4th of July

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Today at 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM

Age of Possibility Live on Tour at Chateau Elan
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Today at 11:00 AM - 09:00 PM

Creator's Market at Atlantic Station
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Jun 21 at 04:00 PM

Smash Mouth
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Talking Chop has new update
1 day ago Jurrangelo Cijntje to Braves in ESPN mock draft
Photo by Michael Wade/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images The switch-pitcher once again finds himself connected to Atlanta Another mock draft on the slate, this time from ESPN and Kiley McDaniel, and it’s another common connection with the Atlanta Braves projected to select Mississippi State switch-pitcher Jurrangelo Cijntje at 24th. Cijntje was rated by McDaniel as the 36th-best prospect in this draft in his most recent rankings, with notably helium from the selection that has McDaniel now saying that he feels 24th is the floor for Cijntje. This fits widely with other mock drafts, who see him going either at or before Atlanta. In general McDaniel’s projections follow a similar path to a lot of those seen wherein the Braves are connected to a handful of players and it’s just a matter of who actual slides down to 24 to be available for them. This generally follows somewhat with prior drafts (such as grabbing Hurston Waldrep last season) where the Braves seem to target guys they like in the hopes they slide and if none of those are available they’ll go down a bit on the board and spread out money through their later picks, such as the 2022 selection of Owen Murphy. Personally I think some of these connections - Seaver King, Braylon Doughty, Griff O’Farrell, Ryan Waldschmidt, and Carson Benge are mentioned here - are a bit tenuous and more evaluators trying to divine evaluation patterns from an organization who is likely not releasing any of their actual targets. They certainly fit mind you, but I’ve long ago given up on trying to guess where the Braves heads sit in regards to top draft prospects.
Talking Chop has new update
1 day ago Keith Law projects RHP Braylon Doughty to Braves in latest mock draft
Photo by Brandon Sloter/Image Of Sport/Getty Images Law has the Braves going the prep route at 24 In an updated mock draft from the Athletic on Wednesday, Keith Law ran through another mock draft and this time had the Atlanta Braves going in a different direction at 24th. There has been a significant college lean for most publications, but with law projecting such connections as Ryan Waldschmidt and Jurrangelo Cijntje to fall before Atlanta gets a crack at them Law has the Braves going with California prep righty Braylon Doughty. Doughty, an Oklahoma State commit, is seen as a bit of an underslot option here, which Law feels the Braves could then using the savings from to get another prep arm at 66 similar to their approach in 2022. Doughty has some Braves-ish traits, mostly in his athleticism and arm speed, and his fastball has ticked up this season to the mid to upper 90’s. Doughty also mixes in a pair of breaking balls, though like many prep arms the changeup is still a work in progress. The hope with players like Doughty is that their athletic traits can help them in their development of command and an offspeed pitch, and Doughty presently has better command than a typical prep arm.
Atlanta on the Cheap has new update
1 day ago Loganville Groovin’ on the Green concert: featuring FireLake, a tribute to Bob Seger, this Friday
Loganville built its Town Green to bring people together — so bring your lawn chair and dancing shoes to this community space for the 2024 summer concert series. Groovin’ on the Green takes place at 7:30 on the third Friday of each month from May through September. The current concert schedule is just below. There […] The post Loganville Groovin’ on the Green concert: featuring FireLake, a tribute to Bob Seger, this Friday appeared first on Atlanta on the Cheap.
404area has new update 1 day ago ESPN gives the Falcons a C- grade for the 2024 offseason
Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images The Falcons were given a bottom five grade. With the dust having settled in the aftermath of free agency and the draft, we have some time to contemplate the moves made over the course of the past few months as we anxiously await another training camp late next month. ESPN dropped a paywalled article grading each NFL team’s offseason, trying to take a comprehensive approach in looking at free agency, trades, draft picks, extensions and coaching changes. The Falcons checked in with a C-, with ESPN analytics’ Seth Walder having the following justification for that mark: Atlanta Falcons: C- Biggest move: Signing QB Kirk Cousins Move I liked: Signing Cousins ... prior to drafting QB Michael Penix Jr. Move I disliked: Drafting Penix at No. 8 overall after the Cousins deal Fully guaranteeing Cousins $90 million is fine. Drafting Penix at No. 8 overall is fine. The same franchise doing both? Not fine. NFL teams have hard constraints on roster-building resources with the salary cap and draft capital. Because of this, each of these moves detracts from the value of the other. Signing Cousins made sense because it allows the Falcons to take advantage of their weak division with improved quarterback play. While they didn’t have a stacked roster entering the offseason, the building blocks were there and if they hit their acquisitions in free agency and the draft just right they could be a true NFC contender with a healthy Cousins. Selecting Penix, naturally, diminished that chance. On the flip side, the value of a quarterback on a rookie contract allows a franchise to invest in the roster around him because rookies come so cheap. But in this case, they pay a veteran QB price for Cousins in the first two years of Penix’s contract. To make the two moves together shows a lack of vision. Atlanta’s biggest move in free agency (besides Cousins) was signing wide receiver Darnell Mooney to a deal that included $26 million fully guaranteed. It was worth it, though, given the team’s need at receiver beyond Drake London. At the time I wrote that Atlanta would likely view Mooney as a WR3 that would fit nicely along with London and a first-round instant-impact rookie. That could have come to fruition, as Rome Odunze was still on the board when Atlanta selected. Instead, they picked a player they hope won’t see the field for a couple of seasons. The Falcons did flip quarterback Desmond Ridder for receiver Rondale Moore, but they still could use another pass-catcher for Cousins ... unless tight end Kyle Pitts finally regains his 2021 rookie form. Clearly, Walder was not a fan of utilizing the significant resources of a monster free agent contract and a top 10 draft selection on two quarterbacks and the criticism seems to be very fair given the reasoning provided Of course, if the best case scenario the Falcons’ front office has envisioned comes to fruition, we will likely be looking back at this offseason years from now and giving it a retroactive “A” grade given that the foundation will have been laid for long term consistency and success. Kyle Pitts having a bounceback season would also ease the concerns of the Falcons not investing more in their wide receiver room. Overall, the Falcons were given the fourth-worst grade in this exercise and the second-worst among all NFC South teams. Only the Cowboys, Raiders and Saints (ha) checked in with lower marks.

Saturday Specials in Atlanta

Hudson Grille Downtown
120 Marietta St NW, Atlanta GA, 30303
Night Brewing beers and $2.50 High Life 16-ounce cans throughout the week.
DBA Barbecue
1190 N Highland Ave NE, Atlanta GA, 30306
Brunch, Bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Marys
437 Moreland Ave NE, Atlanta GA, 30307
Meet up at "Atlanta's Favorite Dive Bar" for $5 margaritas, $4 well drinks and shots, $3 16-oz. PBRs and $2 PBR drafts all day Monday through Saturday.

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