Falcon Freddie Posted August 31, 2010 Share Posted August 31, 2010 There are more than a few posters on this board who are going through no small efforts to point out the various shortcomings of this season's Falcons. Doubters who maintain that the Falcons stand little chance of winning this season's Super Bowl.Likely, the apostates are right, but what of it? One might ask them if not the Falcons then which NFL team would they be willing to bet their next year's income on to win the 2010 NFC Championship? If you took every NFL Team individually and went on record saying that team will not win the upcoming Super Bowl, you'll be correct 97% of the time.Too many people equate pessimism and cynicism with wisdom, but it's really not. Yes, the Falcons have room for improvement in areas . . . but I've yet to read a pre-season in-depth analysis of any other NFL team, in any season, where the article didn't list a number of weak points in the lineup. No team is invincible – the fact that no NFL team has managed to achieve an undefeated season in almost 40 years should be proof of that statement.Lord knows the Atlanta Falcons have disappointed me almost too many times to remember. They may yet do it again, but I truly believe this 2010 Falcons team may overall be the strongest this franchise has ever fielded; the prospect is tantalizing.Overly optimistic? Perhaps, but if the Falcons do falter this season I'll live through it. At least I'm feeling good at the moment; the pessimists have chosen to receive their misery in extended installments. When it comes to sports, I believe the following quote has it right:“For myself I am an optimist - it does not seem to be much use being anything else.”Winston Churchill Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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