Tag: atlanta falcons

From Falcons to Titans: One Fan’s Transition

For most of my life my favorite NFL team was the Atlanta Falcons.  I think you can clearly pick out the key word in that last sentence. Since moving to Nashville, Tennessee in 2014, I have slowly transitioned to having my allegiance changed to the Tennessee Titans.  My allegiance...

When Your Team Loses

I am sitting here at my computer on another Friday night.  Tonight there are no high school football games for me to stream.  The season is over.  It came to a bitter end on Tuesday night when my team lost the state championship game in overtime 47-41 after rallying...

My Georgia Dome Memories

As the Georgia Dome was imploded this week and finally gave way to another new shiny sports facility, I remember the handful of times that I actually attended events at the Georgia Dome.  I wasn’t a frequent visitor and my experiences are limited compared to others but I enjoyed...

Why Does Sports Matter So Much?

It has been two days since the Atlanta Falcons’ heartbreaking loss to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LI.   I am still trying to emotionally recover from it. Yeah, I know how silly that sounds.  It’s “just” a dumb game right?   It’s “just” sports.  I have repeated that...

My Top Five Super Bowl Games

This weekend will be the 51st game of the Super Bowl.  The Atlanta Falcons will play the New England Patriots for the title on Sunday.  Today, I am looking back at the top five Super Bowl games I have watched. I’m not quite old enough to remember the first...

This Hooper Is Super

It isn’t often that I see another person with the last name of Hooper in the spotlight but this Sunday you may see #81 for the Atlanta Falcons as one of the receiving targets for quarterback Matt Ryan in the Super Bowl. Austin Hooper is in his first season...

Falcons To Play In The Super Bowl

I can hardly believe it myself.  Did I just type that headline? For the second time in team history the Atlanta Falcons will play in the Super Bowl. As I wrote in a previous post, it has never been easy to be a Falcons’ fan.  To be a follower...

The Turbulent Flight Of A Falcons’ Fan

I watched the Atlanta Falcons defeat the Seattle Seahawks in Saturday’s National Football League (NFL) playoffs.  It was a lot of work.  It’s pretty sad when you can’t relax and feel confident that your team can hold onto a 16-point lead in the fourth quarter.   That’s the plight...

Friday Flashback:  First NFL Wildcard Game

As the National Football League (NFL) heads into the first weekend of the wildcard round of playoff games, today’s flashback goes back to the very first wildcard playoff game.  Prior to 1978, the NFL had one wildcard that joined the other three division winners in the divisional playoff round...

Friday Flashback: 1966 Atlanta Falcons

It was 50 years ago when the Atlanta Falcons played their first season in the National Football League (NFL).  They were granted an expansion team in June 1965 and played their first game on September 11, 1966 losing to the Los Angeles Rams 19-14. The Falcons lost their first...