Ultimark wrote: More natives now than in the past but, yea, a lot of transplants still. The old time native also seem to favor college football and basketball over pro sports. If the Georgia Bulldogs had lost like this in a NCAA championship game, then the reaction would be extreme.
I never got the feeling that they take pro sports too seriously in the southeast. If this had happened to the Eagles or Giants, there might be suicides.
That was going to be my other comment...are there really any die hard Falcons fans? Like, REAL die hards? I've always thought ATL was comprised mostly of people from different parts of the country who had other primary NFL rooting interests.