Your 10.16.19 Playpen

A simple question for you guys today:  generally speaking, how much does it suck to be an Atlanta sports fan?  (And, yes, for purposes of this question, I include UGA in that.)

It’s wearying, is what it is.  I say that knowing I’m more fortunate than some of you, in that at least my undergraduate alma mater won two national titles in sports I care about this year.  But, man, the rest of it…

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  1. The recent meme on Facebook has been the one about wanting your pallbearers to be 2 Falcons, 2 Braves, and 2 UGA players so they can let you down one more time. So yeah, it sucks if you grew up following all three.

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    • BlazerDawg

      Found this article last week after Braves’ collapse…pretty good summary of misery. https://sports.yahoo.com/how-does-atlanta-ever-find-hope-again-024026315.html

      I think as Atlanta and UGA fans, most of what we know is pain and misery. You really can’t make up the losses by Dawgs, Falcons, and now Braves in last few years.

      May be haterish, but I wanted the United to lose in epic fashion in the chamionship last year. Most of their fan base are no8t fans of the other Atlanta teams and don’t know our heartache. It seemed terribly unfair their shiny new toy got a trophy…and I am a soccer fan.

      Also haterish is after Braves collapse and Dawgs pooping the bed as 25 point home favorite, really wanted Falcons to lose in epic fashion to put a cherry on the turd sundae that was last week…they delivered. It’s wrong and I apologize…looking to start fresh this week!

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      • Kdawg

        I actually am a fan of United and All other Atlanta teams so I’m happy I can hang my hat on them. However, I totally get your disdain for the fan base!

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      • Will (the other one)

        Honestly the Falcons blowing it was good news. Quinn needs to be fired yesterday and Dimitrov with him and a comeback win would have made that hard to pull off.

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  2. James Stephenson

    It sucks, because the last game the Braves played was just about the craziest shit I have ever seen with that inning. It is nearly identical to the collapse of the Falcons in the SB and the Dawgs in the NC. At least after the Falcons the Dawgs losing did not hurt as much. But both in that NC and the SB so damned many things had to go wrong for us to lose late. I mean the butt catch, Freeman missing a block on a blitz, just atypical of what they were doing. Tua throwing to nobody in the End Zone and freaking Ridley coming from nowhere to catch it. Just crazy stuff.

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    • Derek

      All the falcons had to do after Julio made that amazing catch at around the 23 yard line was run it three times and kick a FG….or miss it. Didn’t matter.

      Instead they tried to throw it three times got knocked out of FG range, lost opportunity to burn clock or make the pats use TOs and lost.

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  3. Illini84

    What do think your life would be different if “We won it all”?

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    • Derek

      At least we’d be surrounded by more entitled know it all idiots who would run for the hills at the first sign of trouble.

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      • illinidawg

        In Buddhist cosmology, one of the psychic domains that is described is the Realm of the Hungry Ghosts. The hungry ghost figures are depicted with scrawny little necks and huge bellies — riddled with powerful desires they can never really satisfy. Nearly everyone I know struggles with their own version of the hungry ghost syndrome.

        In a very human way, desires are natural and wholesome. They are necessary for us to survive and flourish. The challenge is that, to the degree that our basic needs for safety, bonding, and a healthy sense of our value are unmet, desire contracts and we become fixated on substitutes. Whether it’s alcohol or drugs, or perfectionism, or approval, it catches and confines us. It creates tremendous pain and stops us from living from a deeper sense of presence and love.

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        • Jared S.

          I think C.S. Lewis was near the mark when he laid out the problem of our desires:

          “If we consider the unblushing promises of reward and the staggering nature of the rewards promised in the Gospels, it would seem that Our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased.”

          Also,

          “If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world.”

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        • Got Cowdog

          Buddha was on to something because I can personally attest to the fact that my unsatisfied desire to see Georgia victorious over South Carolina caused me to fixate on alcohol Saturday afternoon and evening.

