Tim Tucker

Sports reporter

Tim Tucker covers stories at the intersection of sports and business as well as assisting in coverage of University of Georgia and SEC sports and major Atlanta sporting events. He has been on the AJC staff for more than three decades and has covered a wide range of sports beats, including the Braves and UGA.

Latest from Tim Tucker

Whatever happens Sunday, Super Bowl committee confident of a super matchup
 As the Atlanta Super Bowl Host Committee finalizes and reviews its preparations, here’s one thing it isn’t worried about: which teams will play in the big game.  Brett Daniels, the host committee’s chief operating officer, said he’ll watch Sunday’s AFC and NFC Championship games as a truly neutral observer...

Posted: a day ago

As the Atlanta Super Bowl Host Committee finalizes and reviews its preparations, here’s one thing it isn’t worried about: which teams will play in the big game.  Brett Daniels, the host committee’s chief operating officer, said he’ll watch Sunday’s AFC and NFC Championship games as a truly neutral observer...
Super-sized Lombardi Trophy coming to Atlanta for Super Bowl festivities
 A super-sized version of the Vince Lombardi Trophy is coming to downtown Atlanta. The NFL will install the illuminated 35-foot-tall sculpture in Centennial Olympic Park as a centerpiece of “Super Bowl Live,” the six-day series of  concerts and other attractions leading up to the big game on Feb. 3.  The Lombardi Trophy is...

Posted: 2 days ago

A super-sized version of the Vince Lombardi Trophy is coming to downtown Atlanta. The NFL will install the illuminated 35-foot-tall sculpture in Centennial Olympic Park as a centerpiece of “Super Bowl Live,” the six-day series of concerts and other attractions leading up to the big game on Feb. 3.  The Lombardi Trophy is...
CBS plans seven hours of Super Bowl pregame shows
 As usual, there will be no shortage of buildup to the big game.  CBS plans seven hours of pregame shows leading to its telecast of Super Bowl LIII from Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Feb. 3, the network announced Thursday.  The pregame coverage will begin at 11:30 a.m. The game’s kickoff is at 6:30 p.m.  The CBS lineup will...

Posted: 8 days ago

As usual, there will be no shortage of buildup to the big game.  CBS plans seven hours of pregame shows leading to its telecast of Super Bowl LIII from Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Feb. 3, the network announced Thursday.  The pregame coverage will begin at 11:30 a.m. The game’s kickoff is at 6:30 p.m.  The CBS lineup will...
Road to Super Bowl LIII: Market ‘strong’ for hospitality packages
 Super Bowl hospitality packages – the pricey combinations of game tickets, pregame entertainment and other premium perks -- are selling ahead of last year’s pace, according to the company leading the sales effort for the NFL.  “The market has been very strong,” said Sam Soni, the Atlanta-based chief revenue...

Posted: 8 days ago

Super Bowl hospitality packages – the pricey combinations of game tickets, pregame entertainment and other premium perks -- are selling ahead of last year’s pace, according to the company leading the sales effort for the NFL.  “The market has been very strong,” said Sam Soni, the Atlanta-based chief revenue...
How many Atlanta homes watched Clemson rout Alabama? 
 More than one-fourth of the households in the Atlanta television market watched Clemson rout Alabama for college football’s national championship Monday night. The game delivered a 25.5 Nielsen rating in Atlanta, meaning 25.5 percent of the market’s TV homes tuned in on average to the telecast across the ESPN networks. Atlanta...

Posted: 10 days ago

More than one-fourth of the households in the Atlanta television market watched Clemson rout Alabama for college football’s national championship Monday night. The game delivered a 25.5 Nielsen rating in Atlanta, meaning 25.5 percent of the market’s TV homes tuned in on average to the telecast across the ESPN networks. Atlanta...
With one month to go, Super Bowl tickets average $7,000 on resale market
 Looking for a ticket to Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium?  It’ll currently cost you thousands of dollars on the secondary market.  A check of six ticket resale sites heading into the start of the NFL playoffs this weekend showed prices for the Super Bowl on Feb. 3 starting at slightly above $3,000 for an upper-level...

Posted: 15 days ago

Looking for a ticket to Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium?  It’ll currently cost you thousands of dollars on the secondary market.  A check of six ticket resale sites heading into the start of the NFL playoffs this weekend showed prices for the Super Bowl on Feb. 3 starting at slightly above $3,000 for an upper-level...
How UGA’s loss, other bowl games measured up in Atlanta TV ratings
 Georgia’s loss to Texas in the Sugar Bowl drew a 20.6 rating in the Atlanta TV market, making it the most watched bowl game among local viewers this season.  An average of almost 500,000 households in the Atlanta market watched the game Tuesday night across ESPN and ESPN2.  The next most-watched bowl games here were the College...

Posted: 16 days ago

Georgia’s loss to Texas in the Sugar Bowl drew a 20.6 rating in the Atlanta TV market, making it the most watched bowl game among local viewers this season.  An average of almost 500,000 households in the Atlanta market watched the game Tuesday night across ESPN and ESPN2.  The next most-watched bowl games here were the College...
How the Peach Bowl drew Florida-Michigan matchup
 The Michigan Wolverines and Florida Gators are scheduled to arrive in Atlanta on Sunday to begin the buildup to the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl six days later.  It’s a pairing of top-10 teams that bowl officials are excited about – but had no input into putting together. As part of its deal to become a rotating host of College...

Posted: 30 days ago

The Michigan Wolverines and Florida Gators are scheduled to arrive in Atlanta on Sunday to begin the buildup to the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl six days later.  It’s a pairing of top-10 teams that bowl officials are excited about – but had no input into putting together. As part of its deal to become a rotating host of College...
Super Bowl Opening Night tickets go on sale today
 Tickets will go on sale to the general public Wednesday for Super Bowl Opening Night, the event previously known as Media Day.  The event – to be held in State Farm Arena on Jan. 28, the Monday night before the big game – will be the Super Bowl teams’ first interaction with the media after arriving in Atlanta. ...

11:00 AM Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018

Tickets will go on sale to the general public Wednesday for Super Bowl Opening Night, the event previously known as Media Day.  The event – to be held in State Farm Arena on Jan. 28, the Monday night before the big game – will be the Super Bowl teams’ first interaction with the media after arriving in Atlanta. ...
More details emerge about two major Super Bowl events
 Super Bowl Live and Super Bowl Experience will be two of the larger events preceding that massive football game coming to Atlanta on Feb. 3. Super Bowl Live is a six-day series of concerts and other attractions outdoors at Centennial Olympic Park, while Super Bowl Experience is an eight-day football theme park indoors at the Georgia World...

10:07 PM Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018

Super Bowl Live and Super Bowl Experience will be two of the larger events preceding that massive football game coming to Atlanta on Feb. 3. Super Bowl Live is a six-day series of concerts and other attractions outdoors at Centennial Olympic Park, while Super Bowl Experience is an eight-day football theme park indoors at the Georgia World...
Super Bowl Experience tickets go on sale today
 Tickets will go on sale Thursday for Super Bowl Experience, the NFL’s massive football theme park that will be held in downtown Atlanta leading to the mega-game here.  The event — featuring interactive games and experiences, player autograph sessions, merchandise shops, football skill tests and more — will be staged...

11:00 AM Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018

Tickets will go on sale Thursday for Super Bowl Experience, the NFL’s massive football theme park that will be held in downtown Atlanta leading to the mega-game here.  The event — featuring interactive games and experiences, player autograph sessions, merchandise shops, football skill tests and more — will be staged...