Michael Arkin

Michael Arkin

Founder and writer of SportsTalkATL.com. Currently a senior at the University of Alabama and an Atlanta sports fan since day one. Can be reached via e-mail at mbarkin@crimson.ua.edu.

Falcons Lose Another Player for the Year due to Injury

An unfortunate injury will sideline another defensive player for the year. Defensive End Derrick Shelby has officially been placed on the IR due to tearing his achilles this past Sunday against Seattle. ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter reported the news moments ago. Shelby was signed this past offseason to a 4 year/$18 million in order

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Falcons Pummel Panthers, Have Taken the NFL by Storm

Who thought the Atlanta Falcons would be 3-1 to start off the year? There were not many people out there that thought Atlanta would be this successful so early. They are leading the NFC South, and have set franchise records in four games. While the season started off with a loss, the team has only

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Key Matchups to Watch: Falcons vs Buccaneers

1. QB Matt Ryan vs Coaches Dirk Koetter and Mike Smith People need to realize this is a legitimate matchup. Koetter coached Matt Ryan for three seasons before departing to Tampa Bay to become the offensive coordinator, which then turned into a head coaching job. Mike Smith on the other hand coached Ryan for seven

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Keanu Neal to Have Minor Surgery, Out 3-4 Weeks

It was not the ideal game for Atlanta in last night’s preseason game against Miami, especially with injuries happening to some very important players on the team. Keanu Neal hurt his knee in the first quarter. Neal never returned, but both he and head coach Dan Quin reiterated that the injury was not serious. ESPN

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Losing Al Horford Isn’t as Bad as you Think

Atlanta fans, I know it is a tough pill to swallow. A man who seems to have changed the culture of this basketball team the past nine seasons has moved onto the Boston Celtics. A man who has been mostly everything we have asked for, and beyond. And I understand why I have seen so

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Don’t Shut the Door on Kevin Durant Yet

Just when you close the door on the Atlanta Hawks failing to sign another superstar, it has yet to shut completely. Reports have come out recently that Kevin Durant and his people will meet with six teams: the Thunder, Spurs, Celtics, Heat, Clippers, and Warriors. There was no mention of Atlanta. There seems to never

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The Atlanta Hawks Should Find a Way to Acquire Buddy Hield

If you did not watch college basketball last season, you missed out on an incredible year by Oklahoma shooting guard, Buddy Hield. The senior had a career year last season, as he averaged 25 points per game and 5.7 rebounds per game. Not only was he great at creating opportunities to score, but he was

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Atlanta to Host the 2019 Super Bowl

Today it was announced that the city of Atlanta would host the 2019 Super Bowl. It was pretty much a lock, but it is still very exciting news that this city has been awarded the honor of hosting such a prestigious event. Owner Arthur Blank felt that the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium would not only attract

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Each Round and Pick the Atlanta Falcons Have

The Atlanta Falcons only have five official selections in the 2016 NFL Draft. Due to tampering with crowd noise, they lost their 5th round pick. The 6th rounder is gone due to the Falcons trade for Andy Levitre. Atlanta could possibly trade down from one of their early picks, and it would not shock me

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Which Player Will the Falcons Select in the 2016 NFL Draft?

Happy NFL Draft eve everybody. One of the best events in all of sports is tomorrow, and that is the 2016 NFL Draft live from Chicago. The Atlanta Falcons only have five picks, so they must choose very wisely. Having the 17th pick overall in the first round, Atlanta must find a player that will

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