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    • James Stephenson

      No ultimately it does not affect my life, accept for the family who went to Bama and I have to hear about the stupid black out game at Thanksgiving the Christmas. It would be nice to get the monkey off our backs.

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    • Napoleon BonerFart

      Football is entertainment, so my life isn’t much affected. However, I like to be entertained by my entertainment dollars. So I’m glad UGA hired Kirby, rather than Butch Jones. But sometimes I critique poor performances I pay to see, be they in film, stage, music, or The Arena. If a band I like forgets to tune its instruments and tries to perform strung out on drugs, I’m not entertained. Similarly, if a football team I like forgets that it can’t simply “out will” every opponent it faces, I’m not entertained.

      So I would like to see my entertainment dollars maximized by the coach figuring out how to win close games when he can’t just preach about winning matchups and hustling more than the other team.

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  4. Steve

    Really not sure where to put this, so i guess playpen is as good a spot as any, but as for the dawgs this year, I’m pretty concerned if we lose 1 more, we’ll end up losing 2-3 more after that. One more loss, season is “over”, at least in the eyes of the team, and all of a sudden, it’s the Sugar Bowl all over again.

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    • Mayor

      ^^This is a reality based concern.

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    • It ain’t going to be the Sugar Bowl (I actually hope we don’t end up in New Orleans). That spot is either going to the SECCG loser or the loser of LSU-Bama game. If we lose another regular season game, our best hope is to play either VIrginia or Wake in the Orange Bowl. I’m even already seeing bowl projections having us in Orlando for the Citrus.

      If that’s the case, I bet Dre Swift, Andrew Thomas and JR Reed at a minimum decide to sit (maybe even Isaiah Wilson).

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      • Mayor

        ee, I think he meant last year’s Sugar Bowl, where the Dawgs gave a very uninspired performance because of the letdown of not being in the playoff and he was expressing fear that the Dawgs would become like that in the regular season this year if they lost another game. It was a metaphor.

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  5. Sanford222view

    I follow Atlanta United very closely but the MLS Cup just didn’t quite bring the elation and satisfaction I would feel from the Falcons, Braves, Hawks, or Georgia winning it all. I guess that is from how young the franchise is and that MLS isn’t on the same level as other pro sports or even DI college football or basketball.

    I also follow Liverpool, which won the Champions League title, and Vanderbilt is where i earned my graduate degree so I got to enjoy a college baseball title but even those aren’t on the same level since I didn’t grow up a fan of those teams like I did with my Georgia based allegiances.

    I still really enjoyed the Braves season despite the crash at the end. Though I will say it is slightly more frustrating today with the Nationals advancing to the World Series. Stinks seeing a team we easily won the division over finish better than we did. Game 1 and Game 4 of the Division series are now starting to piss me off again.

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    • I started watching Liverpool about 5 years ago when they sucked and this summer when they won Champions League it was nice but I feel like you have to be a fan from childhood to feel true elation. The one time the Braves won it all I was in Poland and missed the entire series.

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    • My parents both grew up in St. Louis before moving here, so my entire extended family are Cardinals fans. 2012 broke me for a few years… this year is getting close to that. (Both Braves and Dawgs).

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    • PatinDC

      Go Nats Go!!!!

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  6. Timphd

    Moving from Georgia to Maine 35 years ago allowed me to gradually adopt the Red Sox and Patriots as my teams, though I did celebrate the Braves one championship. I only maintained my allegiance to the Dawgs, which has been fortuitous. Since I have lived here the Red Sox have won the Series multiple times, and of course Falcons fans know about the Patriots and Superbowls.

    My heart still breaks with every Dawg loss, and I enjoy every win totally. Loved being able to visit Athens for the ND game, first time back for a game in over 20 years. The joy of having them win is amazing.

