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AUGUSTA, Ga. — Harris English walked from the 18th green, after yet another birdie putt painstakingly burned another edge of another hole, and made his way through the patrons of Augusta National.

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Jay Greeson breaks down Friday's second-round action from the Masters at Augusta National.

Jay, do you see hypocrisy with the Paul Finebaums the Dick Viatles and the Jay Bilas of the world who continue to preach that the NCAA and colleges are taking advantage of athletes by not giving athletes money and yet these kind of guys wouldnt be making the millions they make if not for college athletics, Would a Jay Bilas be willing to share in his personal revenue with college athletes, not they he should, but he should quit pointing fingers and throwing stones while living in an expensive glass house. Your thoughts?

AUGUSTA, Ga. — The Masters is about so many things.

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Jay Greeson breaks down Thursday's first-round action from the Masters at Augusta National.

As the clock flips past lunchtime among the East Georgia pines, the field at this Masters has colored the scoreboard red early in this first round at Augusta National.

Gang, hit us with your questions for the mailbag. Giddy-up. We will be doing more Twitter (@jgreesontfp) than normal the next few days.

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Last time we were here, we celebrated Adam Scott ending the Aussie curse with an elongated putter in a spring Georgia rain that washed away a career of frustrating shortcomings for the man and a lifetime of agony for his country.

The basketball programs at UConn are the men's and women's champions. That's pretty impressive.

UConn cuts down the nets. Kentucky limped to the finish line (and the foul line — more on that in a moment). We enjoyed the Dance. We forgot the regular season.

Kentucky is awesome. UConn is clutch.

Editor's note: Times Free Press staff writers Jay Greeson and Barry Courter periodically will discuss issues in youth sports.

The Tennessee Titans released running back Chris Johnson today.

Gang, excellent week and thanks as always for the questions. We'll kick around a bunch of this craziness on our radio show Press Row later today with our man David Paschall on ESPN 105.1 FM and simulcast here on

We have one word for you cats: Mailbag.

Gang, remember our mailbag. We have a few open spots and always enjoy the back and forth that Fridays allow.

Wow, and with that the first full pitch of the baseball season has started.

Gang, hope this finds you well and well, finds you. We will be welcoming new Auburn coach and universal fan favorite Bruce Pearl on Press Row today around 4:30 p.m. If you are outside the power blasts of 105.1 FM, you can listen to it right here on Check it out

Wow, that was fun. College basketball dealt us a weekend of nip-and-tuck, down-to-the-wire moments that reminded some of us why we loved college basketball back in the old days of teams starting four upperclassmen. You know, like 1994. Dinosaurs and everything.

Wow, that was fun. College basketball dealt us a weekend of nip-and-tuck, down-to-the-wire moments that reminded some of us why we loved college basketball back in the old days of teams starting four upperclassmen. You know, like 1994. Dinosaurs and everything.

JAY: We're off and running, this column and the season.

With the recent decision by the regional director of the National Labor Relations Board in Chicago that Northwestern University football players are employees of the school, we asked local labor law expert Bill Trumpeter about some of the specifics of the decision.

Gang, we have an open spot or two in Friday's mailbag. Whatcha got?

The entire sporting world knows Peter Ohr today.

Gang, remember the Friday mailbag.

We spent a lot of quality time discussing the Tennessee Volunteers basketball team on "Press Row" on ESPN 105.1 FM this week. A lot of time.

We spent a lot of quality time discussing the Tennessee Vols on Press Row on Monday. A lot of time.

It's less than a week from opening day for your Atlanta Braves.

The Madness did not disappoint. From the flurry of upsets that ended everyone's billion-dollar dreams roughly 30 hours into the tournament and with barely a third of the games being played.

Amid the net-ripping fun of the current NCAA tournament, allow me to pick nits.

From the "Talks too much" studios, it's go time.

Before we get going today, we must tip the Tam O'Shanter to Grateful Dog, who at the horn whipped in two one liners Wednesday. The first one was about someone's finger roll and tippy-toed the edge of the in-bounds line, but the second — "If I was a fan of mixed signals and mood swings, I'd still be married" — was well-played indeed. Nice job sir.

Are you needing help with your bracket?

And with one eye-popping line across the ticker, Auburn basketball was reborn.

Hey look, college basketball has started. Great. As expected we'll go wall-to-wall college hoops today. It's that big.

For a lot of us, college basketball started Sunday. That's a good thing and a bad thing. The entire sport has become defined by its postseason, and in some ways determining the champion should define a sport. But that pursuit has made every other step to the top of the ladder as meaningless as a practice game.

Overrated: Colorado. An eight-seed seems lofty for a team that went 5-5 in its last 10 games and is 9-9 since Jan. 12. That screams double-digit seed.

There's a ton of college hoops happening. In fact, our Pop, who is a bona fide college hoops junkie, will spend double-digit hours glued to the TV the next few days. In fact, the 5-at-10's parental units will celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary on Saturday, and Pop was late to the ceremony back in 1969 because Davidson and UNC went to overtime in an NCAA tournament game. Good times.

From the "Talks too much" studios, if rapper Kurtis Blow had a son and named him Joseph, he'd be Joe Blow.

As teams start to make moves in the open waters of NFL free agency, there are two trends we need to explore.

JAY GREESON: Barry, I'm not sure where we should begin. This could be a Kentucky basketball moment or Coach K. We could be one-and-done with this puppy, or it may be something that takes off. Either way, because it involves their kids, there's no fan base more passionate. Well, other than Alabama football, of course.

Where do we begin on this March 10, the 74th birthday of Chuck Norris?

Great questions gang. Truly superb.

Kind souls and 5-at-10 regulars, remember the mailbag and what could be a fun Friday.

The 10-second rule has come and gone for now.

The 10-second rule will come up again this week.

Who knew we'd have a movie-related possible theme show on the day after the day after the Oscars? So it goes.

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