Category: Sports

Moving On To The Next Win

This week’s Courier Herald column: On Sunday night, the Atlanta Falcons christened their new home for the next thirty years or so with a win over the Green Bay Packers. The game wasn’t quite as close as the 34-23 score might indicate. The team, like their new facility, looks to be in world class form.

Shaq announces bid for Henry County Sheriff

Shaquille O’Neal is planning a run for Henry County Sheriff in 2020. That’s according to a report by the Washington Post on Thursday. The Hall of Famer told the publication he’s interested in a career in law enforcement and planning to make a bid, but he’s actually been dropping hints since May. He told The Washington Post:

Kirby Smart channels his inner Sean Spicer

University of Georgia football coach Kirby Smart is making news headlines and, once again, it stems from a souring relationship with the media. Smart announced on Tuesday, per the Macon Telegraph, that the media will no longer be permitted to report injuries, both “non-contact jerseys [sic] and injuries seen in front of media,” until he signs off. Reporters

Columbus Cottonmouths Facing Extinction

In a breaking news story, the Ledger-Enquirer reported yesterday that Columbus’ minor league hockey team is looking for new owners. Current team owners, Wanda and Shelby Amos, son of Aflac founder John Amos, purchased the Cottonmouths with Shelby’s uncle, Sal Diaz-Verson, in 2001. They bought the team from Martha and Charlie Morrow after the latter lost

On Atlanta Sports And Family

This is what I hope to be the last word on the Falcons’ Super Bowl performance, and perhaps my first here on my sister. Sunday wasn’t about me. For those of you that have access to my Facebook feed, you routinely see my check ins at Falcons home games. Those aren’t my tickets. They belong

Michael Vick Writes A Letter To Atlanta

Ten years is a long time. In two weeks, “Icarus” has his tenth anniversary. It’s with that in mind I enjoyed reading this. It’s a letter from Michael Vick to Atlanta. I don’t care if you like sports, the Falcons, or if you love or hate Matt Ryan. You need to take the time to

Not Losing Another Sports Team Worth $142.5 Million to Mayor Reed

The Atlanta Hawks will have a $193-million-renovated aerie, thanks to Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed who undoubtedly considered the expense of potentially losing 75% of Atlanta’s sports teams during his tenure when deciding whether to cough up the dough. Atlanta will kick in $142.5 million of the money that will go to a massive mixed-use construction project