R.I.P. Dan Roundfield

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 […]

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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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A Hawk soars in the NBA Finals

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 […]

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A pro sports town

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.

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