    After Saturday’s debacle though, I can’t help but be pissed. I listened to the game and told my hunting buddy that we were going to lose the game when Kirby went for fourth and 6 instead of having Rod kick a field goal. Told him that game managment was the achilles heal for the dogs, specifically Kirby’s. Subsequently, Kirby’s response to how to improve, focusing only on “better blocking downfield” tells me that he learned nothing from the game and we are doomed to play manball against 8 man fronts for the rest of the year. I had assumed he was talking about explosive plays in the context of getting receivers open, but it sure sounds like there is only a focus on pushing people with his offensive line, who are yet to earn their reputation by the way.

    I feel for those of you who are still Braves and Falcons fans, and god forbid Hawks fans. If you don’t mind rooting for the most hated franchise in football, the Patriots are available for fandom. Red Sox are going through a transition and may not be good for a while though.

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  7. Skeptic Dawg

    Senator, are you referring to the Wahoo’s recent national titles in basketball and lacrosse?

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  8. I don’t care about professional sports especially after moving to North Carolina. Now being back in Atlanta, I’ll never go to a Falcons’ game unless forced to by a business commitment after the Falcons passed on TG3II and then trolled Georgia fans with the video of Beasley sacking Aaron Murray. I’m enjoying them be 1-5. I stopped caring about MLB after the strike. A bunch of rich guys fighting over a big pot of money ended up canceling the World Series. I didn’t miss it when they came back. I’m a casual Braves observer now. Cliff Livingston as opposed to Dominique in game 6 in the Omni … need I say more.

    Now I love UGA with every fiber of my sports fan being. Of course, they ripped out my heart the last 2 years in MBS. I was proud after the national championship game knowing in part we had it taken from us by the B1G officials. Last year was hard to swallow because we had a chance to drive a stake in Bama’s heart and didn’t get it done. Compounded with the baffling end of game decision by Kirby, I took it hard. Watching UGA lay an egg under Tubby by losing as a 3-seed in the 1st round to the Mocs was hard to swallow. Seeing the Diamond Dawgs lose a championship series they had no business losing to Fresno State and their collapses in the last 2 NCAA regionals were tough.

    So, yes, it’s hard to be a Georgia sports fan. That was cathartic. How much do I owe you, Senator?

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  9. Aladawg

    And then we go and lose to a 2-3 dumpster fire.

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  10. Kalamazoodawg

    As a 47 year old born and bred Georgian, I am a long-suffering Atlanta sports fan. Being in West Michigan now, the Detroit folks have some sympathy, but even the Tigers, Wings and Pistons have had more success than our ATL boys.

    Heartbreak is all I know how to say. Falcons: 1980 Falcons vs. Cowboys. Eugene Robinson in Miami.

    Dawgs: My first GA/FL game was the 1986 lashing we took from Kerwin Bell. Terrance Edwards drop. 2007 Tennessee. 2008 Alabama. Just spike it. The Neyland turf in 2013. 2nd and 27. Fake punt.

    Braves: 82 flop against the Cards. Kirby Puckett and Kent Hrbek. Hanging sliders from Jeff Reardon and Mark Wohlers. Eric Gregg. Bobby Cox and live by the platoon, die by the platoon. Where do you stop? Infield fly?

    Hawks: not much, but the 86 blown 3-2 Celtics series lead was a huge letdown. Nique vs Bird in game 7, which of course was a loser.

    Enough to send anyone to the funny farm.

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    • illinidawg

      I’ve been a Bear fan all my life. In 1986 they rampaged through the regular season, playoffs and Superbowl. I had a big party here in Athens and always remember sitting and thinking “so this is it huh”?

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  11. Bigshot

    The only one that really bothers me is UGA. It is devastating. I don’t think I will ever get over the National Championship game. The thing with UGA is that they will get your hopes up and then take a knife and stick it right in your stomach and then twist it. Sometimes I think is it worth it, but I still keep coming back for more.

