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Athens Power Rankings for the Week of Oct. 14

Welcome to Athens Power Rankings. In the spirit of sports rating systems, through painstaking analysis, we rank the top movers and shakers in the Classic City each week. Who’s hot? Who’s not? Find out below.

Photo Credit: Jason Thrasher

of Montreal

1. Anterior Cruciate Ligament (Last week: N/A)

Wikipedia sez:

The ACL originates from deep within the notch of the distal femur. Its proximal fibers fan out along the medial wall of the lateral femoral condyle. There are two bundles of the ACL—the anteromedial and the posterolateral, named according to where the bundles insert into the tibial plateau.

Now, I don’t know nothin’ about no medicine, but what I do know is that the knee injuries suffered this season by four of Georgia’s best offensive starters (Malcolm Mitchell, Justin Scott-Wesley, Keith Marshall, Michael Bennett) played no small role in the heartbreaking loss against Missouri on Saturday and subsequent crushing of the Dawgs’ 2013 BCS title hopes. That’s scary power.

2. Ideal Bagel (Last week: N/A)

On the plus side, I guess, we’ve got bagels.

3. Paul Broun (Last week: 1)

Our krazy kongressman kontinues to remain a central figure in the ongoing government shutdown, with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer grilling him on his questionable ACA-related logic and local folks protesting the good doctor’s policies outside his Atlanta Highway office Friday. This is all terrific for Athens, ‘cuz like they say, any press is good press. Right? Right?

4. of Montreal (Last week: N/A)

Kevin Barnes has a brand new band (for proof, see above; I mean, who are those people?), a brand new sound, (SPOILER ALERT!) a Flagpole cover and an album release show this Friday at the 40 Watt. Those are all powerful things.

5. Jim Corley (Last week: N/A)

Athens’ beleaguered Solid Waste Director was cleared of any wrongdoing in what now appears to be a manufactured controversy involving company parties, vending machines, scrap metal and a “slush fund” bank account that was actually just a normal bank account. He should probably throw a party to celebrate.


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