Random Thoughts for 9/29

Sep 29, 2014 -- 9:02am

Georgia and the strange post-game spin

After watching the Georgia win over Tennessee (and I use the term "win" lightly) I was fascinated to hear what the spin was going to be. Don't get me wrong, every team that fails to perform at a high level vs. a lesser opponent always tries to justify it.

I heard about this much improved UT team. I heard how everyone in the Georgia locker room knew they were a tough team, but they heard all of us underestimating them. Really? I know the SEC Network is all the rage now, but did they not watch the tape of the Oklahoma game?

Oklahoma, a legitimate top contender in CF, dominated UT. They suffocated them. They won in every facet of the game. There is a reason that Georgia was a 17 point favorite. It is because they are supposed to be far better than they are playing. Did all the experts get it wrong? It is OK to admit that you played poorly. Trying to spin this into a great young team coming into Athens and almost stealing a win is a false narrative.

Falcons defense continues to disappoint

Take a look at my last blog post. It will take you about a minute to read. While most of the local media was slobbering all over the Falcons last week because of the Tampa Bay win, I looked at the issues that con tinue to haunt this team.

The toughness that we heard about all summer? Non-existent.

The fixing of the run defense? Again, epic failure so far.

It is way too early to bail on this team, especially in the very weak NFC South. It is apparent though that nothing has really changed from last year. Until they find a way to keep opponents under 30 points, playoff dreams are just that!

Braves Long Off-season Begins

I am hoping for one thing this Braves off-season. I want this to be a year of true change. I don't want them to think that a little tweak is going to turn the ship around. The Marlins and Mets have talented young players all over their rosters. Only finishing ahead of the Phillies the next few years seems like a gimme.

The fans in this town want to be excited and inspired. A fresh coat of paint is not going to accomplish that mission.

THANKS AGAIN!

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@johnkincade

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UPSET ALERT

Sep 26, 2014 -- 9:57am

The Falcons trip to Minnesota looks like a slam dunk right?

A rookie QB getting his first start and the Falcons coming off such a dominant victory vs. Tampa. This one is a cake walk!

Not so fast....

Watch out for this Bermuda Triangle game.

 

 

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Dear Mr. Mayor

Sep 17, 2014 -- 9:27am

Dear Mr. Mayor,

As a recently relocated new "Atlantan" and import from the North suburbs, I wanted to share a few thoughts on your grandstanding efforts to upstage the Braves new stadium announcement on Tuesday, 9/16.

First of all, I thought that you were a sports fan? If you were you would realize that trying to steal the spotlight from the Braves big day by making news with the Atlanta Hawks was a waste of time. Atlanta is barely interested in the Hawks during their season, let alone their off-season. I am sure a PR team could have filled you in on that one.

I understand your ambitions. You have already managed to lose an NHL team and a MLB team from the city limits while you have be in office. My wish is that we don't hemmorage any more teams before you exit. By the way, don't count an expansion soccer team as some sort of trade off for the Thrashers or Braves.

Speaking of the Thrashers, how did you let them exit the city with little interest from your office. The Thrashers had better attendance, better TV ratings and a clear advantage in merchandise sales. Yet when the Hawks ownership group created another mess you want to help QB the selection of a new owner and give some cash incentives for them to come?

With all due respect Mr. Mayor, I don't trust your judgement. I am suspicious of your motivation to cut a sweetheart deal for an NBA team after ignoring the larger fan base that existed for the NHL team. What is your game plan? Is there one?

I realize the Braves have made you look bad. It appears you played poker and lost on a bluff. I just don't want you reaching into my pile of chips as a taxpayer so you can find an owner to your liking.

The new owner will be here for a much longer time and will have the chance to make a true imprint on the city of Atlanta. That is the same opportunity that you had when you took office. Stick to politics and avoid the sports world. Your resume of serving the fans of Atlanta is spotty at best.

By the way, the mesy winter weather will be here before you know it! Let's have a plan this time.

Respectfully Yours,

John Kincade

Atlanta Resident

 

 

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