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Jon Nelson has been a television journalist for twenty-five years based in Atlanta. He was graduated from Lakeside High School in Atlanta and Florida State University with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Political Science. His television career has given him the opportunity to cover as varied events as Super Bowls, World Series, All-Star Games, Summer Olympiads, the Masters, the US Open, Grey Cups, and even political conventions. He has also covered high school athletics for Georgia Public Broadcasting for twenty-one years as a host and correspondent for its high school coverage- including the “Football Fridays in Georgia” game of the week and the GHSA football and basketball championships.

He is also the author of five books about high school and college football in the southeast: “Backroads and Backfields” “100 Things Georgia Football Fans Should Know And Do Before They Die” “Peach State Pigskin: A History of High School Football in Georgia” “A History of College Football in Georgia” and “Above Ground: The Gene Jelks Story”. He has other books and manuscripts in planning stages for 2016. He lives in suburban Atlanta with his far-more-pretty wife, Patty, and his two furry children- a Pekingese named Trooper and a cat that acts more like a dog, Trouble.

Recent Blog Posts

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When I Was A Boy

I start this week with the video above for two reasons…One, the new album is out for Jeff Lynne’s ELO- and that’s the first single…Two, he’s planning a tour for the...

November 17, 2015 - 10:23am
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W2W4: What To Watch For- Playoffs Round 1

The top-ranked team in the country and one of the top-ranked teams in the country has their first round opponent as they chase another perfect season. Jackie and Mark have a preview of Colquitt...

November 10, 2015 - 2:03pm
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Fight The Good Fight!

So…How DID we get here…???Mother Nature, certainly, had her say on Friday night- pushing some games to ties without overtimes and other games that were conceded at halftime (especially...

November 10, 2015 - 1:40pm
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W2W4: What To Watch For- Week 12

In 6A, Region 1 is going down to the wire, Region 5 is going down to the wire, and Region 7 is going down to the wire for the region title (Notice a trend…???) Jackie and Mark have a preview...

November 3, 2015 - 11:35am
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White Flag... White Flag...

So, here we are…The last week of the regular season… didn’t think it would have come to us this quickly, but when the season flies the way it does, you turn around and you see...

November 3, 2015 - 10:59am