Atlanta Hawks: Getaway day

There will be a blog hiatus for a couple weeks while I get away for some me time. There’s a chance I might drop in with a post if anything interesting happens with the Hawks but don’t count on that (either something interesting happening or me dropping in). Meanwhile the beat will be in the capable hands of Ken S., who will chronicle the Hawks’ attempts to pluck a center from the bargain bin.

I suspect not much will have changed with my blog people when I return. Truth-Serum will still be using his multiple identities to agree with himself that Al is a terrible defensive center. JeJe will continue to rip ASG for not letting J.J. walk and using all that cap space to SIGN FREAKIN’ LEBRON. And all of you will wonder how in the heck this squad is supposed to make a move in the East with basically the same guys suiting up.

Be easy until I get back, blog people. Remember, it’s all love and and it’s just basketball . . .

MC

(Note: Commenting is closed until Michael returns Aug. 2)

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jay

July 16th, 2010
1:12 pm

first, enjoy the vaca

I blog with more Heart

July 16th, 2010
1:18 pm

have a blast away on vacation,

I blog with more Heart

July 16th, 2010
1:21 pm

hawks have the worst owners EVER, trust me you will not miss a thing

bunk

July 16th, 2010
1:24 pm

4th the highest ever for mee victory

ryan

July 16th, 2010
1:24 pm

Hey Cunningham is Shaq to the Hawks deal dead and will they go after someone cheaper like Brad Miller.

Grandad

July 16th, 2010
1:27 pm

“if anything interesting happens with the Hawks but don’t count on that (something interesting happening)”
*pessimism reigns
*depressing
*glass half empty

ToeKnee

July 16th, 2010
1:27 pm

MC, just wanna say youve done a great job with the blog.I don’t always write in but haven’t missed one in 6 years. You had some big shoes to fill from Sekou, but youve really stepped up and provided great info and insight and your own unique style different from him. I love the Hawks, and just wanted to say thanks for your work, keep up the good job and enjoy ur break

MannyT

July 16th, 2010
1:32 pm

@MC Enjoy your time away. True canniblogging happens when you go on vacation.

Let Lord of the Blog Flies begin 8-O

D Hawks

July 16th, 2010
1:37 pm

Have a great vaca, MC. The only change that will happen while you’re gone is the Hawks moving further down the Eastern Conference pecking order.

jay

July 16th, 2010
1:41 pm

Remember no matter how bad it is: At least we are not Cleveland.

GT Alum

July 16th, 2010
1:42 pm

MC, nice to see you’re getting into the spirit of being a Hawks’ follower. Let the cynicism flow!

Milt the silk

July 16th, 2010
1:50 pm

Now just add Al Thorn and we are on our way

Atown allday

July 16th, 2010
2:00 pm

Well i guess we’ve seen the last of the Hawks resurgence,because its all down hill from here. All the other teams are getting stronger and were more stagnent. No body to guard DHoward nor the big three in Miami. I wish a dedicated owner would buy the Hawks maybe then the money will be spent to buid a championship team but until then we will always be a good reg. season team and a terrible, horrific playoff team!! That 119 million could have been put to better use for the benefit of the team. The owners can suck monkey butt!! Awful offseason.

BrittishAnger

July 16th, 2010
2:03 pm

Ahhh brains….

Fresh

July 16th, 2010
2:21 pm

Have a blessed vaca MC!!!

And Lol @ Truth-Serum and his multiple identities SMH.

O'Brien

July 16th, 2010
2:23 pm

Good work so far MC. enjoy the vacation.

With JJ being so silent, maybe you can do some recruiting when you’re away.

The Real JC

July 16th, 2010
2:23 pm

Enjoy your vacation, MC, and rest up. Come preseason, you’ll be venting more heat than a smokestack.

theZaZaguy

July 16th, 2010
2:27 pm

Fire Woody!…oh wait.

Shaun Driver

July 16th, 2010
2:36 pm

MC, I’m from louisville as well. I know your on vacation from the hawks but we should get together sometime. I don’t see many hawks fans here.

drmaryb

July 16th, 2010
2:36 pm

MC

Thank You for ALL the updates in FA and for “Keepin’ – It – Real” on this here blog.

As you mentioned, the usual suspects will be doing what suspects usually do:
And, the synergists will continue to call them out and pull their BVD’s up and over their waist lines and, if they’re female? Their bra straps will be consequently snapped!

Between all the in-fighting?
There will be a currency (free flowing cash – pun intended) of Love!

Why is this? Well, because at the end of the day – We ALL love our Hawks and will continue to demand a damn WINNER in this town.

This City, These Fans and Our Vendors? They Deserve It!

So, Be Safe, Be Wild and most of all – Have Fun!
We Love You!

drmaryb

July 16th, 2010
2:51 pm

Parting – Shots!

Ryan?

Like a 2-Live-Stews Caller – He Gone!
What part about the farewell exit speech didn’t you get? (Smile)

That Question has been asked to ad nauseum and answered in kind.

Sorry, to be the bearer of breaking newz, Sir. But, the Shaq & Miller Project
went up in smoke like a crack-pipers dream of another last hit!

Melvin

July 16th, 2010
2:54 pm

MC, we live and die for this B-Ball ish…. Just kidding, enjoy your well deserve vacation…

Melvin

July 16th, 2010
2:55 pm

From Kevin Durant twitter page:

Now everybody wanna play for the Heat and the Lakers? Let’s go back to being competitive and going at these peoples!

Amen, KD.

mountain_jim

July 16th, 2010
2:57 pm

LOL on the Truth-Serum rip. :)

Enjoy your vacation, MC.

Maybe ownership will find a buyer while you are away….. I wish. :(

drmaryb

July 16th, 2010
3:02 pm

Top Heavy!

