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  • Falcons to Lock Arms, Encourage Fans to do the Same

    09/27/2017 11:45:26 AM PDT · by Cecily · 138 replies
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | September 27, 2017 | D. Orlando Ledbetter
    FLOWERY BRANCH — Falcons coach Dan Quinn said the team will lock arms during the national anthem and will encourage the fans to do the same before they play the Bills on Sunday. “For us, we will lock arms together during that time, and we would encourage our fans to do the same,” Quinn said Wednesday. “I think that would be kind of a nice tribute as we’re getting started. It’s an important time in our world. There are a lot of issues that are really important to talk about, and we’ll spend some time and we have as a...
  • NAACP calling for boycott of NFL, Atlanta Falcons

    08/18/2017 6:27:40 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 99 replies
    Fox 5, Atlanta ^ | AUG 18 2017 | Aungelique Proctor
    ATLANTA - The NAACP has called for a boycott of the NFL. The organization says the league treated free agent Colin Kaepernick unfairly for his headline grabbing protest during the national anthem. --SNIP-- Kaepernick has not been signed by an NFL team. This boycott is not just here in Georgia. It is nationwide. The NAACP says they are planning to send a strong message to not only commissioner Rodger Goodell, but NFL owners like Arthur Blank.
  • Super Bowl 51 game thread

    02/05/2017 9:38:51 AM PST · by mtrott · 984 replies
    Pick your winner, and then we can discuss as the game unfolds!
  • Arthur Blank speaks out against Donald Trump at Super Bowl Opening Night

    01/31/2017 6:02:49 AM PST · by C19fan · 31 replies
    SB Nation ^ | January 31, 2017 | Harry Lyles Jr.
    Super Bowl Opening Night took place at Minute Maid Park in Houston on Monday, and a topic of conversation surrounding the event was President Donald Trump. Falcons owner Arthur Blank expressed concern about Trump because on Holocaust Remembrance Day, Trump’s commemorating statement did not specifically mention the six million Jews who were killed during World War II. Blank himself is Jewish
  • Body found burned in River North identified as veteran real estate attorney

    01/19/2017 4:28:56 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 36 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | January 19, 2017 | By Rosemary Regina Sobol
    A badly burned body found on the floor of a River North parking garage early Tuesday has been identified as a 60-year-old real estate attorney, officials said. Louis S. Cohen, 60, was of the 200 block of Ivy Lane in Highland Park, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. An autopsy Wednesday was pending and did not determine a cause and manner for Cohen’s death, the office said. Just before 6 a.m. Tuesday, police and fire crews responded to a fire in the 11th floor of a parking garage in the 300 block of North LaSalle Drive and found...
  • Falcons dominate Packers, advance to Super Bowl LI

    01/22/2017 4:26:50 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 39 replies
    NFL ^ | January 22, 2017 | Conor Orr
    For the first time since 1998, the Atlanta Falcons are going to the Super Bowl. Thanks to a beautifully dominant 44-21 beat down of the Green Bay Packers on Sunday at the Georgia Dome, Matt Ryan and Co. left no question as to which team was best. After Green Bay's 11-second, three-and-out drive to start the second half, one which included a pair of drops from tight end Jared Cook, Falcons head coach Dan Quinn was caught in a moment of rare emotion on the sidelines. He was smiling ear-to-ear before snapping back into the typical blank coaching façade we've...
  • Falcons trounce Seahawks, advance to NFC title game

    01/14/2017 5:29:54 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 20 replies
    NFL ^ | January 14, 2017 | Chris Wesseling
    Leading MVP candidate Matt Ryan riddled Seattle's secondary for 338 yards and three touchdowns, leading the Atlanta Falcons to a convincing 36-20 victory over the Seahawks in the Divisional Round of the playoffs. Here's what we learned in Saturday's game: After both teams traded clinical opening-drive touchdowns that spilled over to the second quarter, a holding penalty on special teamer Kevin Pierre-Louis swung the game in Atlanta's favor. Devin Hester's 80-yard punt return would have set the Seahawks up at the seven-yard line with a chance to take a commanding 17-7 lead. Instead, Seattle lost 84 yards of field position,...
  • Andrew Luck out 2-6 weeks with abdominal injuries

    11/10/2015 1:08:12 PM PST · by ETL · 63 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | Nov 10, 2015 | Jay Busbee
    The Indianapolis Colts, already reeling with injury and performing below expectations, received even more terrible injury news on Tuesday: quarterback Andrew Luck suffered abdominal injury in the team's victory over Denver. Luck is expected to miss two to six weeks. Colts head coach Chuck Pagano announced the injury on Tuesday afternoon, saying Luck suffered a lacerated kidney and a partially torn abdominal muscle on a fourth-quarter scramble. This is in addition to the report from earlier this season that Luck had been playing with multiple fractured ribs. The Colts are in a bye week this week, then face the Falcons,...
  • The Pentagon Paid Millions to Pro Sports Teams for Military Tributes

