Kickoff Weekend in Atlanta!

I was in Atlanta for the opening weekend of College Football and it pains me to say this, but… I didn’t get to go to the “best college season kickoff game ever”. If you didn’t know, the Chick-Fil-A Kickoff Classic was pitting #1 Alabama against #3 Florida State. And no, I didn’t stick around until Monday for #23 Tennessee vs Georgia Tech – even though … Continue reading Kickoff Weekend in Atlanta!

Hawks vs Nets

Another business trip had me in Atlanta for a few days in January.  I arrived Sunday night and would be staying until late in the day on Thursday.  The days were filled with sessions and meetings.  In between, normal business would take place. These conferences are grueling.  Since it was being held at the Atlanta Hilton, there was little reason to step outside the facility. … Continue reading Hawks vs Nets

The Masters – The Schwartzel Year

I wasn’t born with a golf club in my hand.  Heck, I never even watched golf growing up.  We were tough.  West Siders.  Football.  Tackle football with no pads – not a sport played by guys in white pants and shiny, white, patent leather shoes.  Oh man, but after I picked up my first club and played a round at Pine Hills “Country Club” in … Continue reading The Masters – The Schwartzel Year

They don’t call it HOTlanta for nothing!

A business trip to Atlanta on Aug 3rd allowed me to visit Turner Field with a colleague of mine, Al, who also traveled in from NC for the same meeting. Al picked me up at the airport just after 4pm and we headed straight to the ballpark. We figured we’d hit a local spot for some appetizers and beers. After arriving to the neighborhood, there … Continue reading They don’t call it HOTlanta for nothing!