The Dude wrote:I hear ya weasel. I lived there for 1 year ... the city doesn't support the Falcons ... - even when they are winning. Weird town ...
M_Zimm wrote:Exactly. I live right near the border of SC and Georgia. When the Falcons got into the playoffs in 98 nobody really cared at all. Nobody ever said anything util the beat the Vikes. After they lost the Super Bowl nobody cared either.
This is what I'm talking about. Just not very well, apparently.
What I'm trying to say is that a team with this kind of fan base (and lack revenue) is very unlikely to shell out the MegaBucks and huge cash-up-front signing bonus T.O. will demand.
From the owner's perspective, T.O. could possibly get them to another Super Bowl, but, so what?, if that doesn't translate into ticket sales, programs, jerseys, caps, t-shirts, beer and nacho sales?
Where's the dough?
Just don't see it happening in Atlanta for that reason.