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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Happy birthday John Collins, now get your max contract

Happy 23rd birthday to my guy, John Collins. The unsung hero, the straw that stirs the drink, the glue that holds the Hawks together. Collins often gets overshadowed by Trae Young’s meteoric rise and the excitement surrounding the rest of the young core. But the stretchy big-man averaged 21/10 and straight torched the league in

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Hawks Talon GC improved in 2020 NBA 2K League

We are indebted to the Hawks Talon GC. During the early days of the pandemic, while we were locked in our apartments with no live sports to watch, they held us down. They weren’t without their own obstacles and challenges during that time. But despite some very unusual circumstances, their record improved from 5-11 in

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Trae Young joins Klutch Sports. Should Atlanta Hawks fans be worried?

After weeks of flirtation and speculation, the news became official on Friday afternoon. Trae Young is following his agent, Omar Wilkes, from Octagon to Klutch Sports. Wilkes is taking over the agency’s basketball division, while Rich Paul focuses on his role as CEO of the ever-expanding business. If the 2019 Anthony Davis trade is any

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Remembering the Hawks that didn’t finish the 2020 season

NBA Media Day feels like years ago. Despite the unbearable heat, everyone was in good spirits, and there was cautious optimism for the season ahead. Players sat on stools in front of little circular tables and media members crammed in around them (we may have seen our last media day with that format). During the

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The Atlanta Hawks season is over. Now what?

There aren’t enough expletives in the dictionary to verbalize the frustration Hawks fans are feeling right now. A season where the team won fewer games, despite the marked individual improvement, ended abruptly. To add insult to injury, the league is throwing a 22-team party at Disney World, and the Hawks invite must have gotten lost

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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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