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Thomas Wheatley
Jan 10, 2022 - Sports

Your guide to the UGA-Alabama championship football game

Photo illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios. Photos: John Bunch/Icon Sportswire, Kevin C. Cox, Marianna Massey, Joe Robbins/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images.

Monday night, the state will practically stand still as Georgia battles SEC rivals Alabama for the Bulldogs' first national championship since 1980.

Why it matters: The Bulldogs-Crimson Tide rivalry is one of college football's great feuds, with a record of 25-42-4.

Thomas Wheatley
Nov 19, 2021 - Sports

A casual fan’s guide to Atlanta United’s MLS Cup playoff

Atlanta United FC goalkeeper Brad Guzan jumps to make a save during a match against NYCFC.
Brad Guzan makes a save. Photo: Rich von Biberstein for Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

On Sunday, Atlanta United faces off against New York City FC at Yankee Stadium in the first round of the 2021 Major League Soccer playoffs.

Why it matters: Atlanta United won its first (and thus far only) MLS Cup in 2018, but sat out last year's tournament.

Thomas Wheatley
Oct 27, 2021 - Sports

Cheer on the Atlanta Braves with World Series Bingo

Photos: Getty Images; Graphic: Brendan Lynch/Axios
Photos: Getty Images; Graphic: Brendan Lynch/Axios

Anything is possible in the World Series, and our BINGO card reflects that.

Send us a photo of your completed card — we're giving As for effort here — and we'll throw your name in the contest for some Axios swag. (To print the card, click here to download a PDF.)

Kristal Dixon
Oct 26, 2021 - Sports

Braves hope to win 2nd World Series in 26 years

Braves manager Brian Snitker and first baseman Freddie Freeman.
Freddie Freeman and manager Brian Snitker of the Atlanta Braves celebrate after defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers. Photo: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

👋🏽 Hey, y’all. Kristal here.

I grew up watching the Atlanta Braves play on TBS in the 1990s (I loved watching David Justice bat and Ron Gant steal bases), but I don’t claim to be a bona fide baseball analyst.

But this ATLien can’t help but feel elated to see the home team win the National League East and Division and Championship series to advance to the World Series for the first time in more than two decades.

Details: The first pitch of the 2021 World Series begins Tuesday at 8:09pm ET when the Braves take on the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park.

  • Single-game tickets to World Series games start selling Tuesday at 10 am, but be prepared to pay an arm and a leg for them. You can also watch Tuesday's game on Fox.
  • Wednesday's game 2 will also be played in Houston before the series comes to Truist Park for Game 3.

Flashback: The last time the Braves won a World Series was in 1995, but the team's most recent appearance was 1999.

  • It was a brutal one for the Braves, as they were swept in four of seven games by the New York Yankees (cementing my disdain for the Yanks).

It hasn’t been all doom and gloom. Since 1999, the team has won 10 divisional titles and made 12 postseason appearances, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

  • We can’t talk about the Braves’ success without mentioning the one and only Bobby Cox, who was the team’s manager from 1978-81 and from 1986 to 2010.

Atlanta, we’ve waited 21 looooong years for this moment. This could be our year! How many games do you think it will take for the Braves to win the series?

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