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Off Season Preview: NFC South – Carolina Panthers

NFC South – Carolina Panthers 2020 Record: 5-11 | Projected Cap Space: $6 Million BY CARLOS MEDINA 680  THE FAN, ATLANTA – Working on a Turnaround: It would make perfect sense if Panthers head coach Matt Rhule carried around a business card that read, “turnaround artist”. That’s what he’s been able to do in every…Continue Reading

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We’ve got two championship caliber teams! Be thankful!

March 1, 2021 – MATT EDGAR 680 THE FAN, ATLANTA – Between another sad season of NBA hoop at State Farm Arena, both the Dawgs & Jackets in the middle of ho hum seasons on the hardwood, and the Falcons having the 4th overall pick in the April Draft and everyone predicting doom & gloom again…Continue Reading

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Spring Training: You can always tell who put in extra work in the offseason

March 1, 2021 – BY KEVIN MCALPIN 680 THE FAN, ATLANTA – When it comes to the first couple weeks of camp, you can always tell who put in extra work in the offseason to come to camp in great shape. One of those guys this year for Brian Snitker’s bunch is All-Star right fielder…Continue Reading

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Off Season Preview: NFC South – Carolina Panthers

NFC South – Carolina Panthers 2020 Record: 5-11 | Projected Cap Space: $6 Million BY CARLOS MEDINA 680  THE FAN, ATLANTA – Working on a Turnaround: It would make perfect sense if Panthers head coach Matt Rhule carried around a business card that read, “turnaround artist”. That’s what he’s been able to do in every…Continue Reading

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We’ve got two championship caliber teams! Be thankful!

March 1, 2021 – MATT EDGAR 680 THE FAN, ATLANTA – Between another sad season of NBA hoop at State Farm Arena, both the Dawgs & Jackets in the middle of ho hum seasons on the hardwood, and the Falcons having the 4th overall pick in the April Draft and everyone predicting doom & gloom again…Continue Reading

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GA Tech basketball is not lacking confidence… How refreshing!

Feb. 28, 2021 BY DAN MATHEWS 680 THE FAN, ATLANTA – This Georgia Tech team believes they are good and can win any game.  Who can blame them right now? They’ve won four straight games and have played themselves into strong consideration for making the NCAA Tournament. They’ve also beaten four ranked teams this season. …Continue Reading

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The Braves have a month to evaluate Soroka

Feb. 28, 2021 BY  KEVIN MCALPIN 680 THE FAN, ATLANTA – As Spring Training games are officially underway, the Braves still have over a month to determine if Mike Soroka will be healthy enough to open the season, or if he will need to miss a couple weeks as he recovers from his Achilles surgery.…Continue Reading

Atlanta Braves Prospect Drew Waters on the front row

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Snit extended as Braves skipper through 2023

Feb. 26, 2021 – BY KEVIN CALPIN 680 THE FAN, ATLANTA – When the Braves parted ways with Fredi Gonzalez in 2016, it seemed like Brian Snitker was viewed as more of a placeholder than anything. The former third base coach was “promoted” to manager at Triple-A following the 2013 season. At the time, it…Continue Reading

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Hawks: Lloyd Pierce gets a pass…For now

Feb. 26, 2021 – BY DAN MATHEWS 680 THE FAN, ATLANTA – I’ll give Lloyd Pierce a pass… For now A lot of us had hoped that the Hawks would be better than 13-18 at this point of the season.  The calls for the organization to move on from Lloyd Pierce as head coach and…Continue Reading

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Chipper Jones rejoins the Braves as an assistant hitting coach

Feb. 25, 2021 – BY KEVIN MCALPIN 680 THE FAN, ATLANTA – One of the constants surrounding the Braves over the last few years has been the coaching staff. Whether it’s Ron Washington working with the infielders, Eric Young Sr. assisting in the positioning of the outfielders, or Rick Kranitz taking a relatively young and…Continue Reading

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Rush Propst: Valdosta HS has only themselves to blame