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  12. Godawg

    Since sitting in the relatively new Superdome on Jan. 1, 1977 and watching Tony Dorsett run wild on the Dawgs, sadly I’m just not surprised anymore when they crap the sheets. I’ve come to expect it at least one or two games a year. Of course, that makes me wildly ecstatic when they win. As Corey Smith says, Every Dawg Has Its Day…

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  13. MDDawg

    I don’t think I can really call myself an Atlanta sports fan since I really only follow the Dawgs. That said, I’ve been there in-person for several of our heart-breaking losses. The 2012 SEC championship, 2017 national championship game. I’ve pretty much banned myself from attending anymore championship games, and last year I must have jinxed us just by watching the SEC CG. Yeah, it’s tough having your heart ripped out over and over again.

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  14. Paul

    I said it at the time and most here disagreed but we may never see another opportunity like we had against Alabama in the national championship game. After four years and all the highly rated recruiting classes, last Saturday is what we ended up with? Kirby’s response is we need better downfield blocking? I’m not just wondering about player development. I’m wondering about coaching development. Kirby still can’t manage the clock and that ain’t exactly rocket science. Maybe give that task to someone else? The players aren’t the only ones who need to man up.

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    • Charlottedawg

      I’m going to get absolutely shit on for this but 2017 is going to be a painful reminder with the passage of time. Ten years from now we’re going to realize that was our once and best chance to win a national championship or beat Alabama and that our best season is still not as good as a ho hum by saban standards Alabama team.

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  15. Mick Jagger

    One thing I’ve learned in my life: NOT to base my joy and happiness on the outcome of the Dawgs’ games (ditto Falcons and Braves).

    Of course I want all three to win.

    Keep it real – faith, family, friends, The Rolling Stones ……

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  16. PharmDawg

    Thanks for the opportunity to commiserate with my fellow Atlanta sports fans. The silver lining is that at least I don’t count the joke by Coke as part of the miserable Atlanta sports experience. I thrive on schadenfreude as far as that institution is concerned.

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  17. mwo

    The Braves won the same number of games in the NLCS as the cards did.

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  18. RangerRuss

    It sucks like the honeydew wagon doing the Portajohn. But being a fan has its moments. October 25,1995. Sold my ticket to the UGA vs Florida game for $100 to a gaytard. Found out they were giving some away at the gate. Went to the bar and watched that game. Hung around to watch the Braves beat Cleveland to clinch the World Series.
    20 years later got to see the Dawgs slap spurrier around to complete the ass kicking bookend to his career.
    I try to concentrate on the wins and not dwell on the losses. Also, I have some hobbies and the sweetest wife a man could ask for. Hope springs eternal. GO DAWGS!

    “Don’t hit me with them negative waves so early in the morning.”

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    • ugafidelis

      Look, it ain’t my fault Ranger. I’ve had nothing but good thoughts about this damn season ever since it started!

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  19. chopdawg

    Part of the problem with us as fans is that we have this all-or-nothing-at-all mindset. Since 1991, the Braves have won a lot more games than they’ve lost, but all we remember is the playoff failures. Same with UGA recently. Posters on blogs and vents say no game is meaningful unless, by winning, we keep ourselves on track for a national championship; so if we lose one more game this year, no game after that is meaningful.

    Maybe it’s because I came of age in the 60’s, graduated UGA in the 70’s; but I prefer to enjoy the wins, whenever they come, and if the wins lead to championships I’m really happy.

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    • illinidawg

      Some of us served in a war where “we never lost a battle (actually not true)but we lost the war”.

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      • RangerRuss

        Firebase Ripcord comes to mind.
        RIP Chuck Hawkins, A/2-506 CO.

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        • My buddy was in that outfit, got sick and was at HQ on the horn while it went down. Last years the Paradise Fire blew up to his house, he and his wife were trying to get out in two cats. It got so intense that they got into one so they could die together. They made it and he kn vows he dodged twice.

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      • Derek

        But Westmoreland had the STATS!

        You don’t win anything with stats, period.

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  20. Jared S.

    If I had a dime for every time my father has said, “That’s Braves baseball,” or “That’s Georgia football” after a crushing snatching-defeat-from-the-jaws-of-victory style loss.

