1. Watt-Lanta: Who's Who in the ATL Sports Talk Radio War

    There is a low-intensity conflict being waged between the two local sports talk radio stations in the city of Atlanta. Sports fans are the beneficiaries. Competition leads to improvement...

    Jack Bender Written by Jack Bender about 5 years ago 1,539 reads 1 comments

  2. Waiting for Amar'e Stoudemire: How the Atlanta Hawks' Offseason Hinges on STAT

    In the Beckett play Waiting for Godot, the two characters are patiently waiting for Godot to show up. While waiting, they talk some and wonder what will happen when Godot shows up...

    Jack Bender Written by Jack Bender about 5 years ago 1,041 reads 25 comments

  3. Atlanta Hawks, Is Mr. Anderson our Neo?

    David Anderson is coming. I woke up this morning to Atlanta sports talk station 790 the Zone, talking about the Atlanta Hawks 2002 NBA draft choice coming to the States to replace Zaza Pachulia...

    Jack Bender Written by Jack Bender about 5 years ago 657 reads 0 comments

  4. The State of the Atlanta Hawks on the First Day of NBA Free Agency

    Today was July 1st, the first day of NBA free agency and the offseason moves are already in full swing. Reportedly, the Detroit Pistons have reached agreements with Ben Gordon and Charlie Villanueva...

    Jack Bender Written by Jack Bender about 5 years ago 816 reads 3 comments

  5. With the 49th Pick the Atlanta Hawks Select...

    What a great picture. Goran Suton hugging Tom Izzo? This might look good with Suton in a red Atlanta Hawks jersey hugging Izzo after a big win in Philips Arena in 2010. Okay, it is a dream, but Izzo almost took this job once...

    Jack Bender Written by Jack Bender about over 5 years ago 414 reads 3 comments

  6. Atlanta Hawks: Trade Josh Smith and Lose AJC Writer Mark Bradley?

    Atlanta Journal Constitution columnist Mark Bradley has reached into his proverbial sock and thrown the red challenge flag. I wish we could take him up on the offer...

    Jack Bender Written by Jack Bender about over 5 years ago 940 reads 20 comments

  7. Atlanta Hawks, Please Don't Take Jeff Teague

    Mr. Sund please do not take Jeff Teague. Please take Sam Young, or Eric Maynor, or even B.J. Mullens. The NBA is fantastic. Last night’s game between the LA Lakers and the Orlando Magic was as good as it gets in the NBA...

    Jack Bender Written by Jack Bender about over 5 years ago 1,286 reads 9 comments

  8. Atlanta Hawks, Say Goodbye To Zaza Pachulia

    Atlanta Hawks fans be prepared to say goodbye to Zaza Pachulia. The Hawks have to upgrade at this position and use the money slotted for Zaza to find a free agent that can help close the gap with the big dogs of the NBA Eastern Conference...

    Jack Bender Written by Jack Bender about over 5 years ago 943 reads 7 comments

  9. Atlanta Hawks Notes: Mike Woodson Is Back, a Mike Bibby Sighting, and Draft Talk

    With the excitement of the NBA Conference Finals getting started and the NBA Draft Lottery last night, Atlanta Hawks fans can be excused for missing major Hawks news. Head coach Mike Woodson is going to be back on the bench next season...

    Jack Bender Written by Jack Bender about over 5 years ago 454 reads 3 comments

  10. Atlanta Hawks' GM Rick Sund's Summer To Do List

    While watching the Houston Rockets Luis Scola play with his hair on fire, in a big Game 6 win, I realized just how meekly the Atlanta Hawks played against the Cavaliers...

    Jack Bender Written by Jack Bender about over 5 years ago 588 reads 18 comments

  11. Hawks-Cavs: Are There Any Positives for Hawks' Fans

    What can I say; I am transplant Northerner who has become a Hawks’ fan. I watched probably 70 percent of their games on television this year and would have watched more if not for family considerations...

    Jack Bender Written by Jack Bender about over 5 years ago 204 reads 9 comments

  12. Hawks-Cavaliers: Player Matchups from Atlanta's Perspective

    The city of Atlanta, its fans, and the Hawks are taking a beating today. The playoff series against the Heat is being called the worst seven-game series of all time...

