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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

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. Read more...

How Braves second basemen Tommy La Stella took the path less traveled to the bigs

Despite knocks on his other skills, the unheralded lefty simply hits.


After the recent one-game suspension of Dan Uggla, it seems safe to declare that Tommy La Stella will frequent Fredi Gonzalez’s starting lineup for the rest of 2014 and possibly beyond. The 25-year-old has performed serviceably, hitting .292 in 154 at-bats—a welcome jump in production from the .189 average that other Braves second basemen have collectively hit this season. Read more...

7 slightly random, mostly Atlanta-centric facts to help you enjoy the World Cup final

Who knew? There's a futbol club team in Argentina named Atlanta.

Drinking beer, singing songs, spilling said beer while shouting “Gooooal!,” and singing more songs, it all comes to an end with Sunday’s World Cup 2014 final between Germany and Argentina. Will Germany score seven goals again, as they did against tear-stained Brazil? Will Messi turn all the pressure into diamonds with seven goals of his own? In what has been a zany World Cup, not even Nate Silver has the answers. Read more...

Who is casting All-Star votes for Justin Upton?

Kate Upton and BJ Upton, of course. Also Ralph Reed, Big Boi, and Moe's.

What do a supermodel and an evangelical political strategist have in common? How about a legendary half of Outkast and our hometown burrito chain? They all support  Atlanta Brave Justin Upton's All-Star bid. Oh, so does BJ Upton, in case you wondered. Read more...

Q&A: Chris Conley, UGA football player, Star Wars fan film creator

He led the Bulldogs in receptions, and now he's got a YouTube hit with cameos by Mark Richt, Todd Gurley, and an adorable puppy

His middle initial, "R," may as well stand for “Renaissance Man.” After leading the Dawgs in receptions last season, Christian Conley decided to lead his campus in the production of a Star Wars fan film, titled Retribution. And according to his Twitter bio, he’s also a lover of Christ and aspiring writer. Plus, he can carry a tune quite better than most. I think the only thing this guy doesn’t do is wear jorts. “Yeah, I wouldn’t be caught in those,” he said when we talked about the surprise response to his film. Read more...