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  21. Got Cowdog

    I don’t follow professional sports at all, but UGA timed the loss perfectly for me. The weather broke cool, It’s time to start cleaning up around the farm, and I’ve got a Boykin ready to start on birds. Plenty to do on Saturdays, Life is good.

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  22. HiAltDawg

    No, Senator, no! Graduating from Georgia doesn’t make me in any way, shape, or form a trash Atlanta fan!

    When the Hawks had ‘Nique I pulled for them. Back when Atlanta had a beisbol team, I pulled for the Braves until I stopped watching because TBS stopped carrying them. The Cobb County Barves don’t count.

    The Bulldog hating Falcons can go suck their Mama’s dick.

    And remember no matter how much it “sucks” to be a fan, fans suck the worst – – just ask the “spiteful, little man” building Tuscaloosa Jr, East

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  23. Kdawg

    It SUCKS!!!!! I grew up in Chicago and didn’t become an “Atlanta Fan” until I came down to UGA for school. The colossal bed shitting that the teams in this city is something else. I travel the country for work and whenever I say from Atlanta, it’s either the super bowl, now it’s the first inning and South Carolina at home that I hear about. I just laugh now because it’s so brutal. I said a couple of days ago the I don’t understand why I’ve given an emotional connection to sports as my get away from every day life!

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  24. truck

    This topic is far too painful to discuss, so I’ll opt out and change the subject. I finally got the opportunity to try Southern Soul barbecue a couple weeks ago. I was VERY impressed. Real good chopper pork, excellent Brunswick stew, and some of the best ribs I’ve ever eaten. Thanks to everybody who recommended it. On a scale of one to five, Truck gives Southern Soul five honks!

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    • Paul

      Truck, I lived on St. Simons the past seven years. Close enough to ride my bike to Southern Soul. Everything they do is excellent. Even their smoked bologna.

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      • truck

        I want to try their brisket and sausage next time. Then I’m gonna pack a cooler with ribs and see how many actually make it home to my wife.

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  25. Charlottedawg

    As a UGA grad who grew up in Atlanta, it flat out sucks, plain and simple. Rooting for the Braves,Dawgs and falcons is the equivalent of being a Cubs and red Sox fan pre 2004 and 16 but for every team in your state. So you don’t at least have the 85 bears, 90s bulls, 80s Celtics or bruins to ease the pain. Instead you watch every one of your teams find new creative ways to suck with the knowledge that you will die and never see another championship again. Meanwhile dynasties like the tide and the Patriots collect rings in their sleep including that literal once in a lifetime chance your team had to pull an upset except they inevitably shit the bed, because that’s what we do in Georgia bay-bee!!!!! Oh yeah you also get to watch as your trash neighbors like Auburn and the Florida Marlins fall bass ackwards into championships themselves. It’s like everyone gets glory days, except us.

    I think what was so disappointing about Saturday was I thought Georgia would at least wait until a bigger stage and brighter spotlight before choking. Although maybe they’re just being smart, can’t blow a lead in a championship game if you don’t get to said championship game! Brilliant!

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  26. Ben

    I’ve told plenty of people that I’m not a Braves fan anymore (strike killed me and I never went back) and growing up outside of Atlanta with a grandfather who loved the Dawgs I never had time or room for the heartbreak and frustration of being a Falcons fan.

    So it’s the Dawgs who I live and die with. And my kids have been to two games: one of them was the Sugar Bowl vs Texas and the other was last weekend. We live away from Athens and outside of Georgia, so getting to a game is a treat, and to see them play so uninspired both times we’ve taken them is gutting. I can handle a defeat or a loss like the Alabama games because at least they looked like they fought their asses off in those games. The games to UT and Carolina, though, were lazy efforts that we were supposed to have behind us. Add in to that, boring and uninspired runs up the middle, and it’s hard to get excited about much else re the Dawgs.

    I’ll still rep the G since we live in enemy territory, but I’m tired of the pity and I’m tired of the disappointment.

