Archive for September, 2012

How about them undies?

Starting Monday, Dallas Cowboys fans can get their game on and buy sexy, sporty ‘unmentionables’ right at Cowboys stadium.

Victoria’s Secret plans to open a PINK store Monday in the stadium in Arlington, according to a report in Forbes magazine.

The store will sell lingerie and other women’s clothing — including hoodies, tank tops, underwear and sports bras — with the football team’s logos, according to Forbes.

While Victoria’s Secret sells co-branded merchandise with the logos of 32 teams, this is the first time the company has opened a store at a professional sports venue, according to the Forbes story.
Forbes called it a smart move by VS and Jerry Jones, owner of the Cowboys, which Forbes recently named the NFL’s most valuable team for the sixth consecutive year.

Okay, so the racy underwear concept is taken? Would you like to shop for undies at the Georgia Dome? If not, what type of store would you like to see at the Dome? Are you listening Macy’s? What about you Home …

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Southern tops FAMU in Atlanta Classic

This time Southern University finished off Florida A&M at the Georgia Dome.

The Jaguars avenged last season’s loss to FAMU in the Atlanta Football Classic with a 21-14 victory Saturday. Southern’s defense scored the winning touchdown in the fourth quarter and then preserved the victory with a stand in the final minute.

The Jaguars improved to 2-0 under interim coach Dawson Odums, who took over after Stump Mitchell was fired.

“If coach Odums is not given the job tonight then something is wrong over there in Baton Rouge,” FAMU coach Joe Taylor said. “He certainly had his team ready, and they played at a high level.”

FAMU (2-3) suffered a rare loss in the Classic, which has been played annually at the Dome since 1992. The Rattlers fell to 13-5 in the event and lost for just the second time in their past 12 Classic games.

FAMU defeated Southern 38-33 in last year’s classic and the Jaguars had led 33-17 late in the third quarter. This time neither team led by more than a touchdown, …

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Auburn tree-poisoning suspect gets psychiatric test

Harvey Updyke arrives to court in Opelika, Ala., for jury selection in the Auburn tree-poisoning case. (AP Photo/Opelika-Auburn News)

Harvey Updyke arrives to court in Opelika, Ala., for jury selection in June in the Auburn tree-poisoning case. (AP Photo/Opelika-Auburn News)

A University of Alabama fan accused of poisoning oak trees two years ago at Auburn University is undergoing a psychiatric evaluation, which could delay his Oct. 1 trial, according to an Alabama news report.

Harvey Updyke, 64, has pleaded not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect to multiple charges after admitting on a radio call-in show that he committed the crime on the Tigers’ campus in 2010.

A week ago, Updyke was arrested again in Hammond, La., for allegedly promising to “come back and take care of everyone” after he argued with a Lowe’s store over a refund for a returned lawnmower.

According to the Ledger-Enquirer, Updyke surrendered for psychiatric testing at an Alabama state mental facility on Thursday after his bond was revoked in the tree-poisoning case because of his arrest on a terrorizing charge in the home …

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Discuss the controversial Monday Night Football finish

The Seattle Seahawks’ prayer was answered late Monday night. The Green Bay Packers may pray they never have to play in a game with replacement officials on the field again.

Photo tweeted  by WSB-TV's Zach Klein showing officials making contradictory calls on the game-deciding play.

Photo tweeted by WSB-TV’s Zach Klein showing officials making contradictory calls on the game-deciding play.

Seattle beat Green Bay 14-12 on a disputed 24-yard touchdown pass as time expired at almost midnight.

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson threw the ball into a mob of players in the end zone and the pass appeared to have been intercepted by the Packers’ M.D. Jennings, who had both hands on the ball. Seattle’s Golden Tate reached in and also got a hand in the ball and players from both teams wrestled for possession.

One nearby official signalled touchdown at the same time another official indicated Green Bay had the ball and that he was calling a touchback.

