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Don Solo

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  1. Well, it only took 239 days for me to feel like somebody kicked me in the gut again. I don't really like this feeling. Oh well, at least there are more important things to worry about than this crappy performance on days like today.....
  2. Falcons - 10 Braves - 8 Hawks - 7 (just so frustrating watching those guys play, or try to play, smart basketball) Univ of Tennessee football/basketball/baseball - 5 (all of these used to be much higher until Mike Hamilton came along and dirty sanchez'd the athletics programs in Knoxville. These days, I just kind of take them in stride, as opposed to not being able to see straight after a Falcons' loss)
  3. Ryan got us to the "NFC game" in his first career start, which was faster than Vick since Vick didn't start his first NFL game. It was an "NFC game" against the Detroit Lions. If you are going to spew your idiotic rhetoric, how about trying to spew it correctly? For the record, do you actually consider yourself a fan of the Falcons?
  4. The only thing that you have to know to understand that Ryan is a superior QB to Vick is the fact that Vick admitted to not giving his all while playing in Atlanta. If you prefer someone like that as the QB of your favorite team, then I feel sorry for you. It is completely inexcusable for a professional athlete making millions of dollars, especially a QB, to not do everything in his power to make himself better. That fact alone tells me that I would NEVER want Vick playing QB for my favorite team again. PERIOD. Sure, Vick is fun to watch. He is exciting to watch. But, show me a game wh
  5. Ok, then the question is do you believe that Vick can? I don't seem to recall any Super Bowl appearances while he was in Atlanta.....and, please don't give me the rhetoric that he never had any talent around him, blah, blah, blah.
  6. I notice that you conveniently left out Brady's INT, his fumble, and the fact that he got sacked 5 times. Not to mention roughly 100 of Brady's yards and one of his TDs came in the fourth quarter when his team was down by two scores and the Jets were simply playing prevent. Nice try though.... Ask anybody that watched that game if that was a "normal" game for Brady, and they will look at you like you have two heads. ****, he even said as much in his press conference after the game. The point is that every QB is going to have a bad game from time to time, even the best. A lot of that has
  7. No offense dude, but I am not disappointed about Ryan at all. I am extremely disappointed at how the entire team played. Last I checked, Matt Ryan is not the only player on the field, nor is he coaching this team. So to say that "he hasn't figured out a way to beat the defenses he's faced in the big games" is just shortsighted on your behalf. He is just one cog in the wheel, sure the biggest name of the cogs in the wheel, but still just one cog. Just to put it in perspective for you, most folks would consider Tom Brady the best QB in the game right now. How did he look this past Sunday?
  8. You can't argue that Ryan didn't play his best game, but show me one Falcon player that did. That was the worst all around game I have watched them play in a while. Turnovers, penalties, terrible tackling, it was just a completely terrible performance by everyone. Sure, you can single out Ryan if you want and say that he was "subpar" because he is the QB, but to be completely honest, I think you can say the exact same thing about every single player and coach for the Falcons. But, hey, it happens. Try to stay positive and remember where this franchise was three years ago. I would like t
  9. Thanks Rev for keeping up with this every year. I am glad to see that my tried and true method of coin flipping has finally proven that it can indeed be correct more often than incorrect. Now, let's just hope that I can get the coin to choose our Falcons for three more games this season....
  10. Well, as a simpleton myself, isn't scoring points the basic idea behind the concept of offense? In other words, you can amass all the yards of offense that you want up, but if you aren't scoring points, what do those yards really get you? And, based on that simpleton concept, looking at the amount of points scored by both teams for the year (not cherry picking five games here and there), the Falcons have put up more points.
  11. Great point, Tandy....you beat me to it. I was going to bring up the fact that our HC pulled his hammy.
  12. Well, considering that a 41 year old QB playing on one good ankle with me and you at WR almost beat the Saints on their home field right after they hung a banner, you might want to rethink that stance just a little bit....
  13. No offense to anyone, but anybody that thinks that you don't kick the FG in that situation to TIE the game is out of his mind. Had Smith decided to go for that and not gotten it, these boards would have been crashed for 6 days because of the people complaining about what a bad decision that was. Remember, as stated several times before, hindsight is 20/20. I would take a tie game with three minutes left with them backed up off a kickoff all day everyday and twice on Sundays....
  14. Atlanta Falcons: Fantastic overall value for this class with 11 bodies. Atlanta addressed a lot of needs, and might have gotten three immediate starters in defensive end Jamaal Anderson, offensive tackle Justin Blalock and cornerback Chris Houston. The fast and feisty Houston might end up being the steal of this class, and he should pair well with DeAngelo Hall. Linebacker Stephen Nicholas should be a quality special teams player and improve the depth at the linebacker spot with his versatility. Wideout Laurent Robinson has the raw skill to be a playmaker, but he seems more likely to be anothe
  15. We can only hope that is the case....worst coach in the NBA! It is almost funny how bad Skiles is outcoaching him in this series. I can't blame Joe Johnson for wanting to get the heck out of dodge....
  16. Who's to say that Morgan is going to be any better in the long run than anybody else in the draft? The draft is a crap shoot. Anderson was a top 10 pick, and we all see how well that turned out. My point is that regardless of where a team selects in the draft, the player can be a bust or he can be an all-pro. You just never know. Thus, for a team to lay down to "move up a couple of spots in the draft" is, IMHO, just insane. Secondly, if you have ever competed in anything in your life, then you should know that somebody who is a professional competitor doesn't have it in them to give gam
  17. Simple answer to the OP's question: Dahl plays for the Falcons. Spikes plays for the Gators. Now, if Spikes winds up a Falcon sometime in the future, then I would see nothing wrong with his play either.
  18. I heard the Shady Point Retirement Rome might be in the market for a loud-mouthed, washed-up OLB that thinks he is worth a LOT more money than he actually is....
  19. I would also say the same thing about Aundray Bruce....
  20. I believe the Eagles have a team option on Vick for the 2010 season, but I don't believe they have picked up that option as yet.
  21. I had the pleasure of meeting Ronnie Mexico at the Walgreen's out at Sugarloaf a few years back. No joke, he was buying some sort of "balm". I am not sure what the balm in question was to be used for, but this was shortly after that whole Ron Mexico "incident" so I could probably venture a guess.... I also ran into D-Hall at the Duluth post office once. It was the day after a Saints game and he received a phone call while we were waiting in line. Whoever called him was giving him all sorts of grief for his inability to cover Joe Horn at all. Quite funny. He then proceeded to almost come
  22. Name: Don (surprisingly) Age: 37 Location: Oxford, Connecticut (grew up in Knoxville, TN) Falcon fan since: 1980 Favorite Falcon opponent to see them beat: 49ers, hands down. Favorite Falcon moment: Has to be the '98 NFCCG Favorite move management has made in Atlanta: Smith family selling to Blank Least favorite move Falcon management has made: Firing Reeves and bringing in Mora Current favorite Falcon player: Lofton All-Time Favorite Falcon: Tuggle (not really sure why, but Chris Miller has always been one of my faves also) How many times have you seen the Falcons live and favorite moment:
  23. Man, to this day, I still despise Ronnie Bradford.....
  24. **** YEA!!! TO **** WITH MINNESOTA!!! YES, YES, YES!~!!! HALLELUJAH!! HOLY CRAP!! I NEED SOME ASPIRIN, AND ANOTHER BEER!!!! ---Don Solo, January 17, 1999
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