I have posted a column on MyAJC.com on Atlanta three’s pro sports franchises: the Braves, Falcons and Hawks. The premise of the column isn’t to determine: Which team is the best (or worst)? It’s more about asking which of the three should inspire the most confidence in the future (or the least)?
In looking at all three, I came to the realization that a case could be made for all three being listed first (or last). No team has really separated itself. The Braves are potentially the most extreme example of this: They have the worst record in the major leagues (8-25) but they also have a minor-league system stocked with prospects . . . if you assume that the prospects pan out.
The full column is posted here at MyAJC.com.
Now it’s your turn. Which of the three franchises do you have the most confidence in?
I’m giving you six options to rank the three teams first, second and third. Vote in the poll and sound off!
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