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Title: What about da Hawks?
Post by: WiregrassTiger on January 08, 2015, 09:53:45 AM
I knew that they had been winning but even as a passive Hawks fan through the years, I had no idea at the level. They are srsly winning, like at franchise record pace. And have folks like Doc Rivers saying they are possibly the best team in the league.

Maybe yous guys were aware but I wasn't. I don't catch sportscenter every single night but I'm listening to sports radio, reading on the interwebs and watching at least some sports related show almost every night. My point is, the focus is always on the spotlight teams. I always hear about the same ones: Lakers, whoever Lebron is playing for this week, Bulls, etc. But Hawks, Memphis and others go largely unnoticed.

Would love for the Hawks to make a run and grab a title before Dominique and Tree get too old to be legitimate contenders. They are the only names that I know on the current roster.
Title: Re: What about da Hawks?
Post by: CCTAU on January 08, 2015, 10:04:49 AM
I'm afraid to watch them. Every time they start doing well and I get involved, they fall flat on their face.

Then my self esteem goes down because I think its me.

And I don't like the Omni...


Title: Re: What about da Hawks?
Post by: Snaggletiger on January 08, 2015, 10:06:08 AM
Not much NBA talk around here. I'm one of the few that actually follows it. And yes, the Hawks have been on a roll for a while.  I believe they're 27-8.  The thing is, they haven't been beating up on the cellar dwellers.  Beat Memphis last night, which is one of the better teams in the league.  Skrong.  Just got back from L.A. where they whipped the Clip.  Have beaten Cleveland twice. Once with LeBron and once without. 

I looked at the roster before the season and thought I may not watch a game.  Same old group of cast-offs.  The two keys are Al Horford is finally healthy and playing every night and Jeff Teague.  If he isn't an All Star this year, something is wrong.  This guy is fun to watch.  Now that we've given them some love, they'll go on a 10 game losing streak.  But so far, they've been darn skippy.
Title: Re: What about da Hawks?
Post by: Godfather on January 08, 2015, 10:54:33 AM
I'm a huge Heat fan, when we are winning.
Title: Re: What about da Hawks?
Post by: dallaswareagle on January 08, 2015, 11:09:35 AM
Dallas has a B-B team. Has a big german on it I hear.
Title: Re: What about da Hawks?
Post by: Buzz Killington on January 08, 2015, 11:43:59 AM
I hate hockey
Title: Re: What about da Hawks?
Post by: Godfather on January 08, 2015, 01:11:49 PM
I hate hockey

Let's go have some drinks and go to a baseball game where the Mexicans hit some touchdowns.
Title: Re: What about da Hawks?
Post by: Buzz Killington on January 08, 2015, 01:16:24 PM
Let's go have some drinks and go to a baseball game where the Mexicans hit some touchdowns.

Yes!  In the face!
Title: Re: What about da Hawks?
Post by: DnATL on January 08, 2015, 01:25:06 PM
The Hawks are for sale
http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/12137181/atlanta-hawks-owners-approve-plan-sell-team (http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/12137181/atlanta-hawks-owners-approve-plan-sell-team)
Title: Re: What about da Hawks?
Post by: Godfather on January 08, 2015, 01:27:16 PM
The Hawks are for sale
http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/12137181/atlanta-hawks-owners-approve-plan-sell-team (http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/12137181/atlanta-hawks-owners-approve-plan-sell-team)

Snaggle did you get your bid in like you wanted? I still think you bid to high.
Title: Re: What about da Hawks?
Post by: Saniflush on January 08, 2015, 01:47:23 PM
Snaggle did you get your bid in like you wanted? I still think you bid to high.

Two bits!
Title: Re: What about da Hawks?
Post by: WiregrassTiger on January 08, 2015, 01:51:51 PM
Apparently, if you make a racially insensitive remark or send an insensitive email,  you can sell your share of an NBA team for millions or a billion more than it's worth.

If I owned part of a team, I'd be abundantly doling out the "my nurra's" right now.

"How's it going W.T."

"Fine, my nurra, how y'all doing?"
Title: Re: What about da Hawks?
Post by: Snaggletiger on January 08, 2015, 01:54:28 PM
Two bits!

Four bits, my nurra'
Title: Re: What about da Hawks?
Post by: Godfather on January 08, 2015, 02:07:25 PM
Two bits!

