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Video of the Day: AJC reporter turned rapper explains today’s elections

Washington Correspondent Daniel Malloy drops the beat, as well as some knowledge on the Perdue/Kingston runoff

AJC reporter Daniel Malloy, known on the streets as D-Mal, has donned his shades and fired up his webcam for a political rap about today’s Republican senate runoff election. You may recognize him from the verses he dropped back in May, like “In the senate race, that’s where it gets tricky / Five people, two slots, people get picky.” Well, now it’s down to two–U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston and businessman David Perdue– and Malloy hasn’t missed a beat. Well, technically, he misses a few. But what he lacks in flow, he makes up for in fervor.

Where the Washington correspondent learned his rap skills, we’ll never know. And hey, the AJC seems pretty pumped about the video. But, in the words of Gawker reporter Hamilton Nolan, “There is absolutely no reason for this to exist.”

> Click on the image above, or here, to watch the video. (Suggestion to AJC: If you want your videos to be more usefully embeddable, use a non-Flash format.)


Just how much of a college football fanatic are you?

You could win early admission to the new Hall of Fame. Also a year of free Chick-fil-A

The College Football Hall of Fame is scheduled to open in downtown Atlanta in August.
Courtesy TVS

Informing either a Georgia Dawg or a doctor, “I bleed white and gold,” will likely cause sincere concern. Both will question your health. One will question your sanity . . . but only because when it comes to college sports, team loyalty runs deep.

Chick-fil-A and the soon-to-open College Football Hall of Fame would like to award those who take this undying devotion to the highest level. Those of you who schedule each and every aspect of life around gamedays. The ones who choose body paint and foam fingers over coats and gloves on brisk fall nights. And especially the ones who defy medical research and bleed obnoxious color combinations (white and gold can’t be healthy).

The First 100 at the Hall contest enhances the already-present eat, sleep, and breathe college football mentality, granting finalists free Chick-fil-A meals for a year, an invitation to spend the night on the Hall’s Playing Field, and the chance to experience the exhibits and activities offered in the College Football Hall of Fame before its official opening later in August.

To qualify, describe your loving commitment to college football in 250 words or less, and submit the essay no later than July 27. The sports fanatics who write the 100 most passionate and creative essays will be chosen as finalists, receiving the sneak-preview of the Hall and the chance to win other prizes from Coca-Cola, AT&T, the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, and Kia.


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