Atlanta: A Sports City Not in Need Of a Road Trip

April 27th, 2010 by Michael Stiles Leave a reply »
I'm starting to believe that Atlanta's professional sports teams are the most humble teams in any league.

Why's that you might ask? It's simple: They are so humble in that they do not take pleasure or pride in going into an opposing team's stadium or arena and pulling out a victory. That just isn't right, now is it, to just go into someone else's house and take what belongs to them and disappoint the home crowd? 

No, no. Our Atlanta sports teams are much more professional and sportsmanlike than that. Or so it seems.

Take for example the Atlanta Hawks. Our beloved Hawks went 53-29, improving vastly over the previous few seasons (and especially since that 13-69 season five years ago).

However, the record is a bit misleading; of the 53 victories, only 19 of those victories were on the road, leaving an incredible 34 victories in Philips arena with only seven home losses.

Compare that with the "premier" teams in the league. I quote premier here because the Hawks SHOULD be classified as premier, but their inability to win on the road has held them back from maintaining their reign as the best team in the league (a position ...

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