The Hawks roster is Top Heavy as usual. No weight in the bottom (pun intended) of the bench!

We will run the starters into the ground again.
Well guys, looks like it’ s going to be another White Christmas!

Celtics just re-signed Nate Robinson. They got their Donkey!
We get Nothing!

one last thing

July 16th, 2010
3:05 pm

“I suspect not much will have changed with my blog people when I return”

Mike Cunningham will still be blocking posters who want both Horford and teague gone. Bloggers who supported Woodson will be lost in spam folders and Mike Cunningham will ignore the demands of thousands of Atlantans who want a legitimate Center. Of course their voices Will not be heard because the con ham blog police folder will send them to obscurity and all that remains will be the few (2 or 3) bloggers from the notoriously infamous bubba crew noted for there worship of horford and the baby teague and venomous hatred of Woodson.

Like the Hawks,nothing will change

Feel free to sign

July 16th, 2010
3:07 pm

the petition to get atlanta a new Center and a new hawks feature writer at

Firehorford&cunningham@firethemnow.com

Feel free to sign

July 16th, 2010
3:08 pm

terrell

July 16th, 2010
3:09 pm

Ronnie Brewer to Chicago

2 FOR JOHN DREW

July 16th, 2010
3:10 pm

Guess I’ll have to find something else to read ….. and go to a 12 step progam b/c
i’m totally addicted to this blog !!!!!!!!!!! ….. Have a good vacation MC !!!!!!!!!

O'Brien

July 16th, 2010
3:12 pm

Melvin,

I really like KD. He has even gone to watch a couple OKC summer league games.

It feels like everyone is improving, while the Hawks are standing still. Orlando got better by signing Duhon to backup Nelson. And the Bulls have signed Ronnie Brewer. Boston added JO (along wit resigning all their guys), and we know about Miami.

I think the Bulls are going to be much improved this year. Rose, Brewer, Deng, Boozer and Noah. And they have Kyle Korver and Taj Gibson coming off the bench. Plus they will probably add more none vet minimum guys.

Truth-Serum

July 16th, 2010
3:12 pm

Im both flattered and honored that you singled me out for my multiple blogs on horford. Thank you and have a nice trip.

Truth-Serum

July 16th, 2010
3:12 pm

yea, Now get us a center!

drmaryb

July 16th, 2010
3:13 pm

Here we go! Now, that didn’t take long.

mc coll

July 16th, 2010
3:15 pm

please ASG do something about one of the hawks major problems: PG,BIG,and a scoring SF who can defend the wing. i prefer the scoring SF to play in LD new motion offense.

Knowledge Quest

July 16th, 2010
3:15 pm

Truth Serum youve been immortalize! congrats son!

Joe Mama

July 16th, 2010
3:16 pm

Damn son U famous!

drmaryb

July 16th, 2010
3:17 pm

Snakes on a Plane!

Aye … MC, before you board that plane? Check the vents for snakes!

-Bubba Crew Diva-

Undisputed Champ!

July 16th, 2010
3:20 pm

Congrats Serum, Ive been complaining about Horford and Teague and nobody said s!ht to me.:-( :-(

Wyatt Earp

July 16th, 2010
3:24 pm

Yeah, I think you are getting credit for a lot of us Serum, Its not fair because youre points are more valid so they single you out and call all post against horford to be truth serum. It aint fair to us but Congrats any way! :-(

Angelo Dudee

July 16th, 2010
3:25 pm

Serum where theres smoke theres fire!

Chris

July 16th, 2010
3:26 pm

@O’Brien: Orlando was better than us before they got Duhon. So that does not make much of a difference. Chicago had over $30 million in cap space so you had to figure they were going to get some players once Lebron passed on them, The Hawks dont have much choice but to stand still since they have resigned Joe. Even if they would have let him walk do you really think that they would have signed anyone of any consequence? It would have been the same team back minus Joe.

JerryWest

July 16th, 2010
3:28 pm

MC – have a great vacation.

Barak Obama

July 16th, 2010
3:28 pm

Truth dont get big headed!

Najeh Davenpoop

July 16th, 2010
3:32 pm

This is a good time to reference the absurdity around here. Thanks MC for building the box on this issue.

This is insane, folks. Everyone is son negative, etc. I get opinions. We all have them. But lets just remember that optimism, as a collective fanbase, can go a small way to effecting the outcome with this franchise. Just remember that. Have fun. Have opinions. Share them. Promote dialogue. But remember, its just a game. Sometimes, behind anonymity, people feel like they can say anything without reprimand. This blog becomes more about people trying to become characters and are more worried about their screen name and being some sort of character than actually adding to the discussion.

We dont care about your name. We dont care about who you are. We care about this franchise, what they are doing, where they are going and how it will effect the product on the court. Leave the rest of the “this is more about playing to my identity” and “I can say any outlandish thing for reaction” at the door.

I’m sure someone’s got something to say. Go ahead.

Grandad

July 16th, 2010
3:43 pm

*Alex Ajinca*
I posted the wrong link for Alex Ajinca earlier this week.
$1.4 mil, 7-2, watch the vid
Dallas over the cap. + Looking to trade him.
Cannot take back $. Probably will take draft picks. [next yrs. #1] ?
(*~*) Take a look (*-*)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlcfmCclMtk

Grandad

July 16th, 2010
3:47 pm

Wi Ngn Tu

You may like this kid…..^…..” Alex Ajinca”

Fresh

July 16th, 2010
3:50 pm

Lol…somebody give Truth-Serum a wedgie!!

Grandad

July 16th, 2010
3:50 pm

Hey Wyatt,
You oughta’ take a look @ this here Ajinker feller.
‘Virgil

Grandad

July 16th, 2010
3:51 pm

* ‘Virgil’