The Atlanta Falcons are 3-2, but it’s a very uneven 3-2, as you well know.
The team cranked off 3 wins – two close, one relatively commanding – and dropped their two most recent – two at home, against supposed lesser opponents. Continue reading
Oh, hey, everyone, are you still alive?
After the hate-eternal gut punch of Super Bowl 51, the Atlanta Falcons got back at it in the Windy City against a stout Chicago Bears squad. The team didn’t bring the fireworks on offense like we got accustomed to seeing last season, but they did more than enough to secure a win, though it was the defense who sealed the deal. Continue reading
Why, hello there, Falcons faithful! It’s podcast time!
Mike and Cory return for another great edition of the Rise Up Reader Podcast. This week, they’re joined by Adam Jones, a Falcons fan and Rise Up Reader who also was a former football coach in Georgia. Adam helps the guys break down the Pittsburgh Steelers preseason game and a few topics of note in the headlines. Continue reading
The Rise Up Reader Podcast is back with another fine edition of Falcons jabbing and gabbing, this time with The Falcons Wire’s Andy Gallagher joining Mike and Cory for the fun. Continue reading
Can things be both amazing and terrible at the same time?
It seems paradoxical to the point of defeating to try and make a thing both good and bad in order to properly frame it, but such is the difficulty of trying to look at a sports season.
Great things can happen! But, then, it can end in the worst way imaginable. Brighter days ahead! But boy, those scars still burn. What a wonderful time! But, good golly, the way we left things. Continue reading
Hello, Rise Up Readers, and a Happy May to you!
This week, we will be recapping the Falcons offseason thus far, breaking down the new acquisitions, a few burning questions and even an early projection for the final offensive roster spots (hint: Matt Ryan makes the roster).
We will focus more on incumbent player performances closer to training camp, but for now, we’ll spend a lot of time with our new Falcons, and a few familiar faces.
So, let’s get started, shall we? Continue reading
The Rise Up Reader podcast returns with another episode, and this time Michael and Cory are joined by long-time Falcons’ analyst and friend, Aaron Freeman of falcfans.com.
In this episode, we break down the biggest takeaways from the big playoff win against the Seahawks, talk about what to expect against Green Bay, and play another round of “Would You Rather”. Are you taking Matt Ryan or Aaron Rodgers in the final minute to win the game? Join the conversation by commenting below.
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You knew it was going to come down to this, right?
The Atlanta Falcons’ miracle season – the one neither me, you, Todd McClure or Freddie Falcon could’ve seen coming – heads towards the pantheon of playoff destiny, with Atlanta’s David about to square off against two of football’s towering Goliaths. Continue reading
You know how the next two weeks are going to go.
“You know how those Falcons always fold in the playoffs!”
“Matt Ryan? More like Matt Cryin’ ‘cuz he choked away another playoff game!”
“Wait, the Falcons are in the playoffs? Well, they’ll lose early, I bet.”
“Wait, Matt Ryan is an MVP candidate? What has he done?”
“What’s an Atlanta Falcon?”
Look, we’ve been here before, and we’ve had our share of disappointments regarding the p-word: playoffs. Continue reading