Top 10, Ok 11, Atlanta Sports Moments Of The Year
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We took a look at ALL of the sports coverage we’ve done in 2013 and tried our best to get it down to a Top 10 of sorts… after much arguing, the best we could do is Top 11 (Top 10 with a tie for 5th).
And here’s what we came up with:
10. Georgia Tech Basketball 71-69 Upset win over #6 Miami on the road in March.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Marcus Georges-Hunt followed his own miss for the winning tip-in at the buzzer Wednesday night, and Georgia Tech rallied past Miami 71-69 to prevent the Hurricanes from clinching the outright Atlantic Coast Conference title. The Hurricanes (23-6, 14-3 ACC), who squandered a 13-point lead in the second half, lost for the third time in four games and fell to 13-1 at home. They were already assured of a share of the title and can…
9. Hawks Hire Mike Budenholzer and are off to a surprising start.
ATLANTA –The Atlanta Hawks have named Mike Budenholzer (BEW-den-holzer) the team’s new head coach, President of Basketball Operations/General Manager Danny Ferry announced today. Budenholzer becomes the 12th full-time head coach in Hawks history. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not announced. “We are thrilled to have… MORE HERE
8. Braves 14 game winning streak.
WASHINGTON — Order another round for Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez, who has learned that a winning streak can be tough to swallow. On Wednesday night, the Braves won their 13th straight, summarily dismissing the Washington Nationals 6-3 to complete a three-game sweep and take a staggering-for-early-August 15½-game lead in the NL East. Now Gonzalez will have to… MORE HERE
7. Georgia wins Double OT Thriller over Georgia Tech on Thanksgiving Weekend in Atlanta.
ATLANTA (AP) — Todd Gurley ran for 122 yards and three touchdowns, including two scores after regulation, and Georgia rallied after trailing by 20 points in the first half to beat Georgia Tech 41-34 in overtime Saturday night. Gurley’s 25-yard touchdown run in the second and final overtime gave Georgia its… MORE HERE
6. Falcons Finalize Deal For Their New Stadium For 2017 Season.
ATLANTA (WAOK) —UPDATED The Georgia World Congress Center Authority board voted Monday morning unanimously to approve terms to provide the framework for a deal on a new downtown stadium for the Atlanta Falcons. The board, OK’d a 24-page non-binding term sheet that will be the basis for further negotiations toward a more definitive, binding agreement between the GWCCA and the Falcons… MORE HERE
5(t). Aaron Murray four touchdown no interception performance against South Carolina.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Aaron Murray threw for 309 yards and four touchdowns, Georgia’s beleaguered defense finally came up with a stop, and the 11th-ranked Bulldogs defeated No. 6 South Carolina 41-30 for an early edge in the Southeastern Conference East. Coming off a 38-35 loss at Clemson, Georgia could not afford another defeat if it wanted to remain a serious contender for a national title. Murray took care of… MORE HERE
5(t). Hawks’ Kyle Korver sets new NBA record for consecutive games with a three pointer.
ATLANTA (AP) — Hawks swingman Kyle Korver set an NBA record by making a 3-pointer in his 90th straight game. Korver hit the shot for Atlanta in the first quarter against Cleveland. He broke the mark of 89 games in a row set by Dana Barros from 1994-96. Korver is an 11-year veteran from Creighton. He missed his… MORE HERE
4. Braves Announce Their Move To Cobb County in 2017.
The Atlanta Braves released several artist renderings of the potential new home of the Braves. 92-9 The Game has obtained those photos courtesy of The Atlanta Braves. The stadium is expected to cost just north of $672 million and the second phase including the… MORE HERE
3. Bobby Cox getting into the Baseball Hall Of Fame.
The 16-member Expansion Era Committee has cast its ballots, and Bobby Cox, Tony La Russa, and Joe Torre have been unanimously elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. The announcement came Monday morning at the Winter Meetings. Cox managed the Braves for 25 seasons in two separate stints, in addition to guiding the… MORE HERE
2. Braves clinch their first division title since 2005.
Your Atlanta Braves got out to a huge lead in the division and managed to hang on to clinch their FIRST division title since 2005.
1. Falcons win the NFC Divisional Round Playoff against Seahawks.
It now seems light years ago given the teams performance this year, but back in January our Falcons beat the Seattle Seahawks in the Divisional Round of the Playoffs to advance one step closer to the Super Bowl. They of course would fall short, albeit only a few yards short, in their loss to San Francisco in the NFC Championship game. No link on this one… let’s not relive that ON TOP OF what we’ve been through this season… ok?
It was indeed both an amazing year AND a pitiful year in Atlanta sports in 2013…
Here’s to a 2014 full of Atlanta sports pride, exciting competition, winning games and amazing performances!