OldtimeFalcon Posted September 6, 2010 Share Posted September 6, 2010 Hi Everybody,I had season tickets back in '66 and can truthfully say I've seen some strange things from the Falcons over the years.Van Brocklin once traded Ken Reeves, our only all pro on the team, to New Orleans (the only team worse than Atlanta) because he was the union rep and carrying a picket sign. Van Brocklin said "Kenny, you and your sign have been traded to New Orleans." I saw Ken Burrow catch a pass, and when the corner grabbed him, Burrow was penalized for stomping on his toes.I could go on but I really need some help from other long suffering fans who remember Jim Mitchell and Art Malone. I know Mitchell was involved and I think Malone was the other guy. During a game, the Falcons went back into a huddle when all of a sudden the huddle broke up with Mitchell and Malone fighting. I've never seen anything like it but nobody else remembers it. Am I beginning to lose my mind?Sorry to say Big Jim Mitchell passed away 3 years ago of an apparent heart attack at 60. He was a big time tight end. One of the best. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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