Remembering Mitch Ariff, an iconic sports editor whose legacy lives on

By DAVID W. HEALY (COLUMN),

It has been 22 years since former Delta Democrat-Times sports editor Mitch Ariff passed away, but his memory and legacy is still going strong.

Ever since I came to the DD-T almost two years ago, Mitch’s name has come up every so often. Whenever it has, he is always spoken of in the highest regard.










Time to do away with instant replay - plus weekly high school football picks

By DAVID W. HEALY (COLUMN),

It’s time to get rid of instant replay. I reached this conclusion, finally, while watching the Memphis Tigers football team get totally robbed last Saturday in a game against Temple. The Tigers came into the game with a perfect 5-0 record, one of their best starts in a long time.