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I’ve moved — let me show you my new neighborhood…

Roddy White, Julio Jones and Matt Ryan are seeking a little redemption. (Curtis Compton/AJC)

Roddy White, Julio Jones and Matt Ryan hope to be doing this Sunday. (Curtis Compton/AJC)

Roddy White, Julio Jones and Matt Ryan are so excited because the the AJC has a new digital platform!

OK, not really. But we have moved. You can still find my old blogs on this site. But for the new ones, please go to ajc.com/weblogs/jeff-schultz.

Hopefully we can get through this transition period with a minimal number of hiccups. Also, please note that readers commenting on blogs now need to register first. Just go to my latest blog (about the Falcons) for all of the info.

Thanks for reading, Jeff

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Video blog: Are Falcons (5-0) really better than before?

The Falcons are 5-0 for the first time in franchise history. Is this team really different from ones of recent seasons? I discuss with CineSport’s Noah Coslov in this week’s video blog.

By Jeff Schultz

Previous CineSport videos are archived here

Got some time? Here’s a few things from digital jukebox

Radakovich says Johnson is ‘right person for job’

Al Groh’s problems at  Georgia Tech weren’t pure ‘fantasy’

Falcons are easy highlight in Atlanta’s dark sports weekend

Short takes: Gonzalez, Bryant and missing RG3 in Falcons’ win

Braves’ Frank Wren needs to fix good, but not great, team

Chipper Jones on loss in his finale: ‘Ultimately, I’m to blame’

Braves are hoping to change postseason script

Weekend Predictions: Dogs over Darth Rooster, Falcons over Skins

Spurrier should take lesson from Richt on handling criticism

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Video: It’s Winnersville! We talk Braves, Falcons, UGA

Are the 4-0 Falcons for real? Are the Georgia Bulldogs SEC title contenders? What can we expect from the Braves in the playoffs? CineSport’s Tara Petrolino and I discuss them all in this week’s video blog.

Somehow, Georgia Tech did not make it into the conversation.

– Jeff Schultz

Some recent typings and videos

Medlen becomes an unlikely key to Braves’ postseason

Georgia has uncomfortable mix of highlights, slapstick

After celebration, Chipper Jones admits he was an emotional wreck

Chipper Jones: Braves lose a legend, fans lose a hero, I lose reason to open laptop

Weekend Predictions: No ‘bagels’ but Dogs and Falcons win

Video blog: Are Falcons NFL’s best team (after 3 weeks)? We debate

Falcons are looking special, and it starts with Matt Ryan

Falcons’ defenders preferring Mike Nolan to Brian VanGorder

Predictions: Dogs win cage match; Falcons upset Chargers

Goodell is in ‘fantasy’ world if he doesn’t believe product being damaged

This Braves’ …

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Video: Are Falcons NFL’s best (after 3 weeks)? We debate

The Falcons are 3-0. That includes two road victories (Kansas City and San Diego) and a home victory in ESPN’s coming out part for Peyton Manning. They have been impressive. But are they the best team in the NFL? I discuss this topic in living color with CineSport’s Noah Coslov.

And, action …

By Jeff Schultz

Here’s a link to previous CineSport videos

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Video blog: On Braves’ sweep of Nats and what it means

My rabbi permitted me the opportunity to break away from 10 days of reflection and repentance (give or take) so I could speak with the lovely and talented Tara Petrolino of CineSport about the Atlanta Braves, their sweep of the Washington Nationals and what it means moving forward.

And, action …

By Jeff Schultz

For previous CineSport video blogs, click here

And here are some things I actually typed

This Braves’ September isn’t anything like the last one

Georgia Tech shows its upside in win — and it’s impressive

Short takes: 3 thoughts on Georgia Tech’s win over Virginia

A Medlen start, a Braves’ win and finally a positive sign

Predictions: Falcons over 666, Tech wins, Pigs faceplant

Loss of Brent Grimes doesn’t have to derail Falcons’ season

Video blog: On Brent Grimes, Falcons’ offense and some early picks

Falcons finally show an offense worthy of their talent

Short takes: 3 thoughts on Falcons’ win over Chiefs

Short takes: 3 thoughts on …

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Video blog: Talking Georgia, Georgia Tech, ‘Sack Schultz’

As we’ve learned here in the South, college football never really stops. The teams just stop playing games for several months. But the season begins again this week, and I discussed the expectations at Georgia and some of this week’s games with CineSport’s Noah Coslov. Noah also selected a few games so he and I could go head-to-head in picks each week as a sort of sidebar to the “Sack Schultz 2012″ contest. (If you haven’t signed up, there’s still time. Register here.)

