This year, Atlanta college football fans get not one, but two showdowns
Christmas comes twice for Atlanta college football fans when the Georgia Dome hosts two bowl games: the annual New Year’s Eve Peach Bowl and first-ever Celebration Bowl, a matchup between the respective champions of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference and the Southwestern Athletic Conference. Here’s how the two games go head-to-head.
The winning school of the annual giveaway also receives $10,000 toward its general scholarship fund
Last November two things the South takes very seriously—college football and Waffle House—got together for the second annual Waffle Wager. The winner of the Georgia–Auburn game earned free WaHo victuals for its city the following Wednesday (plus $10,000 toward the school’s general scholarship fund), with Athens reaping the benefits of a 34–7 blowout.
The man behind the Seahawks’ swarming defense, takes over
Moments after the Falcons wrapped up day one of training camp, Dan Quinn faced his morning’s biggest challenge: parting the sea of reporters and cameras on hand to hear the rookie head coach’s thoughts.
Get ready, 2017. Football and soccer are arriving on schedule
On the same day that Mayor Kasim Reed held a press conference announcing that the new owners of the Atlanta Hawks will either renovate Philips Arena or relocate the team elsewhere, officials with the Falcons, the one team that’s absolutely committed to downtown Atlanta, led a tour of the $1.4 billion new stadium, now eleven months into construction.
Brush up on your tennis tournament trivia before the big showdown at Atlantic Station
Every July thousands of fans brave blistering temps to see top tennis talent like John Isner, Andy Roddick, and Mardy Fish sweat it out on the hard courts at Atlantic Station. A few fast facts about the pro tournament:
The franchise president shares his perspective on creating a fanbase, sharing a stadium with the Falcons, and more
Darren Eales believes Atlanta is ready to embrace Major League Soccer, and he has 20,000 season ticket deposits to prove it.
Morgan Brian and Kelley O’Hara are central to the team’s chances of victory
The U.S. Women’s National Team famously finished second in 2011 and is among the favorites this year, but hasn’t won soccer’s most coveted prize since 1999.
After 60 wins and a sweep by the Cavs, we’re left rooting for next year
This inaugural first trip to the Eastern Conference finals wasn't the way anyone wanted it to end. Game three was very close—and might have been won, if not for a terrible call against Al Horford—but game four was JV versus Varsity.
11 somewhat interesting things I learned as the Atlanta Hawks succumbed to the Cleveland Cavaliers 94-82
So there you have it, folks: We lay down on the tracks in game two. Need we dissect the corpse that is the Atlanta Hawks basketball team right now? Let's save ourselves the teeth-gnashing and the grief.
The sighs, as it turned out, could be heard around the world.
It was a big game, on home court. And for the first 24 minutes of the contest, the Hawks played like it was their Bar Mitzvah. Like the record 60 wins they earned this season were foreshadowing, not false hope.