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Here we go.

Another home opener, this Sunday at the Dome. Technically it will be a sellout but 8-9,000 fans will mysteriously not show up. Excuses abound..........everything you can think of.

Does this happen in Pittsburgh, Green Bay, Dallas, etc. ??

Fifteen minutes before the starting time the seats will be half empty. HALF EMPTY.

Does this happen in Pittsburgh, Green Bay, Dallas, etc. ??

During the game the noise level will be rather quiet 80% of the time only rising to a roar if Atlanta scores on a big play, which actually happens once in a while; or on an opponents crucial 3rd or 4th down, but it's got to be crucial.

Does this happen in Pittsburgh, Green Bay, Dallas, etc. ??

Finally, somewhere in the middle of the 4th quarter there will be the start of a migration of fans similar to the serengeti wildebeest phenomenon in East Africa. After all, all those folks have got to get into their BMW's and Mercedes to avoid the one thing they can't cope with..........standing in a line of traffic for over 5 minutes.

Does this happen in Pittsburgh, Green Bay, Dallas, etc. ??

Anyway...........opening day is upon us.

Interesting.

Go Falcons !!!!!!!!

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I took my son to see a game a couple of years ago and I felt like a total jackass screaming and getting into the game because my whole section was just sitting there looking at me like I was a moron. I haven't wanted to go to a game since. It might have been the single worst experience I have ever had at a sporting event. Even the Braves fans are more into it than the people at the Dome on Sunday.

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I took my son to see a game a couple of years ago and I felt like a total jackass screaming and getting into the game because my whole section was just sitting there looking at me like I was a moron. I haven't wanted to go to a game since. It might have been the single worst experience I have ever had at a sporting event. Even the Braves fans are more into it than the people at the Dome on Sunday.

thats a shame..Its also a shame to see people at the dome texting or trying to talk on the phone having a casual conversation or reading a book while sittin in their seats and then look at you krazy when u jump up and cheer.

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i sure hope we have a different fan base this season, a fan base that gets in their seats before during the pregame activities.

Um, it hasn't changed in 44 years, what makes you think it will change again? I for one will get to Lot C around 11:00 to get the grill going and some beers in me. I'll head for the stadium around 12:15 and should be in my seat with my banner hanging over the mezzanine at Section 206 by 12:50 with beer in hand.

Some say church. Some say traffic. I say complacency. Heck, when I take MARTA to Vine City when I don't tailgate, there are hundreds of fans still tailgating across the street at 12:45. I know those people aren't getting in the stadium before the end of the first quarter.

Atlanta fans in general just don't get hyped up enough to get to the game extra early. It's a shame too, because it looks horible on TV for national televised games and I'm sure the players love playing for a stadium half-full.

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Um, it hasn't changed in 44 years, what makes you think it will change again? I for one will get to Lot C around 11:00 to get the grill going and some beers in me. I'll head for the stadium around 12:15 and should be in my seat with my banner hanging over the mezzanine at Section 206 by 12:50 with beer in hand.

Some say church. Some say traffic. I say complacency. Heck, when I take MARTA to Vine City when I don't tailgate, there are hundreds of fans still tailgating across the street at 12:45. I know those people aren't getting in the stadium before the end of the first quarter.

Atlanta fans in general just don't get hyped up enough to get to the game extra early.

You can't appreciate how "wild" a true NFL game experience is unles you have a chance to visit other RABID fan base cities like Pittsburgh, Buffalo, Cleveland, etc. Their fans make it a "Happening".

Attending a Falcons game is like visiting Northpoint Mall.............on a Monday.

Only after attending an SEC Championship game between Alabama and LSU did I ever see our Dome really "Rock". I mean NON STOP bedlam.

It was wild.

It was great.

I feel sorry for the Falcons, who never get that kind of un-bridled enthusiasm where the Dome roof is in danger of blowing off. Not even close.

Sad.

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You can't appreciate how "wild" a true NFL game experience is unles you have a chance to visit other RABID fan base cities like Pittsburgh, Buffalo, Cleveland, etc. Their fans make it a "Happening".

Attending a Falcons game is like visiting Northpoint Mall.............on a Monday.

Only after attending an SEC Championship game between Alabama and LSU did I ever see our Dome really "Rock". I mean NON STOP bedlam.

It was wild.

It was great.

I feel sorry for the Falcons, who never get that kind of un-bridled enthusiasm where the Dome roof is in danger of blowing off. Not even close.

Sad.

Two games that were very close to that at kickoff - 2004 playoff game against the Rams and 1999 season opener against the Vikings. The place was rocking from 10 minutes before kickoff until the game ended.

A sign of what could be, but might be wishful thinking.

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Two games that were very close to that at kickoff - 2004 playoff game against the Rams and 1999 season opener against the Vikings. The place was rocking from 10 minutes before kickoff until the game ended.

A sign of what could be, but might be wishful thinking.

A side note about SEC Championship games at the Dome.

At those games the fan base is split evenly.......50-50 so you NEVER have all 72,000 roaring for one team at the same time like you should for the Falcons.

And.........they still Blow the Roof Off !!!!!!

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I get frustrated as well, but I still raise He11 :ph34r:

I've been told to "sit down and shut up" to which I replied "this isn't a Braves' game!"

I get a lot of looks from those who sit rows in front of me too, lol, they look back to see who is trying to start the De~Fense chant.

I'll miss the fire~works sunday @ 12:15pm cause I'll be in my seat by then, LOUD~N~PROUD!

Rise Up 12th man!

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I think you are preaching to the choir. Most fans who care enough about the team to read this board don't do those things at the game.

What do the teams you mentioned have in common? LOTS of playoff experience. After our fans have experienced several high-energy playoff games, things will change at the dome.

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i sure hope we have a different fan base this season, a fan base that gets in their seats before during the pregame activities.

No, I'm afraid there are waaaaay too many "golfers" who make up 50% of metro Atlanta's population who like to come out to a Falcon game to make sure they don't miss any bandwagon opportunity. As long as the Dome sells white wine they will be there, at least for an hour or two.

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I get frustrated as well, but I still raise He11 :ph34r:

I've been told to "sit down and shut up" to which I replied "this isn't a Braves' game!"

I get a lot of looks from those who sit rows in front of me too, lol, they look back to see who is trying to start the De~Fense chant.

I'll miss the fire~works sunday @ 12:15pm cause I'll be in my seat by then, LOUD~N~PROUD!

Rise Up 12th man!

Keep rasin' H.ELL !!!!!!!!

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I will be my usual self. Hoarse for two, sometimes three days after a home game.

RISE UP DIRTY BIRDS

BEAT THEM CUTIE BIRDS

TO H3LL WITH THE STANKS

GO FALCONS !!!!!!!!

+1 ;)

I know right, takes me a few days as well. The opener usually takes my voice about half way through the first quarter :lol:

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