Fri. Jul 26, 2002
Hazing the Boss
Hazing the Boss – Arthur Blank is one of the founders of Home Depot, a very rich man who has been incredibly charitable with his money in the Atlanta area. For example, he bought the Atlanta Falcons.
They’re not exactly a real charity, but then, over their 35 year history, they haven’t exactly been a real professional football team, either. Blank has come in and made tremendous efforts to turn the team around.
But he’s still a rookie.
"Like everybody else, new owner Arthur Blank , is staying in the Furman University dorms. Cornerback Ray Buchanan said that makes Blank eligible for indoctrination. ’He’s a rookie,’ Buchanan said. ’We might have to tape him to the goal posts. We may have to wear ski masks so he won’t know who it is.’ "
If you want to sell out the first preseason game, Ray, (which would be a Falcon First) start a rumor you’ll do it at halftime. I’d be there.