This is a poor take. Embracing your city is not going too far. Plus, they don’t even sell most of the ATL items. They’re mostly team exclusives or special one-off items. But if you’re concerned, here’s the best college baseball program in the country embracing their city:
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Here’s Auburn embracing their entire state
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Georgia loves “it’s Saturday in Athens”:
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Bama fans and players fondly refer to their campus being in T-Town
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I’m really not sure what the problem is here. When you don’t embrace your city you allow things like this to happen:
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Not to respond for him...but I think his issue was plastering a giant ATL on the shirts without a GT really highlighted anywhere.
1) Vandy’s “Nash” patch is probably exactly what he’s looking for. Says “Vanderbilt” prominently.
2) College town claiming the state is not the same thing at all. Says “Auburn” prominently.
3) College town claiming their town is completely different. Athens wouldn’t even exist without the college.
4) I don’t see how Bama nicknaming their campus relates to the topic at all.
I think us marketing ourselves as Atlanta’s college team is smart and should pay dividends slowly down the road. I think the issue was slapping a huge ATL on a shirt in place of a Tech logo. I kind of get that. I think of it like our field. We don’t have an ATL logo in the middle of the field. We have it as a smaller accent on the sides.