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View Poll Results: Oklahoma City vs Atlanta
Oklahoma City 18 16.67%
Atlanta 90 83.33%
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Old 04-03-2015, 09:08 AM
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Better to compare OKC with Albuquerque
OKC would lose this comparison if only because of the natural beauty of central New Mexico blows away the starkness of Central Oklahoma.
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Old 04-03-2015, 01:07 PM
 
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I wouldn't even say Job market is debatable anymore. Georgia was 2nd of all states for Job Growth(+25400) in the country just behind California in February and it almost beat California(+29400) despite being almost 4 times as small in population and only having one major city.

Source: Regional and State Employment and Unemployment Summary

Truth is Atlanta and Georgia is booming right now in job growth and a lot of it isn't low wage job growth either.
I just say it's debatable because OKC recovered from the recession much earlier than Atlanta, has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country right now (3.7%), and it's possible that OKC had a faster rate of job growth within the past year. So pound for pound, OKC may still have an edge.
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Old 04-03-2015, 01:38 PM
 
Location: City of Atlanta
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Everything except COL, traffic, and surrounding cities goes to Atlanta. Job market is a bit debatable at the moment.
Granted, besides Decatur, Atlanta's surrounding cities pretty much blow, but I can't imagine OKC's being any better.

I'll give it up to OKC for having a river running through its downtown. Wish we had one.
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Old 04-03-2015, 02:14 PM
 
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Granted, besides Decatur, Atlanta's surrounding cities pretty much blow, but I can't imagine OKC's being any better.
I didn't think "surrounding cities" meant suburbs, but other cities not that far away. OKC having DFW about three hours away gives it the win in that category.
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Old 04-03-2015, 02:21 PM
 
Location: City of Atlanta
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I didn't think "surrounding cities" meant suburbs, but other cities not that far away. OKC having DFW about three hours away gives it the win in that category.
Having Savannah, Nashville, and Ashville in reasonable proximity is more valuable than DFW, I'd argue.
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Old 04-03-2015, 02:53 PM
 
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Having Savannah, Nashville, and Ashville in reasonable proximity is more valuable than DFW, I'd argue.
Well it's a little more than DFW, but Atlanta does have an advantage with coastal cities in particular not being too far away.
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Old 04-03-2015, 03:16 PM
 
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Guess which Eastern Conference team has the best record against the West this year...
That may be true, but they still play in a weaker division is all I'm saying.

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I didn't think "surrounding cities" meant suburbs, but other cities not that far away. OKC having DFW about three hours away gives it the win in that category.
DFW sucks.
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Old 04-03-2015, 03:18 PM
 
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The Atlanta Hawks have gone 5-5 in their last 10 games.

I am still bandwagoning them this year to win it all. I want to see the Hawks win it all this year, it would be awesome, the team plays a really fun style of basketball. Similar to the fluid offense of San Antonio Spurs and Golden State Warriors. I wouldn't mind if any of those three teams won it all this year.

I'll bandwagon the Hawks for the title this year. It was a spectacular surprise season, just get above 60 wins already.
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Old 04-03-2015, 03:26 PM
 
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The Atlanta Hawks have gone 5-5 in their last 10 games.

I am still bandwagoning them this year to win it all. I want to see the Hawks win it all this year, it would be awesome, the team plays a really fun style of basketball. Similar to the fluid offense of San Antonio Spurs and Golden State Warriors. I wouldn't mind if any of those three teams won it all this year.

I'll bandwagon the Hawks for the title this year. It was a spectacular surprise season, just get above 60 wins already.
No way they're winning it all unless it's fixed.
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Old 04-03-2015, 03:30 PM
 
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No way they're winning it all unless it's fixed.
The Atlanta Hawks massacred the heck out of pretty much every single team in January. Not even just January but all season long they have:

They swept the Los Angeles Clippers, Dallas Mavericks, Houston Rockets, Oklahoma City Thunder, Phoenix Suns, Miami Heat, Milwaukee Bucks; dominated the Cleveland Cavaliers, Chicago Bulls, Washington Wizards, split their season series with the New Orleans Pelicans, Golden State Warriors, Memphis Grizzlies; and have only succumbed to the Toronto Raptors (why?) and have been swept by the San Antonio Spurs.

They should be considered favorites for the title along with Golden State Warriors and to a lesser extent the San Antonio Spurs and Cleveland Cavaliers. After that the Houston Rockets to finish the top 5.

Not saying that they will be the ones to win it all, that's really hard to do, but the Hawks are the ones that I will stick with this year. My team is lottery bound (Lakers), so I wont support a Western Conference team in title pursuit this year.
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