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Is This the Best Time Ever to Be an Atlanta Sports Fan?

By Mike Foster On June - 21 - 2010

Time to jump on the bandwagon, folks.

Despite Atlanta being labeled a "transplant" city, full of sports fans from Boston, Los Angeles, and New Orleans, to the boroughs of Alabama and South Carolina, being a hometown fan couldn't come at a better time.

I'm proud to say that my faithfulness to my hometown sports teams, as a resident of metro Atlanta, is paying off. I'm also proud to see fans show up for games, even if they are just a bunch of fair-weather fans.

But to those who have emotionally connected to the woeful franchises of the past, now is your time to give yourself a pat on the back.

No longer are people talking about going to a Hawks game to watch 'Melo or Kobe. No longer are fans showing up to Braves games just to down a few drinks. No longer are the Georgia Dome's empty seats scarring the aesthetics of Sunday football.

Nope. Those times are over.

For the first time in my lifetime, each of Atlanta's major pro franchises is riding high expectations. On top of that, we now have a minor league baseball team in the area, a WNBA franchise that is one of the winningest in the league, and a resurgence of Georgia Tec...

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