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Old 04-10-2014, 02:25 PM
 
Location: The Greatest city on Earth: City of Atlanta Proper
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The Golden State Warriors has to be one of the oddest.
Off topic, but when I was a kid I thought that was a University.
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Old 04-10-2014, 02:29 PM
 
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If the term Cobb was the word to not only describe a local political jurisdiction but was also the term applied to a 5 million plus metro area, it probably wouldn't cause me to boycott them. I might not like it, but I wouldn't get in a butt hurt kerfuffle (using two great terms previously used in this thread...).
You don't think there would be cries of "I'm never going to a Braves game now, they are moving to the Ghetto!". Oh wait, that already happens.

Also, it is the Cobb-folks that seem to be having such an issue with this. Three new threads on this old topic in one day?! Get over it. Move on.
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Old 04-10-2014, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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The Dallas Cowboys play in Arlington.

The Miami Dolphins play in Miami Gardens.

The Buffalo Bills play in Orchard Park.
.....

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Let's see, according to Tiki, a wholesale renaming of Major League sports is in order:


Foxborough Patriots
East Rutherford, NJ Giants and Jets
Landover, MD Redskins
Miami Gardens Dolphins
Orchard Park Bills
Santa Clara 49ers
Glendale Cardinals
Arlington Cowboys
Arlington Rangers
St Petersburg Rays
Auburn Hills Pistons
Glendale Coyotes
Sunrise Panthers
Uniondale Islanders

.....

Good grief, I wish the Braves had stayed downtown too. But it is the COA's fault and that is where anger should go, two decades to make Summerhill a decent place to go and they sat on their collective duffs.
Who's angry?

I'd really like to think that Atlanta can rise above the inaccuracies and deception of these other cities. Just because other people are wrong doesn't mean we have to be. If those other cities jumped off a cliff, would you do it to?


The Atlanta Braves of Smyrna/Vinings/Cumberland Community Improvement District is sounding pretty good.
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Old 04-10-2014, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Yes, and people (myself included) think it greatly hurts Dallas' image for both its professional football and baseball teams to play in another county, not in Dallas proper. And soon Atlanta will have the same criticism leveled on it, which is a valid one. In an era when every major city in the country has built beautiful, retro baseball stadiums in their urban cores to spark renewal and gentrification, our baseball team is abandoning the city. And that's unforgivable, no matter who you blame. For crying out loud, even BIRMINGHAM managed to build a beautiful new baseball stadium downtown and it's done wonders for the city This is an embarrassment for Atlanta.

Yes, and Atlanta already had its beautiful ballpark, a mix of retro and contemporary - Turner Field. When I went to a game with out-of-town visitors last year, they liked the stadium quite a bit. I'm not someone who was bothered by the location - it's not really the terrible area that so many people make it out to be. The main problem is that the City and Braves never got their act together to bring bars, restaurants and other development to the area to give fans entertainment options before and after games. Turner Field has always felt like an island separated from downtown. It didn't have to be that way, but unfortunately our city leaders don't have a whole lot of vision.

Btw, I live a couple miles away from the new planned Braves stadium. I still haven't quite figured out where the site is. I thought the location was somewhere off of the Circle 75 road, but I drove around there last week and couldn't find the site. Anyway, that whole area is the epitome of suburban blandness.

What a bad idea...

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Old 04-10-2014, 03:18 PM
 
Location: ATL -> HOU -> DAL
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If the situation was reversed and the 60 year franchise of the "Cobb Braves" was relocating to the city (but they were still going to call themselves the "Cobb Braves") after signing a back room deal worth hundreds of millions of tax dollars while Cobb was trying to negotiate to extend their contact do you think there would be any fans in Cobb that would be unhappy with that situation and feel less identified with the "Cobb Braves" as their team? Its just 12 miles down the road...
Very few people outside of Georgia know that Cobb even exists. Heck, I told someone from Valdosta I was from Gwinnett and she asked, "Where?" That's a ridiculous comparison. Cobb County is far from the namesake of the metro area. It's the Atlanta metropolitan region. Atlanta is the hub city but the only reason the city got the team was because of the population of the metro area supplements those who actually live in Atlanta. The Atlanta part of the Atlanta Braves merely serves as an identifier for the region. Cobb County would never have been rewarded its own team just because it's Cobb County but rather for being part of the Atlanta MSA. I understand disliking the whole issue of how the deals were made but saying one can no longer "identify" with the team because they are outside of city limits is ridiculous.
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Old 04-10-2014, 03:37 PM
 
Location: North Atlanta
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Btw, I live a couple miles away from the new planned Braves stadium. I still haven't quite figured out where the site is. I thought the location was somewhere off of the Circle 75 road, but I drove around there last week and couldn't find the site. Anyway, that whole area is the epitome of suburban blandness.

What a bad idea...
Site is bound by Circle 75, Cobb Parkway, and Windy Ridge Parkway

Link to Google Maps
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Old 04-10-2014, 04:37 PM
 
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There is something very different about a team that is/was a big part of the fabric of the city leaving their "roots" and a corporation's mailing address.
tiki, if the Braves were part of the "fabric of the city," how come the city didn't get cracking and make some effort to keep them? City government pulled out all the stops to placate the Falcons and absolutely would not rest until they were satisfied.

The Braves? "Eh, we'll probably get back to them at some point. They've been sitting down there 50 years so they wait."

Frankly, I think it's for the best. How can a city of 420,000 -- 100,000 of whom are below the poverty line -- carry the entire pro sports load for a region of six million? We don't even have money to operate our parks, fix our potholes, or put down sidewalks.

Let's spread this burden around a little to folks who can afford it better than we can.
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Old 04-10-2014, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Just because the stadium will have an Atlanta postal code does not make it IN Atlanta.
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Old 04-10-2014, 07:11 PM
 
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Still talking about this?

Pathetic.
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Old 04-10-2014, 07:43 PM
 
Location: West Cobb (formerly Vinings)
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Well, going by your definition I would call them the Marietta Braves. Since Smyrna is a suburb of Marietta.
Smyrna is really a suburb of Cumberland / Galleria, if it's a suburb of anything.
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