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control+ATL+delete
New York (via Atlanta)
Author of several yet to be written classics, and even more never to be written near classics.
Interests: Sports, Movies, Video Games, 90s pop culture
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A night after grabbing the East's second seed and first place in the division, the Hawks relinquished both Saturday night. Looking sluggish, anemic and completely ill-equipped to deal with the presence of Dwight Howard, the Hawks returned to earth in a 104-86 road loss to the Magic. Behind a herculean 31 and 19 from Howard, Orlando cruised through much of the second half after Atlanta's offense fell apart in the third quarter. Down 5 at the half, the deficit swelled to as much as 18 as the Hawks shooting betrayed them. The team settled for too many jump shots, and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2010 at control+ATL+delete
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It was far from graceful, but the Hawks outlasted the Celtics for a 100-91 win, claiming sole possession of second place in the Eastern Conference. It also sealed a season sweep of the Celtics, something Atlanta had never done when both teams owned winning records. Jamal Crawford carried the Hawks in the first half, and Joe Johnson did the rest, as the Hawks hung on to beat Boston for the fourth time in as many tries this season. Despite a cagey performance from Paul Pierce (35 points on 11-15 shooting, making 12-13 from the foul line) Boston fell for the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2010 at control+ATL+delete
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The Hawks stumbled in San Antonio Wednesday, but return to Philips Arena tonight with a chance to sweep the season series over the Celtics for the first time since the 1998-99 season. Atlanta has won 8 of their last 11 and sits just a half-game back of Boston for the second seed in the Eastern Conference. The Hawks easily won the last two meetings between these teams, both in January, and both when the Celtics were without Kevin Garnett. Garnett is trying to recover from the hyperextended knee that caused him to miss both games vs. the Hawks in January,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2010 at control+ATL+delete
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It was expected that Joe Johnson would be headed to the All-Star Game as a reserve for the Eastern Conference. What few expected, was that a second Hawk was selected, and it wasn't Josh Smith. The names won't officially be announced until Thursday, but Yahoo!sports reports that Al Horford will join Johnson in Dallas. It will be Horford's first All-Star Game, and the fourth straight selection for Johnson. Here's a complete list of All-Star reserves: East Chris Bosh, Toronto Al Horford, Atlanta Joe Johnson, Atlanta Paul Pierce, Boston Rajon Rondo, Boston Derrick Rose, Chicago Gerald Wallace, Charlotte West Kevin Durant,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2010 at control+ATL+delete
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For Part 1 of the Senior Bowl Preview, click here. Before I get into the South roster, and which players Falcons fans in particular should be watching Saturday, I'd like to thank NFL Network for its coverage of the week's practices. For pathetic losers like myself, it's great mid-afternoon viewing. Mark Mayock, in particular, keeps me in stitches with his creative vocabulary. Where else could we hear Dexter McCluster compared to Percy Harvin in terms of "explosion and propulsion"? (The NFL, where propellers happen!) Propellers aside, let's take a look at some players to watch from the South: South Team... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2010 at control+ATL+delete
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Jason Heyward is the best prospect in baseball, according to MLB.com. The 20-year old from Henry County has a shot to crack the Braves opening day roster, and looks to be a cross between Jermaine Dye, Dale Murphy and Willie McCovey. If his minor league stats are any indication, Heyward projects as a .330 hitter with 20-25 home run power. Expect those in the front office to wring their hands over the decision to promote him to the big club by opening day. Liberty Media would like to wait, because the earlier they call him up, the earlier he'll be... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2010 at control+ATL+delete
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With the Super Bowl two weeks away, and just one Falcon in the Pro Bowl that nobody wants to play in (or watch for that matter), there's only one football game that matters this weekend. The top seniors in college football are in Mobile, AL this week, working with NFL coaching staffs and auditioning for scouts, leading up to the annual Senior Bowl game this Saturday. While much has been made about Tim Tebow's disappointing performance so far, and Terrence Cody looking more like Proposition Joe from "The Wire" than a top prospect, there are plenty of other players to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2010 at control+ATL+delete
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The Hawks dismantled the Houston Rockets Monday night, giving them their first victory in Clutch City since 1999. It was another psychological obstacle cleared for the once-up-and-coming squad, which now resides squarely in the Eastern Conference's elite. With Atlanta on pace for its first 50-win season since the Clinton Administration (weird how that's now a long enough ago administration it can be referenced historically), let's take a look at the biggest reason why. It's not the play of Joe Johnson, though his workmanlike 21 points and 5 assists per game have certainly helped, we've come to expect that type of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2010 at control+ATL+delete
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What had been a relatively lack-luster postseason was saved Sunday by a fabulously entertaining conference championship round. Here are some quick thoughts on the weekend's games: Jets- Colts - Remember when it was widely considered that Peyton Manning couldn't get it done in the clutch? Manning's performance yesterday was remarkable, not because of his nearly 400 yards and 3 touchdowns vs. the Jets top-ranked D, but because it is what we have now come to expect. Even down 17-13 at halftime, did you have any doubt that The Conductor would come back out and lead the Colts down the field... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2010 at control+ATL+delete
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Welcome to Hinske, Glaus and Wren: Attorneys at LOL. Mr. Wren will be ready to meet you in just a moment. Feel free to wait in the the lobby, where incense burns (the scent? "Playoff Hopes") As Ludacris' "Rollout" plays over the speakers, feel free to thumb through a magazine, including People's Oscar Preview, which pits heavily favored Chicago vs. Gangs of New York for Best Picture. What's that you ask? What year is this? What do you mean what year is this? It's 2002! Wait, what? It's not? Then what the hell are Eric Hinske and Troy Glaus doing... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2010 at control+ATL+delete
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Bill Simmons’ latest column on LeBron James inspired me to watch the entire Cavaliers game vs. LA last night, and I'm so glad I did. When the King’s midrange-jumper is on, like it was last night, he might as well be out there alone, because there's nothing stopping him from scoring, short of maybe velociraptors (but only the super-scary exaggerated version from Jurassic Park, not the lame turkey predecessors that we now know them to be). For those who missed it, don’t let it happen again. The numbers: 37 points (12 in the 4th) on 13-25 shooting, 9 rebounds, 5... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2010 at control+ATL+delete
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We’re a society that loves lists. "Who are the most desirable woman alive?” "What are the most Ridiculous Toys Ever Made?” As if these lists could somehow give us a definitive index on where everyone stands on these pressing issues. While these lists can be fun to read, and provide fodder for discussion, they all too often fail to address the crucial element of subjectivity. Here’s a countdown of the top 25 football announcers, whether play-by-play or analyst, according to Sporting News and the Sports Business Journal. They list Gary Danielson number one, citing his ability to tell us what... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2010 at control+ATL+delete
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