1. Atlanta Hawks Need to Maintain the Momentum With Changes

    "Mortified." That's probably the word that best described me around this time last year, as it became more and more apparent that my finally triumphant (if you call 37-45 and the eighth seed ...

    John McCurdy Written by John McCurdy about over 5 years ago 220 reads 1 comments

  2. How a Healthy Spurs and Celtics Would Have Changed the '09 Playoffs

    Growing up, it was bad manners to raise "what if" questions in my folks' house; either that, or my parents just got annoyed because I was the kind of kid who could string queries like that together endlessly...

    John McCurdy Written by John McCurdy about over 5 years ago 703 reads 9 comments

  3. NFL Whirlwind Previews: St. Louis Rams

    Seems like the St. Louis Rams have been in a washing machine set on super-extended cycle for years now. Every once in a while (like, each season), we pull 'em out and check to see if they're fit to wear, but we end up putting 'em back in...

    John McCurdy Written by John McCurdy about over 5 years ago 50 reads 0 comments

  4. NFL Whirlwind Previews: Cleveland Browns

    Cheer up, Cleveland! Things could be worse... Oh, who am I kidding? You guys up by the lake have had it rough; rougher than any other city in the States. But you know what? There really is reason to feel good about your Browns...

    John McCurdy Written by John McCurdy about over 5 years ago 525 reads 1 comments

  5. NFL Whirlwind Previews: Jacksonville Jaguars

    The 2007 Jacksonville Jaguars scared the then-perfect Patriots in the divisional round of the playoffs. Now, a season and record inversion (they went from 11-5 to 5-11 in '08) later, they're practically back to the drawing board...

    John McCurdy Written by John McCurdy about over 5 years ago 179 reads 0 comments

  6. NFL Whirlwind Previews: Washington Redskins

    It's at times like this that Washington Redskins fans wish the nation's capital could just be transplanted. Not that there's anything wrong with the physical location of D.C...

    John McCurdy Written by John McCurdy about over 5 years ago 421 reads 1 comments

  7. Atlanta Falcons Positional Battles: Defense Dukes It Out

    There's not a whole lot of controversy over the quarterback position in Atlanta. Something tells me Matt Ryan won the Falcons' confidence last season, and that Michael Turner is going to be given the nod as the featured runner once more...

    John McCurdy Written by John McCurdy about over 5 years ago 358 reads 10 comments

  8. Dirty Bird Changes: Falcons' Roster Moves Force Worthwhile Adjustments

    As an Atlanta Falcons fan, I'm still basking in the glow of our 11-5 season in 2008. Unless you've followed a team that has never been able to put together consecutive winning seasons ...

    John McCurdy Written by John McCurdy about over 5 years ago 307 reads 0 comments

  9. Mike Smith, the Atlanta Falcons Coaching Staff Still Have Things To Prove

    Did you catch the episode of Extreme Makeover that featured the entire Atlanta Falcons coaching staff? Well, in case you missed it, let me sum it up for you: It went pretty darn well...

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  10. Atlanta Falcons Match Up Well with Rest of the NFC South

    In 2007, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers won the NFC South with a positively towering 9-7 record and were booted in the Wild Card round of the playoffs by the New York Giants...

    John McCurdy Written by John McCurdy about over 5 years ago 387 reads 14 comments

  11. The 1998 NFC Championship: Origins of a Falcons Fan

    It's a funny thing, the human memory. It's selective: It allows me to remember the seemingly trivial, yet occasionally forget the important. I mean, why do I remember how bad Joey Harrington was in Week Five of 2007 (2...

    John McCurdy Written by John McCurdy about over 5 years ago 168 reads 0 comments

  12. Atlanta Falcons' LBs Might Be Depleted, but Expectations Still High

    Call me "Captain Obvious," but my Atlanta Falcons are a heckuva lot better than they were at this time last year. Sure, by May 2007, we'd signed our new running back in Michael Turner, and drafted a fresh face for the franchise in quarterback Matt Ryan...

    John McCurdy Written by John McCurdy about over 5 years ago 317 reads 0 comments

  13. Mike Glenn as Hawks Color Commentator: "Stinger's" Analysis Never Hurt

    Turning on an FSN South broadcast of an Atlanta Hawks game these days is encouraging. There's a young, talented squad out there, and they're finally winning some games; Bob Rathburn's still giving ...