By Jeff Schultz

Last 10 from the writing jukebox

College football, Week 1: Somehow it keeps getting better

Predicting Georgia Tech’s season, game-by-game

Isaiah Crowell ‘happy,’ seeking fresh start at Alabama State

“Sack Schultz 2012″:Hawaii, tickets, gift cards … I want it all!

Da’Rick Rogers suspended, and Dooley still cleaning up

Now on Internet: It’s Mike Vick Injury Bingo! (ouch)

MLB’s drug policy too soft — teams should be docked wins

VIDEO: Augusta National forges ahead into the …

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VIDEO: I was passed over again by Augusta National

Hootie Johnson never much cared about the "point of a bayonet." (AP photo)

Hootie Johnson never much cared about the "point of a bayonet." (AP photo)

(So there was a little hiccup at Cinesport headquarters with the machinery. Here’s a video recap of Augusta National’s decision to add two women members. Just consider this like an NBC Olympics broadcast.)

Augusta National never comments on membership and certainly never had welcomed a woman into their membership before. But the club broke both practices on Monday when it announced former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and financier Darla Moore as members. It was a great and long overdue move by club chairman Billy Payne and Augusta National members, who forged right ahead into . . . well, the 1900s. I spoke about the historic decision with Cinesport’s Noah Coslov (and also told him my shocking recommendation for the potential third woman member).

Some recent typings (no charge)

– MLB’s drug policy too soft — teams should be docked wins

– If Braves serious about East, they need to beat Nationals …

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VIDEO: Why Braves need to keep Kris Medlen in rotation

When will Kris Medlen be cleared for takeoff with the Braves? (Jason Getz/AJC)

When will Kris Medlen be cleared for takeoff with the Braves? (Jason Getz/AJC)

Earlier today I reiterated in a blog why I believe Kris Medlen needs to stay in the Braves’ rotation, and why it makes sense for the team to go to a six-man starting rotation for at least the next couple of weeks.


Here’s a link to that blog.

Now, here’s me with Cinesport’s Noah Coslov on the subject. (I think Noah hurried back from vacation after hearing how much I preferred working with Tara Petrolino last week.)

Blogs on demand:
– Braves can’t sit Medlen, need to go with six-man rotation

– Danny Ferry made pitch for Dwight Howard but was stopped short

– VIDEO: This is what I think about Falcons (with Tara!)

– Lights, camera, action! Petrino wants you to know he’s sorry

– Expect Julio Jones to take over for Falcons

By Jeff Schultz

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VIDEO: This is what I think about Falcons (with Tara!)

Hello. I’m in living color again. Here’s are my views on the Falcons, what we can expect from wide receiver Julio Jones and the team’s reshaped defense. I think you’ll find this video is superior to previous ones because I’m speaking with CineSport’s Tara Petrolino, who is a significant upgrade over Noah Coslov. (Please don’t tell Noah I said that when he gets back from vacation. On second thought, he’s probably heard it before.)

Recent blogs

Lights, camera, action! Petrino wants you to know he’s sorry (with video)

Get ready for Julio Jones to take over

Over/unders: Dogs 9.5 wins, Jackets 8 wins (agree or disagree)

Medlen should give Braves a reason to consider 6-man rotation

Crowell had issues but replacing him won’t be easy for Georgia

By Jeff Schultz

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Video Blog: Talking ’bout Braves’ (non-)trades at deadline

If the Braves can't get Ryan Dempster, can they get Will Farrell? (Brian Kersey/Images)

If the Braves can't get Ryan Dempster, can they get Will Ferrell? (Brian Kersey/Images)

It’s the day before the MLB trade deadline, and here’s a few things worth mentioning before bringing you this week’s video blog starring CineSport’s dashing Noah Coslov and I. (See below: He’s the one with hair.)

The Boston Red Sox want to dump pitcher Josh Beckett, which isn’t surprising considering his fastball isn’t that fast anymore, he has two years and $31.5 million remaining on his contract after this season and he was one of the guys stuffing his pie hole with chicken and beer during Sox games late last season. They’ve reportedly phoned the Braves (and Texas) to gauge interest. I’m guessing it’s non-existent. Yahoo quoted an executive as saying Beckett is “too hittable,” so it doesn’t make sense that the Braves would want him, even if Boston agrees to pay a chunk of Beckett’s remaining salary.

Chicago STILL hasn’t traded Ryan Dempster to the Dodgers, so of course everybody is …

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