John is a WordSouth writer and a former sports writer and columnist whose stops have included The Savannah(Ga.)Morning News and in Indianapolis with Thomson/CNHI Indiana Newspapers. He also co-produced“UpstateGame Day,” a local sports magazine in his native Upstate South Carolina. He has covered everything from Super Bowls and NBA Finals to the Indianapolis 500 to local sports and news. He studied English at Wofford College where he also discovered R.E.M., U2 and Patsy Cline. He has worked as a radio and nightclub DJ, and he once survived a very minor hot-air balloon crash with a reigning Miss South Carolina.