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Falcon Freddie

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  1. Nope, you're staying. Once you've become a member of the Legion of the ****ed there's no going back.
  2. All you need to know about Atlanta and New Orleans: Fortune 500 Companies Headquartered in Atlanta: * Home Depot (29) * United Parcel Service (43) * Coca-Cola (72) * Delta Air Lines (84) * Coca-Cola Enterprises (113) * Southern Company (145) * SunTrust Banks (224) * Genuine Parts (236) * First Data (250) * AGCO (337) * Newell Rubbermaid (373) * NCR (451) Fortune 500 Companies Headquartered in New Orleans: * Entergy (219)
  3. The 2020s are not the 1960s and the XFL/CFL are not anything like the NFL/AFL. When the NFL/AFL merged there was obviously an expanding market for pro-football franchises. The NFL agreed to merge with the AFL because the AFL already had a level of legitimacy in the markets in which the NFL wanted to expand. The merger added the 10 AFL teams to the 16 NFL teams with little overlay in markets, no real competition, and major network coverage onboard; a monopoly that almost couldn't fail to succeed. It's hard to see how the XFL/CFL could duplicate that today, even in spring football. Personally, I feel if the NFL had rejected merger with the AFL and spent the money necessary to expand the NFL into the AFL's markets, the AFL today would be only a memory.
  4. Here we go again - another alternate pro-football league that's is almost certainly doomed for eventual failure. The fact is pro-football may already be saturated with the 32-teams National Football League. Yes, there are people who say they'd watch football year-round if it was offered. But here's the killer question: Just how many football fans like that are there? History has shown that there are not enough to support an additional football league. After perhaps an initial level of interest, stadium attendance and TV viewership inevitably drops like a stone. I don't see why a resurrected USFL would be any different this time around.
  5. Remember Warrick Dunn? I do. (And you should also, since Dunn owns a percentage of the Atlanta Falcons Football Club, Inc.) The Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 2002 offseason thought after five seasons Dunn was damaged goods. So they waved bye to Warrick as he went free agent and signed with the Atlanta Falcons. Imagine the Bucs' surprise when Dunn showed them and the entire NFL that he still had plenty left in the tank. Dunn gave the Falcons six stellar seasons. In 2007, per his request, Dunn was released by the Falcons and resigned with the Bucs for the 2008 season; Dunn then retired. Fairly much the same story will possibly be told of Julio Jones if the Falcons let him go.
  6. Apparently, this Mensa was doing this at a Carroll Motor Fuels/Circle K convenience store, 3107 Hammons Ferry Road, Halethorpe, MD. The disease of the Taints knows no limits.
  7. "Brady is going to let the clock run down to the last second before snapping the ball." If the Falcons had done that in Super Bowl LI they would have won.
  8. FF: It looks like the Falcons have hired Arthur Smith as their new coach. Lady FF: Is that good or bad? FF: Well, he's well thought of ... but so was the last one.
  9. Q: How does the Falcons differ from a dollar bill? (Y'all ought to be able to answer this one. And it's been true all freaking season.)
  10. The Falcons should be an attractive prospect for a blue-chip coaching candidate. But if you believe in Bad Karma, has there been a more snake-bit team?
  11. With a 17-0 lead at halftime, the Falcons are now poised to crush our hearts once again.
  12. The Falcons should just cancel their season and concede the rest of the games. Seriously. Why not? There aren't any Season Tickets Holders to worry about. COVID-19 is still raging, so there's an excuse. They can lock in their Draft position without actually tanking games. It would remove the humiliation of probably losing to Brady two more times. No one would think less of the Falcons because how is that presently possible? Just throw in the towel and let this season be done with. Next season can be the start of a new age; this one is done.
  13. Still? Who said most Falcons fans ever wanted him?
  14. I'm hearing the same noises concerning Harbaugh as I heard prior to the hiring of Petrino. Like Petrino, an outer package that attracts some. But soon after his hiring, it became apparent that Petrino was a bad mistake; Harbaugh would be also.
  15. Hey, northern Alabama has plenty of Falcons fans (when they're winning.) It's those dolt Saints fans around Mobile that dislike the Falcons.
  16. Well, there's a blast from the past. Byron Leftwich was briefly on the Falcons roster as quarterback in 2007 under Bobby Petrino. I will admit Lefty had his excuses, but he still stunk-up the field as Falcons QB. I'm happy to hear he apparently found better success on the sidelines. Nevertheless, I would be wary to give Lefty the key to the kingdom.
  17. How old is Phillips? A million? (Actually, I looked it up; he's 73.) Why can't we just let the old coaches enjoy their retirement? Even if Phillips says he willing to go another season on the sidelines doesn't mean that they should.
  18. It seems obvious both DQ and TD saw it coming; this was not a bolt out of the blue for either gentleman.
  19. You all watched it. It was SB LI all over again. The clincher was the Falcons players just looking at that on-sides kick like a bunch of dolts. I'm fairly sure Blank decided to fire Quinn right then, but had to wait a few more loses to show it wasn't just a knee-jerk decision. TD's departure at this time is the real surprise.
  20. I'm not going to spell out my reasons, with this bunch it'll be a waste of time and effort. (Kind of like trying to convince my relatives that Trump shouldn’t' be reelected.) So, I'll just observe that many fans remember Dan Reeves WAY better than he was.
  21. I've seen enough. Dan Quinn is worst than a bad coach - he's a mediocre coach, which enables him to be much more destructive. An obviously bad coach is quickly found out and probably doesn't last past the first season. However, a mediocre coach does jussssstttt enough to hang on, season after disappointing season. Maybe the team occasionally slops its way into the playoffs, just to get gunned down. But we hear "Hey! We made the playoffs. Let's give Coach [Mediocre] another chance." Enough! Quinn has lost the confidence of the locker room and the fans. Time for the Falcons to do what they've historically have done best ... "rebuild."
  22. Like SB LI the Falcons led the whole game, until the final second. What were those players thinking apparently watching the on-sides ball just scoot past them without even trying to fall on it?
  23. I haven't felt this good at halftime about the Falcons since, oh, February of 2017.
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