    John McCurdy Written by John McCurdy about over 5 years ago 521 reads 0 comments

  14. Great South League: Baseball Fans Need to Know

    If you're anything like me, right around this time of year, you are nearly overcome with a sense of optimism. It's finally getting warm outside again, you can almost taste the hot dogs and hamburgers ...

    John McCurdy Written by John McCurdy about over 5 years ago 449 reads 0 comments

  15. The Top 10 Georgia Bulldog Performances in the Mark Richt Era

    Now, football is a team game. But just what do you think of when picturing your favorite game memory? I bet it's a single receiver stretching out for a pass, a linebacker plastering ...

    John McCurdy Written by John McCurdy about over 5 years ago 1,262 reads 6 comments

  16. Viatcheslav Ekimov: Cycling's Ageless Wonder

    Viatcheslav Ekimov got over the hill before the 2006 Tour de France even started. He turned 40 on Feb. 4 of that year, yet still tackled the 2,200-mile bike race...

    John McCurdy Written by John McCurdy about over 5 years ago 477 reads 0 comments

  17. The 10 Best Georgia Football Games in the Mark Richt Era

    I'm no Bulldog pro. Wish I could say I was, but hey, I was born in '87. You can't blame me for missing what I wasn't born for...

    John McCurdy Written by John McCurdy about over 5 years ago 485 reads 6 comments

  18. If Georgia Bulldogs Basketball Were a Car

    If Georgia Bulldogs basketball were a car, it'd be one of those hideous mid-90's Geo Metros that are, for some reason, still on the streets. No, I take that back. It be a Geo Metro with a busted taillight that's gotten you pulled over twice...

    John McCurdy Written by John McCurdy about over 5 years ago 295 reads 6 comments

  19. The Atlanta Hawks' New Challenge: Meeting Expectations

    Shock the world once, and it's hard to do it again. So people might see the Atlanta Hawks coming this year. They have been in one of the top four spots in the Eastern Conference since the first week of the season...

    John McCurdy Written by John McCurdy about almost 6 years ago 245 reads 0 comments

  20. Georgia Football '09: Dawgs To Be Excited About

    Star quarterback, running back, and cornerback all defecting for the NFL? Questions abound concerning your young offensive line? Coordinators' choices second-guessed after tough losses? ...

    John McCurdy Written by John McCurdy about almost 6 years ago 1,390 reads 23 comments

  21. Georgia-Vandy: Quite The SEC "Showdown"

    This year, SEC basketball is pretty up-and-down. There's ranked LSU, with just one conference loss, and then there's Arkansas, at the bottom of the West Division, with just one conference win...

    John McCurdy Written by John McCurdy about almost 6 years ago 57 reads 0 comments

  22. Atlanta Hawks at the Trade Deadline: Deal or No Deal?

    Exactly one year ago today, my hometown Atlanta Hawks made a trade-deadline deal that changed my entire outlook on life. No kidding. I remember hearing the news from a friend...

    John McCurdy Written by John McCurdy about almost 6 years ago 547 reads 5 comments

  23. Funniest Moments: Charles Barkley, Eloquent Comedian

    TNT NBA Thursdays is, without a doubt, a prime example of quality television programming. It's well-produced, has a beautiful set, and attracts truly great guests. It also has one of the greatest sports show hosts ever: Charles Barkley...

    John McCurdy Written by John McCurdy about almost 6 years ago 1,881 reads 10 comments

  24. Marlon Brown Joins Georgia Bulldogs

    Just a minute ago, I was writing about the pain of the University of Georgia losing one of its star football players, Knowshon Moreno, who decided to forego two years of eligibility to enter this year's NFL draft...

    John McCurdy Written by John McCurdy about almost 6 years ago 488 reads 19 comments

  25. Don't Overlook Knowshon Moreno, the Other Dawg in NFL Draft

    The typically sunny disposition here at the University of Georgia has lost a little bit of its shine recently. We Bulldog fans are not bitter and wish our football heroes the best, but we are ...

    John McCurdy Written by John McCurdy about almost 6 years ago 549 reads 2 comments