This Week’s City…

ATLANTA!

Atlanta has seen their share of star athletes come through the city. Hank Aaron ended his career with the Braves after their move from Milwaukee. Dominique Wilkins earned the nickname “Human Highlight Reel” from his spectacular play and dunks while in a Hawks uniform. But most notably, the Braves rallied off 16-straight National League East crowns behind the likes of Chipper Jones, Andruw Jones, Rafael Furcal, the three headed pitching monster that was Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and John Smoltz, and a host of others. None of those division titles were possible, however, without the steady hand of Bobby Cox. Atlanta has grown accustomed to a culture of winning, but the fan base may be in for a culture shock without Cox, who retired after the 2010 season.

This week includes interviews with SB Nation Atlanta editor Jason Kirk on HFA Radio, among others. Tomorrow, we will have the team history overviews of the four major sports franchises found in ATL, plus a look at the University of Georgia!

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About Home Field Advantage
We are two senior Sports Communication majors at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York. We have launched this blog as part of our senior year capping project, with the goal of creating a comparative analysis and multimedia approach to the differing sports cultures in America.

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