(http://www.tigersx.com/images/ham_2bits.png)
Title: Re: What about da Hawks?
Post by: Snaggletiger on January 08, 2015, 02:09:04 PM
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The Holidays were not kind.  I gotta' get back in the gym.
Title: Re: What about da Hawks?
Post by: GH2001 on January 08, 2015, 02:33:15 PM
The Holidays were not kind.  I gotta' get back in the gym.

Too many rice bowls from Yvette?
Title: Re: What about da Hawks?
Post by: Snaggletiger on January 08, 2015, 02:49:20 PM
Too many rice bowls from Yvette?

Not there anymore.  (Sad face)  Funny though.  I've had two rice bowls from there this week.  Asian glazed chicken.  Darn good stuff.  Some people even do Iron Man Triathlons after a good rice bowl.
Title: Re: What about da Hawks?
Post by: ssgaufan on January 08, 2015, 02:52:29 PM
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That looks like a retarded Peyton Manning.
Title: Re: What about da Hawks?
Post by: Snaggletiger on January 08, 2015, 02:54:14 PM
That looks like a retarded Peyton Manning.

Omahaaaaarrrryuuuughghg.
Title: Re: What about da Hawks?
Post by: Saniflush on January 08, 2015, 04:04:31 PM
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You knew what I was going after.
Title: Re: What about da Hawks?
Post by: Snaggletiger on January 08, 2015, 04:24:24 PM
My shoulder routine doesn't seem to working.
Title: Re: What about da Hawks?
Post by: Buzz Killington on January 08, 2015, 04:37:15 PM
My shoulder routine doesn't seem to working.

Um...yeah.  Remind me not to try that one.
Title: Re: What about da Hawks?
Post by: Godfather on January 08, 2015, 04:49:04 PM
You knew what I was going after.
I am your Huckleberry.
Title: Re: What about da Hawks?
Post by: Token on January 09, 2015, 09:07:35 AM
Jeff Teague and Paul Millsap trynna get paid.  But they'll blow it in the playoffs.
Title: Re: What about da Hawks?
Post by: Snaggletiger on January 09, 2015, 09:42:05 AM
Jeff Teague and Paul Millsap trynna get paid.  But they'll blow it in the playoffs.

Werd.  But, you have to admit it's been a long, long time since the Squawks have been this good for a stretch like this. Just enjoying it while it lasts. The Hawks are the perennial middle of the road team.  35-45 wins every year.  Make the playoffs about half the time.  Always start with a late first round pick in the draft. Will never get any better or any worse. 
Title: Re: What about da Hawks?
Post by: GH2001 on January 09, 2015, 09:47:36 AM
Theyve made the playoffs as much as the Braves the last 25 years. And a shoot ton more than the Durdee Rise Up Byrds.
Title: Re: What about da Hawks?
Post by: Snaggletiger on January 09, 2015, 09:55:35 AM
Theyve made the playoffs as much as the Braves the last 25 years. And a shoot ton more than the Durdee Rise Up Byrds.

Rise Up, Julioooooooooooo
Title: Re: What about da Hawks?
Post by: Token on January 09, 2015, 11:35:19 AM
I'll enjoy it while it goes.  They really are a good TEAM.  Not really any single player going off for 40 points a game, just a good team.  I really think they have a shot to do something this year, but we'll see.  They have some pretty good games coming up too. 
Title: Re: What about da Hawks?
Post by: djsimp on January 09, 2015, 05:15:29 PM
Hawks suck, Falcons suck....period.
Title: Re: What about da Hawks?
Post by: Snaggletiger on January 09, 2015, 05:28:27 PM
Hawks suck, Falcons suck....period.

Go hump a rabbit
Title: Re: What about da Hawks?
Post by: djsimp on January 09, 2015, 05:35:04 PM
Go hump a rabbit

I'm on it.
Title: Re: What about da Hawks?
Post by: bgreene on January 10, 2015, 07:03:40 AM
Hawks suck, Falcons suck....period.

Let's just sum it up with Atlanta sucks
Title: Re: What about da Hawks?
Post by: Token on January 11, 2015, 04:25:53 PM
Haters gonna hate, ainters gonna aint.

Hawks are just going to win.
Title: Re: What about da Hawks?
Post by: djsimp on January 11, 2015, 05:45:47 PM
Haters gonna hate, ainters gonna aint.

Hawks are just going to win.

You suck too.
Title: Re: What about da Hawks?
Post by: Token on January 16, 2015, 04:02:44 PM
You suck too.

Sorry, I can't hear you over the sound of the Hawks 10 game win streak. 
Title: Re: What about da Hawks?
Post by: Snaggletiger on January 16, 2015, 04:43:38 PM
Sorry, I can't hear you over the sound of the Hawks 10 game win streak.


