Patrick Fox

Managing Editor

I’ve loved college football since the days of Bear Bryant, Woody Hayes and Pepper Rodgers. It offers something few sports can lay claim to – the ability to suspend cynicism and believe that coaches are honorable, players love their school, and college sports programs are honest. Even so, there are some alarming trends creeping into the game.

Things have changed a lot over my lifetime. If my parents were “The Greatest Generation,” I’m in the not-so-great “Metamorphic Generation,” those who have ridden the tide of major changes, from Big Chief tablets to desktop computers.

Georgia has experienced “superb” job growth, adding 137,400 jobs in the past seven months with unemployment below 3 percent, according to Rajeev Dhawan of the Economic Forecasting Center at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business.

It seems like only yesterday, but 22 years ago, we celebrated a new millennium.

To commemorate the epoch, in December 1999, A&E’s “Biography” aired a two-part special profiling the 100 most influential people of the past 1,000 years.

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