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BCS National Championship Game: Atlanta Weather Giving Oregon An Advantage Over Auburn

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Auburn Tigers fans are having a hard time getting out of Atlanta, the nation’s Auburnest big city. Delta and Airtran alone have canceled hundreds of flights. I flew out last night, witnessing hordes of Auburn fans and one energetic Oregon Ducks fan in a LaMichael James jersey, but Hartsfield was covered in white by early last night.

Can’t speak for every flight, but I know lots of flights this morning were shoving each other on down throughout the day. Alabama’s in the same situation as Atlanta, with ice storms hitting Auburn University’s area, so there are likely to be some empty seats in Glendale that would’ve otherwise propped up War Eaglemen.

Oregon fans, being somewhat Yankees, will laugh at all this and point to their talents at driving in the rain, as it never snows in Oregon (does it?). Northerners of every fashion think snow-dusted Atlanta is the funniest thing in the world, yet Atlantans don’t even notice the moment each summer when some town like Chicago refers to four straight days of 91-degree weather as a “heat wave.” So whatever.

Just let us freak out about two inches of snow, and how it’s souring Auburn’s title game, in peace.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.