ratesforless

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  1. I haven't watched a single play of that game afterwards and never will Lord willing. I instantly change channels when someone pulls up a highlight from it without exception. Of course, had the ending been different, it would've been required viewing material within my house on weekends, during losing streaks, after overspending with my daughters at the mall, holidays, days off, vacations, after news broadcasts...
  2. I'll give that team a pass with the whole moving to Baltimore thing hovering over their heads like an F-5 funnel cloud that's seconds away from touching down in your front yard...
  3. I'd be looking for another way to make a living if I had to sit through that. Just me...
  4. My wife and I was just discussing this awhile ago after the game. The salt depository in Louisiana must have grown by 58 percent...
  5. Nah, the debt must be repaid, which means a third playoff heartbreaker in a row. How about them driving for the game-winning score in next year's NFC Title Game, only for a tipped pass off of the umpire landing in Deion Jones' lap and him scoring as the clock runs out? But I'll take the Falcons winning the Lombardi all the same...
  6. Short of the Falcons getting there and actually winning it, this is the next best thing. As I always say, the ultimate joy of team sports isn't just to watch your team win but to watch its' rivals LOSE. I'm going to personally enjoy today, as there are no Saints fans in sight on this forum or any of my timelines. No one bringing up that score. The chili is on, the wings will be lemon-peppered, the drinks cold, and the 70" flatscreen ready to go...
  7. Yes, but the game wouldn't have been completed because the lights would still be out in the Superdump. Even today. As far as the game itself, no doubt that this would've been Tony's last game as well. And as hot as he was that postseason (which he parlayed into a massive extension), Joe Flacco is no Tom Brady. After forcing the engineers there to turn the lights back on sixteen hours later, Falcons win 30-21. Oh well...
  8. I need a full Total Recall-style lobotomy to forget that play...
  9. If ifs were fifths, we'd all be drunk. Anyway, at full strength, the team is very likely contending for a wild card spot. Anything else is mere speculation at best...
  10. They have an obvious agenda being that they are division rivals. No one wants to see a rival get to the Super Bowl no matter what...
  11. That's the gist of it all. Ever since being gifted with a tainted trophy, they carry themselves as if they have championship rings falling out of their pockets like the Steelers, 49ers, Patriots, or Cowboys do. That, more than anything else, has made them one of the most reviled fanbases in pro sports. After hearing them cry all week long like a spoiled child after getting his favorite toy taken on Christmas, the whole world now knows what we knew all along. There has not been one group of fans from another NFL team to come out in support of them; not one. There are so many folks who are just plain sick of their act...
  12. It got to the point where my wife and I didn't watch the game because we both feared the worst. We checked on the score but stayed away from changing the channel. When we finally turned to the game, it was right after the no-call and we were figuring that something good might have happened. And yes, when the Rams got the ball down three, you would've sworn that he had on a Falcons jersey with 'Ryan' on the back in my house. I was so hurt when Goff missed that pass over the middle on 3rd down because the receiver would've likely scored on that. And you weren't the only one thinking of the ending to that game when the Saints won the coin toss. This was double after they were gifted with a DPI to set them up on 1st down. What happened afterwards, well, you would've also thought that the Falcons won the NFC. We were so relieved to see the Falcons...err...Rams pull it off, with a FG to end it in the same manner Morton Anderson did in the Metrodome. It was almost 20 years to the date. Safe to say, LOTS of fun activities that ends with 'ing' took place shortly afterwards in celebration...
  13. Could you imagine what those billboards would've looked like had they won? You know that he was going to have a field day, not to mention the free publicity he would've gotten from the national media, who would've eaten that up like a fat person in front of a buffet line...
  14. Ding ding ding. Close the phone lines, we have ourselves a winner. That's exactly the reason why they're so butthurt right now. Those folks would've been on the first bus, plane, car, motorcycle, or starship smoking down here had they won that game, along with their local media folks to rub salt into the wound. Other big rivalries in the league (see Packers/Bears, Ravens/Steelers) don't have the unique dynamic of 1) having a large number of transients from its' rival reside in their towns and 2) worrying every few years about hosting a Super Bowl with its' archrivals playing in it because they don't get to host that game to begin with (Dallas being the exception with Jerry World). While it's one thing for them to have been gifted with a trophy and chanting that score ad nauseum, what they really wanted was that finishing maneuver, that one notch on the belt that can never be lived down. That was their logo splattered all over downtown Atlanta and on Falcon property in Flowery Branch. It was their fans preening and prancing up and down Peachtree Street for two weeks and goading anyone in the vicinity into a verbal or physical confrontation. If their team took the liberty to urinate in the middle of the Georgia Dome turf after a game, no telling how badly they would've trashed Falcon HQ and/or taken a billion pictures of them in it to share on social media. The Falcons could win the next three Lombardis after that and we still wouldn't have an answer for 'yeah, but we played for (or egads, won) a Super Bowl in your house!!' That opportunity was swiped from under them like Lucy snatching the ball away before Charlie Brown tries to kick it. They know that such an opportunity to call 'scoreboard' on this feud is gone and our team is one great season away from pulling even in the championship department. That's where all of the vitriol, piss, and vinegar from them is coming from...
  15. Our country is trillions in debt, government workers have been furloughed (until a few minutes ago), and tons of other stuff going on. Yet, this clown is so butthurt because his team didn't win a ballgame in their house that he wasted valuable time on the Congress floor to speak about it? The only thing I wished had happened during his speech was that the Georgia contingent of representatives started laughing out loud, only to be joined by representatives from the states of Minnesota, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, California...
  16. Now THAT deserves an amen...
  17. I work downtown so I might be able to go...
  18. OMG, I thought that I couldn't find anything better than what's been put out so far. I almost spit my water all over my laptop after seeing this one...
  19. We've been saying this since 1967...
  20. Someone pin this video to the top. Now THAT'S a wall I could support...
  21. And why we hate them so much...
  22. You're not lying. This board would've gone nuclear had Ryan tossed a ball like that in such a situation...