Where are Mailbag and ‘Ten @ 10′?

The AJC has gotten several calls and emails regarding the weekly Mailbag and Ten @ 10 features. Rest assured they will return as scheduled next week.

Chip Towers is on vacation this week. And while he normally gives you a heads-up, he had some pressing family issues to deal with last week.

Also, his esteemed colleague, High Schools reporter Michael Carvell, is still posting major breaking news in recruiting while Chip’s away.

Thanks a lot for being loyal readers. All of us here at the AJC appreciate it! Check back for more updates and feel free to leave well-wishes for Chip and his family.

67 comments Add your comment

tom

August 4th, 2010
2:08 pm

first!!!! i know it is an irrelevant article (if you call it that) but still. First!!!!

Worm

August 4th, 2010
2:24 pm

Hope Chip’s wife is doing well.

BigTimeTECHFan

August 4th, 2010
2:38 pm

Yea but Carvell only covers UGA recuiting, just kidding, best wishes to Chip and wife, hope and pray all is okay.

Ted Striker

August 4th, 2010
2:40 pm

It’s a good sign when someone’s writing and contributions are missed. Speaks to the high quality of Chip’s writing!

That said, sports is just a luxury when it comes to health and family. Sincere good wishes to Chip and his family!

skeetland

August 4th, 2010
3:02 pm

Thoughts and Prayers Chip

RxDawg

August 4th, 2010
3:09 pm

Agreed Ted. I too have missed Chip’s articles. I hope everything is well with him and his family.

Vick=Dog killing thug

August 4th, 2010
3:10 pm

Best to you and yours Chip

heavy g

August 4th, 2010
3:12 pm

Frank

August 4th, 2010
3:21 pm

When there is no football mentioned in the article we can be civil. What a concept, I really rather enjoy it.

shane#1

August 4th, 2010
3:38 pm

All the best Chip, hang in there!

JAXDAWG

August 4th, 2010
4:11 pm

Chip,

Hope all ends up well with your family. Looking forward to the next mailbag. God Bless!!!!!!!

OldSchoolTechFanatic

August 4th, 2010
4:57 pm

Praying for yall Chip, God Bless !!!

What??

August 4th, 2010
5:08 pm

Hope Chip’s boyfriend is doing well.

TECH FAN

August 4th, 2010
5:18 pm

I hope all is well with Chip and family, but if Carvell is still covering “major” recruiting news, why has he not posted about the commitment of Jeff Greene to Tech. But Uzomah is covered and he commits out of state?

Tech PHD

August 4th, 2010
5:22 pm

GTax

August 4th, 2010
6:49 pm

Best wishes Chip! Hope all is well! Can’t wait until you get back!

Randy Hall

August 4th, 2010
7:27 pm

Thanks for the update; on the next update, can we get the coverage of the past weekend in Athens concerning the visits of Wilder and Crowell w/ their families; also last week, I sent a request to the “Mailbag” / will this be answered next week?
Thanks,
Randy

jodi breeze

August 4th, 2010
8:21 pm

im a stankyhead ding dong

kingster

August 4th, 2010
8:59 pm

Chip I wish you and your family the best and I hope your wife health gets better, all out prays are with all of you. Yep that being said, AJC is a major information port/newpapers, with all thats goes on, there should be a “real temp” taking Chip’s place for the short period of time, Michael Carvell is more than likely a Bulldog grad, and only knows how to report one or two lines and the little he can give can be found 1st on Rivals or Scout sites,yes thats right basicly nothing, no imput unless its about UGA, hurry back Chip so all the Bulldog nations can see how you hate of Tech, no news maybe be good news (lol).

Pulaski Dawg

August 4th, 2010
9:27 pm

Family is so much more important than all of this. My prayer is that everything is good for your family.

GTechFan

August 4th, 2010
9:36 pm

Hope everyhing turns out well, take care of your family Chip. God bless !!!!!!!

Paul in RDU

August 4th, 2010
9:45 pm

A nice touch for the AJC to put this page up. It shows that they are listening to their readers and also lets everyone wish Chip well.
As someone also dealing with “some pressing family issues” with an understanding employer, it’s nice to see another employer with a good attitude.

RomeDawg

August 4th, 2010
10:23 pm

Hope all the family issues are working out Chip. We miss your 10 at ten and the mailbag.

P.S. Can the AJC find someone other than Carvell to be your fill in?

Red Dog 77

August 5th, 2010
1:10 am

10 at ten and mailbag can wait…….From one who’s family has been through the “ringer” this year, my only hope is your family will feel Gods grace, as mine has………God speed Chip…….Regards, RED

Flo-Ri-Duh!

August 5th, 2010
1:37 am

Tower mudt wrok for Obama – I thought he just got back from vacation and he is gone again.

theTruth

August 5th, 2010
7:37 am

CHIP, you have our thoughts and prayers for your family.

For a recruiting fix: Yes, Crowell and his family had a great time on their visit to Ga. Apparently his mom ‘loved it’ and it’s always a good idea to make momma happy.

One other nugget: Kent Turene has opened his recruitment back up and Ga will get an official visit.

