John Fricke

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John Fricke
The Morning Show 6:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

John Fricke is a 30+ year veteran television and radio show host and anchor. Fricke began anchoring at CNN at age 21 and in 1982 he created the sports department at CNN Headline News (now HLN). Fricke is an Emmy & AP award winner who has been a part of ACE award winning programs as well. His career has spanned from anchoring at CNN to hosting at Fox Sports Radio. Fricke has also been a news talk show host at both WSJS (Winston-Salem) and WGST (Atlanta). He has been the play-by-play radio voice of both Wake Forest and San Diego State. Fricke hosted television play-by-play for Tennessee-Chattanooga, Nebraska gymnastics and women’s basketball.

 

Georgia head coach Kirby Smart addresses the media at a press conference on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016, at the Butts-Mehre Heritage Hall in Athens, Ga. (Photo by Emily Selby)

Fricke: Top 5 Reasons UGA Will Win The National Title In The Next 2-3 Seasons

Mark Richt and the “Defensive Coordinator Du Jour” (Du Jour is either French for “of the day” or Footballese for “not any good”) are out. This is very good for all involved. For Richt, a new lease on coaching life at his…

92.9 The Game–01/19/2016

ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 07: Thomas Dimitroff, general manager of the Atlanta Falcons. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Fricke: Grading The 2015 Falcons

What started with such promise (Dan Quinn was the first rookie HC to ever win his first five games) ended with a thud back to 8-8. Here are my grades for the 2015 Falcons. Please feel free to add your own or tweet them to me @JohnFricke…

92.9 The Game–01/06/2016

ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 27: Devonta Freeman #24 of the Atlanta Falcons runs the ball during the second half against the Carolina Panthers at the Georgia Dome on December 27, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Fricke: Falcons Earn The Winner’s Hashtags

To win any big game in the NFL, your team needs playmakers to make big plays. Obvious but sometimes hard to have multiple players all make them in the same game…

92.9 The Game–12/27/2015

CHARLOTTE, NC - DECEMBER 13:   Matt Ryan #2 of the Atlanta Falcons looks to the sideline between plays against the Carolina Panthers in the 1st half during their game at Bank of America Stadium on December 13, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

John Fricke: I Am NOT A Falcons Fan

I am not a Falcons fan. At least, I am told that. Over and over and over again. Over and over and over again. Knee-jerk reactions are common among fans, heck I have them as well…

92.9 The Game–12/14/2015

Kirby Smart speaks during a press conference where he was introduced as Georgia's new head football coach on Monday, Dec. 7, 2015, in Athens, Ga. (Photo by Sean Taylor)

Fricke: Kirby Smart Must Win A National Title At UGA

Hugh and I were debating (OK arguing just a little) about the expectations for new Georgia head coach Kirby Smart. I entirely understand that many UGA fans want to see progress in the program. A majority said just that on an unscientific poll I held on my…

92.9 The Game–12/08/2015

SYRACUSE, NY - NOVEMBER 14:  Deshaun Watson #4 of the Clemson Tigers scrambles as Syracuse Orange defenders pursue on November 14, 2015 at The Carrier Dome in Syracuse, New York.  Clemson defeats Syracuse 37-27.  (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)

John Fricke: Where College Football Stands Right Now (Nov 15, 2015)

This wild, crazy, incredible season just keeps getting better (or worse, depending on your personal viewpoint). A few thoughts on where we stand heading to week-12…

92.9 The Game–11/15/2015

SANTA CLARA, CA - NOVEMBER 08:  Matt Ryan #2 of the Atlanta Falcons drops back to pass against the San Francisco 49ers during the fouth quarter of their NFL football game at Levi's Stadium on November 8, 2015 in Santa Clara, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Fricke: Defending Matt Ryan’s Money

The time has come for Matt Ryan to earn all the zeroes on the pay stub he sees each week. Ryan’s biggest challenge going into the bye week is a challenge of leadership, not of ability. It is time (past, really) for Ryan to take ownership of the offense and make demands of the staff. Yes, demands…

92.9 The Game–11/09/2015

ATLANTA, GA - NOVEMBER 01:  Matt Ryan #2 of the Atlanta Falcons reacts to a play during the first half against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the Georgia Dome on November 1, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Fricke: Falcons Fumble Fail Against Tampa Made Me Cranky

If you are fairly new to town, one thing you will learn over the years is that Atlanta sports fans are pretty darn good at being cranky. Of course, they have had lots and lots (and lots and lots) of practice at being let down. I was not happy (putting it mildly) to lose to Swamp People the way the Falcons did, but I was OK to let it drift into the background of continuing to pile up wins heading towards a playoff run…

92.9 The Game–11/01/2015

during the college football game at Michigan Stadium on October 17, 2015 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Fricke: The Top 5 Greatest College Football Finishes Of All Time

Yes, Doug Flutie in 1984 vs Miami was the most memorable but it wasn’t entirely the most important. Colorado vs Michigan might have had more influence on the outcome of a season. There have been a host of…

92.9 The Game–10/19/2015

(Fricke (left) giving Notre Dame Head Coach Lou Holtz the title trophy after the Irish beat West Virginia in the 1989 Fiesta Bowl)

Fricke: The Power Of The Major College Football Polls

This is how much power the college football polls have. Zero. As in, zip squat. As a longtime voter…

92.9 The Game–10/13/2015

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