4:17 pm September 15, 2012, by David O'Brien
September 16th, 201212:44 am
tater bama would of beat them by 40.
September 16th, 201212:47 am
Joni, from 2001 – moons, and Junes, and Ferris Wheels…
The A Bomb
September 16th, 201212:48 am
Sure do Capt.!
September 16th, 201212:52 am
Levon singing about Virgil Kane…
Venice, my bad See I couldn’t watch the game, so I shouldn’t run my mouth I guess. Ross is banged up obviously.
September 16th, 201212:55 am
tater bama would drop usc by 40.
no doubt in my mind. they would abuse barkley.
September 16th, 20121:04 am
uga – probably 240 – Alabama would beat the Packers by 137…I do not know why anyone else plays football in the entire country – the SEC is truly the most amazing thing in the history of the world – you are lucky to be an Alabama graduate, they are so perfect and impeccable and astoundingly awesome…I cringe at their display of prowess – not sure why you are not bama-brave since you have unmentionable things happen to your unmentionables when you “dream” about them…
September 16th, 20121:13 am
love it khan took the bait. the single smartest jack arrse took the bait and ran with it.
guess what dude we always win.
September 16th, 20121:25 am
tater i think vj just insulted you.
September 16th, 20121:26 am
pretty sure old vj hated his time in the south,
September 16th, 20121:30 am
Pretty sure old uga-brave is hating, something, while in the south.
September 16th, 20121:40 am
uga – I lived in Virginia for 27 years, which normal people consider the South – and the good people of Virginia recognized how much hatred people like you have for decent people. I hope you are happy tonight for making cab feel even more miserable than her stupid team made her feel. Nice to know that alleged Braves fans feel they should pile on other Braves fans because of the perverted allegiance they feel for a team that is 20 times better than the team of lawbreakers and miscreants they root for…
September 16th, 20121:41 am
But, enjoy rooting for Alabama, since it is obviously a much better concept than rooting for uga…
September 16th, 20121:43 am
Strangely, I have not found myself wanting to say nice things about Towson as defending CAA champions after beating us by 3 points today (thanks to a totally blown call that negated a touchdown return for us and led to the FG which was the winning margin)…
September 16th, 20121:46 am
by the way, uga – have a good night since you have helped to make me come back out to open up my computer to castigate you for your continued efforts to make Georgia graduates look like…well. like you…(at least I have met one or two who recognize that capital letters exist, and are not too lazy and indifferent to use them)…(no offense, jeffrey d)…
BAN THIS GUY FOR THIS ALONE
September 16th, 20121:47 am
August 7th, 2010
time to realize heyward is michael tucker.
no offense intended…
time to shutdown for good…
September 16th, 20121:48 am
dooby doo bee doo…
it turned out so right…
for hatred in the night…
September 16th, 20121:49 am
(now cab is accusing me of padding stats)…
I can’t get away with anything…
it is a southern thing. no insults.
September 16th, 20121:51 am
By the way, to the marvelous fellow who showed up last night and bravely called me out using the “Lane” moniker – I apologize for being offended by the caller who wanted me to get a horrible disease. You are a prince among bloggers for making me feel so horrible for such an egregious misstep…
September 16th, 20121:52 am
VJ, have a good night.
uga-brave, you’re full of cowdogit.
And, only to pad stats and because my obnoxious level is high, 33 out of 33…(and that is serious – I was shocked – sure I had several wrong)…
September 16th, 20121:55 am
yo bobby H super genius?
September 16th, 20121:57 am
33 out of 33?
September 16th, 20121:58 am
Did I just ask about 66 out of 66?
anyone watching this byu thing?
September 16th, 20122:08 am
two steps back. tater every golf course i play is from two steps back.
see the whole thing that way. see it from the tips.
September 16th, 20122:11 am
Did DOB un-perma-bozo Dentz, or did he just get tired of going through the bozoing procedure?
September 16th, 20122:12 am
good ol’ PL just can’t help his poor self, same regurgitated pontification..
September 16th, 20122:17 am
tater, huge difference from 6600 yards and 7100 hundred yards.
five irons or 7ish irons.
September 16th, 20122:23 am
tater played alll the bobby jones gollf trail. tipped it up in opelika,
September 16th, 20122:24 am
Sheesh, the un-bozo’d are walking around as if they are alive… uga-brave is talking to a “tater” that only he can see.
