Atlanta-filmed “Stranger Things” is up for some Golden Globes love again this year. Netflix’s retro sci-fi series, which has announced it’ll film a Season 3, is up against “The Crown” (last year’s winner) and other strong contenders, “Game of Thrones,” “Handmaid’s Tale” and “This Is Us.”
The great thing about having Georgia play the the College Football Playoff National Championship against its next-door neighbor in downtown Atlanta is most fans are likely within driving distance.
That’s not great news for hotels, of …
Fans wanting to cheer on Georgia or Alabama alongside more than 70,000 of their closest friends still have plenty of options. Online brokers are still showing a good bit of inventory.
Tickets aren’t a steal by any stretch but haven’t climbed back to the eye-popping levels they started at shortly after Georgia’s historic Rose Bowl victory.
Georgia players rolled into downtown Atlanta moments ago ahead of Monday’s national championship.
The weather’s just a little different than it was in sunny Pasadena, site of the Bulldogs’ historic Rose Bowl victory over Oklahoma.
But Friday’s arctic temperatures didn’t detract from the warm welcome the team received.
Watch their arrival here:
The Big Dawg will be in the house come Monday. Trent “Big Dawg III,” that is.
The superfan who carries on the tradition started by his grandfather and made famous by his father – attending University of Georgia games with a bulldog painted on his head – was able to attend the Rose Bowl courtesy of Atlanta-based PrimeSport. We caught up with him a couple of days ahead of time holding court …
Tickets to Monday’s matchup between Georgia and Alabama aren’t exactly a steal yet but the prices posted on ticket broker sites have dropped quite a bit from their stratospheric starting point.
You can grab slots from Vivid Seats starting at $1,216. Earlier this week the cheapest seat was going for more than $1,900.
Private suites for the 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship offer luxury amenities, exclusive entry access and primo views of the field. They’re not cheap, but when is the University of Georgia going to be in a national championship game in a brand-new stadium again? Think of it is as a priceless opportunity.
GAME DAY …
Shortly after we posted an item this morning on the $95,000 Stubub listing for Monday’s National Championship game, aimed at a flush fan who wants to cheer on either the Bulldogs or Crimson Tide in style, we heard from a site offering tickets at a relative bargain.
Vivid Seats had tickets for under $1,800. Scratch that. Not 5 minutes after we heard from Vivid, the lowest priced offering …
Newsweek deleted a photo it posted showing the remains of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. after outrage over the image.
King’s daughter Rev. Bernice King brought the matter to people’s attention with her post simply asking why. Newsweek apologized without explaining why the photo was used (see below).
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed’s final UNCF Mayor’s Masked Ball in office attracted a star-studded crowd of more than 1,200 and raised more than $1.3 million for historically black colleges and universities.
“Every year, the Atlanta community’s …