Tom_slick

Tom Slick

  • joined May 01, 2008
  • last login Jun 13, 2013
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Fan since the early Van Brocklin days.

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What factors make a team "elite"?

There's been some discussion lately about whether the Falcons are an elite team. Well, that depends on your definition of the word, doesn't it? Here are some "eliteness" factors that can be...

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New Falcons book, reviewed

"100 Things Falcons Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die" is actually about a year old, and quite entertaining if you're a history-oriented fan. It's basically a collection of short stories about...

Not another Falcon music video !?!

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Mr. Falcon (NOT to be confused with the original Mister Falcon, Tommy Nobis) has a music video where he sings about Little Mr. Falcon. Though this has nothing to do with our football heroes, I thought some of you might find this noteworthy and/or amusing. Advance apologies if I (or Mr. Falcon) offend.

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Falcons' Divisional game has been rescheduled? NOT.

Although multiple sources are reporting that the Falcons play Sunday 1/13 at 1 pm ET, NFL.com is now giving us a different story. Their postseason schedule page is currently showing their game...

DVR Alert: Falcons @ Vikings, 1998 NFC Championship

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90 minute replay, Saturday 12/22 at 6 am ET on ESPN2. Nice to have the greatest win in Falcons history on DVR, no?

OMG the Jaguars are stupid.

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Nothing to do with the Falcons, but the monumental stupidity is noteworthy.

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Falcons "aren't worried"? REALLY?

This AJC article by DOL distresses me. It quotes some Falcons who seem to think that their problems can be fixed handily. Just need some adjustments here and there, that's all. I wonder if they...

New stadium for the Falcons? Not so fast, Sparky...

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Very informative article focusing on the economics of new stadiums and the problems other cities have had paying for them. Includes the notable passage "...fans have seen sharp increases in ticket prices after new stadiums have been built." Yet another article, centered more on ticket prices, appears here in today's AJC.

No open-air stadium for the Falcons

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The new plan involves demolishing the GA Dome & building a new retractable roof stadium, for a cool billion $.

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Anyone have a 1971 Falcons program?

Greetings gents, I'm hoping that someone here could be so kind as to provide me with the date of the Falcons' exhibition game vs. Kansas City in 1971, 40 years ago this month I believe.  That date...

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ATL weather's effects on Falcons' game prep

If you don't live in Atlanta, consider yourself lucky this day.  With icy roads and 3+ inches of snow, it's a horrible day to have to travel here.  The forecast around ATL is quite grim for the...

Falcons uniform history, with slideshow

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Here's an informative and entertaining diversion, for those of you who enjoy such things. Merry Christmas, gents!

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Professor Frink’s Power Ratings, Week 9

Greetings, Falcoholics!  Same as last year, my rankings are based only on Points Scored and Points Allowed per Game.  Warning:  Pregnant women should avoid this provocative, possibly disturbing...

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The Falcons are WAY too dependent on Roddy White

Do you often awaken with heart pounding, drenched in a cold sweat, after nightmares that Roddy is somehow lost to our offense?  Of course you do, and for good reason!  The Falcons’ helpless...

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How did you become a Falcons fan?

Any of you guys care to share their personal story of when & how you became a Falcons fan?  Someone (Adam?) brought up this topic last year, and it was great fun to see how many different and...

Van Gorder, Lewis talk improved Falcons defense

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Interesting to hear BVG's and Lewis' perspective on things, courtesy of the AJC.

Falcons' popularity at an all time high this year

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Our Birds are the 10th most popular team in the NFL according to this Harris poll. Previous high was 18th after our Super Bowl year. Lots of charts here; page 4 is the heart of it all.

Why is NORM VAN BROCKLIN still a record holder?

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Interesting P-F-R article about why THE DUTCHMAN still holds the single-game passing record (554 yards) after nearly 60 years. The man was one hell of a QB, too bad he's not always remembered that way.

Is "Icing the Kicker" an effective tactic?

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Very nice AJC article, including history of the "icing" trend and some possibly surprising statistics. Our old friend Dan Reeves even weighs in. Good readin'.

Falcons wearing 1966 throwback unis on Sunday

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Loved those black jerseys & red helmets! Now all we need is Norm Van Brocklin chain-smoking on the sidelines.

George Blanda dies

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A 26 year veteran and hero to old warriors everywhere. Rest In Peace, Mr. Blanda.

Packers sign Dmitri Nance off Falcons' Practice Squad

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Too bad we didn't get a chance to see more of him as a Falcon. Can't blame the guy for wanting to go where he can get more playing time. Good luck to the Rushin' Russian.

Falcons building with the draft

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Interesting article showing how many drafted players are on each NFL team's roster. The Falcons are 8th with 31 draftees.

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Problems viewing Fox football on standard TV

I live in the metro ATL area, and have a standard definition DISH Network receiver and standard TV (which has worked fine in seasons past).  Fox has apparently changed its football broadcast...

Turner says he's 90 percent recovered. WTF?

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When Michael Turner says he's 90% back from the high ankle sprain, it makes me wonder where he would be if the Falcons hadn't made the monumentally foolish decision to rush him back (and aggravate the injury) last year. Though I feel positive about the team's prospects for 2010, I have a feeling that #33 won't be 100% when training camp starts. Will someone remind the coaching staff that we need him healthy to be successful? Please?

Free Agency and the Falcons

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Check out this informative AJC article about how the current CBA negotiations affect Free Agency, and the Falcons players impacted. A few comments from Comrade TD on the FA situation, as well.

"Full Color Football" debut on NFL Network

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Great new 5-part series from NFL Films about the history of the American Football League in the 1960s. Recently premiered on Showtime, now on NFL Network, beginning Friday at 8 ET.

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Professor Frink’s Power Rankings, Week 17

via i37.tinypic.com With our history-making season in the books, enjoy these final ratings for 2009.

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Thanks, Dave & tloz

This old dog (presumptuously) speaks for us all, in thanking you for all you do to keep The Falcoholic the best damn Falcons blog on the planet.  Your wisdom and good humor have nurtured a...

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