- Aug 28, 2006
The popularity of Atlanta United actually kind of surprises me. Atlanta isn't a great sports town. They've done themselves a huge favor by being successful right out of the gate - they were competitive and made the playoffs in their first year then won the whole thing in their second year. The Thrashers made the playoffs once in their history and got swept in the one series they did make...they never won a single playoff game.I would have thought the Thrashers would have been successful in Atlanta. Look how well they support soccer now. You think another NHL team gives it a go there?