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The Five Worst Sports Towns
E.M. Swift
October 30, 2000
Atlanta What's more embarrassing—losing a team to Calgary (the Flames), adopting the tomahawk chop or cheering John Rocker?
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October 30, 2000

The Five Worst Sports Towns

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Atlanta
What's more embarrassing—losing a team to Calgary (the Flames), adopting the tomahawk chop or cheering John Rocker?

Charlotte
Desperate for big league baseball, but its profound apathy toward the Hornets and Panthers leads to the question: Why?

Oakland
The A's are sometimes outdrawn by their Triple A affiliate in Sacramento, the Raiders are threatening to leave again and the Warriors are so embarrassed they don't even use the city's name.

Phoenix
The Cardinals can't draw flies, the Coyotes are in ownership limbo and the Suns are slipping further from glory days.

Tampa
The three-year-old Devil Rays and the eight-year-old Lightning are already prime candidates for relocation.

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