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Tanita Gaither is a recent graduate of The University of Georgia (Speech Communications '11). She is a a freelance sports writer, and the Creator and Principle Writer of The Southern Fried Sports Girl and has been featured on several sports websites, including The Sports Jury, Aery's Sports, and Sports News Nightly.She plans on pursuing sports journalism and sports broadcasting, and her aspirations are to be a sports broadcaster. She currently lives in Athens, GA with her fiance John and was born and raised in Covington, GA. Follow Tanita on Twitter @southsportsgirl

The Southern Fried Sports Girl: Wild Card Preview: Cardinals @ Braves

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Countdown to Kickoff 2012: TSFSG’s College Football Top 25 Preview (Plus Bold Bowl Predictions)

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5 Days Until Kick Off — 2012 College Football Preview Week

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On Deck w/ Tanita Gaither (also on Pop Fly Boys)

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A recap of the 2012 MLB Non-waiver trade deadline. The Southern Fried Sports Girls chose a few teams, labeled them champs or chumps and how the moves will affect the teams as the playoffs draw near.

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On an episode of The Fresh Prince, Will Smith was asked “What baseball?”, to which he responded, “What baseball? Baseball sport where man with stick hit ball and run” in a Cuban accent, no less:

The July 31st non-waiver trade deadline ended on Tuesday at 4PM. Not that drama can’t ensue after this date, teams have until August 31st to trade players via waivers.

To reflect on this recent trade deadline, I am separating the biggest champs (or prospective World Series Champions) from the biggest chumps. Why? Let’s be honest: this deadline brings front-runners, division leaders and Wild Card chasers either closer to their goals or not.

This deadline did not come short of talented, maybe under- or overrated pieces that multiple teams coveted (see Dempster, Grienke) by multiple teams. Thus creating bidding wars, drama, and the type of angst MTV would want to profit off of. All in…

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In an interview with Sports Radio 680 The Fan in Atlanta on The Rude Awakening, Braves General Manager Frank Wren declared the Braves are “moving on” from trying to acquire Chicago Cubs right-hander Ryan Dempster in a trade. “I think it’s very highly unlikely” said Wren. He spoke of the trade process, in which there were restrictions on the trade that ended Tuesday. He said the Braves are scouting hard, looking at pitchers and will continue to try and pursue one. Dempster, who has expressed alleged preference to the Dodgers first and the Braves second (as teams he would want to be traded to), Braves fans can find comfort that we won’t be a part of his Dwight Howard-like decision making.

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Carolina Panthers center Ryan Kalil is making promises as big as he is.
The Panthers center, perhaps feeling the swagger and confidence a team member gets from having a solid quarterback, placed a full-page ad in The Charlotte Observer, proclaiming that the Panthers are Super Bowl bound—  and that they will be victorious, too!

Panthers center Ryan Kalil definitely did alright on his English papers at USC if he wrote anything like that.

The advertisement showcases pretty stellar prose on his part. Written and published to drive the fan base to believe and support the team; he goes on to relieve the team’s origins and where they’ve been since their first and declares “Victory. One hundred-percent, sterling silver victory”.

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Monday morning marked the NCAA’s decision to speak out on the child sex scandal that has forever changed College Station, PA, Penn State University, its athletic program, and the legacy of the late Joe Paterno forever. NCAA President Mark Emmert and Chairman of the NCAA’s executive committee and Oregon State University President Ed Ray announced this morning the oncoming penalties, sanctions, and future compliance regulations in a press conference. Here are Penn State’s football program and university’s punishments:

The statue that sat out front of Penn State’s football stadium of the Late Joe Paterno was removed on Sunday, July 22nd. The following Monday, 111 wins, going back to the 1998 season were vacated from the records, further disembodying Paterno’s formerly pristine image.

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From Aerys Sports’ She’s Out of Your League:

Monday sources close to the situation reported to ESPNChicago.com’s Bruce Levine that the Braves and Cubs had agreed to terms on Atlanta acquiring right hander Ryan Dempster in exchange for Braves youngster Randall Delgado. The Braves, who are in desperate need of rotational help, and Cubs are awaiting approval of the trade by the players. Dempster, 35, is a 10-and-5 player, a clause in which a player who has 10 years in the league plus 5 years with the same team, have the right to approve or deny any trade that their team proposes for them. The non-waiver trade deadline is July 31st.

Delgado is the prize the Cubs get in exchange for Dempster, if and when the trade is approved. Delgado is 4-9 with a 4.42 ERA. Last game: ND, 4.42 ERA, 6IP, 1BB, 4SO against Washington on 7/21.

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Here is my latest set of sports ramblings

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***UPDATED:

According to ESPN.COM, Alabama State University has confirmed that former UGA RB Isaiah Crowell has enrolled and will be eligible to play football in 2012.,

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