History UsefulNotes / Atlanta

17th Feb '17 7:06:23 PM bt8257
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->''"Do you remember how Atlanta was way more relevant back before the 1996 Olympics? I do. ''That'' ended pretty quickly."''

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->''"Do ->"Do you remember how Atlanta was way more relevant back before the 1996 Olympics? I do. ''That'' ended pretty quickly."''"
7th Feb '17 1:35:12 PM Gsueagle31049
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* The Falcons are an NFL team, historically mediocre with occasional strong seasons, and two UsefulNotes/SuperBowl appearances in the 1998 and 2016 seasons. It was the team quarterback Michael Vick played for when he was exposed for running dog fights. From 2008 to 2012, the Falcons were one of the NFL's more solid teams despite [[EveryYearTheyFizzleOut a lack of postseason success]].

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* The Falcons are an NFL team, historically mediocre with occasional strong seasons, and two UsefulNotes/SuperBowl appearances in the 1998 UsefulNotes/{{Super Bowl}}s XXXIII and 2016 seasons.LI. It was the team quarterback Michael Vick played for when he was exposed for running dog fights. From 2008 to 2012, the Falcons were one of the NFL's more solid teams despite [[EveryYearTheyFizzleOut a lack of postseason success]]. Super Bowl LI will be a game that [[NeverLiveItDown lives in infamy for the Falcons]] after the Patriots [[MiracleRally erased a 25 point deficit]] late in the game to put the Super Bowl into overtime for the first time in its history, with the Patriots scoring the winning touchdown on their first and only overtime possession.
5th Feb '17 8:30:51 PM Gsueagle31049
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It was originally founded in 1837 as the end-point of a railroad line to Chattanooga, for passengers and freight to be transferred from that rail line to a train to Savannah. This intended function was reflected in the city's original name: Terminus, a name with which an early-to-mid 1990s street-traffic-control software system (home-grown by Georgia Tech's computer-science department) was christened as an [[FunWithAcronyms abbeviation]] for '''T'''raffic '''E'''vent '''R'''esponse & '''M'''anagement for '''I'''ntelligent '''N'''avigation '''U'''sing '''S'''ignals, which at the time was considered state-of-the-art, that adjusted traffic-light timing on-the-fly to adapt to fluctuations in traffic congestion on Atlanta's streets, developed explicitly as part of preparations for hosting the 1994 SuperBowl and the 1996 Summer UsefulNotes/OlympicGames. It worked better than expected.[[note]]Transportation department officials could feed in a tentative pre-scheduled set of signal-timings based on events that would probably cause congestion such as a sports-game predicted to have high attendance. If that game got cancelled, the Terminus software system would detect the lack of congestion, and correct the traffic-light timings to what they would have been set to in the absence of the predicted traffic-jam.[[/note]]

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It was originally founded in 1837 as the end-point of a railroad line to Chattanooga, for passengers and freight to be transferred from that rail line to a train to Savannah. This intended function was reflected in the city's original name: Terminus, a name with which an early-to-mid 1990s street-traffic-control software system (home-grown by Georgia Tech's computer-science department) was christened as an [[FunWithAcronyms abbeviation]] for '''T'''raffic '''E'''vent '''R'''esponse & '''M'''anagement for '''I'''ntelligent '''N'''avigation '''U'''sing '''S'''ignals, which at the time was considered state-of-the-art, that adjusted traffic-light timing on-the-fly to adapt to fluctuations in traffic congestion on Atlanta's streets, developed explicitly as part of preparations for hosting the 1994 SuperBowl UsefulNotes/SuperBowl and the 1996 Summer UsefulNotes/OlympicGames. It worked better than expected.[[note]]Transportation department officials could feed in a tentative pre-scheduled set of signal-timings based on events that would probably cause congestion such as a sports-game predicted to have high attendance. If that game got cancelled, the Terminus software system would detect the lack of congestion, and correct the traffic-light timings to what they would have been set to in the absence of the predicted traffic-jam.[[/note]]



* The Falcons are an NFL team, historically mediocre with occasional strong seasons, and one SuperBowl appearance in 1999. It was the team quarterback Michael Vick played for when he was exposed for running dog fights. From 2008 to 2012, the Falcons were one of the NFL's more solid teams despite [[EveryYearTheyFizzleOut a lack of postseason success]].

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* The Falcons are an NFL team, historically mediocre with occasional strong seasons, and one SuperBowl appearance two UsefulNotes/SuperBowl appearances in 1999.the 1998 and 2016 seasons. It was the team quarterback Michael Vick played for when he was exposed for running dog fights. From 2008 to 2012, the Falcons were one of the NFL's more solid teams despite [[EveryYearTheyFizzleOut a lack of postseason success]].
15th Dec '16 4:49:07 PM C2
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* ''Series/{{Atlanta}}''

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* ''Series/{{Atlanta}}''''Series/{{Atlanta}}'', entirely shot there



* ''Series/{{Atlanta}}'', no surprise there

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* ''Series/{{Atlanta}}'', no surprise there
15th Dec '16 4:47:07 PM C2
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* ''Series/{{Atlanta}}'', no surprise there
15th Dec '16 4:45:59 PM C2
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--->[[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} Hail Atlanta!]]
19th Oct '16 12:06:10 PM Gsueagle31049
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Atlanta is home to several major professional sports teams; however, the [[ButtMonkey poor performances of its pro sports teams]] in their nearly five decades in Atlanta has given the city a reputation as a "bad sports town":

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Atlanta is home to several major professional sports teams; however, the [[ButtMonkey poor performances of its pro sports teams]] teams]], with only ''one'' championship among its three teams in their nearly five decades in Atlanta a half-century, has given the city a reputation as a "bad sports town":



