This is my sad face.
Can't see it? Fair enough, because it's not there. The loss of the Atlanta Thrashers (something that mayor Kasim Reed pretty much said would have noooo impact on the local economy whatsoever -- just ask the concession workers, Team Gear store employees, and ushers inside of Philips let alone the CNN Center restaurants, Dantannas employees, and Taco Mac bartenders how awesome they're doing now) has bumped Atlanta to the top spot of most miserable sports city for 2011, according to Forbes Magazine.
Fine, I do take some personal glee in this, because the Braves' epic implosion let the Cardinals into the post-season en route towards their 11th World Series Championship (remember, drunk dude at Turner Field, 11 World Series wins >> whatever the hell the Braves failed at in the post-season... just FYI). What I most enjoy, however, isn't the failure of the Falcons, as I dislike football. The failure of the Hawks? Yes, I do take pleasure in that considering who owns them -- and considering owner Bruce Levenson actually admitted that getting them to the second round of the playoffs was good enough for Atlanta Spirit, well, they're probably ok with everything too. No, the thing that tickles me the most is that the loss of the Thrashers to Winnipeg this past summer sealed the deal. Who would have thought that the loss of an NHL team -- again -- would make Atlanta miserable?
Congrats, Atlanta Sprit. You've really outdone yourselves. When's that name-change coming again?