On Wednesday, July 4th the Atlanta Journal Constitution Peachtree Road Race will kick off its annual festivities. Organized by the Atlanta Track Club, the event attracts runners of all ages from around Georgia to enjoy the scenic city course and festive atmosphere. The road race was originated in 1970 and has been a Fourth of July tradition ever since.The famed road race starts in Buckhead near Lenox Square Mall and ends in Piedmont Park. The wheelchair race begins at 6:45 a.m. while the footrace begins at 7:30 a.m.Registration for the event is closed, and organizers suggest that all event participants and spectators take MARTA, which will begin running at 5 a.m. on race day.The course starts at Lenox Square and travels down Peachtree to 10th Street in Midtown and finishes on 10th Street just outside of Piedmont Park.
Cleveland Browns tackle Joe Thomas (73) blocks the San Diego Chargers’ Joey Bosa during the second quarter on Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016, at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland. Credit: Courtesy of TNSThe Ohio State 2016 NFL Draft class will likely go down in history as one of the best there ever was. Its highest draft pick earned a major achievement on Saturday.Former OSU and current San Diego Charger defensive end Joey Bosa was named the NFL’s Defensive Rookie of the Year. Bosa played just 12 games and had the most sacks (10.5) for a rookie since Aldon Smith (14) in 2011. Along with his 10.5 sacks, Bosa had 41 tackles, 19 tackles for loss and 15 quarterback hits.The game-altering defensive end gained notoriety in his first game wearing No. 99 for the Chargers. He was just the fifth rookie in NFL history to have two sacks in his first NFL game. After a rather lengthy contract holdout, Bosa injured his hamstring which kept him out until Week 4. Even with that, he had arguably the most dominant defensive rookie in a decade.Bosa was the No. 3 pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.The fourth-overall pick, former Buckeye and current Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott finished behind teammate quarterback Dak Prescott for the league’s offensive rookie of the year. Elliott led the NFL in rushing in his rookie season with 1,631 yards and had 15 touchdowns.
This is it for the Ohio State seniors. On Saturday, they’ll walk into Ohio Stadium gladiators – warriors at the top of their form – ready for perhaps their biggest battle against their most hated enemy. But when they walk out, their careers will be over. There will be no lingering in the sunset of a career, no choice to return for one more season, no resurrection from retirement. They will exit stage right – most of them never to play a meaningful down again – and take their place in history. This senior class has already had most of their history written for them, though. It’s filled with the trials of a turbulent program, a deep-cutting scandal that rocked the team and its supporters to the core and a revolving door of three head coaches in four years. Ten or 20 years from now, those looking back at this period will remember the program’s troubles more than its triumphs. Saturday is an opportunity for the troubled group though. It’s an opportunity for them to control part of their legacy and carve out their own place in the OSU history books instead of having it defined for them. Only nine Buckeye football teams have gone undefeated in the program’s history. Michigan – and only Michigan – stands in the way of this team becoming the 10th. It’s remarkable when you think about it. In 2011 the then-juniors contributed to a team that went 6-7 and lost to Michigan for the first time since 2003. When a postseason ban robbed the group of a bright-lights bowl game in their final year, it would have been easy to throw in the towel. Yet again, factors beyond their control were dictating their future and their place in OSU history. A new coach, who undoubtedly had his gaze transfixed on the future more than the present, had no reason to hold any loyalty for them. The bowl ban meant that the most important aspect of 2012 season quickly became how it would set up the 2013 team. The 2012 team – and its seniors – would be lost in the transition. But somehow, this team became something. It’s on the brink of something great. Sure, the Big Ten is weak this year and sure the out-of-conference schedule was even weaker, but as Kansas State and Oregon proved last Saturday, going undefeated is no picnic, regardless of the opponent. This Buckeye team isn’t dominating. It doesn’t overpower many opponents and the defense (though it has improved lately) is one of the weakest in recent memory. But they keep winning. Often ugly. Often barely. But winning nonetheless. A win Saturday completes the job. It makes the team that everyone was ready to forget memorable. It will spark an endless wonder of “What could have been if they were eligible?” The stakes are high. Lose Saturday and most of it goes down the drain. For the first time in a long time, it all really does comes down to Michigan and that’s what makes this Saturday’s game special. It’s been a long time since there was so much on the line for a Michigan game. The Rich Rodriquez era at Michigan was not kind to the rivalry and neither was a 6-6 Buckeye team last year. Even in years where both teams came into The Game highly ranked, there was always bowl positioning and conference championships at stake. During the years of the legendary Woody Hayes and Bo Schembechler, there was still the Rose Bowl. For the Buckeyes this year, there’s none of it. Only Michigan. “This is what it all comes down to – playing Michigan,” said little-known senior wide receiver Taylor Rice, whose career will surely end after this game. “Winning or losing. This is what determines the outcome of our season … It’s been a great season but this is what really counts. This is what our season comes down to. This is our Super Bowl.” The Game carries the prize of remembrance and the spoil of irrelevance – especially for the seniors. “We’re forever indebted to (the seniors) because they didn’t have to do what they did,” said coach Urban Meyer. That’s true. Their leadership helped put a broken program back together and leave it in a position to compete at the highest level of college football for years to come. But The Game Saturday is a chance to leave something for themselves – a history that’s worth remembering.
Register Now » October 7, 2014 Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Google is reportedly in the process of developing large-scale displays made out of smaller screens that fit together to make one giant image.The big TV project is the latest revelation from Google X, the tech company’s experimental division, and will make it possible to create seamless displays in a variety of sizes and shapes, sources told The Wall Street Journal.The undertaking is being led by Mary Lou Jepsen, a former MIT professor with display technology experience who cofounded the One Laptop Per Child project. Gecko Design, a mechanical engineering firm Google acquired in August, may also be involved, the paper reports.Much is still unknown, including the project’s intended purpose or the size of each modular display. Google officially remains mum on the subject.Related: Google Just Bought the Maker of a Tremor-Steadying ‘Smart’ SpoonThe big challenge, according to one source, is finding a software solution to eliminate the seams where the modules meet, something Google is actively hiring display experts to work on.Led by Astro Teller, Google X is also the home of Google’s self-driving car project, Google Glass, a contact lens that diabetics could use to measure blood-glucose levels and a project to deliver Wi-Fi to developing countries from high-flying balloons.Also in Google’s pipeline is a modular smartphone program called Project Ara that would allow users to attach and remove a variety of components like a keyboard, camera or speakers.Related: Novartis, Google to Develop Contact Lenses to Monitor Blood Sugar Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. 2 min read