I know most of you here say the same thing, some of you say it and we have doubts whether or not you actually mean it. However, as a Falcon fan we have the right to not agree with everything the team does, we have the right to be a homer for our team if we want, we have the right to start a topic displaying 100's of stats that suit or agenda for that day. The one thing we all forget sometimes is why we started following this team to begin with. Even the biggest skeptics of this team probably started rooting for them before there was ever any real success to follow. We have all been there for the good times, the bad times and the REALLY bad times. So today I think it would be interesting to see from everyone, what was the first game you remember watching? When did you become a fan? What motivates you to stay loyal to this team? Even those of you who are constantly putting up stats to show why you dislike Mike Smith, TD, and Ryan. There was a time when you first decided to support this team and a reason you still root for them. So for one day, lets take a few minutes out from bashing a aspect of the team and talk about the memories that made us Falcons Fans. I am fairly young and became a Falcon fan in 1998. That was truly the first full season I watched of any major league sport. The Falcons stuck out to me because of the Dirty Bird. Being 10 at the time I did not truly grasp the game yet. Still, living outside of Chattanooga the Falcons were on every Sunday and me and my dad watched every game. The one game I remember from that season was when they played the 49ers for the second time. 9ers had already beat them once and it was a revenge game from the Falcons. I remember Young throwing everywhere, T.O. and Rice catching td's. But what I will never forget was the 4th quarter. Both teams put up a lot of points with the Falcons coming out on top. I root for this team because they are a true underdog that to this day gets no respect. I honestly can not wait to see them raise the Lombardi!