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.

Atlanta Hawks vs Boston Celtics NBA Playoffs Schedule

The fourth-seeded Atlanta Hawks fill face the fifth-seeded Boston Celtics in the first round of the playoffs starting Saturday night. These two organizations are familiar with each other, as both do not like one another. Atlanta took the season series 3-1, but the regular season means nothing anymore. Below is the schedule for this first-round

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Roddy White Officially Cut By Atlanta

Roddy White will not play for the Atlanta Falcons anymore. It is very odd to say, as it feels like he has been on the team forever. White has been on the team since he was selected 27th overall out of UAB in the 2005 NFL Draft. White has spent 11 seasons in Atlanta, and

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Falcons Release S William Moore and LB Justin Durant

A day after the Super Bowl, Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff and head coach Dan Quinn are not messing around. Long-time Falcons safety William Moore and first-year Falcon Justin Durant have been released from the team. While many might question the move, it comes as no surprise. Both players always seemed to be injured in games

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Falcons to Retain GM Thomas Dimitroff

Thomas Dimitroff will enter his eighth season as the general manager of the Atlanta Falcons. Owner Arthur Blank officially announced on Friday that he wants to keep the duo of Dimitroff and head coach Dan Quinn. After an out of nowhere 5-0 start to the 2015 season, the Falcons finished 3-8 in their final 11

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Will Julio Jones Break Receiving Records Against Saints?

  The Atlanta Falcons (8-7) take on the New Orleans Saints (6-9) in their final regular season game on Sunday. With the Falcons already eliminated from the playoffs, the team will still be playing for pride. Facing their rival in New Orleans will make this game even more important to the organization and its fans.

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Falcons Ruin Panthers Undefeated Season

All the experts said Carolina would easily win. Why even play this game some thought? Things started off how many thought, with Cam Newton leading the Panthers down the field for a touchdown on their first possession of the game. Newton cradled the ball and yelled at the crowd, “This is my city!” After beating

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Norman vs OBJ? Worry About Julio Jones, Mr. Norman

While the Atlanta Falcons quietly won 23-17 against the Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday, there is one storyline that has dominated the headlines since Sunday. Panthers cornerback Josh Norman and New York Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. played football in a way it hasn’t been played in awhile, and NFL fans have been talking non-stop about what

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Falcons To Release WR Leonard Hankerson From IR

Ever since an incredible 5-0 start, the Atlanta Falcons organization has plummeted. After going on IR, the organization has decided to cut wide receiver Leonard Hankerson, allowing other teams to place claims on him. He had 26 receptions for 327 yards for three touchdowns. On the 44 targets Hankerson saw, he had eight dropped passes,

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Three Keys for the Falcons to Win on Sunday

1) Keep Frank Gore Under 100 Rushing Yards With Andrew Luck out, 40-year old veteran Matt Hasselback will be starting for the Indianapolis Colts. He has started two games in 2015, throwing three touchdowns and zero interceptions. While he has looked solid in both games, they will likely establish a run game, feeding Frank Gore. Gore

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