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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Being on campus for The Game in 2006. Probably the best sporting environment I've ever been a part of, and one of the craziest weekends that I'll ever be a part of as well.
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Comment 04 Jun 2016

North on 400 in the mornings is doable.  Going South will back up a few places, and I would say depending on time of day, could take around 45 minutes.

whatever you do make the drive a few times before you commit.  A few lights can make or break a commute.

Also, be mindful that schools are out right now, which will make your commute seem better than it could be.  Something to consider.

Comment 04 Jun 2016

Check out the Avalon.  Probably the best place to be if you are single and want to live in Alpharetta.

The Perimeter is also a good option.  If I were you, I would go for Buckhead.  I worked in Alpharetta the last few years and knew quite a few people who did the commute.  You are against the grain so the commute is bearable.

Atlanta is a commuting city, so the sooner that you accept that you will spend a lot of time in traffic the better.

Im still in Atlanta so feel free to reach out if you have any questions, I'm happy to help.

Comment 10 May 2016

He would definitely be a unanimous #1 on the all B1G moxy much moxy

Comment 29 Mar 2016

Change would have been actually giving guys like Amir and Loving a swift kick in the ass and a warm seat on the bench.

Losing 90% of the #5 ranked 2015 class is called incompetence, lack of development, lack of culture, etc.  Change I suppose is accurate, but it doesn't feel like a good change.  At least Giddens acted like he gave two shits!

Comment 29 Mar 2016

I would prefer that he do his job and actually coach, a major part of which is the development of talent.

This recruiting class was ranked #5 nationally last year.  4 out of 5 of the players in that class have now decided to go elsewhere.  Let's not pretend like these guys were a bunch of no talent ass-clowns.  

During the season, Thad supporters were all on teh band-wagon that this core group of players were the future and would be primed for a final four run in 1-2 years.  Now, Thad is just dumping dead weight for players who can actually come in and play.  And oh, by the way, we have two players signed to come in this year and our class is ranked #58.  And oh yea, Funderburke isn't ranked as highly as Giddens was last year, so what makes people think he is an upgrade?

Comment 29 Mar 2016

It's interesting to me that people freak out when Urban and the football team apparently over sign and then subsequently look to push players not pulling their weight out the door.

However, Thad loses 90% of his recruiting class and when people justify it as Thad cleaning house for dead weight, they are OK with it and supportive.  He may not have explicitly over-signed in the true sense, but pushing out players who you recruited who you feel aren't delivering is implicitly the same thing.  You are just pre-empting the over-signing by pushing out plyaers before the next class signs on the dotted line.

There are many ways you can look at this situation, and all of them look unfavorable for Thad.  He has undoubtedly done great things for this program, but it seems pretty clear that this program has started to stagnate.

Comment 07 Jan 2016

You left out the part where you stopped to get a new haircut, then decided to pick up some Heinekens while on the way to the store, only after pounding through your protein shake, while, also being in the zone.

Comment 18 Sep 2015

As my Dad always said, "you can't buy class."

There were times when I loathed Tress' conservative coaching style, and feel it ultimately lead to a few defeats (specifically Texas at the Shoe), but in the end, he was, and is, a stand-up human and representative of the University. 

He is in a great position to impact the lives of young people in the state that he grew up in.  Nothing but love for coach Tress.

Comment 12 Sep 2015

One of the most gutless calls I've seen.  You're an FCS school with the #6 team on the ropes, and you kneel with a :39 left, with a timeout, after losing momentum.  Game was lost at that point.  Total meltdown.  Damn

Comment 16 May 2015

Cardale Jones and Teddy Bridgewater should never be mentioned in the same conversation if it's regarding arm strength.  Guy lost all credibility to me after that, what a bozo.

Comment 16 May 2015

Completely agree.  These two fanbases have ridden the coat tails of LSU, UF, and Bama more than any other in the SEC.  They fend to forget that they haven't actually won anything in a very, very, long time, and haven't actually contributed to any of the success that the SEC has had.  

