Atlanta people and places

How a scary roller coaster prepped UGA for the Rose Bowl

8:57 am Dec. 28, 2017

Anaheim, Calif. – Players and coaches from UGA and Oklahoma visited Disneyland for a pre-Rose Bowl ceremony and to spend some time enjoying the theme park.

During their visit Coach Kirby Smart and several Georgia players hopped on the “Guardians of the Galaxy” ride. It wasn’t for the faint of heart – but it proved to be some high-octane game prep for those who braved it.

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Diddy says he wants to buy the Carolina Panthers

8:21 am Dec. 18, 2017

Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson says he plans to sell the team, and Diddy’s ready to step in as the new owner.

“I would like to buy the Panthers,” the artist said in a succinct tweet. “Spread the word. Retweet!”

Richardson announced the impending move in a statement that did not mention recently reported allegations that accuse him of making sexually suggestive comments and a racial slur.

Diddy didn’t mention

The prank Georgia fans pulled on Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield

8:43 am Dec. 4, 2017

Shortly after fans learned the University of Georgia will meet the University of Oklahoma in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1 someone pulled an epic prank on Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield.

The Heisman frontrunner, Mayfield has completed 71 percent of his passes for 4,340 yards and 41 touchdowns this season. He’s added 310 yards and five touchdowns on the ground. Despite 369 pass attempts, he only threw five interceptions, noted

Falcons QB Matt Ryan, pro golfer Rickie Fowler in epic battle at Mercedes-Benz Stadium

9:49 am Nov. 20, 2017

What Georgia Dome?

With the dust clearing, literally, at the site of the Atlanta Falcons’ former home, quarterback Matt Ryan went toe-to-toe with pro golfer Rickie Fowler for dominance of team’s new digs, Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

And by dominance we mean, who will prevail in a series of ridiculous “sports” events such as extreme golf cart racing, hit-the-button-to-open-the-roof and then what appears to be a freestyle game of tag.

Check out the hilarious video