Mike Luck

Sports Audience Specialist

Mike Luck is a Sports Audience Specialist at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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A closer look at Braves trade target Christian Yelich
 The good news for Braves fans is that young Miami Marlins star outfielder Christian Yelich wants to be traded. The bad news is that the Braves once cut Yelich's brother. Christian Yelich is upset the Marlins are rebuilding and have traded away some of their best players. It would take a lot to acquire Yelich and at least 12 teams, including...

Posted: 21 hours ago

The good news for Braves fans is that young Miami Marlins star outfielder Christian Yelich wants to be traded. The bad news is that the Braves once cut Yelich's brother. Christian Yelich is upset the Marlins are rebuilding and have traded away some of their best players. It would take a lot to acquire Yelich and at least 12 teams, including...
19 years ago: The greatest moment in Falcons history
 It's hard to believe it was 19 years ago. On Jan. 17, 1999, Falcons kicker Morten Andersen drilled a 38-yard field goal in overtime in the NFC Championship Game to beat the Vikings and send the Falcons to their first Super Bowl. It was the greatest moment in franchise history and perhaps the most exciting moment in Atlanta sports history...

Posted: a day ago

It's hard to believe it was 19 years ago. On Jan. 17, 1999, Falcons kicker Morten Andersen drilled a 38-yard field goal in overtime in the NFC Championship Game to beat the Vikings and send the Falcons to their first Super Bowl. It was the greatest moment in franchise history and perhaps the most exciting moment in Atlanta sports history...
Watch for players from Georgia colleges in NFL playoffs
 Georgia's season is over but some former Bulldogs are still playing football. Three have key roles in the NFL playoffs and another might be activated this weekend. There's also an ex-Georgia Tech player and a former Georgia Southern standout on rosters for the league championship games Sunday. Watch the video above to find out who the players...

Posted: 2 days ago

Georgia's season is over but some former Bulldogs are still playing football. Three have key roles in the NFL playoffs and another might be activated this weekend. There's also an ex-Georgia Tech player and a former Georgia Southern standout on rosters for the league championship games Sunday. Watch the video above to find out who the players...
Watch: Falcons’ Matt Ryan steps up in the playoffs
 Matt Ryan's first career playoff game didn't go well. He had two interceptions, lost a fumble, was sacked three times and only threw for only 199 yards in the Falcons' loss to the Cardinals in 2009. But since then, he's compiled some pretty impressive numbers in the postseason. Watch the video above to see how Ryan steps up in the playoffs...

Posted: 6 days ago

Matt Ryan's first career playoff game didn't go well. He had two interceptions, lost a fumble, was sacked three times and only threw for only 199 yards in the Falcons' loss to the Cardinals in 2009. But since then, he's compiled some pretty impressive numbers in the postseason. Watch the video above to see how Ryan steps up in the playoffs...
Watch: Comparing key Falcons players’ statistics from last two seasons
 The Falcons’ season hasn’t had the magic feeling of last season’s Super Bowl run – yet. But the 2017-18 Falcons were 10-6 in the regular season and won just one less game than the 2016-17 squad. See the video above to check out a comparison of statistics from the last two seasons for several key players. Whose numbers...

Posted: 7 days ago

The Falcons’ season hasn’t had the magic feeling of last season’s Super Bowl run – yet. But the 2017-18 Falcons were 10-6 in the regular season and won just one less game than the 2016-17 squad. See the video above to check out a comparison of statistics from the last two seasons for several key players. Whose numbers...
Watch: 15 reasons to feel better about the Bulldogs
 Georgia lost to Alabama in overtime in the national championship game Monday. It was a heart-breaking defeat and dreams of players, coaches and fans were crushed. A little time has passed since and sometimes a bit of perspective can be helpful and soothing too. There’s still plenty of reasons to feel good about the Bulldogs’ 13-win...

Posted: 9 days ago

Georgia lost to Alabama in overtime in the national championship game Monday. It was a heart-breaking defeat and dreams of players, coaches and fans were crushed. A little time has passed since and sometimes a bit of perspective can be helpful and soothing too. There’s still plenty of reasons to feel good about the Bulldogs’ 13-win...
How to watch/listen to Georgia play Alabama in national title game Monday
 It will be history or heartbreak for the Georgia Bulldogs and their fans Monday night. Georgia seeks its first national championship since Jan. 1, 1981 when the Bulldogs play Alabama at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Here’s everything you need to know to enjoy the game: Teams: Georgia 13-1 vs. Alabama 12-1. How they got here:  Georgia...

Posted: 12 days ago

It will be history or heartbreak for the Georgia Bulldogs and their fans Monday night. Georgia seeks its first national championship since Jan. 1, 1981 when the Bulldogs play Alabama at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Here’s everything you need to know to enjoy the game: Teams: Georgia 13-1 vs. Alabama 12-1. How they got here:  Georgia...
Watch: Before they were Georgia Bulldogs
 Recruiting is not an exact science. Some can’t-miss high school players miss and they disappear in college, perhaps due to injuries, talented competition or other factors. But some other prep stars, like Georgia’s Nick Chubb for example, excel at the next level. Watch the video above to see several key Bulldogs when they were...

Posted: 12 days ago

Recruiting is not an exact science. Some can’t-miss high school players miss and they disappear in college, perhaps due to injuries, talented competition or other factors. But some other prep stars, like Georgia’s Nick Chubb for example, excel at the next level. Watch the video above to see several key Bulldogs when they were...
Rather have Herschel Walker or Nick Chubb/Sony Michel duo?
 Most people consider running back Herschel Walker to be the greatest player who ever suited up for the Georgia Bulldogs. He was Superman. Legend has it that he once yanked a door off a smoking car to remove a woman trapped in a wreck. Walker had the strength of two men -- unless the two men are Georgia running backs Nick Chubb and Sony Michel...

Posted: 13 days ago

Most people consider running back Herschel Walker to be the greatest player who ever suited up for the Georgia Bulldogs. He was Superman. Legend has it that he once yanked a door off a smoking car to remove a woman trapped in a wreck. Walker had the strength of two men -- unless the two men are Georgia running backs Nick Chubb and Sony Michel...
Watch: The 12-year-old who became Georgia’s star quarterback
 The next time you have a chance to watch a Little League baseball game, take it in and ask yourself, “What  will these kids become and achieve later in life?” There may be a future doctor on the field, or a politician, a great teacher, or maybe Georgia’s next quarterback. That was the case in 2011 when Jake Fromm was...

Posted: 14 days ago

The next time you have a chance to watch a Little League baseball game, take it in and ask yourself, “What will these kids become and achieve later in life?” There may be a future doctor on the field, or a politician, a great teacher, or maybe Georgia’s next quarterback. That was the case in 2011 when Jake Fromm was...
Looking back: Jake Fromm’s block paved way for Bulldogs’ winning TD
 Georgia freshman quarterback Jake Fromm had 210 passing yards, two TD passes, and one critical block Monday as the Bulldogs edged Oklahoma 54-48 and advanced to the national championship game. The block did not show up on stats sheets to be recorded for history but it should not be overlooked or forgotten. Fromm lined up at receiver on the...

Posted: 15 days ago

Georgia freshman quarterback Jake Fromm had 210 passing yards, two TD passes, and one critical block Monday as the Bulldogs edged Oklahoma 54-48 and advanced to the national championship game. The block did not show up on stats sheets to be recorded for history but it should not be overlooked or forgotten. Fromm lined up at receiver on the...