* Atlanta had two different NHL teams[[note]]Yes, really. Stop laughing.[[/note]], both of which ultimately left for Canada. The Flames[[note]]an allusion to Sherman's burning of Atlanta[[/note]], founded in 1972, were enjoying modest success on the ice, but couldn't consistently fill the Omni, nor could they find stable ownership in town, so the team was sold to Nelson Skalbania and moved to Calgary in 1980, keeping the Flames name. The Thrashers[[note]]named after the state bird; the nickname had also been considered for the Flames as well as the NFL's Falcons[[/note]], a 1999 expansion team, also struggled at the gate, not helped by internal strife within its ownership group who were [[TheyJustDidntCare disinterested in owning a hockey team]][[note]]Atlanta Spirit, in order to get the NBA's Hawks and the operating rights to Philips Arena, had to buy the Thrashers in a package deal[[/note]]. Again with no willing suitors to keep the team in town, the Thrashers were sold to True North Sports and Entertainment in 2011, relocated to Winnipeg and [[ReplacementGoldfish renamed the Jets]].[[note]]True North originally intended to buy and relocate the Phoenix (now Arizona) Coyotes, the ''original'' Winnipeg Jets; however, the city of Glendale, Arizona, who owns (and at the time, operated) the Coyotes' home arena, elected to cover the Coyotes' losses for another season to keep them from moving, so True North went to the next available team for sale. Also, Atlanta Spirit allegedly refused any offers which would have kept the Thrashers in Atlanta, especially any offers which included buying the Hawks and/or any part of the operating rights to Philips Arena, since Atlanta Spirit at that time weren't interested in selling the Hawks or the arena's operations.[[/note]]
* Atlanta United FC will begin play in Major League Soccer in 2017. The team will be owned by Falcons owner Arthur Blank and will share the new Falcons' stadium, which is currently under construction.

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* Atlanta had two different NHL teams[[note]]Yes, really. Stop laughing.[[/note]], both of which ultimately left for Canada. The Flames[[note]]an allusion to Sherman's burning of Atlanta[[/note]], founded in 1972, were enjoying modest success on the ice, but couldn't consistently fill the Omni, nor could they find stable ownership in town, so the team was sold to Nelson Skalbania and moved to Calgary in 1980, keeping the Flames name. The Thrashers[[note]]named after the state bird; the nickname had also been considered for the Flames as well as the NFL's Falcons[[/note]], a 1999 expansion team, also struggled at the gate, not helped by internal strife within its ownership group apathetic owners who were [[TheyJustDidntCare disinterested in owning didn't care about running a hockey team]][[note]]Atlanta Spirit, in order to get the NBA's Hawks and the operating rights to Philips Arena, had to buy the Thrashers in a package deal[[/note]]. team. Again with no willing suitors to keep the team in town, the Thrashers were sold to True North Sports and Entertainment in 2011, relocated to Winnipeg and [[ReplacementGoldfish renamed the Jets]].[[note]]True Jets]][[note]]True North originally intended sought to buy and relocate the Phoenix (now Arizona) Coyotes, bring the ''original'' Winnipeg Jets; Jets, presently the Arizona Coyotes, home; however, the city of Glendale, Arizona, who owns (and at the time, operated) the Coyotes' home arena, elected to cover the Coyotes' losses for another season to keep them from moving, so True North went to the next available team for sale. Also, Atlanta Spirit allegedly refused any offers which would have kept the Thrashers in Atlanta, especially any offers which included buying the Hawks and/or any part of the operating rights to Philips Arena, since Atlanta Spirit at that time weren't interested in selling the Hawks or the arena's operations.[[/note]]
operations[[/note]].
* Atlanta United FC will begin play in Major League Soccer in 2017. The team will be owned by Falcons owner Arthur Blank and will share the new Falcons' stadium, which is currently under construction.construction; however, due to construction delays, the club will play at Georgia Tech's Bobby Dodd Stadium until the new stadium is ready.
5th Oct '16 12:32:11 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''DrivingMissDaisy''

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* ''DrivingMissDaisy''''Theatre/DrivingMissDaisy''
1st Oct '16 7:51:39 AM erforce
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->''Do you remember how Atlanta was way more relevant back before the 1996 Olympics? I do. ''That'' ended pretty quickly.''
-->--'''[[WebVideo/SuperBunnyhop George Weidman]]''' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vnh0l_Ecpx4 on]] ''VideoGame/SystemShock''[='s=] [[http://shodan.wikia.com/wiki/New_Atlanta "New Atlanta"]]

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-->-- '''[[WebVideo/SuperBunnyhop
George Weidman]]''' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vnh0l_Ecpx4 on]] ''VideoGame/SystemShock''[='s=] [[http://shodan.wikia.com/wiki/New_Atlanta "New Atlanta"]]



* ''Franchise/GIJoe'': Scarlett is a big ShoutOut to ''Literature/GoneWithTheWind'', as ([[Film/GIJoeRiseOfCobra barring the movies]] [[AdaptationalNationality where she hails from Canada]]), she hails from Atlanta (and part of the finale of ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeRenegades'' takes place in it) and in addition to having "Scarlett" as a codename, her real last name is '''O'Hara'''.

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* ''Franchise/GIJoe'': Scarlett is a big ShoutOut to ''Literature/GoneWithTheWind'', as ([[Film/GIJoeRiseOfCobra ([[Film/GIJoeTheRiseofCobra barring the movies]] [[AdaptationalNationality where she hails from Canada]]), she hails from Atlanta (and part of the finale of ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeRenegades'' takes place in it) and in addition to having "Scarlett" as a codename, her real last name is '''O'Hara'''.
26th Sep '16 5:30:52 AM grimtherogue
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