My adventures with Rankin Smith, and other tales of Atlanta’s other sports teams

(A mostly Falcons flashback, with a Hawks cameo) In Atlanta the 1980 Falcons were football’s version of the ’91 Braves. Not quite the same, because the NFL schedule can’t compete with the daily drama of a pennant race. And then there’s the recognition factor. Everyone knew the Lemmer and Smoltzie and TP. How many knew […]

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Weemsy!

Time to jump on the 10-2  Falcons’ bandwagon. Today’s game made me a believer — thanks to Eric Weems.

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I’m an idiot, baby, heeeey!

The other day CD overheard sports talk dinosaur Beau Bock wonder on air how anyone could find fault with the greatest sports owner this town has ever had: Arthur Blank. What about Ted Turner? “He hired Bobby Cox.” End of argument, at least in Beau’s feeble mind. The logical response would’ve been: “Yes, and he […]

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Good riddance

Falcons beat writer D. Orlando Ledbetter asks: Will you root for Keith Brooking in the playoffs? The question is moot now, with the Vikings about to dispense of the Cowboys, but I’ll answer anyway. Hell, no (see picture). –CB

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Tough call

While I was rooting for a Falcons win Monday night, I probably got more satisfaction watching Borasbot strike out to end Game 5. You’re on the mark, Teixeira … for a .100 October batting average. –CB

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A quick Falcons note

Yesterday we learned that, in addition to being the most overrated Falcons defender ever, Keith Brooking is also an obnxious clown. You’d think his two tackles made the difference in Sunday’s game but, as usual, Brooking was inconsequential to the outcome. –CB

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Bigger surprise?

The AJC recently asked which team’s success came as more of a shock: the 2008 Falcons or the ’91 Braves? Certainly the Braves were the bigger and better story. They also had more promise — led by Glavine, Smoltz, Avery, Justice and Gant — going into ’91 than the Falcons seemed to have coming into […]

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