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Just a bad year for the Falcons? Braves? United? Hawks? Bulldogs? Yellow Jackets? Other?

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First the positives?

1) The Falcons resigned Julio and Grady to extensions and have a lot of talent on the team

2) The Braves were actually not forecast to win the division but after a slow start easily did so

3) The Hawks added 2 more 1st round picks and have a great young nucleus around Young and Collins

4) The United became the champions of American soccer and gained local popularity

5) The Bulldogs were ranked pretty high behind Fromm even after losing multiple stars drafted high in the NFL draft

6) The Yellow Jackets finally said goodbye to their old coach and brought in new leadership

7) Georgia State beats Tennessee and appears to be a new force in town

 

However...

1) The Falcons are currently 1-7, have made minimal coaching/personnel changes, and still have 6 division games to lose?

2) The Braves collapsed in the first round with a 1st inning bashing like no other before and then watched the Nats win the World Series

3) The Hawks start off 2-0 behind an amazing Young only to see him go down in game 4 and appear a helpless team now?

4) The United has an open chance to repeat only to fall to Toronto

5) The Bulldogs lose to unranked South Carolina and have a chance for a national championship but only with no mistakes forward

6) The Yellow Jackets are not exactly winning anything big (good for Bulldogs?) yet

7) Georgia State still has a long way to go before it will get real national attention

 

There is always mention of a curse but this has really been such a bad year, one has to wonder?  I will probably just attribute it to being a bad series of events (injuries, balls bouncing the wrong way, etc.) but some of it should have been expected with bad coaching or player aging or poor trading/free agent signing.

Should Atlanta expect a rebound in 2020?  Was 2019 really not that bad? Was 2019 one of the worst Atlanta sports years ever?  

What teams does anyone expect to be better in 2020 - Braves? Hawks?

What teams does anyone expect to be worse in 2020 - Falcons? United?

What teams does anyone expect to be unchanged - Bulldogs? Yellow Jackets?

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Georgia Tech is in complete rebuild and I’ve actually seen improvements week to week. I have great hope for the future.

 

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14 minutes ago, Godzilla1985 said:

Georgia Tech is in complete rebuild and I’ve actually seen improvements week to week. I have great hope for the future.

 

In a year or 2 Tech will be tough!! Recruiting is amazing right now

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Don’t include United in with these other losers. They walked away with plenty of hardware this season including the US Open Cup and they became the first MLS team to win the Campeones Cup. They also got a spot in the CONCACAF this spring. All while losing their top player to the premier league and their head coach to the Mexico national team. 

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25 minutes ago, shock said:

Don’t include United in with these other losers. They walked away with plenty of hardware this season including the US Open Cup and they became the first MLS team to win the Campeones Cup. They also got a spot in the CONCACAF this spring. All while losing their top player to the premier league and their head coach to the Mexico national team. 

If their competition wasn’t bush league it might be something to brag about.

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Adjusting to a new coach and a completely new style of play, The United still made the conference finals (only 4 teams have ever made it to the MLS finals in back to back years), and they won the U.S. Open and the Campeones Championship cups.

All in all, a very successful year.

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Very excited about the Hawks. Their Young (pun intended) core is incredible and we'll have 2 first rounders in 2020. The two current longterm holes I see are backup PG and a true stud at Center. Fernando is going to be valuable for the young core as a rotational big and Alex Len offers good things as well, but we're going to need someone else eventually unless Fernando develops an defensive ability/rim protection. 

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40 minutes ago, Godzilla1985 said:

If their competition wasn’t bush league it might be something to brag about.

Oh go fu** yourself. The Campeones Cup was against the championship team in the top Mexican soccer league. 

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3 minutes ago, CTann said:

Very excited about the Hawks. Their Young (pun intended) core is incredible and we'll have 2 first rounders in 2020. The two current longterm holes I see are backup PG and a true stud at Center. Fernando is going to be valuable for the young core as a rotational big and Alex Len offers good things as well, but we're going to need someone else eventually unless Fernando develops an defensive ability/rim protection. 

Agree with your assessment. I’m thinking/hoping Len is gone after this year though tbh.

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2 minutes ago, shock said:

Oh go fu** yourself. The Campeones Cup was against the championship team in the top Mexican soccer league. 

Wow! Somebody has some seriously thin skin.  Congrats on your kickball team being the tallest midgets you ******* tool.

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UGA- The G is for Good not Great, havent won a National Championship since 1980 and you can always count on them to have one or two games a year that keep them at B+ (see South Carolina), always a 9 win school, 8 win every fourth year when they lose to GT

GT- Academics come 1st, if any sports team at GT does well

 its a added plus. Won a National Championship 1990 and football team for the most part will always be a 7 to 8 win a year school. 9 every fourth year when they beat UGA. 

Atlanta United- Minor League Soccer Team, Arthur Blank put millions of dollars into a minor league soccer team, and so far it's been a success, you get what you pay for and the United are a prime example of this. Dont expect any other owners to put the kind of bank into their teams like Arthur so expect the United to always be at or near the top come Championship time.

Atlanta Hawks- Ownership doesnt spend the big bucks like other NBA franchises but they have made very good decisions lately by building from within. Their new GM is the same GM who built Golden State and the baby Hawks look like they are on their way to years of exciting basketball in Atlanta. Hawks will be a play-off team this year and for many years to come. They are good and they are young which is a great combination. 

Atlanta Braves- Ditto the Atlanta hawks except for baseball. The Braves arent Liberty Media's top priority but John Hart did a fine job rebuilding the farm system before handing the reigns to AA. The braves are young, talented and will be fun to watch for years. The team has the "wide right" syndrome come play-off time and getting to the next level and winning the whole thing is mostly mental at this point for this franchise. The talent is there the team just needs to focus come play-off time and block out the noise. No reason to think the braves wont get one or two more trophies in the next ten years. 

