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 Posted: Tue Feb 7th, 2017 12:03 am
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srossi wrote: dogfacedgremlin34 wrote: Ultimark wrote: 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.

That seems like a silly question.  The Falcons have been in Atlanta for more than 50 years and the city doesn't have more transplants than Miami or many other cities.  Over the course of 5 decades, I guarantee you the team has gotten tens of thousands of pretty hardcore fans in Georgia and even surrounding states that don't have a pro team.  No one is saying it's Green Bay, and I know college football might be more popular than pro in SEC territory, but come on. 
I am not saying there are no die hards.  I am saying there are far fewer than elsewhere and being a die hard in ATL or the other SE cities isn't quite the same as elsewhere.  Anyway, unless we can get some people from there to opine we are just providing opinions.