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Falcons Podcast Episode 21: Dolphins Preview with Aaron Freeman

Ahoy, fellow Atlanta Falcons mateys!

We’ve got another nautical Falcons podcast for you, courtesy of your landlubbing Rise Up Reader Podcast hosts Mike and Cory. This week, the guys welcome Mr. FalcFans himself, Aaron Freeman, back to the show to talk about the Falcons’ upcoming game against the Miami Dolphins.  Continue reading

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Rise Up Reader Falcons/Packers Week Two Preview

By Cory Woodroof

The Atlanta Falcons are coming off a closer-than-comfort win over the Chicago Bears to open up the season, and nothing follows up a heart-pounder like a Sunday Night Football visit from ole A-a-ron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers, who are seeking revenge after getting trounced by the Birds in the NFC Championship. Continue reading

Falcons Podcast Episode 17: Packers Preview with Justis Mosqueda

What’s going on, Falcons friends?

Mike and Cory are back in action with another episode of the Rise Up Reader Podcast.

The guys are joined by Setting the Edge‘s Justis Mosqueda, a well-respected NFL defensive end analyst and co-host of the Setting the Edge Podcast (with RUR friend Charles McDonald), to break down the upcoming Falcons’ game against the Green Bay Packers to “officially” open Mercedes-Benz Stadium and shed some insight into Atlanta’s season-opening win over the Bears.  Continue reading

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We Rise Again

By Peter Thomas

For many long-time Southerners and Atlantans, Super Bowl LI wasn’t simply crushing in its revival of words like “choke” and “soft” to describe Atlanta sports teams.

The larger hurt was to re-open that wound of insecurity that we as Southerners all share: that we are not quite winners on the professional football field, that our destiny is to be second-class fans in a second-tier city. Continue reading

Rise Up Reader Guesses the 2017 Falcons Roster

By Cory Woodroof

As we gear up for the season, Rise Up Reader has provided weekly roster updates as to what they think the final 53-man count will look like the for the Atlanta Falcons.

Here’s the fifth and final look at our guesses for the 53-man roster with roster cuts looming. Continue reading

The Rise Up Reader 2017 Falcons Schedule Prediction

By Cory Woodroof

The Atlanta Falcons have unveiled their 2017 season schedule, and we’ve got an in-depth look at what we think the think the team will do with this new slate of games.

We were one game off in 2016 – predicting a 10-6 record in an 11-5 year, but we had no clue the team would crack off a historic offense and a Super Bowl run (though one that came up short).

In 2017, how do we think the team will do? Let’s take a look. Continue reading

Cory’s 2017 Falcons Free Agency Wish List

By Cory Woodroof

Hello, faithful Falcons fans far and near!

How’rya holding up? I hope you’re doing better. We still lost the Super Bowl, but we’re also still a good football team! So, there’s that, right? Hey, look, free agency! Continue reading

Falcons Must Right an Old Wrong to Achieve Super Bowl Glory

By Cory Woodroof

You couldn’t have scripted it better than this.

The Atlanta Falcons, a franchise of constant sorrow for 51 years, rises like the dirty bird from the ashes of disappointment and mounts a miracle season to propel them to Super Bowl 51.

These fantastically-fated Falcons will face off against the Big Daddy of all post-2000 football programs in the big game – the Tom Brady/Bill Belichick New England Patriots, winner of four Lombardi trophies and crushers of worlds. Continue reading

Episode 1: The Dirty Bird Menace—Rise Up Reader Podcast

Welcome to the first edition of the new Rise Up Reader Podcast, an Atlanta Falcons-centric podcast hosted by RUR’s Michael Aprile and Cory Woodroof!

In this week’s episode, Michael and Cory discuss the Falcons’ upcoming game against the Seattle Seahawks, break down a few favorite moments from the 2016 season, check in on the NFL awards race featuring a few Falcon-y names and play a little game of “Would You Rather?”

Be sure to follow Michael on Twitter at @RiseUpReader and Cory at @corywoodroof47, and stay tuned in for future episodes, posted weekly here at Rise Up Reader.