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Supercross at the Georgia Dome

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The Monster Energy AMA Supercross FIM World Championship came to the Georgia Dome Saturday, February 21, 2009. The evening started with “Sweet Home Alabama” blaring over the loud speakers at the almost filled to capacity arena. And then in the most surreal moment of the night amongst cheers and shouts and following the blaring of “Born In The USA” at tremendous volume (“I had a buddy at Khe Sahn, Fighting off the Viet Cong, They're still there, he's all gone”) a group of youngsters were marched to the center of the arena and stood behind American flags as they were sworn into the United States Air Force. “I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States,” boomed a voice over the loudspeakers “against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States.” Tremendous fireworks then shook the stadium like bombs with smoke and fire and the individual riders were dramatically introduced, and then finally, the race was on.

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