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 →
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 →
Mike and Cory are back in red and black for another swell edition of the Rise Up Reader Podcast. The guys break down the Falcons’ main dress rehearsal of the season against the Arizona Cardinals and discuss the situations of two nicked up Falcons. Continue reading →
As we gear up for the season, Rise Up Reader will provide weekly roster updates as to what they think the final 53-man count will look like the for the Atlanta Falcons.
These will be published towards the end of the week, often, around the time of the preseason game. The final edition will be published after the Birds take the field once again at the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium to take on the Jaguars. Here’s the fourth look. Continue reading →