Dear Mr. Blank:
I would like to thank you for bringing a respectable, hardworking team the Atlanta’s NFL franchise. Whatever happens tonight or later in the season, I truly appreciate that the team that Coach Smith, Mr. Dimitrov, and you created relies on practice, hard work and generally staying out of the spotlight.
While other teams rely on flash, the Falcons show up for work, punch their time card, and play as a team. You have done well. Go Falcons!
Salmon and Grits
Filed under Atlanta, Falcons
Dear Mr. Blank:
Please accept my sincere congratulations on the drafting of an exceptional quarterback. As with every NFL season, Falcons fans will see this year as a rebuilding season. My simple request: Honor us this one time.
We are tired of the hype. Michael Vick alone could not lead this team. Michael Vick could not lead any team, he was in it for himself. Convince the team and yourself to rebuild. Give young Ryan time to establish a relationship with the team. Their psyches might be better served by an empty dome than by one filled with people full of false hope and booing.
You made a long term investment, Mr. Blank. Now is the time to sit and let your investment mature. Quite frankly, Atlanta fans know this drill all too well. (See history of Braves, Hawks, Flames, etc.) Don’t put pressure on the team because we’re not attending the games.
Once you and the new coach (what’s his name anyway) establish a team philosophy and the team gels, then maybe start a P.R. campaign. Please, just leave us alone. We won’t attend your games until we’re convinced you actually have a football TEAM-not just a bunch of egos running around on turf earning millions while we pay $4/gallon to travel to the game.
Salmon and Grits, native Georgian and sports fan