Monday, December 31, 2012

The top 10 sports moments in Atlanta in 2012

Here are the top 10 sports moments in 2012. I had to work hard to find 10.

10. The Braves made the playoffs! They led 2-0 against the Cardinals with Kris Medlen, the hottest pitcher in big league history, on the mound in the wildcard game. I don't remember what happened next as I took a nap. I awoke to a lot of water bottles falling from the sky.

9. The Falcons were up 2-0 against the Giants with 13 minutes and 44 seconds left in the 2nd quarter. I fell asleep after that so I can't tell you what happened.

8. The Hawks were ahead one game to none and up 11 points in the 2nd quarter while arguably the Celtics best player Rajon Rondo was out with an injury. The Bulls had just lost Derrick Rose so the Hawks knew that a series win would give them a shot at most likely the 8 seeded 76ers and a chance to earn a shot at their first Eastern Conference Championship Series ever. I don't remember what happened next as I had a dentist appointment.

7. The Georgia Bulldogs were driving down the field down only 4 points in the SEC Championship game to Alabama. With seconds remaining, Aaron Murray gave the signal that he was about to spike the ball so the Dawgs would have 2 or 3 plays left. I don't know what happened next as I had to use the restroom.

6. New Hawks GM Danny Ferry traded both Joe Johnson and Marvin Williams. I have never been so happy with a Hawks move in my life. I even burned my Shelden Williams jersey in celebration.

5. The UGA Bulldogs basketball team led number one Indiana 30-29 at halftime in New York. This would be the biggest Bulldogs victory in years. I can't tell you what happened. I've been sworn to secrecy.

4. The Atlanta Dream, after being swept in the championship the last 2 years, stole home court in the Eastern Conference Semifinals against Indiana and could close them out at Philips Arena and set up another chance to win a title. I don't know what happened as I changed the channel. The Brady Bunch marathon was on.

3. The Atlanta Silverbacks soccer team - ah, nevermind...

2. Potential Heisman Trophy candidate and Georgia running back Isaiah Crowell had promised he'd learned from 2011-2012 and was not only in great shape but did not plan on having an attitude this year. Then a felony charge happened and then yada yada yada...

1. Chipper Jones played his final game in a Braves uniform. Chipper, we will miss you.

Special goodbyes in 2012:

1. Chipper Jones - we will miss you, Chipper!
2. Jair Jurrjens - Not so much, Jair.
3. Tommy Hanson - Tommy, you pitched at my first Gwinnett Braves game. I wish the success could have continued after that. Good luck in Anaheim.
4. David Ross - David, you are the best backup catcher in the bigs. Good luck in Boston.
5. Eric Hinske - Eric, I heard there are a lot of great restaurants in Phoenix. Your HR should have meant more in 2010...Darn it Brooks Conrad!
6. Rodney Garner - I hope we can recruit at UGA without you.
7. Isaiah Crowell - You scare me. Nothing negative from me. But I will say a sentence I never heard this football season was "Man, I miss Crowell."
8. Joe Johnson - Ha Ha! Thank you Brooklyn!
9. Marvin Williams - Change "Brooklyn" to "Utah."
10. Mike Mularkey - The Jags are my new favorite team.
11. BVG - the guy's resume is an entire notebook.
12. Curtis Lofton - Enjoying the offseason already, Curtis?
13. Michael Bourn - It's not official yet but Boras has brainwashed yet another client to believe he's better than he really is.

Welcome to Atlanta in 2012:

1. B.J. Upton - B.J., glad you'll be patroling CF for a long time.
2. Jordan Welden - We got something for Tommy Hanson...yes!
3. Our 2 new Falcons Coordinators - Nolan and Cutter can now prove why we got them.
4. Anybody we got from the Nets and Jazz for JJ and Marvin - you are welcomed with open arms.
5. Lou Williams - best 6th man in the Eastern Conference.
6. Danny Ferry - I love you, man.
7. Gur-Shall - You guys rock! UGA will be solid for a very long time!!!

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