Taking a necessary time-out, back soon

FamilyLivingPictureFriends, I need to step away for a little while. This is a busy time in the sports calendar, but I’m sure you would agree that family matters trump all. Take care of things until I return and, as always, thanks for your readership. Jeff.

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March 21st, 2010
3:51 pm


March 21st, 2010
4:08 pm

Hope all is well Jeff…Hurry back

Michael Scharff

March 21st, 2010
4:19 pm

Jeff, I hope all is well with your family, or, if not, that it will be soon . Hope to see your by-line return soon, and may G-d bless you and your family


March 21st, 2010
4:29 pm

Jeff, best wishes to you and your family. Hope things work out so you can come back to us soon and share your wit and wisdom.


March 21st, 2010
4:53 pm

Btw Jeff, are you taking time off to assess a buy out? Been a while since the AJC cleaned house, they having another round?

Paul in RDU

March 21st, 2010
5:49 pm

Jeff – I hope things work out OK. Go take care of your family issues and I look forward to seeing you and the Count back soon.

Mr. Turnip-Green Jeans

March 21st, 2010
5:54 pm

Jeff, if you need luck, here’s a sincere Good Luck.

If you need a pat on the back, consider yourself cyber-patted.

If you need money OOPS, gotta run…

Herschel Talker

March 21st, 2010
5:56 pm

Schultzie – you the man! We love you! Don’t be gone long.

jeffrey d

March 21st, 2010
7:36 pm

We’ll miss you, Jeff, but family comes first by far.

heywood jablomey

March 21st, 2010
7:49 pm

anxiously awaiting…


March 21st, 2010
8:07 pm

May whatever it is be resolved in the best way possible. Hope you’re back soon.

dawg 4 u

March 21st, 2010
8:15 pm

Take care Jeff and hope to have you back soon. I always enjoy your columns especially during the college football season.


March 21st, 2010
8:17 pm

Boy, the lack of response here does not speak well for Atlanta sports fans. If the headline had made an assertion one way or the other about Paul Johnson, you’d have 37 pages of responses by now.

Delbert D.

March 21st, 2010
9:00 pm

Which asylum, Jeff? As soon as the health care bill passes, I may join you. Or, they might put me in a gulag first, it’s hard to predict.

Resign or Resign?

March 21st, 2010
9:02 pm

Good luck and God Bless you and your family, Jeff.

bad brad

March 21st, 2010
9:37 pm

Take all the time you need…and then some.

Blueland Warrior

March 21st, 2010
9:42 pm

Take your time…


March 21st, 2010
10:00 pm

good luck, jeff. you’re one of the good guys.


March 21st, 2010
11:24 pm

I hope things work out for the best.


March 22nd, 2010
12:59 am

Hope everything’s ok on the home front, Jeff. God Bless, and take the time you need. We’ll still be here when you get back! :)

Whopper Dawg

March 22nd, 2010
1:05 am

Best of all wishes.


March 22nd, 2010
7:27 am

Do your thing, Jeff. Best wishes.

Say hi to Tiger...

March 22nd, 2010
7:33 am

see you soon

March 22nd, 2010
7:35 am

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Dr. Warren

March 22nd, 2010
7:40 am

Gezunterheyt, Jeff. Be in good health. Looking forward to your return.


March 22nd, 2010
8:09 am

You’re supposed to be a reporter, so report on why you’re leaving. Presumably if someone else mysteriously disappeared or took a leave of absence, you’d dig around and reveal the reason. So, is this a family emergency or are you just milking curiosity out of routine spring break?

Reid Adair

March 22nd, 2010
8:26 am

Jeff, you are exactly right. Family should be first.


March 22nd, 2010
8:32 am

You’re right, Jeff – family comes first.


March 22nd, 2010
9:35 am

Good luck Jeff. Hope everything turns out ok.


March 22nd, 2010
10:27 am

Nice, Shug (not).

Just want to echo the good wishes, Jeff. Come back when everything has been worked out and know that you will be welcomed.


March 22nd, 2010
10:39 am

How convenient that you must leave when the Thrashers are pushing for the playoffs. You won’t have to write anything positive about them. ;)

On a more serious note, thoughts and prayers are with you and yours, Jeff.

Count von Count

March 22nd, 2010
10:52 am

But what about the Tuesday Countdown???


March 22nd, 2010
11:33 am

Tony is back today and Jeff is gone. I wonder if the AJC is having furloughs and the bloggers/reporters aren’t allowed to let us know.

mn possum

March 22nd, 2010
12:09 pm

Take care. Sea Monkeys, thoughts, and prayers with you and your family…

Money Talks

March 22nd, 2010
12:11 pm

How can the ajc afford to pay all these columnists? Overall, the paper sucks and most of the writers they have are low to mid-quality hacks.


March 22nd, 2010
1:13 pm

JS, seems as though you may have some family troubles or the like..if that’s the case I hope for the best for you and your family..hurry back


March 22nd, 2010
1:22 pm

Jeff, be a stranger. Please..


March 22nd, 2010
1:29 pm

Shug, you are seriously dreck. Jeff, best wishes and a speedy return.


March 22nd, 2010
1:37 pm

We’ll be here for you, Jeff.


March 22nd, 2010
3:07 pm

Take care of things at home. The blog will be waiting for you on your return. BTW, my buddy Charlie W. just recently retired. If you need him, then Charlie can blog for you until you return. Naturally, the blog will Have a UT Vols and SEC football slant.


March 22nd, 2010
3:13 pm

Should we appoint somebody to write a blog here while Jeff is gone? Does Mel from Southwest Atlanta blog? He’d be my first choice. His words would probably make as much sense as a Chinese menu but …

All I'm Saying...

March 22nd, 2010
4:14 pm

All the best to you and your family, Jeff, and we look forward to your hirsute return.


March 22nd, 2010
4:50 pm

Stay up Jeff

Sports Hall of Fame

March 22nd, 2010
5:23 pm

Interested in sports??? If you are and have a twitter follow @ASHOF

Shug Jr.

March 22nd, 2010
5:28 pm

Jeff, are you going through a divorce? Is a family member ill? Do you have an Urban Meyer type thing going on? Why do I get the strange feeling that you’ll soon be publicly apologizing for something?

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater

March 22nd, 2010
8:14 pm

Good luck JS- we’ll start a tuesday countdown for you buddy.

Martin Calloway

March 22nd, 2010
9:03 pm

Hope all works out, Jeff. World is easier to take when you’re around.

B. Thenet

March 22nd, 2010
9:51 pm


March 23rd, 2010
4:34 am

Best wishes, Jeff.


March 23rd, 2010
3:04 pm

You’re not helping Tubby Smith with the packing and move to Auburn are you?