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Crazy idea for an upcoming game, Hawks

Published: December 10, 2010

While reading Steve Gellar’s article where he’s explaining the futility of telling local people that the city of New Orleans can support two major-league sports franchises, only to be told that this region is a football-only town, I came to the conclusion that if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em. Here’s what I mean:

On Sunday, December 26th, at 6PM local time. The Hornets will host the Atlanta Hawks in New Orleans arena. In case you didn’t already know this, there is another New Orleans V. Atlanta contest the following night in the ATL. Well, since a bunch of folks cant travel to Atlanta to boo the Falcons on Monday night, why not give them a chance to boo another Atlanta team on Sunday night in the Arena. Hell, make it “Saints pep rally night”. Everybody can wear their favorite who-dat gear, and we can let the Hawks know what we think of them and their sister franchise. If we can somehow tie the Hawks game in with the Saints Monday nighter, and turn the game into a community solidarity thing, pitting us against the evil ATL, we might be on to something for bringing folks to that game. Is it somewhat cheesy to piggyback off the success of football in this town, yes. But if thats what it takes, so be it. Lets go for a 2-0 ATL sweep!

The way I see it is this, the Lakers game will sell out, and the Magic will have 15k+. Other than that, our games stink during this stretch till 1/17/11. We have to take matters into our own hands to get folks to come out. This may be our best shot.


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