I've lived in UGA for the past 5-years and every year is "their year", until the ultimately blow a game or two.  The game against UF last year was a classic example.  The fact that they lost to Nebraska last year comes in very handy when talking to them.

Any when all else fails, I've always got this in my back pocket, "The North, 1-0 against the South in the game that truly mattered."  That is typically a conversation killer.....

Comment 05 May 2015

FYI - You can download the HBO Now App for a free 30 day trial right now.  Just have to set a reminder to cancel the subscription before you get billed after you trial expires.....

Comment 28 Jan 2015

"I signed the paycheck on the front he signed the paycheck on the back."  And on that note, Lou dropped the mic and exited stage right.

Comment 17 Jan 2015

I can see it now.  Urban in the loving room, the TV's on quietly in the background, and a preview of Late Night with Letterman comes on, featuring none other than the man sitting in your very own living room.  If I'm a recruit, I'm asking where to sign on that dotted line...

Comment 17 Jan 2015

The really disappointing thing to me is the fact that everyone, with the exception of Tate and maybe Russell, looked like they would rather be doing anything except for playing basketball today.  Looked totally disinterested. 

There are just too many guys who just don't provide ANY benefit to the team when they're on the court.  Amir has obviously never had any offensive ability, but he could at least bang inside, play solid help defense, and be a solid rebounder.  Amir had 3 boards today, which just so happened to be the total amount of rebounds pulled down by all of our bigs.  Pathetic.

The only takeaway from today's game is that Tate needs to be in the starting rotation.  At the very least, he brought some energy today and acted like he gave a shit.

At this point, I'm wondering if this team even makes it to the big dance.  They could easily drop 4 more games this year, and end the year with 0 wins vs. a top 25 team.  A 9 loss team with an early exit in the B1G tourney is a good way to punch a ticket to the NIT, which for me, would be one of the most disappointing bball seasons in the Matta era.  

Comment 14 Jan 2015

The thought had not even crossed my mind until local sports talk in Atlanta started to talking about the possibility of him taking the opening with the Falcon's.  I hadn't even thought about it, but it seems like the consensus right now is that Meyer is on a very short list of coaches, in the NFL and in college, which folks consider to be among the sports elite.  Similar to Saban, if Meyer wanted an NFL job, he'd have one.

With that in mind, i don't think there is a chance he bolts.  Ohio State is undoubtedly his dream job, and I think he realizes that if he leaves, he may never have the opportunity to come back.  In addition, the depth of young talent right now is incredible, and he has 3 proven, Heisman caliber QB's on the roster, with two studs coming in to fill the pipeline from this class.

No way Urban leaves.  I think he spends the rest of his time stalking the sidelines at the Shoe until he decides he's ready to call it quits, which in my opinion, is at least 7 years away.  When all is said and done, I think Urban is right up there in tOSU lore with Woody Hayes, the significance of which will not be lost on Urban Meyer.

Comment 13 Jan 2015

Line em' up and take a number.  Amazing what winning a Natty will do.  As Urban said, "the future at Ohio State is very bright."

Comment 02 Jan 2015

I get the commentary and the dig to the SEC with this, but to me, it's a bit of a slight to Cardale.

He worked his ass off, stuck with it when he was named the back-up behind JT,  and stepped up when his number was called. This is his team now, leading us to a National Championship.

It's amazing that we take down Bama with two guys at the helm from the great state of Ohio.  Shout out to Glenville and Ashtabula.  The great state of Ohio taking it straight to the SEC tonight.  

Gotta enjoy this one for all it's worth!!!  Fantastic night to be an Ohioan!  So proud of my Alma Mater and my home state!  Such a cohesive and close group that stuck together through a shit ton of adversity this year.  With I was at Out R Inn right now to take this party into the sunrise!!!!