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Old 11-13-2010, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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I was born the year the Falcons franchise was established in Atlanta, and for most of those 44 years, my expectation has always been that they would lose -- the big game, an entire season, a playoff, certainly a Super Bowl. And should they somehow win, the joy was always tempered by the nagging thought that this time, we got lucky. It's Atlanta, the Falcons, after all. Besides, this city has so much else going for it, we don't need winning teams, or so the justification always went.

But not anymore. After Thursday night's incredible 80-yard, 7-play TD drive in the last 40 seconds to beat the Ravens, it's obvious that this is an Atlanta team like no other -- one that not only DOES NOT QUIT, but has the talent and drive to win AT ALL COSTS when the game calls for it.

Thursday night, for the first time in my life, I saw the first Atlanta team in ANY sport that I absolutely EXPECT to win -- and now have every belief will go all the way as well. And that's a very refreshing and joyous thing for any native Atlantan to feel.
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Old 11-13-2010, 02:47 PM
 
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I was born the year the Falcons franchise was established in Atlanta, and for most of those 44 years, my expectation has always been that they would lose -- the big game, an entire season, a playoff, certainly a Super Bowl. And should they somehow win, the joy was always tempered by the nagging thought that this time, we got lucky. It's Atlanta, the Falcons, after all. Besides, this city has so much else going for it, we don't need winning teams, or so the justification always went.

But not anymore. After Thursday night's incredible 80-yard, 7-play TD drive in the last 40 seconds to beat the Ravens, it's obvious that this is an Atlanta team like no other -- one that not only DOES NOT QUIT, but has the talent and drive to win AT ALL COSTS when the game calls for it.

Thursday night, for the first time in my life, I saw the first Atlanta team in ANY sport that I absolutely EXPECT to win -- and now have every belief will go all the way as well. And that's a very refreshing and joyous thing for any native Atlantan to feel.
I'll wait till they beat the Giants and Greenbay, Then I'll be a true beleiver.
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Old 11-13-2010, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Virginia Highland, GA
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It was an amazing game to watch...........
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Old 11-13-2010, 06:42 PM
 
Location: International Spacestation
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Very interesting.
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Old 11-13-2010, 06:57 PM
 
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I am so loving this season ... Way to go Falcons !!
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Old 11-13-2010, 07:05 PM
 
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I'll reserve judgement untill the playoffs. Just becuase a team is good in the regular season doesn't means that they are going to be good in playoffs for example: the cowboys, and etc.
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Old 11-13-2010, 10:10 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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I'll reserve judgement untill the playoffs. Just becuase a team is good in the regular season doesn't means that they are going to be good in playoffs for example: the cowboys, and etc.
^^^ See, that's EXACTLY what I'm talking about. Up to now, I'd have said the same thing: "We'll see when the playoffs come around -- IF they make the playoffs." But this season, the Falcons have shown me nothing (except that inexplicable blowout to Philly) that suggests they cannot beat any team they come up against, and win any game no matter the circumstances, and that includes going all the way. They CLOBBERED Dallas. They beat the defending Super Bowl champs IN THE SUPER DOME! They came from behind with a minute to play and scored a winning TD in the final 40 seconds to beat the second-best team in the NFL.

Now, I EXPECT the Falcons to win first; losing at this juncture would be a disappointment. Maybe I'm setting myself up for the inevitable? But even so, it's a nice position to be in -- on the WINNING side for a change. I mean, the announcers for Thursday night's game were calling it a "preview of the Super Bowl." I mean, come on -- when has an Atlanta team EVER been talked about with that kind of confidence at mid-season?

ENJOY! ENJOY!
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Old 11-14-2010, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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..the "Falcoons" (yes, I spelled it correctly), really?
... Mike Smith on the otherhand...
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Old 11-14-2010, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Jersey City, NJ
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I was impressed by the Baltimore game. However I have ZERO faith in our defense. That game should not have come down to the wire with both a 13-0 lead and a 20-7 lead. We almost blew the tampa game and the cincinnati game. I don't want to see our Swiss cheese defense (too many holes) go up against a Tom Brady or Peyton Manning. The offense has done a great job of bailing the defense out though. Also I've never seen a falcons team win so many close games so there is something there. If the defense was better we'd be an elite team for real.
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Old 11-14-2010, 11:30 AM
 
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^^^ See, that's EXACTLY what I'm talking about. Up to now, I'd have said the same thing: "We'll see when the playoffs come around -- IF they make the playoffs." But this season, the Falcons have shown me nothing (except that inexplicable blowout to Philly) that suggests they cannot beat any team they come up against, and win any game no matter the circumstances, and that includes going all the way. They CLOBBERED Dallas. They beat the defending Super Bowl champs IN THE SUPER DOME! They came from behind with a minute to play and scored a winning TD in the final 40 seconds to beat the second-best team in the NFL.

Now, I EXPECT the Falcons to win first; losing at this juncture would be a disappointment. Maybe I'm setting myself up for the inevitable? But even so, it's a nice position to be in -- on the WINNING side for a change. I mean, the announcers for Thursday night's game were calling it a "preview of the Super Bowl." I mean, come on -- when has an Atlanta team EVER been talked about with that kind of confidence at mid-season?

ENJOY! ENJOY!

you are right but look at the other side of the mirror in which it has been a habit in which a good team that is good in the beginning choke in the end
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