Category: On Fire

On Fire | Atlanta Should Stick to the Other Football

“We didn’t score 50, but 40 was enough.” — Orlando Apollos Head Coach Steve Spurrier after blowing out the Atlanta Legends 40-6 on Feb. 9. After a playoff collapse from the Atlanta Braves and down seasons from the Falcons, Hawks and Georgia Bulldogs, the Alliance of American Football’s (AAF) Atlanta Legends seemed like a team [...]

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On Fire | Patriots’ Victim Complex Complicated by AFC Championship

“The odds were stacked against us. It hasn’t been that way for us in a while, and it certainly was this year.” — New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, after yet another Patriots win in the AFC Championship Game. To the surprise of absolutely no one — except maybe the team itself — the New [...]

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On Fire | Buckeyes and Boilermakers and Khakis, Oh My!

“We didn’t come in with a mentality, feeling like we had all these mistakes. We came in actually on a high note.” - Ohio State wide receiver Terry McLaurin after the team’s 49-20 rout at the hands of unranked Purdue. If the current climate of college football is surprising to you, you probably don’t go [...]

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On Fire | NASCAR Is a Sport

“It’s been one of those years, but we are going to go down swinging to the bitter end.” — Jimmie Johnson, before last weekend’s race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval Sure, the Braves might’ve clinched a playoff spot last weekend. And sure, the United States got blown out at the Ryder Cup. But the [...]

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On Fire | A Series of Fortunate Events

“Throwing it deep … for Ridley … he’s got it! Breaks a tackle — and it’s going all the way!” — the part of last Sunday’s Falcons game meant to build up fans’ hopes, in order to worsen the pain of an eventual loss to the Saints Your Atlanta Falcons might be resting at 1-2, [...]

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