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podcasts: Never Played the Game

The “Never Played the Game” podcast is hosted by WSB-TV Sports Director Zach Klein.

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Episode 86 - Bruce Heppler - Head Golf Coach at Georgia Tech

Topics: Zach visits with the 9-time ACC Coach of the year and finds out how someone with a CPA working in Salt Lake City, goes on to be a member of the Golf Coaches Hall of Fame. From recruiting Tiger Woods.. to the pranks from Matt Kuchar.. to never winning a National Title.. Bruce Heppler delivers.
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Episode 85 - Georgia Tech Quarterback TaQuon Marshall

Topics: Zach sits down with the Yellow Jackets senior quarterback and discuss his decision to go to Georgia Tech over Duke.. his demanding class schedule... the rivalry with the Georgia Bulldogs and winning the ACC this season..'Rockin Rings' and playing in the Final-4 Playoff

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Episode 84 - Pod Stays, Jeff Schultz Leaves the AJC

Topics: Schultzy has decided to break up the band. After nearly three decades in Atlanta, Jeff Schultz has moved on from the Atlanta Journal Constitution. Why he felt the time was right for the next chapter in his career and how Zach plans to dominate and entertain the podcast without him :)

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Episode 83 - Alex Anthopoulos - Atlanta Braves General Manager

Topics: Zach and Jeff visit with 1st year Atlanta Braves GM Alex Anthopoulos on his journey from a former HVAC owner in Canada to MLB Executive of the Year. Alex opens up on the death of his father, paying his way to 'Scouting School', leaving a dream job as GM of the Toronto Blue Jays, receiving the call to interview for the Braves and how long it will take to bring Atlanta a World Series title.

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Episode 82 - Braves Hot Start, Falcons Draft, Julio Jones Disappears and did Bud Quit on the Hawks

Topics: Zach and Jeff discuss the surprising start by the Braves who closed out the month of April as the National League's highest scoring team. Were the Falcons correct in drafting Calvin Ridley, a wide receiver in the 1st round? What to make of Julio Jones deleting his Falcons memories from his social media accounts and did Mike Budenholzer quit on the Hawks?

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Episode 81 - Thomas Dimitroff - Atlanta Falcons General Manager

Topics: Zach and Jeff visit with Atlanta Falcons General Manger right before the 2018 NFL Draft. The two ask TD about: Mowing the lawn by day for the Cleveland Browns and watching film with Scott Pioli at night. Why the NFL combine can hurt more than it helps How many players are realistic for the Falcons at #26 Why are quarterbacks so hard to evaluate How close was he to being fired a few years ago His relationship with Head Coach Dan Quinn His passion for cycling and helping those in Atlanta

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Episode 80 - Masters 2018 Preview with Steve Hummer of the Atlanta Journal Constitution

Topics: Zach and Jeff preview the 2018 Masters with Steve Hummer of the Atlanta Journal Constitution. The best hole.. the best food..the best Masters tradition... who will win? Plus.. if Tiger Woods get another green jacket, will it be a bigger story than Jack Nicklaus' victory in 1986?

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Episode 79 - Atlanta Braves 2018 Preview -

Topics: Zach and Jeff discuss the 2018 Braves season, but before they look ahead, they must revisit the end of 2017 when the franchise parted ways with then GM John Coppolella. Jeff spoke with Braves CEO Terry McGurik about what went down. Plus, the expectations for Dansby Swanson and when will future Hall of Fame infielder (Jeff's words) Ronald Acuna make his big league debut.

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Episode 78 - March Madness: Crean in at UGA, Legend of Ron Hunter and UMBC with greatest upset ever?

Topics: Zach and Jeff discuss the wild opening weekend of the NCAA Tournament - For the first time ever, one regional failed to have a top 4 seed make it to the Sweet 16. Plus, was UMBC's win over #1 UVA the greatest upset in Soprts.. and is Tom Crean the right fit at Georgia?

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Episode 77 - Mark Fox out at Georgia - NCAA Tournament breakdown and why we love Ron Hunter and GSU

Topics: Zach and Jeff discuss the firing of Mark Fox as Georgia's basketball coach. Who should replace him in Athens. What about GSU's Ron Hunter? Plus, a look at NCAA Tournament bracket and the return of Tiger Woods

