Pat Benson

Pat Benson

Pat Benson is a graduate of UTC. He works in sports radio and writing in the Chattanooga area. He periodically makes the trip to Atlanta to cover the Hawks and Braves in person, especially when the Lakers and Dodgers are in town.
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Atlanta Hawks continue legacy of leadership

After a tumultuous year, which included deaths of basketball legends, a pandemic, and a suspended season — it was unfathomable to think things could get worse. Then yet another gut-wrenching tragedy occurred with the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25th. The citizenry erupted with protests and riots from coast to coast. Cities,

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Debunking the Hawks worst Twitter takes

I don’t know about you, but I spend too much time reading Twitter replies instead of focusing on my zoom meetings. While the season is on hiatus (or possibly over) for the Hawks, now is a good time to look at some takes that would make Jason Whitlock proud. 5. John Collins Slander I love

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Hawks Talon GC are cooking in 2K League

Before the season, there were plenty of detractors of the Hawks Talon Gaming Company, the official NBA 2K League affiliate of the Atlanta Hawks. Despite the outside noise and some very unusual circumstances, the team has banded together to start the season 3-1. A lot of the success can be attributed to the level-headed coach

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Hawks: Trae Young Would Thrive In the 90s NBA

Physical. Defensive. Low-Scoring. Paint dominant. None of these terms apply to Trae Young. The play style of the NBA back in the 1990s is unrecognizable compared to today’s game. But after watching the first eight episodes of The Last Dance, it could be argued that Atlanta’s All-Star point guard would have been just as effective if

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Hawks: Ranking Players To Hang With During Quarantine

About 90% of the country is isolated in their homes. Most of us are constantly refreshing social media to see how other people (especially celebrities and athletes) are spending their alone time. So, if you had to be quarantined with Atlanta Hawks players, who would you choose to hang with and why: Trae Young –

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Hawks Talon GC are going to be a problem

Today was supposed to be the first day of the Hawks Talon GC new season. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the start of their campaign has been postponed. The silver lining is the league is finding ways to play special exhibitions remotely.  The first bit of action we are going to see will be

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Hawks: Watching Dominique Wilkins and Larry Bird’s 1988 Duel

Like most people, I’ve been eaten up by anxiety over the past week. Constantly refreshing Twitter and checking CNN left me in a serious funk only a few days into the social distancing experiment. It’s trivial, but usually, sports serve as a wholesome escape from stress and worry. Luckily, NBATV has been reairing Hardwood Classics

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Hawks: Trae “Allen Iverson” Young

Trae Young has already surpassed a few statistical milestones set by Michael Jordan. Most games with at least 35 points and 10 assists before turning 22 years old, as well as logging the fourth-most 30-point games within a player’s first two seasons. Plus, Young was featured every night of All-Star weekend in Chicago. After rubbing

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What do you want the new Hawks uniforms to look like?

Death, taxes, and Trae Young looking fly. We can always count on those three things. But Trae might be looking fly in a new uniform next season. Calm down; I don’t mean for another team. Just last week in an interview with Chris Kirschner of The Athletic, Hawks’ CEO Steve Koonin teased new uniforms for

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5 Potential future Hawks from NBA All-Star Weekend

The Atlanta Hawks are going to be a force in free agency this summer. They have an All-Star point guard on a rookie contract, plus plenty of cap space and flexibility. And I couldn’t help but notice how many talented players in the NBA All-Star festivities would make a good fit in Atlanta next season.

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