Atlanta Falcons- For everything that Arthur Blank has done right with the Atlanta United, he has done wrong with the Atlanta Falcons, he still has his first GM still working for him and the Atlanta Falcons are a consistent churn and burn when it comes to coaches. Failures are expected come draft day every year tp the point it's almost comical and just like UGA , even when things are going right Atlanta Falcon fans know the let down is coming. This team has never won a championship and after the Falcons epic 28-3 face plant  in the Super Bowl, most long time fans have given up hope the franchise will ever get it's act together. The Falcons are the new Chicago Cubs of football. America's loveable losers.  

Georgia State- Great coach, great location going to get all the kids that just missed getting into UGA or GT and want to enjoy the city life. Plus they play in the "Fun" Belt Conference which is quietly one of the better conferences in the NCAA with the best out of conference record both in bowl and overall games the last 5 years. 

Georgia Southern- Georgia State except in the country and 1 hour from the beach. All this little school in Statesboro does is win, they get no PR but of all the sports team in the state of Georgia they are the most consistant at winning Championships. They too are in the "Fun" Sun Belt. 

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Bad year and one of the worst Octobers for Ga sports in a LONG time. Every team choked this month at the worst time. I mean at this point the sports year in general is over for all our teams, only the Hawks have a shot at anything worthwhile now and that is probably not going to happen.

Sucks that United fell to the Ga curse and choked on a stupid missed PK.

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29 minutes ago, Godzilla1985 said:

Wow! Somebody has some seriously thin skin.  Congrats on your kickball team being the tallest midgets you ******* tool.

Seems the thin skinned ones are those that feel the need to bash the United every time they are brought up on here. 

If we’re going to rip the United because they wouldn’t  last in the Premier league, then let’s stop talking so much about SEC football because every NFL team would stomp them by 40

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1 hour ago, Godzilla1985 said:

If their competition wasn’t bush league it might be something to brag about.

At least Atlanta United brought a Championship to this city unlike The falcons who blow it every single year. Quit being a hater dude. 

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2 hours ago, jlrfalcon said:

First the positives?

1) The Falcons resigned Julio and Grady to extensions and have a lot of talent on the team

2) The Braves were actually not forecast to win the division but after a slow start easily did so

3) The Hawks added 2 more 1st round picks and have a great young nucleus around Young and Collins

4) The United became the champions of American soccer and gained local popularity

5) The Bulldogs were ranked pretty high behind Fromm even after losing multiple stars drafted high in the NFL draft

6) The Yellow Jackets finally said goodbye to their old coach and brought in new leadership

7) Georgia State beats Tennessee and appears to be a new force in town

 

However...

1) The Falcons are currently 1-7, have made minimal coaching/personnel changes, and still have 6 division games to lose?

2) The Braves collapsed in the first round with a 1st inning bashing like no other before and then watched the Nats win the World Series

3) The Hawks start off 2-0 behind an amazing Young only to see him go down in game 4 and appear a helpless team now?

4) The United has an open chance to repeat only to fall to Toronto

5) The Bulldogs lose to unranked South Carolina and have a chance for a national championship but only with no mistakes forward

6) The Yellow Jackets are not exactly winning anything big (good for Bulldogs?) yet

7) Georgia State still has a long way to go before it will get real national attention

 

There is always mention of a curse but this has really been such a bad year, one has to wonder?  I will probably just attribute it to being a bad series of events (injuries, balls bouncing the wrong way, etc.) but some of it should have been expected with bad coaching or player aging or poor trading/free agent signing.

Should Atlanta expect a rebound in 2020?  Was 2019 really not that bad? Was 2019 one of the worst Atlanta sports years ever?  

What teams does anyone expect to be better in 2020 - Braves? Hawks?

What teams does anyone expect to be worse in 2020 - Falcons? United?

What teams does anyone expect to be unchanged - Bulldogs? Yellow Jackets?

Considering Atl United lost its 2nd best player, had a coaching change, and started the season like 0-2-5 and still became 2nd seed and made the eastern conference finals.. id say they had a pretty successful season. I would not lump them in with the likes of the others after a championship season last year

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10 minutes ago, Ghosts of Glanville said:

Seems the thin skinned ones are those that feel the need to bash the United every time they are brought up on here. 

If we’re going to rip the United because they wouldn’t  last in the Premier league, then let’s stop talking so much about SEC football because every NFL team would stomp them by 40

Oh no he came into this thread unprovoked bashing every team in the state to prop up a minor league team.  Then when I called a spade a spade he flips his **** and tells me to **** off.

 

And a more appropriate comparison of United vs the premier league would be Division 3 college team to the NFL.  MLS is AT BEST the 10th best soccer league. It is demonstrably more difficult for the teams he insulted to win their DIVISIONS than it is to win an MLS Cup. 

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1 hour ago, Godzilla1985 said:

Wow! Somebody has some seriously thin skin.  Congrats on your kickball team being the tallest midgets you ******* tool.

lol ok bud. 

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37 minutes ago, Godzilla1985 said:

Oh no he came into this thread unprovoked bashing every team in the state to prop up a minor league team.  Then when I called a spade a spade he flips his **** and tells me to **** off.

 

And a more appropriate comparison of United vs the premier league would be Division 3 college team to the NFL.  MLS is AT BEST the 10th best soccer league. It is demonstrably more difficult for the teams he insulted to win their DIVISIONS than it is to win an MLS Cup. 

I didn’t tell you to **** off. I told you to go **** yourself. 

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