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Old 08-23-2013, 05:57 PM
 
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I don't know why people say the Civil Rights Museum will be a failure. Really? Much of Atlanta's culture and history revolves around that time period. It's also a museum that will actually have a legitimate permanent collection unlike the High. The architecture of the building is also really great. If the MLK museum is successful, I don't see why the Civil Rights museum can't be.

The College football hall of fame I can see being a failure. I see that as silly. Almost as silly as a NASCAR museum. Let Charlotte have that. They really have no culture past that.
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Old 08-23-2013, 06:12 PM
 
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I see both as see once and done... (Civil Rights Museum / College Football HOF) .

They may change out the displays/exisbits but are you going to go back often?

I think the Civil Rights Museum will survive (there will be Foundation / corporate support behind it.)

The College Football, might get some people who are in town for a convention, but College Football fan aim for one team, How many of them care about the greatest player from other colleges?

The MLK Museum is part of the National Park System, so our Tax dollars support it.
I think the King Center is in/or has been on financial life support few times.
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Old 08-23-2013, 06:53 PM
 
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The CFHOF will work if they promote that big indoor football field that it will have. People will want that experience
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Old 08-23-2013, 11:18 PM
 
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People I met in Charlotte, in person: I go there every year for the Falcons-Panthers game. There's no poor showmanship in bringing it up after 7 years because it was in reference to information that came to light this week. You let it go already.
The poor showmanship is in bringing it up on an almost yearly basis at this point. Why does Atlanta seemingly continue to sulk about this, and folks like yourself take joy in it? It makes no sense. It's not moving to Atlanta so the writers of these articles and folks like yourself just need to drop it, as most others on this board have said as well. It's a done deal for better or for worse.
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Old 08-23-2013, 11:23 PM
 
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The College football hall of fame I can see being a failure. I see that as silly. Almost as silly as a NASCAR museum. Let Charlotte have that. They really have no culture past that.
SMH...as a city with a very similar history as Atlanta's, Charlotte's local culture is almost like a miniature-sized version of Atlanta's. But you'd know that if you were actually knowledgeable of the city and didn't have such a huge chip on your shoulder regarding it, which is perplexing. You live in the bigger city that offers more but never miss an opportunity to knock the smaller city. I don't get it but oh well.
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Old 08-23-2013, 11:27 PM
 
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Is the college football hall of fame in South Bend going to close? Or will there be two CFHOFs,?

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Old 08-23-2013, 11:29 PM
 
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Is the college football hall of fame in South Bend going to close? Or will there be two CFHOFs,?

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It's moving from South Bend, so yes.
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Old 08-24-2013, 11:33 AM
 
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SMH...as a city with a very similar history as Atlanta's, Charlotte's local culture is almost like a miniature-sized version of Atlanta's. But you'd know that if you were actually knowledgeable of the city and didn't have such a huge chip on your shoulder regarding it, which is perplexing. You live in the bigger city that offers more but never miss an opportunity to knock the smaller city. I don't get it but oh well.
What culture or history does it really have? It doesn't really have a significant civil rights era historic prevalence at all and the city barely existed on the map prior to that. Atlanta has much more history and culture than Charlotte. Charlotte's downtown is almost completely lacking in historic buildings. It's pretty sad actually.
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Old 08-24-2013, 12:01 PM
 
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College football is much more cutthroat and competitive than the NFL.
I like college football, but that statement made me laugh. If one thinks the above statement is true, it might be because they are from a college football area and not exposed to pro football.

Again I like college football a lot, but come on, it's a mess. In pros, you get the best players and every time team truly has the opportunity to compete, unlike college where schools are on a vastly different range of ability to compete and that makes for many, many mind numbing blowout games.
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Old 08-24-2013, 12:09 PM
 
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What culture or history does it really have?
Charlotte was settled in the 1700s. Atlanta was settled nearly a 100 years later.


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It doesn't really have a significant civil rights era historic prevalence at all
Why is that a criteria for history? It's fascinating that Atlanta was part of the history, but Seattle doesn't have that history etc.



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and the city barely existed on the map prior to that. Atlanta has much more history and culture than Charlotte.
Atlanta mattered little outside of the South until many years after WW2.


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Charlotte's downtown is almost completely lacking in historic buildings. It's pretty sad actually.
It definitely is lacking. Atlanta definitely offers more, but nothing to brag about compared to significant cities.

At the end of the day, neither can change their history, so... so what. It doesn't mater accept to those who truly have an interest in historical character... I've lived in Atlanta for 15 years and I don't know anyone who give s h i t. That's not what transplants (or locals) seem to care about.
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