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Old 02-06-2001, 09:02 AM   #4
Tom Baker
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Moving teams from city to city makes sports seem more mercenary. Sports is business, and owners have the right to maximize their profits, I guess...but it just seems wrong, far more wrong than players switching teams via free agency. If the team itself can pull up stakes and move, why get behind them? I've really come to understand how the people in Cleveland feel lately. Fortunately I don't care enough about Atlanta's teams to worry about them leaving--it would probably be a favor if another city would take the Falcons off our hands, to be honest--but if you've grown up rooting for a team and stuck with them through thick and thin, seeing them leave can probably rip your heart out.

"You've got to escape / It's no crime, so escape..." - Pearl Jam
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