Americus Times-Recorder, Americus, Georgia


December 8, 2012

Your Opinion: December 9, 2012

AMERICUS — Should’ve won

I am not a coach I have no education. I am not ALSO a million dollar sports announcer. But I know the basics. I played football for AHS on three state games. Coach Shell, Parrish, Volley, Harris, Davis Hill, Jordan Johnson McPherson. Great talent. Many halfbacks wanted to run touchdowns and we all couldn’t run the ball but we had depth. Lee Warren Goodin did a good job as well as Granger and Ellis. Prince was a big name pro talent signed by Gale Sayer to his Alma Marter College.

Now to the point. Coach Marck Pricht failed the best team in the country. Let me provide effecient supporting evidence.

You didn’t do the same thing and get different results. We are talented with stars like Murray, (passing) Marshall and Gurley (running wide) great back-up receivers, great defense Rambo (secondary) and Jarvis (Pro talented tackler).

The South Carolina loss was not forgotten. We should have been number one in the nation and undefeated. Yes my hine sight is 20/20 for good cause.

My Grandaddy always said you can’t make chicken pie out of chicken manure but Mr. Richt has personally let me down and saddened the Bulldog Nation. We were out coached all year. Mr. Prick should be paid off his contract and coach Dooly’s son did a great job at Tennessee but didn’t have much to work with. He and the greats took risks. We were a running team wide and passing. Why up the middles for two losses. Why not go for it the last three minutes on fourth down do or die?

David Samson


Thankful for so much

Recently my preacher challenged us to make a list of 500 things we are thankful for. It has been a real joy to attempt this task. While I won’t bother you with the whole list, I do want to point out one wonderful blessing to our community. The services of Phoebe Sumter Hospice are immeasurable. We are so fortunate to have a local non-profit hospice serving families and patients at the end of life.

Most people are aware that hospice care means medical care and comfort for the patient. But Phoebe Sumter Hospice does so much more. Patients and families receive spiritual and emotional support that is invaluable. You may not know that the chaplain and social worker continue to serve grieving families months after the death of their loved ones.

I have experienced the gift of hospice care for both of my parents. So many things from hospice made a difference: the education materials, the volunteers who stayed with my patient so that I could run errands, learning what to expect in grief, and most of all the care and comfort for my parent as each one moved from this world to the next.

Tis the season of Thanksgiving and gift-giving and I suspect that many like me, who have a great deal of “stuff” would love to get a note that a donation to Phoebe Sumter Hospice in my honor was given.

I am thankful for Phoebe Sumter Hospice.

Pat Turner


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