you can play within your Internet browser (Firefox may work best). Anyway, there are 370 easily-accessible games like: Galaga, Joust, Marble Madness, Paperboy and several variations of Pac-Man.
University of Georgia senior flanker Chris Conley is known for his exploits on the field. Off of it, he's making a name for himself in another way.
Conley, who's majoring in journalism, released his 26-minute film, "Retribution," last month. The Star Wars fan film was written and directed by Conley, and it was shot in and around Sanford Stadium in Athens, Ga. Also, Conley plays the villain, while Bulldogs running back Todd Gurley and Mark Richt make cameos.
If you missed it, The Weather Channel's veteran meteorologist Jim Cantore did a live shot Tuesday from Charleston, S.C., when some kid ran straight at him. Cantore took care of business and remained professional the entire time. Kudos to him for his action. Watch the video.
You may have seen it by now. Or maybe you've heard about it. After all, the video is going viral. With 0.3 seconds remaining Monday night against Georgia Regents, Georgia College's Ryan Blumenthal tossed an inbounds pass to Royal Thomas, who caught the ball and banked it off the glass for the win. The bang-bang play happened quick, and with fans rushing the court the officials (Jeff Corley, Chris King and Matt Dipiro) called the play good.
NASA has provided us an array of fascinating photos through the years, and this one is nothing short of spectacular. With its Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR), NASA captured what is being labeled as the "Hand of God."
Read more about the story here: http://www.nasa.gov/jpl/nustar/B1509-pia17566/#.UtLSLNJDvSk
As a married father of three children, one of my resolutions for 2014 is to save money, the same sentiment many of you share. To start, I'm planning to check out this web site on a daily basis: http://thekrazycouponlady.com/
Sports writer David Lee, the staff's professor, is a brilliant mind when it comes to breaking down baseball in a mathematical manner. He'll be glad to entertain you explaining player performance based on stats like WAR and xFIP. But while baseball stats can explain the greatness of a player, football is a different beast.
How do you determine the greatness of a quarterback? Do you base it on stats alone? Do you go with touchdowns? Or passing yardage? Or average gain per completion? Fourth-quarter comebacks?
Like many of you, I marveled over the shot Bubba Watson hit to win the 2012 Masters Tournament. You remember it: the hooked pitching wedge shot from the trees right of the 10th fairway, his ball dancing on the green to set up his win over Louis Oosthuizen in the sudden-death playoff. Great shot. Great champion.
We here in the sports department don't always like to talk about sports. In fact, we prefer to talk about a variety of current topics, mainly the latest in entertainment. A recent discussion brought us to the subject of Christmas films. Everyone has a different list of what the greatest ones are. If sports editor John Boyette was in the office right now, he'd probably try to sneak "Caddyshack" somewhere in his top 10.
Our lists aren't perfect, but here goes:
1. It’s a Wonderful Life – Pass the tissues.