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Of All The Seattle Ways To Steal...now I Just Want The 12Th Man.


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After seeing how well we just meshed our free agency with our draft, I have the utmost confidence in Dan Quinn. I don't want to trade for Michael Bennett or sign Bruce Irvin next year. I feel completely confident Dan Quinn knows what he wants in a football player and can continue to bring great, new talent into this organization. What we DON'T have that I would love for us to model after Seattle is the 12th Man. We need our dome, especially the new one, packed at kickoff. No more showing up into the 2nd quarter. No more having that last beer at the tailgate before going in. I hope Dan Quinn's energy reaches the fans as much as it reaches the players and we can make our current and future dome a place to be feared.

I truly believe we'll have the players to make a true run by next year. I just hope Quinn can extend his energy to our stadium as much as he does to the players. It clearly takes a LOT to win a Super Bowl, but a rabid fan base can certainly help in those do or die moments.

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Here's what is so bad. When Vick was here, the fans were loud and it got very interesting for a while. People here on the boards and elsewhere hated it. It can happen, but you have to put aside the garbage and it has to get exciting and not just a whole bunch of oh well.

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Here's what is so bad. When Vick was here, the fans were loud and it got very interesting for a while. People here on the boards and elsewhere hated it. It can happen, but you have to put aside the garbage and it has to get exciting and not just a whole bunch of oh well.

Exactly. The team has to have an identity. Can guarantee if Tevin Coleman becomes a big name and the defense gets really fast and mean - if we have an aggressive, fun team - people will be better about games and supporting the home team.

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Part of the "12th man" is the structural design of that stadium which works to cause that effect. That same setup has already been said to be worked into the design of the new stadium, to the point of possibly making it even louder.

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So many factors go into getting and keeping a jacked crowd at a Falcons game. I know when they played well @AFCS they would get a jacked up crowd,one reason that was when there was a centralized location for tailgaters/ and cheap motor home parking. Now its broken down in a few areas but mainly they want you to spend your dollars @CNN center or come on in the stadium and buy their $8.00 beer. **** its too nice of weather most game days to go running inside, people want it to be a social event, look @ UGA it's a big party then you go watch the game. But you have to have an area where a lot of fans can do this. The tailgating at some other stadiums start early Sunday morning and last well after the game is over. Here you get the hour before game rush to get in and the hour after the game to get out.

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I can't speak for anyone else, but when I go to a game, I don't want to miss a minute of the action, especially the start of the game. As a former STH, I only get to about 4 games a year now, as I spit time between Georgia and Florida. However, when I do go, I always make sure that I'm in my seat and standing for the majority of the game. I have never understood the people who don't get to their seats until late in the first half, or the people who calmly sit there talking to others and the game is going on. It's one of the reasons that I will not miss the Dome, because something about the place makes people too comfortable to stand up and get rowdy. Lazy fans I guess.

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Atlanta fans are the worst. Don't take it personal, but you know it's true. Can't show up on time for Hawks playoff games either. Every other pro sports team fans seem to make it on time.

I'm an exception, but I was at the last hawks playoff game so early I could have blown a 0.11 before the game started.

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I think that the same problem that plagues all Atlanta sports also contributes to the Falcons' attendance woes. Due to the business architecture of Atlanta, and some would site the Delta hub as an example, it is largely a transplant city full of folks working here that already had established fandom with other teams when they arrived. I feel that this greatly cuts into attendance.

Surely, that is not the only factor. Do you guys think that the traffic, or maybe the hesitance to face said traffic causes poor or tardy attendance to events? Possibly because such a massive percent of "Atlanta natives" live outside the perimeter and do not want to drive in? I guess that goes with lazy fans.

Part of the issue I imagine has to do with the lack of championships. Most of the teams mentioned as models of fandom have won some rings or trophies within the last decade or so. I feel that if we could bring home one, less folks would have the "oh well, maybe next year" attitude that hurts attendance, especially at current ticket prices. It might be hard for some folks to get excited about sports teams that tend to sputter when they make the post season every year. Do we want bandwagon fans? Most here would say no, but I bet the high attendance teams would have a lot more open seats if they didn't win consistently or at all in the past.

I have hope for the future with the new regime and stadium, but I feel some of our "terrible fans" issue stems from intrinsic and hard to address causes.

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Unfortunately I do not see this occurring any time soon.

Now granted, I'm an out-of-towner, who has only had the luxury of attending one very recent home Falcon's game. But what I saw then wasn't super encouraging. I was hoping all the reports I had read on the board about fan apathy/lateness were exaggerated but it was pretty bad. Dome half empty and people were just.....im not sure the word...dull?

Worst part was seeing all of the **** Vick jerseys. Like seriously? Its 2015 there should not be a single Vick fan left in Atlanta. Much less wearing that garbage to a game.

That said there were some great fans I got to meet in amidst all of the bad. Was a fun time. My hope is to see more of them with this new dome/regime.

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I think that the same problem that plagues all Atlanta sports also contributes to the Falcons' attendance woes. Due to the business architecture of Atlanta, and some would site the Delta hub as an example, it is largely a transplant city full of folks working here that already had established fandom with other teams when they arrived. I feel that this greatly cuts into attendance.

Surely, that is not the only factor. Do you guys think that the traffic, or maybe the hesitance to face said traffic causes poor or tardy attendance to events? Possibly because such a massive percent of "Atlanta natives" live outside the perimeter and do not want to drive in? I guess that goes with lazy fans.

Part of the issue I imagine has to do with the lack of championships. Most of the teams mentioned as models of fandom have won some rings or trophies within the last decade or so. I feel that if we could bring home one, less folks would have the "oh well, maybe next year" attitude that hurts attendance, especially at current ticket prices. It might be hard for some folks to get excited about sports teams that tend to sputter when they make the post season every year. Do we want bandwagon fans? Most here would say no, but I bet the high attendance teams would have a lot more open seats if they didn't win consistently or at all in the past.

I have hope for the future with the new regime and stadium, but I feel some of our "terrible fans" issue stems from intrinsic and hard to address causes.

Got news for you. EVER city is a transplant city. Been all very the east and west coast and very few people you see grew up in the state they work in. There are a lot more Falcons fans around than people give credit.

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In California and I went to a Chargers game where we took over their stadium. No joke. It was almost my proudest moment as a Falcons fan at a game. I see a lot of Falcons fans around here as well, on emblems on hats, cars, etc.

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