The Falcons did something today Atlanta teams don’t normally do in the postseason. Win. Savor it. (Though I still think the ’80 team was the best of them all.)
The Braves scored more runs in their season-ending game than the Falcons scored points today.
(A mostly Falcons flashback, with a Hawks cameo) In Atlanta the 1980 Falcons were football’s version of the ’91 Braves. Not quite the same, because the NFL schedule can’t compete with the daily drama of a pennant race. And then there’s the recognition factor. Everyone knew the Lemmer and Smoltzie and TP. How many knew…
With cameos by Dick Shiner and Russell Erxleben.
The 12 Days of Falcons, circa 1980 and this unfortunate ditty:
Time to jump on the 10-2 Falcons’ bandwagon. Today’s game made me a believer — thanks to Eric Weems.
This won’t ring a bell unless you lived in Atlanta during the winter of 1980. For those who have heard “The Twelve Days of a Atlanta Falcon Christmas,” bet you never thought you’d hear it again. Credit Atlanta Time Machine caretaker Greg Germani with another great find.
The other day CD overheard sports talk dinosaur Beau Bock wonder on air how anyone could find fault with the greatest sports owner this town has ever had: Arthur Blank. What about Ted Turner? “He hired Bobby Cox.” End of argument, at least in Beau’s feeble mind. The logical response would’ve been: “Yes, and he…
warren says: 04/30/2010 at 1:38 pm (Edit) all you haters are just jealous shut the F!@# up about “oh i hate the cowboys and brooking” thats nothing but pur jealousisness, dont you dare say the cowboys suck you would get creamed if you ever had a chance of being in the nfl even if you…
Falcons beat writer D. Orlando Ledbetter asks: Will you root for Keith Brooking in the playoffs? The question is moot now, with the Vikings about to dispense of the Cowboys, but I’ll answer anyway. Hell, no (see picture). –CB
While I was rooting for a Falcons win Monday night, I probably got more satisfaction watching Borasbot strike out to end Game 5. You’re on the mark, Teixeira … for a .100 October batting average. –CB
Keith Brooking vividly reminded me of those things I dislike about football and my fellow Southerners. –CB
Yesterday we learned that, in addition to being the most overrated Falcons defender ever, Keith Brooking is also an obnxious clown. You’d think his two tackles made the difference in Sunday’s game but, as usual, Brooking was inconsequential to the outcome. –CB
The AJC recently asked which team’s success came as more of a shock: the 2008 Falcons or the ’91 Braves? Certainly the Braves were the bigger and better story. They also had more promise — led by Glavine, Smoltz, Avery, Justice and Gant — going into ’91 than the Falcons seemed to have coming into…