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College Football Hall of Fame Moving to Atlanta

Andrew BuccellatoContributor ISeptember 23, 2009

ATLANTA - SEPTEMBER 10:  Cheerleaders fly a flag for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets against the Clemson Tigers at Bobby Dodd Stadium on September 10, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

So I woke up today in Atlanta with some streets still closed from the flood—which arguably could be the biggest in Atlanta history—to find some interesting information about a prestigious landmark that could be making its home in Atlanta.

As the title states, the College Football Hall of Fame is looking for a new home, since the University of Notre Dame apparently doesn't attract enough people.

Let's be honest here people—Atlanta is about the best city in the world to have the College Football Hall of Fame.

We have football in our blood (I'm not a big football fan and even I watch it religiously). Some of the best recruits in the nation come from our backyards. And, the amount of traffic that flows through the city is insane.

Not to mention, we have two major Division I sports teams right in the area that would create more traffic for the venue.

Beyond this, Atlanta is the hub for anything that travels through the Southeast. We have the biggest airport in the world, which traffics nearly 10 million people each day through its gates, and I'm sure a fair share of those people would gladly spend a day in the Hall of Fame paying homage to their favorite players.

I am an advocate of this movement since Atlanta already has several marquee tourist sites. But the College Football Hall of Fame adds another dimension to a city that already has great football heritage, and would make Atlanta a truly unique place.

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