After a replay review, the game officially ended 10 minutes later but only after both teams were brought back onto the field for the required …

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Alleged Auburn tree poisoner arrested again

Harvey Updyke, the Alabama fan who allegedly poisoned the cherished oak trees at Auburn’s Toomer’s Corner, was arrested in Hammond, La., on charges of terrorizing on Sept. 18.

Updyke, 64, has pleaded not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect to multiple charges after the 2010 tree poisoning and is scheduled to stand trial in that case on Oct. 1 in Opelika, Ala.

Harvey Updyke

Harvey Updyke

But Updyke was arrested again last week in Louisiana when he attemped to return a lawnmower to a home improvement store, the Times Picayune of New Orleans reported. According to the police report, Updyke became angry about the refund amount he was offered. After a police officer arrived and told him to call an attorney, Updyke allegedly refused and said “he would take care of this on his own.”

“He had a sad story,” Hammond, La., Police spokesman Lt. Vincent Giannobile told the Times Picayune. “He said he was going to prison anyway, he had a bad heart, and he didn’t care. He kept insinuating that …

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ATL welcomes narrowed field of title game bidders

Chick-fil-A Bowl president Gary Stokan described himself as “pleasantly surprised” by a report Monday that only six cities — Atlanta among them — will be considered as possible hosts for college football’s championship game at the end of the 2014 season.

Stokan and other Atlanta organizers announced their intention to bid for the title game several months ago, immediately after the BCS commissioners adopted a four-team playoff beginning with the ‘14 season.

According to Monday’s ESPN report, which cited unnamed sources, Atlanta’s competition for the Jan. 12, 2015, game will be limited to Pasadena, Calif. (site of the Rose Bowl), Glendale, Ariz. (Fiesta Bowl), New Orleans (Sugar Bowl), Miami (Orange Bowl) and Arlington, Texas (Cotton Bowl).

The report said the BCS won’t consider additional bidders for the title game in the first season of the playoff in order to “expedite the process” but will open the bidding to all cities, as originally planned, for the second season of the …

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Video: Snedeker Takes TOUR Championship Title

Brandt Snedeker shot a 2-under 68 in the final round of the TOUR Championship to win his first FedEx cup. CineSport’s Brian Clark & the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Chris Vivlamore discuss.

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Their Sunday best: Charles, kiss cam, and more

Orson Charles (left, with Aaron Murray) started all 14 games at UGA last season, finishing with 45 receptions.

Orson Charles (left, with Aaron Murray) started all 14 games at UGA last season, finishing with 45 receptions.

Former University of Georgia tight end Orson Charles, who left for the NFL after his junior season, recorded his first catch as a pro Sunday.

Charles had a 25-yard reception for the Bengals in a 38-31 win over the Redskins. It was Charles’ third NFL game.

Charles’ moment was overshadowed by another ex-Bulldog, however. Cincinnati receiver A.J. Green had nine receptions for 183 yards and a TD.

Other performances of note, good and bad, from Sunday:

Ex-Georgia Tech great Calvin Johnson had 10 catches for 162 yards for the Lions.

Former Georgia Tech running back Tashard Choice, now with the Bills, ran for 91 yards on 20 carries against the Browns.

Tim Tebow of the Jets called a fake punt and ran for 5 yards and a first down, but otherwise again contributed little to the Jets’ offense. He still has yet to throw a pass this year, and a third-down throw from QB Mark …

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Video: Snedeker, Rose Tied; Tiger Prowling

Can Tiger Woods overcome a four stroke deficit to win The Tour Championship? Will Brandt Snedeker or Justin Rose hold onto the lead? CineSport’s Justin Shackil asks The AJC’s Chris Vivlamore.

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Video: Furyk Takes Lead, Tiger Falls in Round 2

Tiger Woods struggled in Round 2 of the TOUR Championship, finishing six shots back. Meanwhile, Jim Furyk took over the lead with a career-best six-under 64. The AJC’s Chris Vivlamore reports.

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