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WhoDat!656 10-12-2012 07:16 PM

Once-downtrodden Falcons now among NFL's best
 
Please tell me us Saints fans weren't this pathetic when we finally became a winning team!!

ATLANTA During their dismal first season, the Atlanta Falcons' mascot - a real bird - apparently decided he had seen enough bad football.

So, he picked up and left. Just flew away.

For the better part of the next four decades, plenty of Atlantans probably wished they could've followed the lead of that prescient falcon in 1966. This was the home of a team that always found a way to quickly snuff out whatever hope it had.

The franchise's only trip to the Super Bowl? That was ruined by the arrest of perhaps its most respected player the night before the big game. The Michael Vick era? That crashed and burned when it was discovered the one-of-a-kind quarterback had another passion - dogfighting.

Well, look at the Falcons now.

They have put together four straight winning seasons and are well on their way to a fifth, joining Houston as the only teams that are still unbeaten five weeks into the season. Since the beginning of 2008, the Falcons have won 48 out of 69 games. Only the New England Patriots have won more during that span.

No one could have imagined the Falcons ever becoming a model franchise.

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Radical 10-12-2012 07:53 PM

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You guys were worse.

WhoDat!656 10-12-2012 08:00 PM

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What is the difference between the Atlanta Falcons and a junk car?

A junk car has a title!!

jcp026 10-12-2012 09:27 PM

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Probably.

ChrisXVI 10-12-2012 09:57 PM

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Fairweather fans. Has anyone else noticed that it took the Saints being out of contention due to certain circumstances for the Falcons fans to all of the sudden care so much about their team?! I mean, forgive me if I'm wrong (and don't bother because I'm not) but the Falcons have had terrific seasons the last few years and their fans apparently didn't care. Their start to this season isn't much different than they've had lately but when they don't have the Saints battling them for the top spot then their fans care lol.

atltillidie 10-12-2012 10:35 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Radical (Post 448938)
You guys were worse.

Our all-time winning% is a bit lower than theirs.

atltillidie 10-12-2012 10:46 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by ChrisXVI (Post 448950)
Fairweather fans. Has anyone else noticed that it took the Saints being out of contention due to certain circumstances for the Falcons fans to all of the sudden care so much about their team?! I mean, forgive me if I'm wrong (and don't bother because I'm not) but the Falcons have had terrific seasons the last few years and their fans apparently didn't care. Their start to this season isn't much different than they've had lately but when they don't have the Saints battling them for the top spot then their fans care lol.

I've always cared. Who are you to tell me that I never cared about my team before 08?

Radical 10-13-2012 01:45 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by WhoDat!656 (Post 448939)
What is the difference between the Atlanta Falcons and a junk car?

A junk car has a title!!

After bountygate, the Saints' title is worth about as much as a 2 dollar bill.

lee909 10-13-2012 02:21 AM

$2 more more than you got

Beastmode 10-13-2012 03:28 AM

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Ryan will be there second leading rusher once Turner is suspended.


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