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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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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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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

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TIGER

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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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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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

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Georgia’s “selling point” is why they keep getting standout QB’s

Feb.19, 2021 – BY DAN MATHEWS 680 THE FAN, ATLANTA – Kirby Smart seems to get standout quarterbacks to sign with his program in every single recruiting cycle. How? That is the question that many in all of college football seem curious to know.  It’s no secret that UGA has earned the reputation under Smart,…Continue Reading

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It’s your time: AJ Minter is ready to build off 2020

February 18, 2021 – BY DAN MATHEWS 680 THE FAN, ATLANTA – Amongst the surprises that came from the shortened 2020 season, it was the emergence of AJ Minter. The Braves lefty was called upon in crucial situations and exceeded expectations. They needed him in the postseason and he came through. The confidence built in…Continue Reading

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Clean, Old Fashioned hate should matter, it’s up to one side to get it there

BY DAN MATHEWS 680 THE FAN, ATLANTA – Georgia Tech needs to start living up to what they could be as a program.  For the longest time, Tech won games and yet didn’t do it in the style that people liked watching. The offense wasn’t like other teams and the coach wasn’t outgoing.  Now, they have…Continue Reading

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UCF and Gus Malzahn: It’s the right marriage

BY DAN MATHEWS 680 THE FAN, ATLANTA – Gus Malzahn was much more relaxed and rejuvenated when he met with the media in Orlando on Monday.  The new Central Florida Knights head coach talked about his future, being re-energized for the job, UCF’s chances to win championships and how he’ll benefit the players. It was…Continue Reading

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Falcons: Prepare for the future and get your QB!

DAN MATHEWS 680 THE FAN, ATLANTA – The Falcons need to strike while the iron is hot and take their quarterback in the upcoming NFL Draft. You (hopefully) will not be in this position in the immediate future. There is no guarantee that another top-notch quarterback is going to be in the draft classes that…Continue Reading

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One Can Dream: JJ Watt would be perfect for the Falcons!

By DAN MATHEWS 680 THE FAN, ATLANTA – I know, JJ Watt is not going to play for the Falcons. But, why can’t I dream about the perfect marriage it would be for the team? The Falcons need a guy like JJ Watt. Remember back when he had his press conference rant about doing the…Continue Reading

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Rob Gronkowski lives the dream for all of us

By DAN MATHEWS 680 THE FAN, ATLANTA – If you’re a sports fan, then you’ve wanted to be a professional athlete.  How many of us have said how they’d live their lives, if they had the chance to suit up for the Braves? Would we go to all the cool parties? Yes! Would we date…Continue Reading

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ANDY ENFIELD – USC Basketball Coach on Hawks draft pick Onyeka Okongwu

FILE – In this Jan. 18, 2020, file photo, Southern California forward Onyeka Okongwu dunks the ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Stanford.(AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo, File)   680 The Fan’s Dan Mathews talks with USC Trojans Men’s Basketball Coach Andy Enfield about the Atlanta Hawks 2020 NBA first round…Continue Reading

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UGA QB Quincy Carter on “Out of the Tunnel” with Dan Mathews

This go round on “Out of the Tunnel,” Dan Mathews sits down with former Georgia Bulldogs and Dallas Cowboys Quarterback Quincy Carter.  Find out how an athlete who lettered in three sports winds up in football, his controversial decision to go to UGA instead of GA Tech, and what life is like after the NFL…Continue Reading

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UGA Gets QB Help: USC transfer JT Daniels Athens bound

DAN MATHEWS 680 THE FAN – Kirby Smart’s Thursday got a lot better, when he received news that USC transfer JT Daniels would be heading to his program. Check out the Twitter Announcement from JT Daniels here: https://twitter.com/jtdaniels06/status/1266098115578220544?s=20 Daniels comes to Athens, after starting all 11 games of his freshman season in 2018. He threw for…Continue Reading