Is there a chance the Falcons would leave Atlanta if they don’t get their new stadium? Sure. Only a fool would say otherwise. But the same fool who believed the Falcons would beat the 49ers by 10 points feels compelled to levy odds on the likelihood of the Falcons’ departure.
The line on leaving: 1,000-to-1.
The belief here is that the Falcons will have their stadium, even if there seems – in my mind and apparently in the minds of others – no pressing need. They want it, and eventually they’ll get it. They might not get exactly what they want when/where they want it, but in the end they’ll be placated.