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Old 08-30-2013, 11:19 AM
 
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Never thought about it in these terms, but it seems like a legitimate title:

Is Atlanta the king of college football? - ESPN
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Old 08-30-2013, 11:24 AM
 
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Yes, that's why the college football HOF is being moved here.
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Old 08-30-2013, 11:27 AM
 
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Cool information from the article:

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With Atlanta ranking either first or second in alumni concentration for every school in the SEC and ACC, the Chick-Fil-A Bowl generally has no problem selling out even before the opponents are announced.

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5. College Football Hall of Fame

There is no better place in the country for the College Football Hall of Fame than Atlanta, says John Stephenson, president and CEO.

"We're here at the crossroads of the SEC and the ACC, but more importantly, and particularly with respect to the Hall of Fame, we have a lot of people who live here from other areas of the country," said Stephenson, also making reference to the large number of schools who have alumni clubs in the Atlanta area.

Plus, the College Football Hall of Fame is accessible even to fans outside of Atlanta.

"We're a two-hour flight for something like 80 percent of the country, so it's easy for people to get here," said Stephenson.

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7. Recruiting

If you're not recruiting Georgia -- and more precisely metro Atlanta -- as a college football coach, you're probably doing something wrong. Twenty-one recruits in the ESPN 300 for the 2014 recruiting class are from metro Atlanta, with another eight from elsewhere in Georgia


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Old 08-30-2013, 11:28 AM
 
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Idk but we are the king in having beautiful women, cheap cost of living, the world's largest airport, topography, strip clubs, pure nightlife, etc
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Old 08-30-2013, 11:45 AM
 
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strip clubs
I think this is the most important.
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Old 08-30-2013, 11:50 AM
 
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I think UGA and G Tech would have to be winning national titles all the time for this to make much sense.

You could say Raleigh is the king of college baskeetball b/c they hvae two programs that win titles
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Old 08-30-2013, 12:09 PM
 
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I think UGA and G Tech would have to be winning national titles all the time for this to make much sense.

You could say Raleigh is the king of college baskeetball b/c they hvae two programs that win titles

Well, maybe Raleigh is.
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Old 08-30-2013, 10:07 PM
 
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[i]With Atlanta ranking either first or second in alumni concentration for every school in the SEC and ACC, the Chick-Fil-A Bowl generally has no problem selling out even before the opponents are announced.
I missed that little tidbit. Wow, that's pretty amazing.
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Old 08-30-2013, 11:07 PM
 
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That explains alot...
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Old 08-30-2013, 11:11 PM
 
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I missed that little tidbit. Wow, that's pretty amazing.
that's not that suprrising considering Atlanta is the biggest metro right in the middle of ACC and SEC country.

it doesn't seem to be relevant to football though. A lot of alumni are only casual followers of football.

You need a team winning titles to be the top football city.
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