Rudy Bush has the story: The College Football Hall of Fame is indeed picking up and leaving South Bend, Indiana ... for Atlanta! But, but, but. "We would not be pursuing this unless we had a good sense from our conversations that success was possible," the mayor said in April. And what about Bob Sambol's "30-year friend[ship]" with Steve Hatchell, president and CEO of the National Football Foundation, which is the parent entity of the College Football Hall of Fame? And won't the convention center hotel be lonely?
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The Atlanta Journal-Constitution says the announcement becomes official tomorrow, and that "the museum will become a unique sports draw in a district that already includes the Georgia Aquarium, the World of Coca-Cola, CNN Center and the anticipated Center for Human and Civil Rights. Plans for a health museum also have been announced." But what will we do with these plans?