Blog Momitor (typo?), I’m too creeped out to hang around. I bid you good luck and a good night.
September 16th, 20122:26 am
Cletus / Dentz, must think he gets paid by the word count in his rambling posts…
September 16th, 20122:29 am
huge slope rating, the slope at grand national is off the the chain from the tips.
Bobby, yeah one poster we can’t see, and one we can but wished we didn’t…
September 16th, 20122:48 am
Cletus Lentz the Dents is on all night I see. poor poor pitiful soul, he gets lonely cause every body is his real life knows he is an arse wipe just like we do, but they can stay away from him
September 16th, 20123:11 am
Hello everyone! Nice win today. Baseball is a strange game. You think the Braves would lose to Nats, and they win two. Glad to see the Braves win. Good series, and much need ed one.
September 16th, 20123:13 am
Glad to see Hyeward hit a homer today. Braves are putting up a good fight.
September 16th, 20123:15 am
Good to be a Notre Dame fan……3-0, and will take it!
September 16th, 20123:18 am
Braves are due to beat the crap out of Gio Gonzalez, and due for Sunday Night win on T.V. Like the chances…….
September 16th, 20123:20 am
Once again guy’s forget about Greinke…….Get Nick Swisher! (Offense is the Key for next year).
September 16th, 20123:21 am
Hi ward. the bad news is that the Nats pretty much gave us both of those wins
the good news is, who would have expected them to play that poorly against us?
September 16th, 20123:23 am
A little joke – Mac’s not hurt. He’s trying not to play, because he can’t figure out the shift……..Little joke!
September 16th, 20123:24 am
nolie – Agree, but we can take a win any way we want it. They were much needed. The question is the offense? Will it rise, or sink ?
September 16th, 20123:25 am
nolie – How’s it going?
September 16th, 20123:29 am
Let’s hope the Braves can go on a hot streak, and win 7 out of 9 games. That would ice the wild Card……..
September 16th, 20124:13 am
All, talk tomorrow, and Braves are due for a Nats Sweep. Time to take care of buisness, and beat the crap out of them. Peace my friends, and “Go!!!!!Braves!!!!!
Ghost of Chipper Jones
September 16th, 20124:53 am
Not so fast on the sweep there WARD.
GIO GONZALEZ has been tuff on us since he found his bearings in a NATS uni.
Who starts today?
If MIKE MINOR, have the pen ready for two.
If MAHOLM, have C-MART ready after three, then DURBIN, VENTERS, and GEARRIN. Prayer helps, it is Sunday after all.
September 16th, 20124:58 am
PETE MOYLAN is not the pitcher of three-four years ago. I hope he comes back, but not sure he makes it next season.
September 16th, 20125:17 am
MIKE MINOR….Have the pen ready, this could be a tight game. Although after the past two, there should be a laugher in there somewhere. Maybe some kryptonite for GONZALEZ and WARD rules…..we get the sweep.
September 16th, 20125:19 am
Mr. BEST wants to see my main man again this fall in BURLINGTON, N.C. Thank you BILLY, the entire family appreciates it.
September 16th, 20126:32 am
DOB – Great blog on Medlen…but it begs the question “How come Frank & Fredi could not see this” perhaps the Braves would be vying for the division title instead of the wild card had Medlen been starting the whole season. Medlen’s greatness may never had been realized if not for an injury or 2 to others.
September 16th, 20128:13 am
Swisher would be a worse investment that Greinke….
September 16th, 20128:18 am
Gio’s got to lose sometime to the Braves. Law of Averages. Let it be today.
September 16th, 20128:24 am
Up for that. ESPN 8:05 p.m. don’t forget, unless the STANKEES have a game of course.
September 16th, 20128:25 am
I absolutely love Medlen and our other young stars-in-the-making.
Medlen, Beachy, Kimbrel, Prado, Heyward, Freeman, and Simmons make a fine foundation for the next few years.
We have other good, youngs pros and prospects, but those above have proven they have the right stuff. I would have included Hanson and Jurrjens on that list at the first of the season.
What makes 2 pitchers in their 20s lose their velocity?
September 16th, 20128:26 am
Put Mike Minor on my list too – he has matured this season.
September 16th, 20128:30 am
Injuries. Hanson’s injury was caused by a deplorable pitching motion. Jurrjens got a “random” knee injury.
