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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by Disney Baby, Apr 8, 2015.
C. Elletts is very good
What ex ATL pro athletes who weren't from Atlanta prior to becoming pro athletes, chose to stay in Atlanta after their careers were over? There are a ton that are from here, who still live here (Franceour, McCann, Tuggle, etc, the list goes on), but I'm more interested in the players who chose to stay here versus the other places they played despite not being from here.
So here are some that I can think of who played for the Hawks/Falcons/Braves, but didn't go to HS in Georgia, that live here now....
Mark DeRosa (Notable mainly because of his role now vs his playing days)
Tom Glavine (counting him because he lived here a while, but is now in the FL panhandle)
Dikembe Mutumbo (I think? I know his foundation is here.)
Javy Lopez (maybe? This could also be the pitcher Javier Lopez who for sure lives here, but never played for the Braves. Not sure if they both live here.)
Does Andre Rison live here?
While looking it up I saw something about Travis Hall (ex Falcon DE from Utah) living here, but I don't know is he's notable or if it's even still accurate. I know there are a lot more than that, but that was just a few I could think of off the top of my head.
Um someone is forgetting about the legend Kroy Zolciak
Julio still has a house here
Didn’t play here but Takeo Spikes.
kroy biermann still around?
Pretty sure Rick Steiner is still in Cobb.
there are too many to count. Go look at every basketball and football recruit ranking list. Son of former pro athlete is on there from Atlanta area.
Roethlisberger is back living part time at Lake Oconee
saw him two weeks ago so hide your wife/daughter
That happened like a mile from where I lived in FayCo.
That's what I thought first, but I believe he means who played for an Atlanta team and stayed
Korver and Teague are back working for the Hawks
That sucks. Was my favorite place to go before/after Atlanta United games. I’ll have to go one last time before they close.
That house is massive. There's a ton of big ones out there then you see his and it's like quadruple wide
Cam Newton's dumbass bought it. So not going to be a replacement option for pregame, basically have to wait for centennial yards to come online. Figured his failing bbq joint next door would be enough.
These pro sports guys ought to realize how futile investing in restaurants are.
The airport lines the last few months needs to be addressed at the city level. The security line was like out the door this morning. Thankfully I have priority but I won’t next year.
Agree it has been ridiculous for early AM flights. Once you get past the 6-9am rush though it dies down considerably. What’s the city going to do though? Ask the airlines to book less seats/flights like they did at Heathrow?
I have TSApre + Clear and it’s still long. Opting in to the Face ID that Delta offers is the way. Still have to sit in the line, but once you get to TSA/Clear fork there is another line just for the opt-ins and it’s wayyy faster
Took us 90 minutes this morning. Absolutely absurd
I thought his Cigar bar/restaurant “Fellaship” was doing pretty well. Could be wrong. It’s gotten good reviews.
The NFL tries to warn them during rookie orientation about bad investments
Clear lines have been 30-45 minutes too. Almost not worth it. Seems like they always have lanes available in general security too
This is the best run of weather in the 20 years I’ve been here. Fall 2022 is one for the record books.
Did Yonah Mountain with the gf and my dog yesterday, trail was packed - had to park at least half a mile from the trailhead.
Did Yonah Mountain vineyards after that with some live music on the patio, weather was beautiful. Perfect day.
Side note, that vineyard is easily the best and biggest I’ve been to in North GA
Been flying out Monday/Tuesday early AM last 8 weeks and haven't waited longer than 15 minutes with Precheck and the Face ID.
hello fine people of Atlanta.
i have a work trip to your city coming up, staying in Midtown (probably The Moxy).
what's the best thing to eat around there? coming from NYC and looking for local stuff. someone suggested Fox Bros BBQ, any good?
What's your vibe? Dive? Classy? Weird?
work appropriate, so dive is probably out. doesn't have to be super upscale though, no Bordeaux and white table cloths.
gastropub level of fancy seems about right.
alternatively, would be down with "hole in the wall" vibe if the food was stellar.
Rumi's, Ruby Chow's, Amano and Bon Ton are all relatively nearby and good
Second all these.
+ Torched Hop if you’re looking for a brewery that also has excellent food.
thank you guys, i will check these out.
Cypress Street is good food and bar scene if you want a chill spot
Vortex has a dive feel and known good burger
i like that it's called Vortex
The Vortex is right up your alley then. It’s all suicide girls, good burgers/booze, and sort of an Atlanta institution.
Depending on your coworkers, it may not be safe for work. It’s a little risqué with the artwork, vibe, etc.
damn that sounds sick.
may have to save that for the next trip.
Steiner is up here in Woodstock. He’s on the Cherokee County school board actually.
I did Stone Mountain Sunday. Beautiful day. What are the other hills you can see up there?
Kennesaw Mountain and Sweat Mountain are the most easily visible, but there’s something like 50 that you can see or something like that.
Anyone ever been to Jaemor Farms? Went for the first time on Sunday after driving by it so many times on our way up to Clarkesville, and it was a fucking madhouse. I'm assuming this is probably the worst time to go, but didn't realize it was like an amusement park of a farm with a corn maze, hay rides, and everything else.
However; their store is really cool.
Pretty much always stop there on the way to the mountains for boiled peanuts.
I have been and had a similar experience.
Was in blueridge the last few weeks for the Apple festival and then a golf trip. Entire area was packed. Went to a couple apple houses and could barely get in.
Yeah it’s such a great time to be in the N GA mountains that it makes it a terrible time to be in the N GA mountains.
There’s a guy on the left hand side on the high way before you get to Clayton and he sells the best boiled peanuts. Jaemor has great ones as well too.
Did the Hike Inn Trail loop yesterday, 6 miles on the Hike Inn Trail and 4 miles and change on the AT approach trail back to the trail head. Felt like New England, the leaves are spectacular at the moment. I recommend getting out there ASAP, probably gone in 10-14 days
Also found there is a cool place to stay overnight called the Len Foote Hike inn. Three buildings out in the middle of the woods, common area, showers / bunk room, and a game room. Staff cooks dinner and bfast. We hiked thru but going to come back do the the Inn soon
Go here a fair amount Yeesh
Ate at Bacchanalia last night. Was a little worried it would have been over rated or wouldn't live up to the cost....
That shit was fucking delicious. Def recommended. Was also the most expensive dinner I've ever had by a long shot
Fly Fishing Club is here, the olds will try to move it OTP like Trout Unlimited at Oppolitos(sp) on Holcomb Bridge.