Who’s hot and Who’s not in Atlanta sports: Week Two


Welcome to the second edition of Who’s Hot? Who’s Not? Let’s waste no time and get right to it.

Hot. The Yellow Jackets haven’t made it easy on themselves, but here we are six weeks into the college football season, and Tech is undefeated and find themselves at 22nd in the AP Top 25. The Jackets are among the top 15 teams in the nation in rushing yards, and will host Duke this Saturday at 12:30.. 5,0. 2-0. GEORGIA TECH FOOTBALL

Hot. This man is going to frequent this segment quite a lot, but that’s alright. All he did against Vanderbilt was rush for 163 yards on 25 touches and two touchdowns, to increase his season stats to 773 yards on 94 touches and eight touchdowns. Child’s play, right?. RB. Georgia Bulldogs. TODD GURLEY

Preseason. ATLANTA HAWKS COURT. Hot. The rumors are, fortunately, true. The Hawks have brought the Pacman logo to the timetable of Philips Arena, and it’s a beaut. Check it out.<blockquote class=. 1-0

And now, for those who are not…

Not. This is the time of year where I remind you that you don’t have to wait for 2017 to see soccer in the city, because of the Silverbacks. However, they’re bad. Like, bottom of the NASL bad. They’re so bad, in fact, that they fired head coach Jason Smith after taking over on July 26th. Under Smith, the ‘Backs have a 2-2-8 record, which isn’t good. There are four games left in the season, so hopes of returning to the Soccer Bowl are done. Here’s to 2015!.. 3-2-8. 2-2-8 under Smith. ATLANTA SILVERBACKS

Not. I’d like to tell you that things are looking up for the Falcons. And that might be true – two of their next three games are in the friendly confines of the Georgia Dome. However, if the Dirty Birds want to find their way back into the playoffs, they’re going to have to find a way to not completely lay an egg on the road. While it wasn’t <em>as bad</em> against New York, it was still very much a winnable game. The defense didn’t look great by any means and the offense isn’t as potent as we’d all like. They’re somehow clicking at home, but on the road we got a lot of work to do. At least we aren’t the Saints, right?. 2-3. 0-3 on the road. ATLANTA FALCONS ROAD PLAY

The Hawks are about to begin games for real, while UGA and Tech have no signs of slowing down. The Falcons may be a disappointment, but perhaps this wont be a lost year for Atlanta after all. Throughout the week, let us know either below in a comment or on twitter @ATLBeatBlog or @FletchTopper to who you think is hot or not.