 :aoop:
Title: Re: What about da Hawks?
Post by: Snaggletiger on January 16, 2015, 10:11:29 PM
Hawks on game 3 of a 4 game road trip. Beat Toronto, the leaders in their division by 21.  Hawks are 32-8 with one game to go until the half way point.  In Sheecargo to face Derrick Rose and teh Bullz tomorrow night.  Tough team and tough place to play but whatever happens...33-8 or 32-9 at mid season....when have the Hawks ever been in this position? 

Probably peaking way too early but hey, just enjoying a run right now.   
Title: Re: What about da Hawks?
Post by: CCTAU on January 16, 2015, 11:53:12 PM
As my friend said tonight while watching, "they'll eff it up"!

Why are we so skeptic.
Title: Re: What about da Hawks?
Post by: Snaggletiger on January 17, 2015, 12:15:06 AM
As my friend said tonight while watching, "they'll eff it up"!

Why are we so skeptic.

No illusions. Just enjoy the moment.
Title: Re: What about da Hawks?
Post by: chinook on January 17, 2015, 01:08:32 AM
No illusions. Just enjoy the moment.

Yes.  The JailBlazers are having another great season...much like last season until part way through January they decided to play shootty. Got cold.  Finished 5th in the much stronger Western Conference.

As an Atlantan native ...well only from the waist down...I'm claiming both teams.   

Blazers vs Hawks in the Finals. 
Title: Re: What about da Hawks?
Post by: Token on January 17, 2015, 10:31:42 PM
12 win streak. Win over Bulls on the road tonight. Maybe they get cold, but I don't think so.
Title: Re: What about da Hawks?
Post by: chinook on January 18, 2015, 12:10:48 AM
12 win streak. Win over Bulls on the road tonight. Maybe they get cold, but I don't think so.

Chicago's forecast calls for a low of 32.  If they cover their noggin' they'll be fine. 
Title: Re: What about da Hawks?
Post by: Saniflush on January 19, 2015, 07:25:50 AM
Sorry, I can't hear you over the sound of the Hawks 10 game win streak.

You need to slow that roll....There is a lot of time for them to come around.
Title: Re: What about da Hawks?
Post by: Snaggletiger on January 19, 2015, 09:54:56 AM
You need to slow that roll....There is a lot of time for them to come around.

They usually do.  If they don't get back to normal, how are they ever going to get the 32nd pick in the draft again?
Title: Re: What about da Hawks?
Post by: CCTAU on January 19, 2015, 09:36:15 PM
We will win the west!
Title: Re: What about da Hawks?
Post by: Snaggletiger on January 22, 2015, 10:34:19 AM
Boom!!! 14
Title: Re: What about da Hawks?
Post by: War Eagle!!! on January 22, 2015, 12:51:27 PM
Seriously...they play in the East. Any decent team has a chance to win 60 over there...
Title: Re: What about da Hawks?
Post by: Snaggletiger on January 22, 2015, 01:15:10 PM
Seriously...they play in the East. Any decent team has a chance to win 60 over there...


You've got to be real good to win 60 in either league.  To their credit, they've beaten Utah (2), Denver, Houston, Dallas, Portland and L.A. Clippers (2). 

They did lose to Swaggy P and the lowly Lakers early on. 
Title: Re: What about da Hawks?
Post by: GH2001 on January 22, 2015, 02:36:54 PM
Seriously...they play in the East. Any decent team has a chance to win 60 over there...

Except they have beaten all comers. Not just east teams. Team ball - it's the new model. Spurs did it first.
Title: Re: What about da Hawks?
Post by: Snaggletiger on January 22, 2015, 03:27:23 PM
Except they have beaten all comers. Not just east teams. Team ball - it's the new model. Spurs did it first.

No question.  They're playing as good or probably better team ball than anyone else.  Plus, it doesn't hurt that Jeff Teague is really coming into his own at the point and playing at an All Star level.  And they have Al Horford back and finally healthy for a whole season....so far.  Very solid center/power forward that can give you 15/9 every night. 

I'm like most people and fully expect them to level off.  Just pretty cool to watch right now. 
Title: Re: What about da Hawks?
Post by: GH2001 on January 24, 2015, 08:29:45 AM
Demolished OKC last night. Was close for a half.

Most think OKC is a top 3/4 west team.
Title: Re: What about da Hawks?
Post by: Snaggletiger on January 24, 2015, 10:25:17 AM
Demolished OKC last night. Was close for a half.

Most think OKC is a top 3/4 west team.

