Archive for September, 2009

Atlanta Braves: Does this team still have a shot at NL Wild Card vs. Rockies?

In her “Braves could play two one-game playoffs” piece, the AJC’s Carroll Rogers sets out the scenario under which Atlanta might host two deciding post-regular season games:

“If the Braves finish in a three-way tie with the Phillies and Rockies, they would play Monday to decide the division winner and if they lose, another game Tuesday to decide the wild-card winner.

That would happen if the Braves go 5-0, the Phillies go 0-5 and the Rockies go 2-3.

Here are the teams’ schedules, including results for all three clubs from Tuesday, Sept. 29. The schedules end Oct. 4.

Braves – at home vs. Marlins (9/29-30) LOSS vs. Marlins on 9/29 … at home vs. Nationals (10/1-4)

Phillies – at home vs. Astros (9/29-10/1) WIN vs. Astros on 9/29 … at home vs. Marlins (10/2-4)

Rockies – at home vs. Brewers (9/29-10/1) WIN vs. Brewers on 9/29 … away at Dodgers (10/2-4)

YOU TELL US: Which scenario listed above is most likely to happen, given the three teams’ schedules? Will the Braves play one, two …

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How would you rate the Falcons’ performance?

Time for the report card on the Falcons’ effort Sunday against the Patriots in New England. Rate the team on the following four categories: offense, defense, special teams and coaching.

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What grade would you give the Falcons’ offense?

  • A: Excellent
  • B: Good
  • C: Fair
  • D: Poor
  • F: Failed

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What grade would you give the Falcons’ defense?

  • A: Excellent
  • B: Good
  • C: Fair
  • D: Poor
  • F: Failed

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What grade would you give the Falcons’ special teams?

  • A: Excellent
  • B: Good
  • C: Fair
  • D: Poor
  • F: Failed

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What grade would you give the Falcons’ coaches?

  • A: Excellent
  • B: Good
  • C: Fair
  • D: Poor
  • F: Failed

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Should Tebow have been in the game?

Kentucky's Taylor Wyndham sack of Florida quarterback Tim Tebow forced Tebow to leave the game. (MCT)

Kentucky's Taylor Wyndham sack of Florida quarterback Tim Tebow forced Tebow to leave the game. (MCT)

Would you have left an ill Tim Tebow in the game, leading Kentucky 31-7 late in third quarter?

Florida coach Urban Meyer did, and the result was not pretty in Saturday night’s SEC game in Lexington.

Tebow took a vicious hit and, after several minutes of lying motionless on his back, had to be helped off the field. He was seen vomiting on the sidelines and eventually had to be taken out of the stadium in an ambulance.

Meyer visited with Tebow’s parents at the stadium and later told reporters he believed his star had suffered a concussion.

Florida went on to win 41-7.

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How would you rate the Bulldogs’ performance?

Time for the report card on Georgia’s effort Saturday against Arizona State in Athens. Rate the team on the following four categories: offense, defense, special teams and coaching.

Brant Sanderlin, bsanderlin@ajc.com

Brant Sanderlin, bsanderlin@ajc.com

What grade would you give the Bulldogs’ offense?

  • A: Excellent
  • B: Good
  • C: Fair
  • D: Poor
  • F: Failed

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Brant Sanderlin, bsanderlin@ajc.com

Brant Sanderlin, bsanderlin@ajc.com

What grade would you give the Bulldogs’ defense?

  • A: Excellent
  • B: Good
  • C: Fair
  • D: Poor
  • F: Failed

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What grade would you give the Bulldogs’ special teams?

  • A: Excellent
  • B: Good
  • C: Fair
  • D: Poor
  • F: Failed

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What grade would you give the Bulldogs’ coaches?

  • A: Excellent
  • B: Good
  • C: Fair
  • D: Poor
  • F: Failed

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How do you rate the Jackets’ performance?

Time for the report card on the Jackets’ effort Saturday against North Carolina. Rate the team on the following four categories: offense, defense, special teams and coaching.

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What grade would you give the Tech offense?

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  • D
  • F

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What grade would you give the Tech defense?

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What grade would you give the Tech special teams?

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What grade would you give the Tech coaches?

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How would you rate the Falcons’ performance?

Time for the report card on the Falcons’ effort Sunday against the Panthers at the Georgia Dome. Rate the team on the following four categories: offense, defense, special teams and coaching.

Curtis Compton / ccompton@ajc.com

Curtis Compton / ccompton@ajc.com

What grade would you give the Falcons’ offense?

