Pay no attention to this memory, football fans. (David Tullis)

Atlanta will get Super Bowl despite weather

10:32 am May. 20, 2014

The Falcons decided to hold an “historic” (quoting from a news release) ground-breaking for their new stadium Monday night, complete with fireworks. It was a curiously timed event in that the team has already bulldozed

Has Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff done enough to plug holes? (AP photo)

Falcons not wowing Vegas: Are concerns real?

9:15 am May. 13, 2014

According to the first post-draft odds in Las Vegas the Falcons are 40-1 win the Super Bowl (via Bovada). That places them tied for only 13th overall, and maybe more significantly only tied for eighth

Champ Bailey was limited during the regular season by a foot injury but played in the playoffs.

Broncos to cut Champ Bailey, should Falcons sign him?

10:39 pm Mar. 5, 2014

The Denver Broncos plan to cut Champ Bailey, according to multiple reports.

Is it time for the Falcons to bring him home?

Bailey, the former consensus All-American at Georgia and a native of Charlton County, played in

Super Bowl: ‘Short Takes’ on Seattle’s rout of Denver

9:55 pm Feb. 2, 2014

I’ll be back shortly with a full column on the Seattle Seahawks’ stunning 43-8 take down of Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos in Sunday’s Super Bowl.  Until then, here are my three “Short Takes” on the game (which tied for the third most lopsided Super Bowl in history):

1. Peyton’s meltdown: I wrote earlier in the week how Peyton Manning’s comeback from four neck surgeries to throw 55 touchdowns this

Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff admits the team needs more grit.

Dimitroff: Clowney will be difference-maker

5:22 pm Jan. 30, 2014

NEW YORK  — Falcons general manger Thomas Dimitroff made his annual trip through radio row at the Super Bowl Thursday. When he was finished, Darryl Ledbetter and I had a private audience with him. Darryl

How dedicated is Peyton Manning? This was him monitoring practice in December while receiving therapy on his ankle.

Manning may now be No. 1 QB in history

4:06 pm Jan. 30, 2014

JERSEY CITY, N.J. — I’ve just finished a subscription column that should be posted soon about Denver quarterback Peyton Manning, the focus of which is wondering how anybody can still question his legacy

See this thing? Atlanta needs about 100 more of them. (Hyosub Shin/AJC)

Expect Atlanta to get Super Bowl despite storm

4:50 pm Jan. 29, 2014

NEW YORK – So here I am at the weather-threatened Super Bowl in New York and I’m about to blog on the Super Bowl-threatening weather in Atlanta. What’s wrong with this picture?

This is what I


Digi-Blog goes to Super Bowl Media Day

3:53 pm Jan. 28, 2014

NEWARK — The answer to your question: Yes. It’s quite glamorous to be a sports writer and cover events like Super Bowl Media Day. Doesn’t the dateline say it all?

Media Day mutated into some unrecognizable