Today is the day you live for as a Sports fan. #RiseUp

Once every few years, you get a game. Today, in a few hours we have a game. A shot to go to the super bowl.

4 years ago, we had a game. The Falcons had their hears ripped out by Colin Kapernick, of all people, in the NFC Championship after blowing a 17 point lead. I remember watching that disgusting performance in the airport as I boarded a flight to a work conference.

13 years ago, back in 2004, we had a game. The Falcons and Eagles squared off for a chance to go to the super bowl, and I actually had a party at my house that day. We all watched Donnavan Mcnabb roll easily over a young Mike Vick led falcon team. At least that team had a bright future…until Mike Vick decided to fight dogs, but I digress.

Today we have a game. The Falcons have their best opportunity of this Millennium to go to the worlds biggest game. The Falcons are actually favored by 6 points against the Packers this afternoon and I think we’re actually going to win by 15+

Our offense has been incredible all season. I started noticing this season could be something special back in the first week of December. That was when the falcons started blowing the doors off teams. Nobody noticed. We are an afterthought. Never in prime time. Always that “yeah but” team.

yeah but they play in the NFC South…

yeah but Matt Ryan can’t win in the Playoffs…

yeah but they always choke down the stretch…

yeah but their defense is one of the worst in the league…

This team is awesome, and the world started to notice last Saturday when we crushed the Seahawks. The nation found out what I’ve been saying for the past two months. This team is for real. The real deal. I’ve never seen the Falcons come out with so much fire and so much anger in one game. The ran up 36 on the Seahawks, and talked shit after every play. I loved it. You rarely see that kind of passion…especially from Atlanta.

Nobody believed that this team could do the things they’ve done this season. Nobody saw Matt Ryan as the NFL MVP. Nobody saw our running back tandem become the most feared in the NFL. But here we are. This is the best shot we may have at winning the super bowl for the next 15 years. This is our window.

The run continues today. And we will win.

Time to Rise the fuck Up.

PS- Here’s a blog I wrote almost 2 years ago witch encapsulates the struggle of rooting for Atlanta Sports teams.

 

 

 

 

 

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