Thursday, January 27, 2005

Michael Lough on Sports Fans in ATL

Interesting comments:

I like that some Philadelphia players shed tears.

And I've never seen one sporting event so grip a city as that game did, unifying a few million people. In the airport Monday, the joy was genuine and far-reaching, more than anything I've ever seen. Ditto the vibe wafting through the cold at Lincoln Financial Field.

I've never had that feeling at an Atlanta sporting event, but Atlanta has rarely been known as much more than a quality place to have sporting events. The Falcons-Rams game was not filled to capacity, the Braves have empty seats during the World Series, and the city hasn't come anywhere near adopting Georgia Tech.

It's hard to get goose bumps - regardless of the temperature - in the ATL.

That said, it will be interesting to see the city, region and state continue to grow as Falcon Nation.