This time, the Hawks are slight favorites. Thirty six years ago, Atlanta pushed the defending NBA champions, led by Elvin Hayes and Bob Dandridge, to the brink in a classic seven-game series. It should not have taken the Bullets so long to realize that their tormentors, ballyhooed as the mechanical creation of that raging martinet, […]Read More Remembering the last time #Hawks played Washington in the playoffs
John Sterling is worse than you think. (For those too young to remember Sterling’s stints as a Braves announcer and voice of the Hawks, consider yourself lucky.)Read More Bullseye, Rory Sparrow!
Dan Roundfield, arguably the best pure power forward in Atlanta Hawks history, drowned Monday off the coast of Aruba. He made three All-Star teams as a Hawk and was a regular on the NBA’s All-Defensive squad. Roundfield averaged 10 rebounds or better in each of his seasons in Atlanta and was a decent scorer, as […]Read More R.I.P. Dan Roundfield
(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 […]Read More My adventures with Rankin Smith, and other tales of Atlanta’s other sports teams
Yes, that was an ex-Hawk sinking the three-pointer that won Game 5 for Dallas — probably the closest Atlanta will ever get to the finals. Baseball desperately needs a World Series as compelling as this championship has been. Last one I recall happened 20 years ago. Speaking of the NBA, I think we can agree […]Read More A Hawk soars in the NBA Finals
Read the whole post at ATLmalcontent.Read More Atlanta Spirit helps Hawks fans embarrass city
WSB’s Zach Klein tweets: @Braves vs Phillies = 4.7 rating. @Atlanta_Hawks vs Bucks in Gm 2 playoffs did a 3.8 Congrats to the Hawks, who appear poised for a showdown with Orlando in the conference semifinals. The franchise last advanced past the semis in 1970, when Richie Guerin was coach (and a back-up guard).Read More Still a Braves town (on TV, at least)
Fuck college sports. Boring (save for the NCAA tourney). Bank on it — the Hawks, Braves and Falcons will all make the playoffs this year. And if you haven’t watched the Hawks lately, you’re missing out. Tonight’s win over Orlando (yech!) was inspired.Read More A pro sports town