September 16th, 20128:35 am
Zack Greinke with another strong outing last night for the Angels – 8.1 IP, 5 hits, 1 ER, 2 BB’s, 3 K’s.
In 10 starts as an Angel, Greinke has the following line: 69 IP, 62 hits, 29 ER, 9 HR allowed, 22/54 BB/K ratio, 3.78 ERA.
In his last 5 starts: 37 IP, 24 hits, 7 ER, 9 BB’s, 26 K’s, 4 HR, 1.70 ERA, .185/.236/.308 oppo. slash line.
September 16th, 20128:38 am
Don’t really care whether it’s by accident or design, I’ll take MEDLEN right now, every time out. If all the pitchers had his attitude combined with his ability, the other guys would perk up. When KRIS is on the bump, the whole team is high on MEDS. HEH!
The other guy’s I see with that will to win on the mound for the BRAVES are TIM HUDSON and BRANDON BEACHY. DELGADO maybe.
We were lucky to win yesterday. And the will to win?
HANSON gets the start, and it’s KEYSTONE KOPS out there in the field not the least of which was TOMMY himself. Even after the second, we were dropping flies and balls at the plate. I’m a believer in the energy exuded by the starting pitcher catching on with the entire club.
I would think that after the past two games anyone who wants to could see the difference attitude makes in a club.
September 16th, 20128:40 am
and what’s worse, Ef is that he didn’t actually allow that run to score. The Angels lack of a closer caused that to happen…
September 16th, 20128:42 am
Left off MIKE MINOR in the positive attitude catagory. Sorry. That’s a grave injustice
Hanson in September: 16.1 IP, 14 hits, 6 ER, 4 BB’s, 20 K’s, 3.31 ERA.
Definitely getting tendered a contract and definitely going to have some solid trade value heading into the offseason, imo.
September 16th, 20128:45 am
I absolutely love Medlen and our other young stars-in-the-making.
I wouldn’t really consider Prado as a young player. He’ll turn 29 this October.
Braves beat Gio back in May in DC in tight game already
September 16th, 20128:58 am
Man…that first page of comments was pretty rosy
September 16th, 20129:00 am
Great game yesterday! Wow, i didn’t think the highlight of my sports day would’ve been the Braves game, but they beat the Nat’s twice in a row! The UT-FL game was garbage last night. Thought this was going to be our year to break the losing streak, but oh, well. I’m really dreading when UT comes to play “between the hedges.”
It was good to see the Braves win in a playoff-style environment, and against an elite team. They’ve found ways to win the last two days, and it’s refreshing. Maybe, just maybe, this team’s really going to get hot down the stretch and into the playoffs.
September 16th, 20129:02 am
Two great (if bizarre) one run wins against the Nats, gaining ground on almost everyone we need to gain ground on and the overnight conversation is about if Arkansas is bad or not? Seriously? After last weeks fiasco, 52-0, even against Bama, is bad. Really, really bad.
Go Braves. Let’s bring the brooms tonight.
September 16th, 20129:03 am
I wake up this AM and see that the Dawgs finally put the wood on a team they should dominate and they did.
Fell asleep after it got tied, but the boys did get it done and that is a good thing.
Great W by the Dawgs — they are not BUMBS anymore. You will never hear me call them BUMBS again.
Coach Richt Rules.
September 16th, 20129:04 am
my understanding is that Arkansas lost their starting QB. I know, it’s not much of an excuse. They’ll probably hang that many on us, too.
September 16th, 20129:07 am
I’ve always regarded Richt as a good stand-up guy. He’s battled through a lot of adversity, and I’m glad for his sake he’s got a really good winning program. Wasn’t too long ago that everyone in Athens was calling for his head.
September 16th, 20129:08 am
Great W by the Dawgs — they are not BUMBS anymore. You will never hear me call them BUMBS again.
Hah! Just wait til the 2nd half to start watching, the Dawgs have struggled in the 1st half all 3 games.
Efrim: I hope he is tradeable. He’s putting up a respectable September. Would love to clear that 3mil in salary and maybe get something valuable for him.
Never had any sympathy for Petrino after what he did to Atlanta. I have sympathy for the Arkansas program after what he did to them this year, though.
@TOBF at 10:36 p,m, That pretty much sums up the way most metro Atlantans feel about Bobby Pincchio.
