R.I.P. Dan Roundfield

August 7, 2012 // 5 Comments

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 Hawk soars in the NBA Finals

June 9, 2011 // 8 Comments

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 [...]

Still a Braves town (on TV, at least)

April 21, 2010 // 0 Comments

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 [...]

A pro sports town

March 24, 2010 // 15 Comments

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 [...]

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