DTexHawk wrote:T-Sizzle wrote:bellingerga wrote:I stopped caring what national media thinks a long time ago, in sports and other areas. It's better that way.
In most cases they are less educated than fans. They are news readers...nothing more.
It's a plain numbers and longevity issue.
The majority of East Coast teams have significant numbers of fans that have been following their teams for longer than the Hawks have existed. Media will cater to those numbers. Throw in the overall lack of success and that is why the Hawks are covered the way they are and are an after thought to the majority of the country.
Win for a decade (with multiple SB's), and grow the fan base that way, and eventually Hawks will be on the radar.
The problem about that is the parity in the league won't allow a team to win for a decade.
Ummm...Colts, Pats, Ravens, Stillers? Get good coaches, good player acquisition, and a franchise QB, and you can stay ahead of parity for a decade.