    Jack Bender Written by Jack Bender about over 5 years ago 305 reads 2 comments

  13. Hawks-Heat: Five Offensive Keys for the Hawks to Win Game 5

    1. Mo and Flip have to play big. If Marvin Williams does not play, the Hawks are going with a seven-man rotation with Mo in the starting lineup and Flip off the bench...

    Jack Bender Written by Jack Bender about over 5 years ago 110 reads 0 comments

  14. Hawks-Heat: Will Joe Johnson Step Up?

    While watching the level of play in last night's Houston Rockets versus Portland Trail Blazers game, I was struck by how different the emotional level is in the Hawks-Heat playoff series...

    Jack Bender Written by Jack Bender about over 5 years ago 130 reads 1 comments

  15. Hawks-Heat: Soaring Hawks Must Stay Grounded In Game Two

    Hopefully, Mike Woodson and his coaching staff have been able to bring the soaring Hawks back down to Earth after Sunday’s big win...

    Jack Bender Written by Jack Bender about over 5 years ago 117 reads 0 comments

  16. Atlanta Hawks Playoffs: Five Keys to Beat the Miami Heat

    The Atlanta Hawks have earned their playoff berth and playoff seeding this season. Unlike last season, no one can say that they backed into the 2009 playoffs. This team is firmly entrenched as the fourth best team in the Eastern Conference...

    Jack Bender Written by Jack Bender about over 5 years ago 568 reads 6 comments

  17. Atlanta Hawks vs. San Antonio Spurs: 10 Quick Observations

    The Hawks overall roster after this season is much better than the Spurs. I especially like the Hawks young forwards...

    Jack Bender Written by Jack Bender about over 5 years ago 173 reads 1 comments

  18. Atlanta Hawks-Miami Heat: Playoff Player Match Ups

    First, to sort out the seeds: The Hawks lead the Heat by three-and-a-half games for fourth in the Eastern Conference Playoff race. With only 11 games left to go for Atlanta and 12 for Miami, it is going to be difficult for the Heat to overtake the Hawks

    Jack Bender Written by Jack Bender about over 5 years ago 677 reads 3 comments

  19. Atlanta Hawks: 2009 Playoff Analysis

    Hawks starting forward Marvin Williams is injured. Last week, Coach Mike Woodson and budding NBA All-Star Josh Smith were fighting. Bloggers, radio heads, and mainstream media are calling for Woodson to be fired...

    Jack Bender Written by Jack Bender about over 5 years ago 459 reads 5 comments

  20. Atlanta Hawks-Detroit Pistons Playoff Preview

    After watching the Atlanta Hawks play two tough games this weekend, I am giving the Hawks the fourth seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs...

    Jack Bender Written by Jack Bender about over 5 years ago 194 reads 0 comments

  21. Atlanta Hawks Make Huge NBA Roster Move This Week

    Have you been wondering where in the world James White plays basketball? The former Cincinnati Bearcat star is the best player on the Anaheim Arsenal of the D-League. He had 35 points last night in a big overtime win...

    Jack Bender Written by Jack Bender about over 5 years ago 384 reads 3 comments

  22. A-Rod Interview Fires Up The Proletariat

    During the NFL season, I write a weekly blog about Fantasy Football. In the blog, I make some picks about Fantasy players and I also pick every NFL game against the spread...

    Jack Bender Written by Jack Bender about over 5 years ago 35 reads 0 comments

  23. Carmelo For Atlanta's Josh Smith? This Trade Makes Too Much Sense

    I am spending my Sunday afternoon watching four of the top five teams in the NBA compete against each other at the highest level. These teams are playing in front of packed houses with playoff atmospheres...

    Jack Bender Written by Jack Bender about over 5 years ago 642 reads 9 comments

  24. Atlanta's Old Hawks Are Playoff Ready

    While I am getting ready to watch the Atlanta Hawks play the Charlotte Bobcats, I am thinking about the current state of the Hawks as we approach the All-Star Break. This roster is more ready for playoff basketball than the regular season...

    Jack Bender Written by Jack Bender about over 5 years ago 69 reads 0 comments

  25. Goodwill Hunting? Blogger Night With The Atlanta Hawks

    The Atlanta Hawks invited some Hawks’ bloggers to attend last Sunday night’s game with the Phoenix Suns. Yes, you read that sentence correctly...

    Jack Bender Written by Jack Bender about over 5 years ago 58 reads 0 comments