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LORAN SMITH: Remembering Larry Munson the man before and beyond his legendary status

A unique perspective on the late UGA legend

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SMITH: A good day to visit with Larry Munson

A look at Loran Smith's recent visit with legendary Bulldog announcer Larry Munson

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SMITH: Boone isn't your average billionaire

DALLAS -- If you were to meet T. Boone Pickens, you would likely be impressed. Certainly not because he would try to impress you. It is just that he is bright, considerate, and articulate -- a man who strikes me as having empathy for his fellow man.

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SMITH: A lot of country gold passes backstage at the Opry

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Backstage at the Grand Ole Opry, Little Jimmy Dickens, age 88, is always cracking jokes, just like he has done on stage for more than six decades. The "Riders in the Sky" were harmonizing, and Vince Gill was vocalizing and subsequently singing the praises of Bob Wolcott, a former Bulldog golfer who gives him golf lessons. Holly Williams, with long flowing blond hair -- the granddaughter of the legend himself, Hank Williams -- was there along with an up-and-coming group called Steel Magnolia, veteran performer Stonewall Jackson and the Opry square dancers.

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