Feb. 25, 2021 – BY DAN MATHEWS 680 THE FAN, ATLANTA – Valdosta High School’s ruling body decided to chase wins over integrity, when they hired Rush Propst. This isn’t conjecture, it’s really fact.  There is no denying that Rush Propst as a football coach, is as good as they come for on-field success. He…Continue Reading

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Questions remain when rounding out the Braves’ roster

Feb. 25, 2021 – BY KEVIN MCALPIN 680 THE FAN, ATLANTA – As the Braves inch closer to their first Grapefruit League game of the new year, the team that takes the field on Sunday is likely not a finished product. A few questions still remain when it comes to rounding out the roster. Who…Continue Reading

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Shame on Adam Silver!

Feb. 24, 2021 – BY MATT EDGAR 680 THE FAN, ATLANTA – I’m not really a Trae Young fan, I admit that, but I’ve got his back on this one! Tuesday night Trae was left off the Eastern Conference reserves and Adam Silver should be ashamed of himself! First, he has the stupid idea of…Continue Reading

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Thank goodness Tiger Woods is still with us

Feb. 23, 2021 – DAN MATHEWS 680 THE FAN, ATLANTA – The greatest words we heard on Tuesday afternoon was ‘non-life threatening’ injuries for Tiger Woods.  Tiger Woods was called “lucky” to be alive by one of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputies on Tuesday, following the single car accident that sent him to Harbor-UCLA…Continue Reading

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Braves take the field for first full squad workout

Feb. 23, 2021 – KEVIN MCALPIN 680 THE FAN, ATLANTA – As the Braves prepared to take the field for their first full squad workout this morning, manager Brian Snitker and other members of the organization gave their usual speeches. However, this year things were a bit different, due to health and safety guidelines. Since…Continue Reading

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My take on the kid who trash talked Cam Newton: Let it go, it’s done

Feb. 23, 2021 – BY DAN MATHEWS 680 THE FAN, ATLANTA – Like many of you, I was incredibly annoyed by Jseth Owens’ comments caught on camera and directed at Cam Newton during a recent 7-on-7 tournament. But, it’s time to let it go.  The rising senior was a clown in calling Newton soon to…Continue Reading

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A Quick Reminder of What Wins Games

BY CHUCK OLIVER 680 THE FAN, ATLANTA – When it comes to playing college football, especially in the SEC, I don’t believe in magic shirts. I believe in winning the line of scrimmage and not committing turnovers, ever, and that’s what you should believe in as well! Auburn’s new head coach comes from a Boise…Continue Reading

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Braves Pitchers make progress in the first four days of camp

Feb. 22, 2021 – BY KEVIN MCALPIN 680 THE FAN, ATLANTA – As Monday’s workout wrapped up, pitchers have already made quite a bit of progress in the first four days of camp. Brian Snitker says everyone has had a chance to throw a pair of sides, which is the first step in the ramp…Continue Reading

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Black History Month – Josh Gibson

Feb. 22, 2021 680 THE FAN, ATLANTA – “The Black Babe Ruth,” that’s what many called Josh Gibson, the negro league power hitting catcher. The Buena Vista, Georgia, native played 16 seasons in the Negro Leagues and was the second Negro Leaguer inducted in the Baseball Hall of Fame. With a career average of .359,…Continue Reading

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Hope on The Flats for Georgia Tech

Feb. 22, 2021 – MATT EDGAR 680 THE FAN, ATLANTA – It’s the last week of February and I’m finally getting over my disappointment of the 2020 football season on The Flats. A spark has ignited inside me as of late, I guess it’s all the talk about Spring Practice, and I’m starting to think…Continue Reading

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Alex Anthopoulos proves yet again why he’s so good

FEB. 22, 2021 BY DAN MATHEWS 680 THE FAN, ATLANTA – The best front office executive in Atlanta pro sports is Alex Anthopoulos and it’s not even close.  The announced agreement between the Braves and former All-Star third baseman Jake Lamb is just another example of how good Anthopoulos is at this job. Lamb is…Continue Reading