Hi I've lived in Atlanta for 24 years. Love the Braves, support the Hawks, wouldn't touch a Falcons jersey with a 50-foot pole. Believe Dat!
I was born one Reagan summer on a bluff overlooking the mighty Mississippi. I learned from an early age that there are only two college teams that matter: Ole Miss and anybody who plays State. I have rooted for other teams such as LSU and Mizzou over the years, but the aforementioned Ole Miss/State dichotomy is all that truly matters.
Contrary to popular opinion, "Who dat say dey gon' beat dem Saints" is not a flavor of the month slogan. I was chanting this in my grandmother's living room 25 years ago when the answer - year in and year out - was pretty much 'everybody.' Now we're a perennial winner and other teams' fans actually care about when we lose. I like that.
I also like the Atlanta Braves, also known as the NY Mets' worse nightmare. A lot. And I've liked them long enough to know who Nick Esasky is. I lovingly heckled Dale Murphy in the late 80s from my parents cheap seats in RF at the old AFCS and I promise that he could totally hear me. We haven't won a lot of World Series trophies, but we do have some. We've won more than the Phillies have anyway. Although only one of those trophies belongs to the city of Atlanta, so we really need to get on that.