It was snowing here Thursday, or at least this is what they kept saying on the news. It looked more like fat rain to my trained eye, not the least bit dangerous. This is the South, though, so the potential of wintry weather is breathlessly dissected tip to buzzer of almost every newscast in Georgia.
This is too bad for a couple of reasons:
1. The Falcons with Matt Ryan and Tony Gonzalez and Asante Samuel, hosting the NFC Championship Game against San Francisco, are a really good story being totally bum-rushed by Skippy the TV weather guy.
2. The weather has freaked out the locals so much so that when I went to get my car the very nice bellman tried to talk me out of it. We went back and forth about how dangerous it was, how I grew up in a snow state, how nobody can drive in Georgia, about how I need to go talk to Atlantans about Falcons former quarterback Michael Vick.
"Why?" he asked, and seemed generally confused. "We past that."
People tell me some version of this everywhere...