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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
Crews of 750 are working six days a week to build the core of the arena
With just over two years left to complete the Atlanta Falcons stadium, crews of 750 are working six days a week to meet the August 2015 deadline to build the core of the 1.9-million-square-foot, $1.4 billion stadium that will rise 30 stories over Northside and Martin Luther King Jr. drives.Read more
We’re not laughing at you, coach. We’re laughing with you.
Last year, Mercer made a Cinderella run in the NCAA basketball tournament and spawned a thousand .gifs in the process. This year, it was Georgia State busting brackets and inspiring memes with its upset over No. 3 seed Baylor in the first round. Specifically, head coach Ron Hunter stole the spotlight from his own son, R.J., who buried the game-winning three-pointer, by plummeting off his stool in celebration.Read more
New video shows progress on Cobb stadium
Unless you’re still dizzy from the virtual flyover of the new Falcons stadium, we’ve got a look-in on the metro’s other big sports construction project. Not to be outdone by the their soon-to-be-former in-town neighbors and true to their conservative Cobb roots, the Braves have taken a much more realistic approach to their video.Read more
Here are the highlights of the epic viral video
The Falcons recently released a virtual flyover of the new stadium that looks like it must’ve cost at least as much as one of the proposed PSLs. (And just in case they can’t sell a PSL, there’s a 15-second ad preceding the video.) The 3-minute, 30-second 3-D tour will leave you wowed and a bit dizzy. So we broke down the highlights:Read more
And how long before I decide whether to renew my season tickets?
Today’s announcement that Falcons owner Arthur Blank had fired head coach Mike Smith surprised no one who saw yesterday’s shellacking by the Panthers, but it didn’t make it any less sad.Read more
Merchandise sales and attendance point to “yes.”
It’s been almost three months since the team out-ed its majority owner and general manager for making separate racist statements, igniting an offseason firestorm that left the future of the franchise in question. But since then, the Falcons have flaked, both UGA and Tech have squandered playoff opportunities, and the Braves have made moves (J-Hey!? No!!) obviously geared more toward their future in Cobb. Atlanta sports fans are desperate for a winner.Read more