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On the Porch

Zach Wells

April 27, 2011

I was sitting on my porch the other day, enjoying another beautiful spring morning and thinking about the copious amount of projects and finals looming in the near future. I was considering all of the stress I would be under to complete my work, and how I would combat that stress by not studying whatsoever...

The Inside Zone

(Alex Lockwood / Cluster Staff) Brian Mills is prepping for a future contract in Europe, following in the footsteps of past Mercer greats James Florence and Daniel Emerson, who worked on their games during last offseason. Mills, alongside fellow seniors Jeff Smith and Brandon Moore, is staying active even though the college basketball season just ended. Mark Hall, the remaining senior, is planning for his career after basketball. ‘Tis the season of the workout bees!

Zach Wells

April 13, 2011

I was sitting on my porch the other day, enjoying another perfect middle Georgia spring afternoon, when a bumblebee pooped on my arm. I’m not a biology major, so I can’t tell you if bumblebees actually go “number two” or not, but I do know that I sat in some shock as I looked at the yellow...

On the Porch

(photo courtesy of uniwatchblog.com) Let’s face the facts; intramural softball has plenty of unwritten rules that include etiquette on trash-talking and diving, among other things. On Zach’s porch, the season is just starting.

Zach Wells

April 13, 2011

If polo is the sport of kings, then slow pitch softball is the sport of beer-bellied plumbers who love Miller Highlife and wife beaters and who, ironically, quite possibly touch their wives up on occasion. There is a common perception that anyone can play slow pitch softball. As one of my friends w...

Intramural basketball championship night provides highlights, theatrics for spectators

(photo courtesy of Mercer Intramurals) Primetime's Josiah Ojo cuts down the nets following his team's victory.

Zach Wells

March 30, 2011

  NOTE: AUTHOR ZACH WELLS (Another year of intramural basketball went into the record books, but not without the humorous recap of the championship night from the keyboard of Zach Wells. His first/third person recollection of the night gives insight into the emotions, competition and highlights that dotted this ...

The Inside Zone

(Alex Lockwood / Cluster Staff) Zach will have plenty of memories to share on his porch following another impressive season from the Bears.

Zach Wells

March 30, 2011

  I love big porches with columns. In fact, I would say that, other than giant mutant cockroaches and no liquor sales on Sunday, porches are my favorite thing about Georgia. This is my first spring season having a porch, and I’m not sure anyone or anything has had such a major impact on my life (and yes, I do know Jesus). I have a...

The Inside Zone

Zach Wells

March 2, 2011

When my mother told me that I was going to have a little brother as a four year-old, I shrugged and said, “good for you.”  I was home educated through high school, and when Emoly West (the only home schooled girl in Oklahoma who did not have unsightly moles or a clubbed foot) asked me to go to the...

The INside Zone

(photo courtesy of MercerBears.com) Guard Jeff Smith was lost for the season after a knee injury following the overtime win against Jacksonville.

Zach Wells

February 9, 2011

I’ve had a stressful couple of weeks, which is why on Tuesday I popped in the greatest movie of all time, “The Lion King”, poured a glass of red wine, and attempted to relax. As I sat on my disgusting couch that has been shredded by my roommate’s retarded dog (Jake, which is ironic because I have a retarded brother with the same n...

The INside Zone

The INside Zone

Zach Wells

February 9, 2011

Coach Hoffman (and pretty much every coach) preaches that every minute of every day is important in terms of winning games. Every sprint during practice, every free throw and every possession of every game matters. Sometimes this seems to be an obvious truth, but at other times I’m not so sure. There are innumerable ways in which people try to explain the happeni...

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