Atlanta pro sports fans deserve championship

Fans of Atlanta’s professional sports teams deserve better. They deserve a championship.
Many of those fans had hoped this was the year the Atlanta Falcons would return to the Super Bowl and win it. The team went once before in 1998, but lost to the Denver Broncos. This year, the Falcons had the best regular season record in the National Football League, and fans thought this was the team’s year to win it all.
As darkness descended on the Georgia Dome Sunday evening; the Falcons’ lights went out for this season. They were stopped 10 yards short of the end zone as time was running out and lost a heart breaker to the San Francisco 49ers. Many Falcons fans have been downcast all week.
The Falcons, the Braves and the Hawks have just one championship since the teams came to Georgia in the 1960s. The Braves, who had an unprecedented 14 straight baseball division championships in the 1990s and early 2000 years, only won one World Series. The Atlanta Hawks have never played in an NBA championship series.
Right now, the Falcons may be stronger than ever before. They have great management and coaching. They need more quality players. The Braves seem intent on rebuilding the baseball team back to the glory days of yesteryear. The Hawks are in a period of transition. A new general manager may be the best in the team’s history, but the Hawks are not likely to compete for a championship in the next couple of years.

Fans of Atlanta teams have been supportive and patient. These fans are hungry. Indeed, they deserve championships.



More Opinion

Georgia Says

Savannah Morning News on Obama and Israel: President Barack Obama is cementing his reputation as the least pro-Israel president this nation ... Read More


An idea that will come back and bite us

Gov. Nathan Deal’s proposal to cut health care coverage for certain part-time public school employees makes perfect sense. Under the p ... Read More


Grantville’s government needs to just fade away

Now is probably a good time to turn off the lights in Grantville. By that we mean shut it down. Burn the city charter, unincorporate and jus ... Read More


Rants, Raves & Really?!?

A look back at last week’s highs, lows and whatevers: REALLY?!? Piedmont Newnan Hospital’s emergency room is seeing way too ... Read More


Georgia Says

The Augusta Chronicle on citizenship tests: New citizens are expected to know something about civics. Should we expect less of natives? Of ... Read More

I have a dream

In memory of Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday this week, we are publishing part of one of his most famous speeches, given in Washingt ... Read More