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    AvidFalconFan got a reaction from Falcons_Frenzy in Covid series helmet?   
    To be honest, 
    I agree. And I'm at the point where I'm starting not to care. I'm sick of the fact that politics has entered into my favorite sport that I have followed for over 4 decades. I have always looked forward to the Falcons games and the NFL was the best thing in life to escape all of life's worries and it brought everyone together no matter your skin color, etc. We were all one on that Sunday and we all wore our Falcon attire as a way to show our unity and love for our favorite team. 
    That feeling is starting to slip away. I never thought I would feel this way. The NFL has changed. I think it started for me when the PSL fees of thousands priced out a lot of the hard core fans and sold to the corporate world. The greediness of the owners for more money started to show they really didn't care about the fans just who could have the nicest stadium so maybe their city could get a Super Bowl. The cost to go to a game now is ridiculous. 
    Now the political mess has entered. It has reared its ugly head into something I thought at one time was untouchable .
    Nothing could ever take away my love for the game and my team. It was always something I looked forward to. It brought happiness and I lived waiting for another season so I could escape all the hassles of the world. 
    The tailgates and high fives when the Falcons made a good play and the celebrations when we won are starting to slip away like having a good dream just to wake up and realize it was not real.
    The virus in one way may be a blessing in that it just doesn't feel right to have a season this year. Our country is being attacked and the civil unrest has gotten out of hand.
    Let's all pray that we can live again in peace and enjoy our time here. 
    I miss the togetherness and joy that football once was. Please wake me from this nightmare that has taken over and hate that has spread. Stop the rioting and burning down our places. We need to come together again. We are all one in God's eyes. 
    I for one love my country first and foremost. It's not perfect but I wouldn't want to live anywhere else. 
    Let's hope a cure for this virus is soon and the NFL gets back to football only.
    Leave the politics in the political arena where it belongs. It's destroying us and dividing us. The media is not honest. Open your eyes and don't let hate take over. Accept everyone as they are. Show compassion for one another. Listen to each other. Stand together. Respect our country and know we live in the best country period. Let go of the past. Work together for each other. 
    Bring back football the way it use to be. 
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    AvidFalconFan got a reaction from Peteshweddy in Do we have what it takes?   
    I hope I'm wrong but I don't think we are going to find out this year if we have what it takes. 
    This virus is not going away and a cure looks to be 2021 at the earliest. Even if they start playing teams are going to lose players due to the virus. Lack of being in football shape will lead to more injuries.
    Also if fans are not allowed to attend it just doesn't seem right to play in an empty stadium. The players play for the money but they also feed off the fans enthusiasm. 
    Hope I'm wrong but football may not be back until 2021. 
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    AvidFalconFan got a reaction from k-train in Do we have what it takes?   
    I hope I'm wrong but I don't think we are going to find out this year if we have what it takes. 
    This virus is not going away and a cure looks to be 2021 at the earliest. Even if they start playing teams are going to lose players due to the virus. Lack of being in football shape will lead to more injuries.
    Also if fans are not allowed to attend it just doesn't seem right to play in an empty stadium. The players play for the money but they also feed off the fans enthusiasm. 
    Hope I'm wrong but football may not be back until 2021. 
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    AvidFalconFan got a reaction from HouseofEuphoria in Falcons 1991   
    Great memories. My wife and I also went to the last game at FCS against Seattle. It was cold that day. Santa took our picture outside the stadium. Loved the tailgating experience at FCS. 
    We also went to New Orleans that year and saw Norm Johnson kick the winning field goal. Saints fans were not happy at all. Got flipped off, etc.
    Loved hearing Munson call the games. 
    We started our 21 years of being a season ticket holder in 92 at the GA Dome. I think tickets were 37.00 each.
    Times have certainly changed. Miss those days. Still love the Falcons always will. It's tough but my hunger for the Falcons games will never change. 
    If God takes me I'm hoping to be an Angel working behind the scenes to assure the Falcons always win.
     
     
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    AvidFalconFan got a reaction from PokerSteve in Falcons 1991   
    Great memories. My wife and I also went to the last game at FCS against Seattle. It was cold that day. Santa took our picture outside the stadium. Loved the tailgating experience at FCS. 
    We also went to New Orleans that year and saw Norm Johnson kick the winning field goal. Saints fans were not happy at all. Got flipped off, etc.
    Loved hearing Munson call the games. 
    We started our 21 years of being a season ticket holder in 92 at the GA Dome. I think tickets were 37.00 each.
    Times have certainly changed. Miss those days. Still love the Falcons always will. It's tough but my hunger for the Falcons games will never change. 
    If God takes me I'm hoping to be an Angel working behind the scenes to assure the Falcons always win.
     
