esmithidoc Posted September 18, 2017 Share Posted September 18, 2017 1. The Packers game felt A LOT like the Super Bowl, with the exception being that we did things the right way at the end this time and won the game. We jump out to an early, almost insurmountable lead aided by turnovers by the opposing team at just the right time. We go conservative and start giving up points. The difference is that we didn't take unnecessary chances, didn't commit horrible penalties (although Alford is always good for a defensive holding or PI when you really don't want it--it's just the price of admission for having him out there--worth it, but not free), and we burned a lot of clock. It did get tense near the end-I think anyone who claims they weren't having flashbacks of SB LI is lying. I think it does show that this team learned from the last loss and will move on. 2. The stadium is incredible. If you don't get to go to a Falcons game because of cost or ticket availability, be sure to go to an Atlanta United MLS soccer game. A wonderful experience and you get to enjoy the stadium. 3. Many seats will look empty because fans have the opportunity to see the game from places other than their seats. Lower Club seats can go basically down on the field behind team benches and see the game there. Mezzanine Club seats can see the game great from the club area. The concourse has awesome views without seats, and TV screens are everywhere. A lot of fans left early last night (mainly Packers fans), but the MB Stadium is a great place to see the game in a lot of different ways. 4. The sound in the stadium still needs a little work, but the halo board is breathtaking. It is hard to not watch the game on the halo instead of on the field. Replays are perfect. I would like to see more game-graphics showing player stats during the game, but I'm sure that will come with time. 5. There is an animated video before the game starts of the unbelievable chrome Falcon statue breaking free from it's perch on the football, turning into a screaming demon and terrorizing opposition logos/colors. It is done so well that it is scary, even for a Falcons fan! Awesome!!!! 6. Other than the novelty and coolness of having the roof open, I'm not sure that it is really necessary. The stadium feels like a dome even with the roof open, and the halo board is so bright and sharp that you can't really see outside anyway. Fans are completely covered. I do think the way the roof opens is incredible, but the games feel the same roof open or closed (so far). Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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