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19 Reasons It Sucks To Be An Atlanta Sports Fan

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2. The World Series losses

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Four of them. 1991, 1992, 1996, and 1999. Fuck you Jim Leyritz.

4. The Falcons were 10 yards away from playing in last year's Super Bowl.

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Now they are 1-4 and Julio Jones is out for the year. FML.

6. Michael Vick

It's hard to describe how big Vick was in A-town. Michael Vick was the most popular athlete in this town since Dominique Wilkins. In 2005 Arthur Blank rewarded him with a 10-year $135 million contract, $37 million guaranteed. Two years later? Arrested on federal dog fighting charges.

8. The Atlanta Hawks

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54 years without an NBA title. Never made it past the 2nd round of the playoffs. This video is a metaphor for every Hawks season.

10. The Dominique Wilkins trade

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In 1994, the Hawks traded Dominique Wilkins to the Los Angeles Clippers for Danny Manning. This is still the only time in NBA history a team in first place in their conference traded its leading scorer after the All-Star break. Prior to the trade Wilkins averaged 24.4 points, 6.2 rebounds, and 2.3 assists for Atlanta, leading the club to a 36-16 record.

15. UGA

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I know its Athens, but UGA was four points and five yards away from beating Alabama in the 2012 SEC Championship Game. Haven't won a national title since 1980. Only two SEC titles since 1982. Let's not even mention their basketball program...

16. Georgia Tech

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The epitome of mediocre. 24-22 over the past four seasons. 52% winning percentage since joining the ACC in 1967. 2009 ACC title was revoked by the NCAA. Their 1990 co-national championship with Colorado remains their only title since 1952. Basketball team has fallen on hard times since the Bobby Cremins hey-day of the 80s and 90s.

17. Georgia State

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Their football team is so bad that they have to drop money from the sky for people to show up...no joke.

18. This dirtbag.

Eric Rudolph. The idiot who planned the 1996 Centennial Olympic bombing. The attack killed two and injured 111 people. Nearly forcing the cancellation of the Olympic games.

19. The Media

Talk to any Atlanta sports fan and they'll swear on their mother's grave that the four-letter word from Connecticut is out to get them. Every time an Atlanta team loses ESPN is ready to pounce. It's the only time our teams are ever mentioned. I feel no sympathy towards Cleveland.

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