Author: Greg Higgins

Fantasy Football: a billion dollar industry

It’s a billion dollar industry. Every Sunday fans watch the game they love. They cheer loud and proud. It happens every fall for 17 weeks out of the year. Except they’re not cheering for a specific team. No, these fans are consumed with players and individuals. Not just any players, though. They’re intently watching those players they’ve drafted for their fantasy football teams. Fantasy football isn’t anything new. I can remember my dad running a league with a group of people from work. He would take care of figuring up how many points each player scored every week. He...

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North Lamar Panthers Fall in Mt. Pleasant

If there is one word to describe North Lamar’s game against Mt. Pleasant on Friday night, it’s opportunities. North Lamar trying to move to 2-0 on the young season had opportunities on both sides of the ball. Unfortunately, they couldn’t take advantage of enough opportunities and fell 21-17 on the road. North Lamar’s defense played much better against the Tigers than they had against Leander Glenn in week one. The Panthers only allowed 206 total yards. More importantly North Lamar only gave up 47 yards on the ground on 32 attempts. That’s less than one and a half yards...

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Friday Night Lights in Texas – Who’s game?

It’s September in Texas and that can only mean one thing: it’s time for some football. There’s nothing quite like high school football in Texas. It doesn’t matter what school you are affiliated with, Friday night gives you a reason to cheer. Northeast Texas is no stranger to the excitement. Doesn’t matter if you visit a game at Chisum, Prairiland, Paris High or North Lamar, you will see fans cheering for their respective teams. For most of the teams, it doesn’t matter about the record either. The fans will faithfully follow and cheer for their teams.  There is a lot of...

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Giving Credit Where it’s Due | Sports by Greg Higgins

I need to preface this by saying I’m a huge Michael Jordan fan. He is and will always be the greatest player to have ever played the game in my mind. I should also say that ever since “the decision” of 2010 I have found ways to discredit LeBron James and his greatness. Coming out of high school, I liked James. I was mesmerized by his skill and his explosiveness. That all changed for me, though, when he left to join forces with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh in Miami. If you’re the best player, I thought, then why...

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Pantherettes Roll into Area Round of the Playoffs

Like a train just leaving the station, the North Lamar Pantherettes took a couple of innings to get up to full speed in their Bi-District matchup with Rains. When they did, though, it was over quickly as they defeated Rains 15-0 in five innings to move on to the Area Round. In the one-game series, North Lamar scored one run in the second inning, two in the third and 12 in the fourth. Every starter, with the exception of one had at least one RBI for North Lamar in the game. The first run of the game came when...

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