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  • An Australian man speeding was never happier to see flashing lights. That is because there was a deadly snake inside his pickup truck, and he feared he had been bitten by the highly venomous reptile. “It was pretty terrifying, I’ve never been so happy to see red and blue lights,” said a man identified only as “Jimmy,” in a police news release published Tuesday. Jimmy was driving on the Dawson Highway west of Calliope on June 15 at 100 kph (62 mph) when he noticed a brown snake in his vehicle. “I’m driving along at 100, and I just started to brake,” the 27-year-old man said in the release. “And the more I moved my legs. … it just started to wrap around me. Its head just started striking at the (driver’s seat) chair, between my legs.” The eastern brown snake is responsible for the majority of snakebite deaths in Australia, CNN reported. The venom from the snake works fast and can be fatal, capable of causing paralysis and bleeding in the brain. Jimmy was not taking any chances. He used a seat belt and a work knife to fight off the snake and kill it. Then, he took off at a high speed toward the nearest hospital, according to the police news release. An officer clocked Jimmy at 123 kph (76 mph) and pulled him over. “Although the traffic officer had heard his fair share of excuses for speeding, he soon realized this was not just another colorful tale and promptly sought medical assistance,” the release said. “Paramedics attended the scene and it was determined that Jimmy had not actually been bitten by the snake but was certainly suffering shock from the ordeal.”
  • A Texas minister blames his own impatience for a novel coronavirus outbreak that has sickened more than 50 of his parishioners. Pastor Ron Arbaugh said none of his congregants at Calvary Chapel of San Antonio tested positive for COVID-19 during the nearly nine-week government-enforced shutdown, but the tide turned quickly within weeks of resuming in-person services. “People were lonely. They were out of fellowship for all the weeks we were gone, so I said, ‘If you want to hug, it’s ok to do it,’” he told KENS. Arbaugh, who has already apologized to his flock for any suffering his decision caused, told the TV station he should have exercised more patience. According to KENS, the COVID-19 dam began to crack at Calvary on June 24, as notifications of positive cases began pouring in to Arbaugh’s office and inbox. “Immediately we shut down the church to get everyone through a quarantine period,” he told WOAI, noting the church was thoroughly cleaned and a clinic run by the house of worship was also temporarily closed. “I accept full responsibility. I’m the leader of the church,” Arbaugh said, adding, “If I could have done it all over again, I would have said ‘no hugging.’” According to WOAI, at least one parishioner is on a ventilator, but Arbaugh said that member was already hospitalized prior to the outbreak. Of the more than four dozen people who tested positive for the virus, including Arbaugh and his wife, the majority reported mild symptoms and most of those “have now been safely through the quarantine period,” he told KENS. More specifically, Arbaugh told the TV station none of the Calvary Chapel victims died, no children connected to the church’s school contracted the virus and the majority of those sickened were at least 40 years old. The church plans to resume services Sunday, adhering strictly to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s guidelines, including the required wearing of face coverings and sitting every other row to meet social distancing requirements, KENS reported.
  •  An Arizona man is accused of plotting with a woman to kill his wife by poisoning her with fentanyl, authorities said. Dallas Anthony Michaels, 42, of Mesa, was charged with conspiracy to commit murder and solicitation to possess narcotics, according to Maricopa County court records. According to investigators, Michaels admitted talking to the woman about killing his wife but later said that was not his real plan, KTVK reported. According to detectives, the woman contacted police in mid-June, KNXV reported. Police said the woman told authorities that Michaels was looking for fentanyl, was in a long-term affair and wanted to collect on his wife’s life insurance policy, the television station reported. The woman allegedly told police that Michaels wanted to poison his wife’s drink with fentanyl, and he needed her assistance to get the opioid, KTVK reported. According to the Mesa Police Department, investigators obtained texts between Michaels and the woman. The texts confirmed that Michaels was going to California on a family trip and was “doing it then,” the television station reported. Detectives said Michaels admitted to talking with the woman, but told authorities he was more interested in harming himself, KNXV reported.
  • The advantage of having a doorbell camera connected to a phone is that the user can see who is at the door. Usually. A Kansas man got a big surprise when he saw motion on the camera at his Overland Park home -- a 4-foot rat snake. Kyle Crane told KMBC he did not know what was ringing his doorbell. Figuring it was a lizard, he went outside to investigate. “Not what I expected,” Crane said in a video. “It’s a rat snake just hanging out on my Ring doorbell. I thought it was a lizard. I saw some motion, and I was wondering how he got out here. Then I come out here, and I see we have a snake.” Rat snakes are not venomous and are common to Kansas, KMBC reported. They kill their prey by constriction and can grow as long as 7 feet. After getting over his initial surprise, Crane relocated the snake to a nearby creek, the television station reported.
  • A small Texas county will start arresting people that aren’t self-quarantining who have tested positive for coronavirus. The county attorney in Brooks County, which is just 80 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border, decided to adopt the policy after community members complained that people who had tested positive the virus were spotted at grocery stores and businesses, according to KIII-TV. “If you’re going to go out and endanger other people, and we find out about it, we will prosecute you. People have not really embraced the dangers of COVID-19. It’s dangerous. It’s killing people, and it’s making people very sick. So either do it because you’re concerned about others or do it because you’re going to be punished if you don’t,” Brooks County attorney David Garcia told KIII-TV. Garcia said that it falls under Texas Penal Code 22.05: Sec. 22.05. DEADLY CONDUCT. (a) A person commits an offense if he recklessly engages in conduct that places another in imminent danger of serious bodily injury. TEXAS PENAL CODE - TITLE 5. OFFENSES AGAINST THE PERSON - CHAPTER 22. ASSAULTIVE OFFENSES A person who is positive for COVID-19 does not need to infect another person to be arrested. Exposure is considered enough to be in violation, according to KSAT. There have been 10 cases in Brooks County as of Monday.
  • A Virginia woman pleaded guilty Monday to killing her former boyfriend’s 10-month-old puppy by hanging it from a tree with an extension cord. Yasmine Monae Burton, 22, of Powhatan County, entered a guilty plea to torturing an animal causing its death, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported. Burton was accused in the Nov. 20 killing of Choppo, a tan and white pit bull puppy that was found hanging in the woods near Burton’s home, the newspaper reported. Burton was arrested two days later, according to Powhatan County court records. An accompanying charge of grand larceny against Burton was dropped, according to Powhatan Deputy Commonwealth Attorney Robert Cerullo. Burton had been accused of taking the animal from her former boyfriend’s home in Dinwiddie County, but Cerullo said he had not heard from the dog’s owner since Burton’s preliminary hearing in December, the Times-Dispatch reported. Burton, who will be sentenced Oct. 22, could face up to five years in prison, according to Powhatan County court records. Burton faces up to five years in prison when she is sentenced Oct. 22. Although she initially denied hurting the animal, Burton admitted in a subsequent interview that she killed Choppo, “to get back at my boyfriend,” the Times-Dispatch reported. “She indicated that she was upset with her boyfriend because he ‘beat me’ and ‘got me hooked on meth,’” Cerullo told the court.