Archive for the ‘Atlanta Braves’ Category

How many championships should your teams win in your lifetime?

Thursday, October 10th, 2019

A championship only counts if you remember it enough to have cried if you lost. So that puts us at an average of 70 years' worth of fandom. From there, let's break down the leagues: NFL: 32 teams NBA: 30 teams MLB: 30 teams NHL: 31 teams Power 5 schools: 65 Purely by the numbers, that means over the course of any given 70 years, every NFL team, for example, should win the Super Bowl at least twice.

Another excruciating sports setback for the A-T-L

Thursday, October 10th, 2019

At this point, Atlanta sports fans should be numb to the disappointment. Returning home with another chance to claim their first postseason series victory since 2001, the Braves were wiped out in the decisive game of the NL Division Series before many in the sellout crowd of more than 43,000 had even settled into their seats at SunTrust Park. The St. Louis Cardinals scored 10 runs their first time up - the first time that's ever happened in a big league postseason game.

High-priced pair: Arthur Blank makes Matt Ryan, Julio Jones Atlanta’s highest-paid athletes

Thursday, September 12th, 2019

The top 25 highest-paid athletes in Atlanta are worth a combined $354.7 million in cash earnings for 2019, according to Spotrac.com, a sports database that tracks the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, EPL and MLS. Total compensation consists of all forms of monetary payments to each player, including base salary and incentives (signing bonuses are also included but sometimes are deferred to later years depending on the contract). Click through the slideshow above to see the top 25 highest-paid Atlanta athletes.

Tuesday’s Sports in Brief

Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

Maryland also parted ways with strength and conditioning coach Rick Court, who resigned in the wake of the death of offensive lineman Jordan McNair. Athletic director Damon Evans acknowledged ''mistakes were made'' by the training staff in the treatment of McNair, who was hospitalized on May 29 after a team workout and died June 13. Head trainer Wes Robinson and Steve Nordwall, an assistant athletic director for training, were placed on administrative leave by Maryland last week.