     
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    AvidFalconFan got a reaction from 1989Fan in Targets for Day 3   
    Jake Fromm
    Can't believe he is still available. If Matt goes down is Benkert the backup?
    We need someone who is more mobile and IMO it's time to let Matt Schaub go.
    I like Benkert if he can stay healthy. Fromm is a steal in the 4th round. 
    Also like JR Reed for safety help.
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    AvidFalconFan got a reaction from Romfal in NEW JERSEYS IN APRIL!!!   
    Falcons should leak the new uniforms asap.  We need some good news! 
    Everything is Corona virus talk. 
    We need something to make us smile! 
    I expect a leak soon! 
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    AvidFalconFan got a reaction from ZoneOne01 in NEW JERSEYS IN APRIL!!!   
    Falcons should leak the new uniforms asap.  We need some good news! 
    Everything is Corona virus talk. 
    We need something to make us smile! 
    I expect a leak soon! 
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    AvidFalconFan got a reaction from Absolute in NEW JERSEYS IN APRIL!!!   
    Falcons should leak the new uniforms asap.  We need some good news! 
    Everything is Corona virus talk. 
    We need something to make us smile! 
    I expect a leak soon! 
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    AvidFalconFan got a reaction from chronob in NEW JERSEYS IN APRIL!!!   
    Falcons should leak the new uniforms asap.  We need some good news! 
    Everything is Corona virus talk. 
    We need something to make us smile! 
    I expect a leak soon! 
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    AvidFalconFan got a reaction from mar31985 in NEW JERSEYS IN APRIL!!!   
    Falcons should leak the new uniforms asap.  We need some good news! 
    Everything is Corona virus talk. 
    We need something to make us smile! 
    I expect a leak soon! 
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    AvidFalconFan got a reaction from Mr. Captain Falcon in NEW JERSEYS IN APRIL!!!   
    Falcons should leak the new uniforms asap.  We need some good news! 
    Everything is Corona virus talk. 
    We need something to make us smile! 
    I expect a leak soon! 
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    AvidFalconFan got a reaction from BUBBASBEANS in Draft hat leak   
    The front of the hat says "Hotlanta Football"
    If someone can copy paste. 
    A new marketing campaign. The other city's have their own as Big Apple Football for NY Giants.
    Pretty cool. The hats will sell. 
     
     
     
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    AvidFalconFan got a reaction from Charles Wright in Q&A With Arthur Blank   
    Just for clarification, I think AB danced AFTER the NFC Chamionship game but was dancing on the sideline when we were winning 28-3. The game wasn't over and we all know how it ended. 
    It did look foolish for him to be dancing on the sideline at 28-3 and then lose in the end. 
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    AvidFalconFan got a reaction from *TMo* in Buck Brooks' NFL mock has us taking K'Lavon Chaisson   
    D'Andre Swift !!
    Bring him home TD
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    AvidFalconFan got a reaction from Osiruz in Buck Brooks' NFL mock has us taking K'Lavon Chaisson   
    D'Andre Swift !!
    Bring him home TD
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    AvidFalconFan got a reaction from Lowndesfalc in Breaking down Arthur Blank’s options on Dan Quinn, Thomas Dimitroff   
    Mercedes Benz Mall Stadium will NEVER have a consistent home field crowd as long as PSLS are in play. 
    The true Falcon fans that use to own those seats were tossed aside for large corporations to entertain their customers. The prices are far too expensive for the average fan, so your corporate crowds are what you get now. 
    The small crowds now that Arthur Blank is seeing is a lot of his own fault. Yes winning would help somewhat but a lot of the real fans are at home now telling their friends that yes.... I use to sit there for 30 years until the Mall was built. Arthur and money destroyed any home field advantage this team had at the Georgia Dome. 
    It will never have a chance be a full stadium consistently unless the PSLs are tossed aside just  like the loyal fan base was. You got the type of fan base you wanted Arthur and Rich McKay. Now enjoy looking at the empty seats. 
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    AvidFalconFan got a reaction from Charles Wright in I'm Talking to you Arthur Blank.....Listen   
    Sad but true. Even if AB read this I don't believe he would care what you think. He's a billionaire and he's in charge. No matter who is hired to replace DQ they will have AB there to micromanage their moves. It could be tough getting someone else to work under his directions and constantly standing over their shoulder. He may stay with DQ just to maintain some consistency and avoid another coaching search. It is what it is. 
     
