Morning Reads for Monday, February 4, 2019

The Patriots won the Super Bowl. I know we’re all shocked. However is was the lowest scoringSuper Bowl game in history. 

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Grindelwald
Grindelwald

The game, summarized in a tweet: “This Super Bowl is so bad that Gladys Knight took an earlier train.” – @Will_Bunch You’d think such a low scoring game would feature incredible defense. You’d be wrong. The Rams quarterback was downright awful, taking bad sacks and failing to see open receivers on nearly every play. Tom Brady was equally crappy, but got bailed out by some good running from Sony Michel (who got robbed in the MVP vote). The halftime show, summarized in a tweet: “If gentrification were a Super Bowl halftime show” – @jemelehill Atlanta is a city that has… Read more »

bethebalance
bethebalance

At least there have been lots of praise for Atlanta’s efforts. Haven’t heard any tourist horror stories.

Gregs
Gregs

The game was boring but the week leading up to it was the most alive this town has been since the 96 Olympics. I attended several events and I thought everything was first class. I’m not sure about the cost benefit of a Superbowl because I witnessed a massive use of taxpayer resources to host an event for which the profit went to a private entity. All 2000 Atlanta police officers were concentrated in a 40 block area for seven days. If I lived Atlanta I would have hoped and prayed that I wasn’t a crime victim or had a… Read more »

Will Durant
Will Durant

The beer price thing: I’m surprised Georgia’s wasn’t higher. Sin taxes have always been popular here. Well, except for legalizing and taxing the oldest profession. Then you get to the “sex trafficking” thing: Arresting pimps during Superbowl weekend. Isn’t that the equivalent of hunting over a baited field?

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Aversion to sin, yes. Taxes no. State liquor taxes aren’t high though one wouldn’t know that based on price. (Thanks package store lobby.) Tobacco taxes are very low. The proposed casino taxes were lower than average.

chamblee54
chamblee54

Here are the chamblee54 links and comments from last week https://chamblee54.wordpress.com/2019/02/04/best-choice-to-serve-virginia/

Raleigh
Raleigh

Atlanta has had their day in the sun With Mercedes Benz Stadium and Superbowl 2019 in the books. SO the new question is when will it be coming back? Well at a minimum not until maybe 2025 because it’s booked until 2024. In 2024 it is scheduled to be back at the New Orleans Superdome for a record 8th time. And I thought Football was supposed to be played outside in the open air. Next year it will be in Miami for the 7th time. To put this in perspective the Georgia Dome hosted it only 2 times. All in… Read more »

Grindelwald
Grindelwald

2024 will actually be the 11th time the game has been played in New Orleans. Super Bowls IV, VI, and IX were held at Tulane Stadium. 2020 will be the 11th time the game has been played in the Miami area. The Orange Bowl hosted Super Bowls II, III, V, X, and XIII. From 1967 to 1982 the game effectively rotated between Los Angeles, Miami, and New Orleans (which makes sense, seeing as those cities were home to the three biggest bowl games in college football). I don’t know when Atlanta will host again, seeing as the NFL likes to… Read more »

Raleigh
Raleigh

I stand corrected. I forgot about Tulane and Orange bowl venues…

Grindelwald
Grindelwald

I only remembered Tulane Stadium because the broadcast mentioned the Steelers and Vikings posting a 2-0 score at halftime.

Gregs
Gregs

I really hope the city/state takes a good look at the cost/benefit of hosting this event before embarking on another grab at the latest bright shiny object

Benevolus
Benevolus

A crowded field for the open Atlanta City Council District 3 seat, due to the untimely death of Ivory lee Young, Jr.

Young, Shalise
Clay, Greg
Cardinale, Matthew Charles
Simama, Jabari
Estrada, Erika
Amos, Byron
Brown, Ricky
Brown, Antonio
Crayton, Patricia
Mainor, Mesha

This district includes Ga. Tech, Atlantic Station, Mercedes stadium, GWCC, and then west all the way to (but not including) Hamilton Holmes MARTA station.

The election is March 19.

Ellynn
Ellynn

We import the parts from Asia into Savannah, roll them over to High Point, we then roll the SUV’s to Brunswick and export them to Europe…

Globalism.

http://gaports.com/media/press-releases/articleid/218/artmid/3569

Ellynn
Ellynn

Last week the resident was wonder where the global warming went, tell us we needed it to come back…

Found it.

https://www.axios.com/australia-just-had-its-warmest-month-heat-flooding-1ab2f556-fbdc-4136-a551-2ba60e53ba51.html

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Trump is bringing back Ronny Jackson as his physician.

Recall that Trump tried to reward Jackson with VA Secretary post for reporting Trump’s height at 6′-3″ instead of 6′-2″, Trump’s height when he dodged the draft, because well, it’s a fact that an increase in height after 50+ years at 6′-2″ isn’t uncommon in one with good genes like Trump’s.

That inch was imperative to a narcissist like Trump since a 6′-2″ 236 lb Trump would be obese.