  • A: Excellent
  • B: Good
  • C: Fair
  • D: Poor
  • F: Failed

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What grade would you give the Falcons’ defense

  • A: Excellent
  • B: Good
  • C: Fair
  • D: Poor
  • F: Failed

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What grade would you give the Falcons’ special teams?

  • A: Excellent
  • B: Good
  • C: Fair
  • D: Poor
  • F: Failed

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What grade would you give the Falcons coaches?

  • A: Excellent
  • B: Good
  • C: Fair
  • D: Poor
  • F: Failed

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How would you rate the Bulldogs’ performance?

Time for the report card on the Bulldogs’ effort Saturday against the Razorbacks in Fayetteville, Ark. Rate the following four categories: offense, defense, special teams and coaching.

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What grade would you give the Bulldogs’ offense?

  • A: Excellent
  • B: Good
  • C: Fair
  • D: Poor
  • F: Failed

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AJC File

What grade would you give the Bulldogs’ defense?

  • A: Excellent
  • B: Good
  • C: Fair
  • D: Poor
  • F: Failed

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What grade would you give the Bulldogs’ special teams?

  • A: Excellent
  • B: Good
  • C: Fair
  • D: Poor
  • F: Failed

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What grade would you give the Bulldogs’ coaches?

  • A: Excellent
  • B: Good
  • C: Fair
  • D: Poor
  • F: Failed

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How would you rate the Jackets’ performance?

Time for the report card on the Jackets’ effort Thursday in Miami against the Hurricanes. Rate the following four categories: offense, defense, special teams and coaching.

Johnny Crawford / jcrawford@ajc.com

Johnny Crawford / jcrawford@ajc.com

What grade would you give the Jackets’ offense?

  • A: Excellent
  • B: Good
  • C: Fair
  • D: Poor
  • F: Failed

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Johnny Crawford / jcrawford@ajc.com

Johnny Crawford / jcrawford@ajc.com

What grade would you give the Jackets’ defense?

  • A: Excellent
  • B: Good
  • C: Fair
  • D: Poor
  • F: Failed

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Johnny Crawford/ jcrawford@ajc.com

Johnny Crawford/ jcrawford@ajc.com

What grade would you give the Jackets’ special teams?

  • A: Excellent
  • B: Good
  • C: Fair
  • D: Poor
  • F: Failed

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Johnny Crawford/jcrawford@ajc.com

Johnny Crawford/jcrawford@ajc.com

What grade would you give the Jackets’ coaches?

  • A: Excellent
  • B: Good
  • C: Fair
  • D: Poor
  • F: Failed

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Atlanta Braves: Remembering the 1999 NLCS, when the Braves-Mets rivalry really mattered

Mr. Met: Oh, how we loved to hate him.

Mr. Met: We loved to hate him.

Ten years ago, when the Mets came to town, Braves fans got ready to rumble. The rivalry was on: Bobby C. vs. Bobby V. Chipper vs. Piazza. Mr. Met vs. the Tomahawk Chop. Us vs. Them.

The 1999 NLCS, pitting Atlanta against New York, was our own unique taste of what MLB’s storied archrivals have known for over a century: Baseball, like love, is war. And we ALL think WE should win.

YOU TELL US: Does Atlanta still care about Braves-Mets? Or have both once-mighty teams fallen so far that this rivalry is beyond revival?

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How would you rate the Falcons’ performance?

Time for the report card on the Falcons’ effort Sunday against the Dolphins. Rate the team on the following four categories: offense, defense, special teams and coaching.

Curtis Compton / ccompton@ajc.com

Curtis Compton / ccompton@ajc.com

What grade would you give the Falcons’ offense?

  • A: Excellent
  • B: Good
  • C: Average
  • D: Poor
  • F: Failed

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Curtis Compton / ccompton@ajc.com

Curtis Compton / ccompton@ajc.com

What grade would you give the Falcons’ defense?

  • A: Excellent
  • B: Good
  • C: Fair
  • D: Poor
  • F: Failed

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Curtis Compton / ccompton@ajc.com

Curtis Compton / ccompton@ajc.com

What grade would you give the Falcons’ special teams?

  • A: Excellent
  • B: Good
  • C: Fair
  • D: Poor
  • F: Failed

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Curtis Compton / ccompton@ajc.com

Curtis Compton / ccompton@ajc.com

What grade would you give the Falcons’ coaches?

  • A: Excellent
  • B: Good
  • C: Fair
  • D: Poor
  • F: Failed

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