Random Thoughts for 4/18

Apr 18, 2016 — 9:30am

idea-headHawks in 5 has left me open to ridicule! It’s only Monday and I’ve already guested on 2 Boston sports radio shows. They claim I am out of my mind to suggest the Hawks and the Celtics would be a short series. Blasphemy in Boston! I choose to consider it more insightful logic. The Hawks had won the season series 3-1 and the wins were by an average of 14+ points. With everything on the line in the seasons final week, Boston list to both Atlanta and Charlotte. If they had won either contest they would have been the 3 seed. Boston does not have the look of closers to me. Could they make it a 6 game series? Sure. Can they won the series? I doubt it. Hawks still need to grasp that it is a 4Q game and they struggled with this last year in the playoffs. You can’t have early series drag on. I like where they stand. Boston fans can be outraged, but the Hawks are just better.

Braves fans, put away the shovels! After the epic 0-9 start even MLB.com started the Fredi Gonzalez firing watch. After a weekend sweep of the Marlins I think it reinforces my argument from last week. Are you blaming Fredi for the roster he has been given? The Braves could obviously have won a game in their horrible losing streak with a move here or there, but it buries the lead. This team was not built for 2016 success and Fredi does not have a contract extension. Let a baseball season breathe. The Braves management is on record that 2015 would never happen again. They have to be feeling the early heat and this home stand will go a long way to determining the talking points moving forward.

Falcons better get creative! The old expression is to “make chicken salad out of chicken poop” or something like that. With only 5 picks in the draft and numerous teams looking to move up into the late teens reportedly, can the Falcons finally work a draft night to their advantage? It’s been a horrible off-season for them. Let’s see the enthusiasm shift in the positive direction! Twitter Army Thanks for making me the only Top 100 Atlanta Twitter follow in sports radio! Jump aboard @johnkincade