Michael Mariam

Michael Mariam (23C) is from Rye Brook, New York, and is on the pre-BBA track. Outside of the Wheel, he serves as the president of Coaching Corps, a volunteer club that plays sports with Atlanta youth at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta. He also interns at PoolHost.com, a sports office pool hosting website. Mariam is a die-hard Yankees fan.

From Emory to the World Series: McGuiness’ Journey to the Top

As the confetti fell from the sky, Connor McGuiness (12C) finally came face to face with his childhood dream: the Commissioner's Trophy.  One year ago, McGuiness was hired by the Los Angeles Dodgers as an assistant pitching coach and, in the course of this crazy year, helped the team overcome many of the challenges that [...]

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Biggest Chokes in Atlanta Sports History

It’s no secret that Atlanta sports, both professionally and on the collegiate level, have struggled when it matters most. For instance, the Atlanta Hawks have not made the NBA Finals in 59 years. Other Atlanta sports teams, too, have struggled in the postseason, the most recent tragedy coming from the Atlanta Braves. The Wheel selected [...]

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Falcons Must Rebuild After Brutal Start

The Atlanta Falcons’ 2020 season has not gone according to plan. Atlanta is currently tied for last in the NFL with New York’s terrible tandem of teams: the Giants and the Jets. These three teams have yet to win a game in the 2020 regular season. The last time the Falcons started 0-5 was over [...]

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A Look Ahead at the MLB Postseason

After a delayed start to the regular season, the MLB began 2020 season play on July 23. The league’s restart was filled with rule changes, COVID-19 complications and empty seats, but the regular season was played through and finally came to an end on Sept. 27. America’s pastime now continues with postseason play through Oct. [...]

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Admit One: Courtside Seat in the NBA Bubble

I was lucky enough to be selected to be a virtual fan for Game 3 of the Western Conference semifinals between the Los Angeles Lakers and Houston Rockets on Sept. 8. While it would’ve been ideal to witness the game in person, being a virtual fan was an unreal experience.  In the two arenas that [...]

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