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    • That’s a terrible feeling to have a treat to return home to watch the Dawgs and they show up like that. I promise its annoying for season ticket holders too, especially when we’re being barked at to have our ass in the seats at 11:30 so we can impress recruits every week.

      One thing I have yet to see anyone bring up… Does anyone else wonder if this being such a big recruiting weekend may have interfered with some game planning? We didn’t seem to have many answers.

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      • Mike Cooley

        I don’t know but it being a lack of focus is a better thought than what I worry it is. Kirby sounds way too much like Fish Fry for my liking this week. Technically he’s right. If everyone blocks perfectly then some of these failed plays would be big gains. But how often do all eleven guys execute their assignment to perfection?

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    • Mike Cooley

      This. I don’t expect to go undefeated. Losses to good teams, even lopsided ones occasionally are part of it. But these bed shittings against bad teams or just plain lazy, sloppy effort, I’m sick of it. And this pig headed insistence on three yards and a cloud of dust whether it works or not makes me feel like Kirby having his way is more important than anything else to him. And I’m with you on the Braves. The strike killed it for me. I used to love watching the Braves but I bet I’ve watched less than ten games since the strike.

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  27. Otto

    As a Georgia Native, I don’t pull full Atlanta teams. Georgia is a good college sports town but especially Hawks and Falcons are for transplants. The one thing that the Hawks, Braves, and Falcons are all good at is taking tax payer money with just enough results to get it.

    I was mostly indifferent to the Falcons growing up until Vick was named franchise player. Vick was a selfish player who could not lead a team to a Super Bowl W but Blank couldn’t see it which turned me against them. It was a confirmation that the team was not committed to winning. The new stadiums have even further alienated me from the Braves and Falcons. I was amused to see the Pats comeback to win. I haven’t intentionally watched an NFL game other than the SuperBowl in nearly a decade, and the SuperBowl since the Falcons.

    UGA has been painful, I was in the antiBobo camp and then fire Richt camps earlier than many. They give us glimpses of hope to turn around and see last Saturday. The college game is evolving in the offense friendly direction of the NFL which drove me away from their game. I am hopeful the fans can experience some championships in the near future. I grew up attending games in the late 80s through mid 90s. UGA games bring back many fond memories.

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    • Mayor

      Since you brought up the stadium thing, I’m pissed off that they tore down the Georgia Dome, a building that was one largest indoor stadiums in the world and one of the best sports venues–and it was only 20 years old. They replaced it with a great new indoor stadium but what did it cost? And they got nothing for the Georgia Dome. All this because Arthur Blank wanted to prove that his dick was bigger than Jerry Jones’ dick. Using public money.

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      • That’s not what it was. The commissioner of the NFL told Blank straight to his face he’d never host another Superbowl in the Dome. Unfortunately to land the other Marquee events (CFB playoff, Final 4 etc) you have to have a “new” stadium with all the bells and whistles. I agree though, and the PSL’s have driven away many of the “regular” season ticket holders. Waive bye bye to home field advantage.

        As for the Braves… Yes it is ridiculous that Turner Field was abandoned after 20 years. The other side of that coin is that the city of Atlanta SEVERELY dropped the ball in developing the area around the stadium. Seeing how the Battery has flourished, you can’t really even be annoyed at the Braves for picking up and moving. Talk about a whiff for the city.

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  28. Dylan Dreyer's Booty

    At lease we’re not fans of Cleveland area teams.

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  29. BMan

    It gets old being repeatedly let down by the local teams. But that’s my station now. As I’ve gotten older, I care less (though the title game against Bama was excruciating, and I still close my eyes when the winning play is shown). Perhaps my biggest regret is that I’ve passed this fandom along to my sons. I should have sat down with them when they were young and told them to pick teams from any city (except NY and Boston, because screw them) and follow those teams for life.