In a roundabout way, I do think Petrino did us a favor walking away from the Falcons — as it turned out we would up smelling like a rose getting Coach Mike Smith. I know he was classless, but so what, Petrino only messed up the Falcons brand for one yr and we have not had a losing seson since.
We have never had it so good under Mike Smith and Matty Ice.
September 16th, 20129:10 am
@USNAVYOF ATL —- I agree with that 9:07 post — cannot be said any better about Coach R.
I usually just clown around when the team is losing but I am a Coach Richt fan — best coach we had and if he does win a Nat Championship he is in Coach Dooley territory. It still may happen, but LSU and Bama are a wall of steel, iron and anything else of strength that is immovable.
September 16th, 20129:11 am
navyvol- If they had their starting QB, Bama still would have score 52 points. Sounds more like their starting defense missed the game, too.
September 16th, 20129:13 am
I have to give credit to Tommy for settling down after that second inning, but he still has to find a way to go more than 5 to be the pticher we hoped he would be.
Maybe being a mid rotation SP is the best he can do — I will lay off him for a while — they guy does try though he seems like he could be in a tad better shape. Just looks a little fat and does not move off the mound as well as the average pitcher.
September 16th, 20129:14 am
I wouldn’t say Petrino “walked” away, more like “ran.” And some folks in Knoxville want Dooley fired, and replaced with said runaway coach. Hilarious.
September 16th, 20129:15 am
The Braves have made their own breaks the last two games vs the Nats.
Bottom line is that we were not good enough vs the Brewers in that series but were good enough in this one.
That is how it goes. I’ll take it.
September 16th, 20129:17 am
good point. Without actually having seen that game, my guess is Arkansas’ defense probably spent about 80% of the time on the field, and just got flat-out worn out.
September 16th, 20129:21 am
Brewers were hot at home, too… I don’t know, but it seems like lately the Braves ran into teams as they were getting hot. On a side note, I listened to the games on XM, and it was good to hear good ol’ Uecker on the radio.
navyvol- If they had their starting QB, Bama still would have score 52 points
A better QB for Arkansas would give poorer field position for Bama. 28 points resulted in the 4 drives that started in Arkansas territory, including one on 3 and one on the 6.
Not saying it would’ve made the difference, but it wouldn’t have been as big of a blowout, and probably not a shutout.
September 16th, 20129:22 am
My feeling on Petrino is because his successor has been so so much better, it was a blessing that he was only around for one sorry yr.
In my book, the Falcons history was born in 2008. That is how long it took for us to have a real football team and real history to fall back on.
Before that it was losing with a few temporary 5 hour energy drinks that did not last.
September 16th, 20129:24 am
Heck, even the fish are starting to worry me. They knocked around the Nats staff in DC like a bunch of rag dolls, and they’re playing the Reds tough, too.
September 16th, 20129:28 am
Didn’t Reeves get them to a SB in ‘97? Why doesn’t that count?
September 16th, 20129:29 am
Woulda coulda shoulda. How many times have we heard here that injuries are no excuse? It was still a reallybad game any way you spin it. And I’d say exactly the same if it were the Dawgs – just like I did last year when they sucked at the beginning of the season.
September 16th, 20129:31 am
So, maybe, just maybe, if the Braves sweep the Nats today, dare we speak the unspeakable?
September 16th, 20129:34 am
are you an Arkansas fan?
September 16th, 20129:36 am
dare we speak the unspeakable?
What? Take the division? Definitely possible. Making up 5.5 games in 15, especially when the Nats have all playoff hopefuls (Dodgers, Brewers, Phillies, Cardinals) is doable.
September 16th, 20129:38 am
I wasn’t trying to make excuses for Arkansas, but when you’re playing against a Semi-Pro powerhouse without your starting QB, it sure doesn’t help things.
September 16th, 20129:42 am
you just spoke it…which means you jinxed us. JK. Couldn’t write that script any better, especially after how last season ended.
September 16th, 20129:46 am
Couldn’t write that script any better, especially after how last season ended.
Man, I never thought about that. Going from blowing a big lead at the end of the season to making up a big lead and taking the division. That’d be something
September 16th, 20129:49 am
If the Braves play well the last sixteen, all will come right at the end. Either the Nats fold like a pile of laundry and the Braves win the division, or the Nats bow up and a weaker team wins the second WC.
September 16th, 20129:55 am
A sweep might just send the gNats into a spiral…. kinda like that sweep to the Cardinals last year.
September 16th, 20129:58 am
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