Category Archives: Chuck Oliver

1995 Braves – Short By One Hall of Fame Player?

1995 Braves – Short By One Hall of Fame Player?

BY CHUCK OLIVER 680 THE FAN, ATLANTA – One thing the 1995 Atlanta Braves weren’t short on was Hall of Famers. By my count there were four future HOFers on the field, one in the dugout and another upstairs wearing suspenders. Now, consider the phrase I really did need to preface that last statement with:…More

A Risky Strategy For Recruiting Quarterbacks

A Risky Strategy For Recruiting Quarterbacks

CHUCK OLIVER 680 THE FAN, ATLANTA – I’ve got a strategy for recruiting quarterbacks that is fairly risky. And every bit as good an approach as almost anybody else’s right now. Be a reeeeally good loser. When a kid commits somewhere else make sure he and everybody who loves him knows just how much you…More

If there’s a season, it’s Clemson’s

If there’s a season, it’s Clemson’s

BY CHUCK OLIVER 680 THE FAN, ATLANTA – More betting numbers for the 2020 college football season have been released and at the top of the list all I see is absurd. As in, “Because Clemson has been so absurdly great, we’ve got to come up with equally absurd numbers to post.” And believe me, Vegas…More

A “Different Math” for the NBA

A “Different Math” for the NBA

CHUCK OLIVER 680 THE FAN, ATLANTA – The NBA is now considering a different sort of math. I commend the league. That Title Island or Playoff Boat, taking over Mandalay Bay or MGM in Vegas and having the playoffs self-contained in a single resort, whatever they were talking about, it’s not the priority anymore. Good…More

Two Words Give Insight Into Clemson’s Success: “Except Dabo.”

Two Words Give Insight Into Clemson’s Success: “Except Dabo.”

BY CHUCK OLIVER 680 THE FAN, ATLANTA – Two words give insight into why Clemson has achieved a place few have, and none by THIS path. “Except Dabo.” Doesn’t matter if it’s “Everybody takes transfers” or “Everybody loses coaches each off-season” or “Everybody has decommittments” the answer seems to always be the same: “Except Dabo.”…More

A New Draft Strategy, For Certain NFL Teams

A New Draft Strategy, For Certain NFL Teams

CHUCK OLIVER 680 THE FAN, ATLANTA – We ARE emerging from this, there WILL be games again. And I believe some NFL teams are getting ready to show their draft strategy cards based around this once-in-our-lifetime challenge. Keep your eyes peeled, we’re about to see a small number of franchises tip their hands and start…More

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