Probably will be by season's end. Durant and Westbrook were out the first quarter of the season and once they get on track, they'll be tough to beat.  It's Golden State and everyone else right now.  Did anyone see what Klay Thompson did last night for GS?  Broke the record for scoring in one quarter.  37 points.  I couldn't score 37 without anyone guarding me. 
Title: Re: What about da Hawks?
Post by: djsimp on January 24, 2015, 10:54:47 AM
Hawks still suck.
Title: Re: What about da Hawks?
Post by: jmar on January 24, 2015, 03:00:44 PM
Yeah good regular season team that probably gets through the first round only to fall victim for lack of a bench.
Title: Re: What about da Hawks?
Post by: chinook on January 24, 2015, 03:34:26 PM
Yeah good regular season team that probably gets through the first round only to fall victim for lack of a bench.

You serious, Clark?

They got game on the bench. 
Title: Re: What about da Hawks?
Post by: jmar on January 24, 2015, 04:01:56 PM
You serious, Clark?

They got game on the bench.
Point production was what I omitted. They work hard on defense and I want the Hawks to go as far as possible.
Title: Re: What about da Hawks?
Post by: GH2001 on January 24, 2015, 09:26:06 PM
Probably will be by season's end. Durant and Westbrook were out the first quarter of the season and once they get on track, they'll be tough to beat.  It's Golden State and everyone else right now.  Did anyone see what Klay Thompson did last night for GS?  Broke the record for scoring in one quarter.  37 points.  I couldn't score 37 without anyone guarding me.

Right. ESPN thinks high of them in the power rankings. Record doesn't reflect how good they are due to the 3/4 week absence of the two studs.
Title: Re: What about da Hawks?
Post by: chinook on January 30, 2015, 10:04:33 PM
Damn my Blazers lost to my Hawks.

18 in a row. 
Title: Re: What about da Hawks?
Post by: Token on January 31, 2015, 09:10:19 AM
Damn my Blazers lost to my Hawks.

18 in a row.

They beat some bad teams in this streak. But they've beat some really good teams too.
Title: Re: What about da Hawks?
Post by: WiregrassTiger on January 31, 2015, 11:10:27 AM
They beat some bad teams in this streak. But they've beat some really good teams too.
They have beat some teams in between in this streak.
Title: Re: What about da Hawks?
Post by: chinook on February 02, 2015, 11:39:06 PM
Lost to a bunch of pussies from New Orleans. Probably heading for a 9 game skid. 
Title: Re: What about da Hawks?
Post by: chinook on February 06, 2015, 11:20:00 PM
That skid never materialized ...2 wins with a win over Golden State.
Title: Re: What about da Hawks?
Post by: Token on February 07, 2015, 02:19:59 PM
That skid never materialized ...2 wins with a win over Golden State.

Solid victory over Golden State. Memphis is next challenge.
Title: Re: What about da Hawks?
Post by: chinook on February 07, 2015, 07:56:04 PM
Solid victory over Golden State. Memphis is next challenge.

Do you think they take a 7 game series against Chicago or Cleveland?
Title: Re: What about da Hawks?
Post by: Token on February 07, 2015, 11:13:01 PM
Do you think they take a 7 game series against Chicago or Cleveland?

Home court advantage, yes.
Title: Re: What about da Hawks?
Post by: GH2001 on February 09, 2015, 02:29:43 PM
That skid never materialized ...2 wins with a win over Golden State.

Wizards aren't exactly a basement team either.

Weird to say but hawks needed that loss in Nola

Memphis looked good last night.
Title: Re: What about da Hawks?
Post by: chinook on February 11, 2015, 11:46:41 PM
I guess I'm being a Debbie downer....Hawks have lost 4 of the last 7.  I saw this last year with the Blazers. Strong start then went to shoot. Still made playoffs but wasn't a  top 5 team in the west.

Honestly, Cleveland looks like the team to beat in the East.

Hawks need a rebounder.   
Title: Re: What about da Hawks?
Post by: GH2001 on February 12, 2015, 08:56:11 AM
I guess I'm being a Debbie downer....Hawks have lost 4 of the last 7.  I saw this last year with the Blazers. Strong start then went to shoot. Still made playoffs but wasn't a  top 5 team in the west.

Honestly, Cleveland looks like the team to beat in the East.

Hawks need a rebounder.

That 7 game stretch was pretty rough. It included 4-5 of the top 10 teams in the league. Bud has a system and it will work long term. To be honest the hawks needed to cool it down. Were peaking way too early.