TNT Analyst Charles Barkley Added: 5/20/15 TNT Analyst Charles Barkley joined The Rude Awakening and talked about big donations to Auburn, Morehouse College and the Wounded Warriors Foundation. He also discusses the Hawks, Shaquille O'Neal & the critics.
2004 Olympic gold medalist Dwight Phillips Added: 5/12/15 2004 Olympic gold medalist and four-time World Champion in the long jump Dwight Phillips joined The Rude Awakening to discuss the 2015 Peachtree Junior. For more information, visit atlantatrackclub.org
Former Hawk John Koncak Added: 5/12/15 Former Hawk John Koncak joined The Rude Awakening and talked about coming up short in the NBA Finals, the importance of the Hawks seizing the moment
and having a shot to win the NBA title and how teams don't need to peak too early.
Atlanta Falcons General Manager Thomas Dimitroff - 5/01 Added: 5/1/15 Atlanta Falcons GM, Thomas Dimitroff, joins The Rude Awakening to talk about their 2015 1st round pick, defensive end, Vic Beasley. He also explains the benefit of staying put in this year's draft and Rude asked if their were any intentions to select St.Louis Rams running back, Todd Gurley, with the 8th pick.
Golfer John Daly Added: 4/9/15 Golfer John Daly joined The Rude Awakening and talked about getting his first shot, how he could have been better if he worked harder, what he thinks about Tiger Woods and being a fan favorite.
NFL QB Shaun King Added: 4/8/15 NFL QB Shaun King joined The Rude Awakening and talked about the sham of QB Guru George Whitfield, QB Guru's styles of play, Jameis Winston's resiliency and why Jameis Winston should be the Number one pick.
Braves President, Baseball Operations John Hart Added: 4/6/15 Braves President, Baseball Operation John Hart joined the guys the morning after a big trade was made sending closer Craig Kimbrel and OF Melvin Upton to the San Diego Padres on the eve of Opening Day for Atlanta
Atlanta Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff Added: 3/27/15
Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff joined The Rude Awakening.He talked about the severe penalty for Noisegate. He also talked about how the Falcons will approach the Draft with potential punishment looming and going after players with rough edges like Greg Hardy.
Former Atlanta Hawk Center John Koncak Added: 3/27/15
Former Atlanta Hawk Center John Koncak joined The Rude Awakening this morning. He talked about peaking too soon and going down memory lane with Christopher Rude.
Former NFL Player Vonnie Holiday Added: 3/26/15 Former NFL Player Vonnie Holiday joined The Rude Awakening to discuss players failing drug tests, being a professional at all times, how an NFL locker room should be structured, Jameis Winston vs. Marcus Mariota and he also shared his thoughts on Falcons' coach Dan Quinn.
Clinton Portis Added: 3/9/15 Clinton Portis joined The Rude Awakening to discuss what the Falcons should do in the draft, what he thought about the Atlanta Hawks & LeBron James and he shared his thoughts on Eagles running back LaShawn McCoy being traded to the Buffalo Bills.
Former Atlanta Hawk Kevin Willis Added: 3/4/15 Former Atlanta Hawk Kevin Willis joined The Rude Awakening to share his thoughts on the Hawks' ability to win an NBA title, Dominique Wilkins getting a statue, playing as an older player and Steve Koonin being a good owner.
Atlanta Hawks broadcaster Steve Holman Added: 2/13/15 Atlanta Hawks broadcaster Steve Holman joined The Rude Awakening to discuss the success of the Hawks, possible trade deadline moves & the team's chemistry.
Atlanta Falcons Head Coach Dan Quinn Added: 2/5/15 Falcons head coach Dan Quinn Joined The Rude Awakening and talked about what he looks for in a player, evaluating talent on film, what he tells 5th round players and what his nickname is.
GSU Basketball Coach Ron Hunter Added: 1/14/15 Coach Hunter talked about his charity Samaritans feet giving children shoes for tonight hours, Georgia State becoming a hot school, and being undefeated playing his son RJ... Who's one of the best players in the nation!
SI Sports Writer Peter King Added: 1/9/15 SI Sports Writer Peter King joined The Rude Awakening to discuss when the Falcons could expect a new coach, Arthur Blank's perception around the NFL and his reaction to PSL's coming to Atlanta.
Braves Manager Fredi Gonzalez - EXCLUSIVE Added: 10/3/14 Chris Dimino has this exclusive interview with Fredi Gonzalez, on the day it's announced that the Braves skipper will return for his fifth season, despite a tough season.
DragonCon 2014 Podcast! - with Dan Carroll Added: 8/13/14 DragonCon Media Relations Director Dan Carroll joined 680/Braves resident geek Rob Jenners to discuss all the ins and outs of the 2014 DragonCon events all across metro Atlanta - including the parade, hotel accommodations, Braves DragonCon nights, and much more!
Jeff Francoeur - now with the San Diego Padres Added: 7/25/14 Former Brave, now current San Diego Padre, Jeff Francoeur joined the Rude Awakening to talk about his journey back to the bigs, and the Braves headed into Cooperstown this weekend.
Braves Relief Pitcher David Carpenter Added: 3/18/14 The Rude Awakening talks to Braves Relief Pitcher David Carpenter about the disappointment of the 2013 Season and what is was like to transition from a Catcher to a Pitcher
Braves Relief Pitcher Jonny Venters Added: 3/18/14 The Rude Awakening catches up with Atlanta Braves Relief Pitcher Jonny Venters at Spring Training in Orlando and talk about under going a second Tommy John surgery
Former UGA & current Chicago Bear Punter Drew Butler Added: 2/19/14 Former UGA & current Chicago Bears Punter Drew Butler joined the guys and talked about the recent dismal of Josh Harvey-Clemons from UGA, discipline problems at UGA overall and that players/students shouldn't take for granted the opportunity they have at UGA
680 / ESPN NFL Insider Chris Mortensen Added: 11/6/13 the Mort Report with ESPN NFL Insider Chris Mortensen. mort joins The Rude Awakening for his weekly segment to share his thoughts on the Jonathan Martin story.
Eddie Gonzalez from the BB&T Atlanta Open Added: 10/10/13 The new director of the BB&T Atlanta Open joined Perry to talk about Atlanta's signature tennis event, and how he is shaping it for an even bigger future.
Bulldogs Beat Reporter Chip Towers Added: 9/26/13 Bulldogs Beat Reporter Chip Towers joins the Rude Awakening to discuss this weekend's match-ups including UGA vs. LSU and he also shares his thoughts on Zach Mettenberger.