I hope they fired Bobby Petrino by simply leaving a note on his bulletin board.
Sign of preseason football: with 2 minutes left in first half, Falcons starting wide receiver Roddy White is doing TV play-by-play.
Why, yes, I *am* ready for some football. I honestly wondered if this (pre)season would happen at all.
NFL owners are meeting in Atlanta. The word I'm hearing is that the only holdup on ending the NFL lockout is Eric Cantor.
Riots in Vancouver? Canadians engaging in violent acts? Well, isn't that just cute. Like watching AAA baseball.
I'm so excited! Only two more months until no pro football starts!
“Football doesn’t lie to us. Football doesn’t make us fear that an attention-seeking pastor might upend our country, or put our soldiers overseas at risk. Football is apolitical, and on the heels of a summer of ferocious politicking, it is as welcome a respite as I can imagine.” Rex Huppke
There's one thing I hate about the return of NFL football. It also means the return of commercials featuring Brett Favre.
I hear Brett Favre is retiring from football. I also heard that the sun rose this morning. I believe both to be true, and repeatable.
Mon. Jan 04, 2010
The hex is over. No, not the “Hex of the ‘Naughts,” the decade of 2000-2009 that so recently ended. This is a much longer hex. Four years ago, I wrote about what was at that time The Thirty Nine Year Hex
Today, this hex turned the Atlanta Falcons into a sad puddle of loser. Again.
Fri. Jun 12, 2009
A couple of weeks back the federal prison system released Michael Vick into their halfway house program. However, the program is so full that Vick had to be released to his own 4500 square foot home with an ankle bracelet. And the question became, will he get a second chance? Not at freedom, that’s a given. I mean a second chance to earn millions as an NFL player.
Mon. Dec 29, 2008
At the beginning of 2008, the Atlanta Falcons had no general manager, no head coach, and no incumbent starting quarterback. They had little more than the Number Three pick in the April 2008 draft, and one huge toxic cloud, generated by perhaps the worst season in professional sports history. They were the Union Carbide of the NFL, the Bhopal Falcons.
Before the season began, The Sporting News predicted these Foul Falcons would win one game out of sixteen. As it turns out, that wouldn’t have even gotten them the first pick in the 2009 draft, thanks to the woe-and-sixteen Detroit Lions.
Instead, the Falcons clinched a spot in the playoffs. Which is not a sentence anyone thought they would be writing this year.
Mon. Sep 08, 2008
Last season for the Atlanta Falcons, well, it was like a surreal nightmare from which you could not wake. First we discovered Michael Vick is a Lying Dog Murdering Team Betraying Anti Role Model, followed by the ugly season of the The Atlanta Btfsplk’s that went on and on and on. And then it got even worse when Coach Loser quit with 3 games left in the season.
But Sunday, in about 3 hours these guys wearing the uniform of the Atlanta Falcons (as in, “who are these guys?”) made you wonder if maybe it was all just a really bad dream.
Fri. Mar 07, 2008
Sat. Feb 23, 2008
If you’re a regular reader here, you may recall my opinions (1, 2) about current Atlanta Falcons cornerback DeAngelo Hall. But Mr. Hall has a couple of new bosses in GM Thomas Dimitroff and head coach Mike Smith, who may not be as familiar with Mr. Hall’s methods. So he gave them an introduction:
Mon. Feb 04, 2008
You can wedge a day between Super Sunday and Super Tuesday, but that does not guarantee it will be anything but another Monday.
Just the same, that was quite a game last night. Especially if you skipped the first three quarters of it. In a way, it reminded me of the NBA ... there’s often no real reason to watch until the last few minutes. But I have to say, in the NFL’s “Memorable Moments,” Eli Manning’s scramble and throw followed by Tyree’s “helmet catch” for 32 yards ranks up there with Franco Harris’ Miracle Catch. One I’m glad I did not miss (YouTube Video, in case you did miss it).
Fri. Jan 25, 2008
Wed. Dec 19, 2007
After the debacle of their quitter coach, I expected maybe the Falcons would come out last Sunday and show us something. They did. They showed their ass, in another undisciplined 30 point defeat. It placed an exclamation point at the end of “Yes, this is certainly the worst season ever!” Afterwards, I wondered what act could turn this around in anything less than three years.