Category: sports - Daily Agenda - Atlanta Magazine

A preview of the College Football Hall of Fame

The museum is enchanting and immersive for all fans and ages

On Tuesday, the College Football Hall of Fame held its media preview, inviting the press to get the full Chick-fil-a Fan Experience before the attraction opens on Saturday. It is a Cooperstown built for the smartphone generation. Read more...

College football Hall of Fame serves as a high-tech pantheon to gridiron gods

Technology wil be strongly integrated into the visitor experience

When the college football Hall of Fame opens in downtown Atlanta on August 23, visitors can expect more than dusty artifacts and stern-faced busts. A high-tech pantheon to gridiron gods, the $66.5 million hall replaces old digs in South Bend, Indiana. Read more...

Arthur Blank: It was important for the Falcons to stay Downtown

The Atlanta philanthropist talked stadium, pro sports, and his pet causes during breakfast "Conversation" panel

If the Buckhead crowd that packed Maggiano’s to hear editor-in-chief Steve Fennessy interview Arthur Blank at 7 a.m. this morning seemed a bit weary, it’s probably because many Falcons fans were up late last night watching the third episode of Hard Knocks, the HBO series that is currently documenting the NFL franchise’s preseason. When Fennessy referred to a few of Tuesday night’s highlights, Blank seemed amused by Levine Toilolo’s talent on the ukulele, though not so much by Matt Ryan’s locker room humor. Nevertheless, Blank is clearly a fan of the Emmy-winning reality show, noting, “We have a great story to tell, and we believe in transparency.” Read more...

Q&A with SEC Network host and analyst Maria Taylor

The former UGA basketball player talks about working with Tim Tebow, life on the sideline, and the SEC's reign

When Alpharetta native Maria Taylor introduces herself to hulking SEC football players, their typical response is, “You’re huge!” Taylor stands six feet two and was a four-year basketball player at the University of Georgia. Read more...

SEC Network launches with pigskin preseason, preview, and past games

ESPN's new channel features Tim Tebow as a host and will air 45 live football games

It’s August. It’s the Southeast. Are you ready for some college football? That question is purely rhetorical because, ready or not, here comes ESPN’s SEC Network, ramming round-the-clock gridiron action and commentary—including gospel from Saint Tebow himself—smack into your face mask. Read more...