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ATLANTA _ Greetings from sporting Siberia, where folks greet champions, bottom feeders and middle-of-the-packers alike with frigid indifference.
The Atlanta Falcons believe Michael Vick can warm this skeptical city. They believe his unrivaled skills can convert cynics into flag-waving, pre-game-tailgating, leather-lunged fans.
Baseball's Braves, perennial winners, fail to sell out postseason games. Professional hockey and basketball here are afterthoughts. Even the Falcons' lone Super Bowl run, in 1998, attracted pedestrian crowds to the Georgia Dome.
And now the Falcons, in Vick's first season as their starting quarterback, are 0-2.
Their latest setback transpired Sunday in the …