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  30. Uglydawg

    I don’t even watch pro sports anymore. Just too many impurities. I’ve watched the Braves get cheated by umps in the playoffs too many times to think it’s accidental.
    When Ryan took that sack when it was the only way, other than turnover, the Falcons weren’t almost certainly going to win, I quit watching them.
    Then the NFL got all into politics…that’s what we all want to see, right? And now the NBA.
    As far as CF goes, I also believe the Dawgs were screwed out of the National Championship by the refs. That one left a mark.
    Now, this loss against the Cocks is disheartening but I still love the (waning) innocence of the sport. However, more than allowing players to make some money, the transfer portal is effective free agency. Maybe that’s the fair and American way, but it’s going to ruin things eventually.
    I’m teetering on becoming a Saturday fisherman. The fishing in the fall is better than any other time of the year.

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  31. BuffaloSpringfield

    Really haven’t had the TV on since Saturday afternoon, watched some news and weather and this blog. I think I have withdrawal issues.

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  32. W Cobb Dawg

    An Atlanta sports fan handbook: How I learned to stop worrying and love the meltdowns of epic proportions.

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  33. AceDawg

    I take pleasure in the Braves losing. I’d change my tune if I felt they were winners, but I disliked Bobby Cox and still don’t see a chance in culture in the postseason to get behind, so I take pride in watching the choking ceremony unfold each time. And the Braves did their best work ever in Game 5. A sight to behold.

    The Falcons are just a bonus team to me. They were so bad as I grew up that I’ve been happy about their fairly common playoff appearances since the Vick era. Gotta fire Dan Quinn though simply because he is annoying as hell with his positivity schtick.

    UGA straight up hurts. Losing to Will Muschamp undermines years of insults and bashing I have partaken in. I’m a shell of myself after Saturday and will always be no matter what the future holds.

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  34. Uglydawg

    There is a current promotion going on in the ATL area with prizes being offered.
    First prize is a kick in the nuts
    Second prize is season tickets to the Braves.
    Third prize is season tickets to the Braves and Falcons

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  35. AthensHomerDawg

    “Buy the ticket,,,take the ride.”
    HST

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  36. PNWDawg

    Sports in GA feel like a perpetual reenactment of General Sherman’s march to the sea.

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  37. Opelikadawg

    This is off subject but my wife spoke at a conference at Gulf Shores last weekend. Today, she texted me to say she had won the main door prize of two tickets to the Alabama – LSU game. As an Auburn grad, she has no desire to go. She said, ” What am I supposed to do with tthese? ” I said to sell them to some Bammer with more money than brains. It shouldn’t take too long to find one of those.

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  38. senator, did you go to grad school at UGA? was just wondering. seems like a number of cities could claim to being caught in the throes.

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  39. more spinners

    Whoa, as a UGA grad I have never thought of UGA affiliated with Atlanta or mertro Atlanta. We bifurcate Atlanta from Athens / rest of the state.
    I do follow MLB, but not so much this season. I knew how they were doing second hand, but I knew little about their players. Not so with the Astros and Rays. I like their style of play. I like the Braves, and pulled for them against the Cards. But I did not like how the Braves manager allowed the Cards to throw at Acuna twice. I would have head hunted someone on the Cards staff.
    Taken the suspension and the fine and whistled everday to spring training and the regular season, circling Card games.
    I do not follow NFL or NBA. So not I am not a Falcons follower or fan. Same with the Hawks. I can not tell you who their coach is or any of their players.
    I do follow all UGA programs.
    I have relatives in metro Atlanta and lived there for awhile.
    But I am thankful to be a UGA grad [and I love this state and its people] even though I came close to go to UT for my undergraduate degree. Relish Dawgs beating everything in sports from UT.
    Purely a high school and college sports person…well, I do follow the NHL, the Devils.
    I’ve said it beforer, our high school sports programs, more so football, are as good as it gets…outstanding kids and coaches.
    Very fond of this website and they folks who post here.
    Looks like a Knob Creek and JD Saturday.

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  40. Bulldog Joe

    Go to nearly any bar in the southeast and most fans are cheering for the Braves.

    Go to a bar in the Atlanta area and most fans are cheering for the Braves’ opponent. Weird.

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