published Friday, March 23rd, 2012

5 at 10: Friday Edition

The 5@10 is on the road, so it's going to be brief today. Our five things will be an answer from Mack McCarthy and a top four list.

From the 5@10

What's it like to be a double digit seed and survive the first weekend?

From Coach Mac

The week between the wins over Georgia and Illinois and the Sweet Sixteen was exciting and a whirlwind. We were obviously inundated with media requests, which was actually enjoyable. The national recognition that Chattanooga basketball received that week was truly unbelievable. The attention was most gratifying for that particular team, but also for the all teams that built the brand of "Chattanooga basketball" all the way back to Murray Arnold and Ron Shumate. Finally, the most fun was seeing the pure joy on the faces of the fans who had supported the Mocs for years. Thanks for the memories.

Top four Atlanta sports icons -- the Stone Mount Rushmore if you will:

Furman Bisher, Bobby Cox, Deion Sanders, dominique Wilkins.

We'll check back later with some tourney updates.


about Jay Greeson...

Jay was named the Sports Editor of the Times Free Press in 2003 and started with the newspaper in May 2002 as the Deputy Sports Editor. He was born and raised in Smyrna, Ga., and graduated from Auburn University before starting his newspaper career in 1997 with the Newnan (Ga.) Times Herald. Stops in Clayton and Henry counties in Georgia and two years as the Sports Editor of the Marietta (Ga.) Daily Journal preceded Jay’s ...

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ordinaryguy said...

I must respectfully disagree with two of your choices for the Atlanta Mount Rushmore...Furman Bisher is a given...but how could you not have Hank Aaron...also Bobby Jones

And my two cents worth...enough of the Peyton Poo

A losing playoff record Never beat Florida No National Championships at UT Heck Eli is better, at least he has two SB rings

It is time for the Vols fans to wake up and smell the coffee it was Tee Martin who won the National Championship not Peyton

March 23, 2012 at 10:28 a.m.
fechancellor said...

Bobby Dodd, Evander Holyfield, Dominique Wilkins and Bobby Jones

March 23, 2012 at 2:23 p.m.
ordinaryguy said...

WOW...totally forgot Bobby Dodd...I personally just can't see the impact that Wilkins made...granted a great ball player but not a true icon in the sports world...had Holyfield fought and won in a different era that would be a no brainer, however did he really ever defeat anyone in their prime?...

March 23, 2012 at 3:22 p.m.
jgreeson said...


Bobby Jones is an inspired call.

Dominique could be debated, but as great as Hank was he spent like nine years in the ATL.

Bobby Dodd deserves mention but Atlanta has always been a UGA town.

FE to the C

Holyfield is good too.

Wo nice effort gang. We should have th ecomplete list of the NCAA contests up soon.


March 23, 2012 at 3:38 p.m.
jomo11 said...

that UTC sweet 16 run, really made those of us who were at those games smile !

March 23, 2012 at 4:03 p.m.
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