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    AvidFalconFan got a reaction from FalconFanSince1970 in I'm Talking to you Arthur Blank.....Listen   
    And I do remember what this franchise looked like before AB bought it. I miss Fulton county stadium. There was real football atmosphere there even though the team wasn't very good. 
    And to date, in spite of all the new bells and whistles  with our sparkley new stadium and the big proud Falcon perched in front, AB has ZERO championships ...the same number the Smiths had as owners.  
    I can still smell those hamburgers etc at old FCS. Real fans, real football atmosphere.  
    Well now,  back to the corporate FALCONS ! 
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    AvidFalconFan got a reaction from FalconsIn2012 in I'm Talking to you Arthur Blank.....Listen   
    FalconsIn2012..hilarious photo
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    AvidFalconFan got a reaction from Pacific_Falcon in I'm Talking to you Arthur Blank.....Listen   
    Sad but true. Even if AB read this I don't believe he would care what you think. He's a billionaire and he's in charge. No matter who is hired to replace DQ they will have AB there to micromanage their moves. It could be tough getting someone else to work under his directions and constantly standing over their shoulder. He may stay with DQ just to maintain some consistency and avoid another coaching search. It is what it is. 
     
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    AvidFalconFan got a reaction from Flying Falcon in I'm Talking to you Arthur Blank.....Listen   
    And I do remember what this franchise looked like before AB bought it. I miss Fulton county stadium. There was real football atmosphere there even though the team wasn't very good. 
    And to date, in spite of all the new bells and whistles  with our sparkley new stadium and the big proud Falcon perched in front, AB has ZERO championships ...the same number the Smiths had as owners.  
    I can still smell those hamburgers etc at old FCS. Real fans, real football atmosphere.  
    Well now,  back to the corporate FALCONS ! 
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    AvidFalconFan got a reaction from *Old Pappy Falcon* in I'm Talking to you Arthur Blank.....Listen   
    And I do remember what this franchise looked like before AB bought it. I miss Fulton county stadium. There was real football atmosphere there even though the team wasn't very good. 
    And to date, in spite of all the new bells and whistles  with our sparkley new stadium and the big proud Falcon perched in front, AB has ZERO championships ...the same number the Smiths had as owners.  
    I can still smell those hamburgers etc at old FCS. Real fans, real football atmosphere.  
    Well now,  back to the corporate FALCONS ! 
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    AvidFalconFan got a reaction from TheUsualStuff in Consolidated Arthur Blank Thread   
    https://sports.yahoo.com/falcons-reeling-quinns-job-status-muddied-bye-230953981--nfl.html
     
    After reading this article it reinforces my opinion that AB does not get it.
    He says that he has always been in his seat at the games and hopefully the fans will be in their seats for the upcoming games. 
    Arthur...remember the "Fans" are mostly at home now because they were priced out of their seats with your PSL fees of thousands of dollars. You and the organization sold them out to corporations who paid those thousands you wanted. Those tickets are now owned by companies who give them out to many people that don't really care about football or the Falcons.  They may go just to the game just to see the stadium and drink at the many bars at the stadium. Stay in their seats? They are roaming around the mall or simply not there at all.  The result is empty seats and no real football fans to cheer on the Falcons. A lot of those fans that spent decades cheering on this team are now home shaking their heads and knew this would be the result and glad they didn't spend that absurd amount of money. The fan attendance is a mess now.  You got a new stadium with no fans.  
    As far as your statement the players love Dan Quinn....that's because they get everything they want. Music at practice...forget prep for the upcoming game. We've got music instead. That's why this team is unprepared and look lost. You say they are playing hard for Quinn? Im not sure what games you have been watching but the display I've seen on the field is pathetic and embarrassing. 
    This organization is a mess and it starts at the top with you the owner. The team is soft and undisciplined. We are the laughing stock of the league.
    But we have a new stadium and we just hosted a Super Bowl. One problem...the Falcons were not playing and never will unless you change your management style and get out of the way. Let your GM and coach do their jobs and stop coddling certain players. 
    I don't have any suggestions as far as how to fix the fan attendance problem.  Winning a championship would help but the cost to go to a game now is way out of line and simply not affordable for most "Fans." 
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    AvidFalconFan got a reaction from Refried Beans in If we get a new coach in 2020, will your enthusiasm be renewed?   
    Spot on! Starts at the top. Blank/McKay have brought this franchise down. Destroyed the real fan base sold out to corporation's. 
    Got their soccer kick ball team. 
     
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