U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Sports > College Football
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 08-19-2011, 03:49 AM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
292 posts, read 592,206 times
Reputation: 236

Advertisements

With college football fans in Atlanta, would you say that there are more Georgia Tech fans or Georgia Bulldog fans?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 08-19-2011, 10:09 AM
 
1,261 posts, read 1,772,527 times
Reputation: 371
Anectdotedly, I hear it's more Bulldogs. 3-1 on average. You'll find a good Tech presence in Metro Atlanta. But outside there, it's ALLL UGA.

Georgia is the State U in a football crazy state with a HUGE student body and alumni base. Plus it's not that far from Atlanta itself. Add in the bandwagoners and BLAMMO.

Georgia Tech is a decent football school. They like it, but they are smaller and only half of the school is Georgia kids. Plus some people on Tech forums say that being a Polytech U, they get a lot of Asian kids that just aren't into football.

Plus seeing as how they don't have the same consistent success of Georgia over the years, it's hard to create a bandwagon ala Miami. Even if they went all FSU and started dominating the Coastal, in ATL it'd still be AT BEST 2 to 1 Bulldogs probably.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-19-2011, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Fort Mill, SC
2,532 posts, read 2,949,003 times
Reputation: 1357
I always thought is more like Alabama and other schools since Atlanta is a very transient city i.e. most people didn't attend Georgia or Georgia Tech.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-19-2011, 02:12 PM
 
1,261 posts, read 1,772,527 times
Reputation: 371
So called transient populations are overrated.

I hear it all the time in DC, which is more transient than any other city. But what happens is that people settle down and take root. Naturally you'll see a heavy SEC outsider presence but Atlanta is a Georgia city first and foremost. It's always been the largest city and center of population.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-19-2011, 08:57 PM
 
Location: The "Rock"
2,551 posts, read 2,416,856 times
Reputation: 1322
Quote:
Originally Posted by ncopus99 View Post
I always thought is more like Alabama and other schools since Atlanta is a very transient city i.e. most people didn't attend Georgia or Georgia Tech.
Have you been here to Atlanta?

It's Georgia Bulldogs by far!!!

Sure there are people from lots of other places... but its all about the GA Bulldogs here. Every other car has a University of GA tag on it! There are much more GA grads than any other place. And you also have native Georgians who are fans whether they attended the university or not. period
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-20-2011, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Fort Mill, SC
2,532 posts, read 2,949,003 times
Reputation: 1357
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr. GE View Post
Have you been here to Atlanta?
Plenty. I have family who live there.

Quote:
It's Georgia Bulldogs by far!!!
I would make this claim for any other city in Georgia. But for the Atlanta Vicinity I still make my claim.

Answer for me... If Atlanta was about Atlanta, why is pro sports in-town not named the Braves complete busts when it comes to ticket sales? Thrashers? Gone. Hawks? Sold. Falcons? Not doing well. The only time people go out for games is to see someone else play i.e. definition of transient. The Braves are the only one that people call their own.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-20-2011, 02:15 PM
 
Location: The "Rock"
2,551 posts, read 2,416,856 times
Reputation: 1322
Quote:
Originally Posted by ncopus99 View Post
Answer for me... If Atlanta was about Atlanta, why is pro sports in-town not named the Braves complete busts when it comes to ticket sales? Thrashers? Gone. Hawks? Sold. Falcons? Not doing well. The only time people go out for games is to see someone else play i.e. definition of transient. The Braves are the only one that people call their own.

Isn't the question whether the city is a Tech or Bulldogs city?

not whether Atlanta is a Braves, Thrashers, or Falcons sell tickets. Stay on course man...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-20-2011, 04:19 PM
YAZ
 
Location: Phoenix,AZ
7,078 posts, read 11,860,485 times
Reputation: 6298
In Atlanta?

Emory U. & Ogelthorpe, of course.

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Sports > College Football
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top