“I think I’m going to take one to LSU, one to Florida and probably one to Georgia,” Turene explained. “I used to stay in Georgia so that’s like my hometown school.”

theTruth

August 5th, 2010
7:42 am

Randy Hall, Wilder didn’t make it last weekend. He is expected to be in Athens with his family in the next 7-10 days, I still feel it’s a FSU/FLA battle with FSU in the lead but look for FLA to make a huge push in the end. But, I still believe Crowell is the number one back in the country, Wilder would just be icing on the cake because he is a great player too.

59bulldawg

August 5th, 2010
8:00 am

Yeah I look forward to the ten @ ten myself and especially the headline I hope to read about Crowell wanting to come to Athens and wear the red and black. You go Mama Crowell!

Randy Hall

August 5th, 2010
8:01 am

RHall55

Chip hope your family is doing bettter!!! Thanks to the Truth for the update; yes, Wilder will go to FSU or FL; UGA needs Crowell and Bray or Huggins; Turene will play in the SEC; again, thanks for all the info!!! RKH

How2fish

August 5th, 2010
8:27 am

CHIP, you have our thoughts and prayers for your family.

theTruth

August 5th, 2010
8:39 am

Randy, it has been said that Wilder may be on campus this weekend and will take another visit to FSU and FLA and announce on August 27 on ESPNU, fwiw.

I think UGA is offering Bray as a WR. Haven’t heard an update lately from Ty Montgomery so that might be a good matchup for UGA with Bray as WR. Of course, Mitchell or Swann both could play WR if either commits to UGA.

Da Matt

August 5th, 2010
8:39 am

Here is an update
…..

WR Da’Rick Rogers looked amazing yesterday in his 1st
practice for the UT Vols!

theTruth

August 5th, 2010
8:50 am

Matt, was he catching with or without handcuffs?

Joseph Maltbie

August 5th, 2010
9:19 am

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Joseph Maltbie

August 5th, 2010
9:23 am

Chip, please hurry back. Recruiting is one of the few things to read about in this paper. Also could we please do away with the esteemed colleague reference to Carvell? Esteemed joke would be more accurate description.

Bubba101

August 5th, 2010
9:54 am

whats up with the peter puffers wanting to get hitched.go back in the closet!

BigTimeTECHFan

August 5th, 2010
11:53 am

WR Da’Rick Rogers looked amazing yesterday in his 1st
practice for the UT Vols!

That’s because he was going against UT defense.

TXDawg

August 5th, 2010
12:19 pm

Still in my prayers Chip….all will be well!!

BTW – nice come back BigTimeTECHFan….lol

Tosh.No

August 5th, 2010
12:32 pm

Get well Chip, your the only thing I read on this crappy AJC site anymore. Can’t wait til you get back.

Tosh.No

August 5th, 2010
12:34 pm

And Rogers didn’t get suspended? Thats hilarious. Do whatever you want if your a big time recruit, there are no consequences. Good message UT.

tom

August 5th, 2010
12:54 pm

I’m a big GEEK for saying, “First!” Yes, I am a loser and having nothing better to do than pounce on articles I have not read to post a number.

Da Matt

August 5th, 2010
1:17 pm

awww…so much hate for Da’Rick. Oh yeah, he decided NOT
to attend UGA, I forgot.

UGAly

August 5th, 2010
2:21 pm

Do you not have someone else to fill in? Going two weeks without posting a column that readers have grown to expect is a sure way to become even more irrelevant.

Da Matt Dumb Azz

August 5th, 2010
2:24 pm

Who cares about Da’Dumb Azz cause we have AJ !!!!!!!!!!

glercdog

August 5th, 2010
3:21 pm

Christian Lemay is looking into a private school in Charlotte in case his appeal fails

Bubba101

August 5th, 2010
4:20 pm

peter puffers want to marry,go figure

The TD Maker

August 5th, 2010
5:59 pm

Darick Rogers will be the best WR in the SEC the next 3 years until he’s off to the NFL to play for last place team (Lions or Rams)
as the top pick.

Tdawg

August 5th, 2010
7:03 pm

The TD Maker, I hate to burst your bubble but DaLiar will be the biggest bust in the SEC for the next 1 year.He has no chance of ever lasting more than 1 year in any school. To big of an ego and dumb as a turnip to boot.

Da Matt one wonders how with all the crap that is on his plate he still managed to get into school? You know his being paid and lack of school work at Calhoun and his underage drinking and assaulting cops at a local Tennessee pub and all. Oh yea I forgot. He’s at Tennessee.

Old Gold

August 5th, 2010
8:33 pm

I look forward to a great season. Here is my wish list for CPJ: Life style lift, Chin augmentation and Breast reductions

The TD Maker

August 5th, 2010
8:39 pm

Funny stuff Tpup.
Rogers was a record setting WR in the State of Georgia and you all carried on like little school girls from day 1 when he gave a (verbal or non binding pledge) to UGA. Then he changed his mind, went to Tennessee, and it’s been ALL about bad mouthing the young man day after day. Typical from UGA fans.