    11/04/2015 2:06:05 PM PST · by Wolfie · 23 replies
    Fiscal Times ^ | 11/04/15
    The Pentagon Paid Millions to Pro Sports Teams for Military Tributes That time 80 members of the National Guard unfurled an American flag on the turf during an Atlanta Falcons football game? You paid for that. That on-field swearing-in ceremony for soldiers at a New York Mets game? You pairs for that, too. That's because the Department of Defense paid at least $6.8 million in taxpayer money to professional sports teams for military tributes over the last few years, according to a new report by U.S. Senators John McCain (R) and Jeff Flake (R), both of Arizona. The document shows...
  • The 49ers have benched Colin Kaepernick — and it looks like he's done in San Francisco

    11/03/2015 7:44:02 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 48 replies
    The Business Insider ^ | 11/3 | Emmett Knowlton
    The 2-6 San Francisco 49ers are benching quarterback Colin Kaepernick and starting Blaine Gabbert this weekend against the Falcons, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Monday. Niners head coach Jim Tomsula said earlier on Monday that he was "evaluating everything." Later in the day, Schefter reported that San Francisco had traded veteran tight end Vernon Davis to the Denver Broncos for a 2016 7th-round draft pick and 6th round picks in 2016 and 2017. Kaepernick, who led the 49ers to the Super Bowl in 2012 and the NFC Championship Game in 2013, is having the worst season of his career. He's thrown...
  • Falcons hold off Panthers, move into first-place tie

    11/16/2014 2:04:55 PM PST · by Bettyprob · 12 replies
    NFL ^ | November 16, 2014 | Dan Hanzus
    The Atlanta Falcons aren't dead -- far from it. Mike Smith's team moved into a first-place tie in the lumpy NFC South with a 19-17 win over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. Our takeaways: 1. Give the Falcons credit: They could have folded after Cam Newton led the Panthers on a pair of fourth-quarter touchdown drives, turning a 16-3 Atlanta lead into a 17-16 deficit. But Matt Ryan led the Falcons back down the field, got the go-ahead field goal from Matt Bryant, then held on defense with the help of Graham Gano, who missed a 46-yard kick, then had...
  • After attending pro-cockfighting rally, Senate candidate Matt Bevin says it's a state issue

    04/02/2014 3:50:24 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 129 replies
    Kentucky.com/Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | 4-2-2014 | Sam Youngman
    April 2, 2014 After attending pro-cockfighting rally, Senate candidate Matt Bevin says it's a state issue BY SAM YOUNGMAN Matt Bevin, left, is challenging incumbent Mitch McConnell in therace to be the GOP's nominee in Kentucky's U.S. Senate race. Republican U.S. Senate candidate Matt Bevin believes the legality of cockfighting should be decided by states and not the federal government, his spokeswoman said Wednesday following a news report that Bevin attended a pro-cockfighting rally over the weekend."Matt doesn't believe this is a federal issue, and the state government can handle it," said Rachel Semmel, Bevin's spokeswoman.The News Journal in Corbin...
  • How Tony Gonzalez Inadvertently Saved A Photographer's Life By Crashing Into Him

    12/22/2013 4:47:24 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    ThePostGame ^ | Thursday, December 19, 2013
    Monday night will be an emotional one for the San Francisco 49ers and their fans, as the team's matchup with the Atlanta Falcons will be the last regular-season game at Candlestick Park. For Tony Gonzalez, who will be on hand with the visiting Atlanta Falcons, it will also mark his final visit to the site where he experienced what he calls the "strangest thing that ever happened to him." On a conference call with Bay Area reporters, Gonzalez recalled how during a game between his then-team, the Kansas City Chiefs, and the 49ers at Candlestick Park he was pushed out...
  • Brian Banks Fails to Make Falcons Roster (Spent 5 Years in Prison for False Rape)

    09/02/2013 1:12:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Sunday, Sep 1, 2013
    Banks still might have a future in Atlanta, media sources reportThe Atlanta Falcons have waived Brian Banks, a Los Angeles linebacker who was imprisoned for five years after being convicted of a rape that never happened. Banks, 28, spent five years in prison and five years on probation following his conviction of rape and kidnapping charges a decade ago. The woman who made the charge when Banks was a 16-year-old football standout later recanted her accusation. The conviction was overturned by a California court last year.
  • Falcons give Brian Banks a chance (spent 5 years in prison on false rape charge)

    04/04/2013 8:05:31 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 32 replies
    profootballtalk ^ | 4-2013 | Florio
    By now, Brian Banks is used to waiting. He sat in prison for five years, punished for a crime he didn’t commit. Freed last May after the victim admitted she had falsely accused him, the former USC recruit has been trying patiently but persistently to get a shot at the NFL. Finally, he’s getting one. Jay Glazer of FOX, who has worked extensively with Banks to get him into NFL shape, reports that the Atlanta Falcons have signed Banks to a contract. Banks, a linebacker, received tryouts last year from the Seahawks, Chargers, and Chiefs. Eventually, he joined the UFL...
  • Former NFL star kills himself after lifetime of depression 'brought on by concussion during career'

    04/24/2012 7:34:14 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 53 replies
    Former football star Ray Easterling has become the latest sportsman to kill himself after suffering from depression believed to have been linked to head injuries during his career. The 62-year-old, who police say shot himself at his home in Richmond, Virginia, played for the Atlanta Falcons during the 1970s and later sued the NFL over its handling of concussions. He began showing signs of brain damage 20 years ago with bouts of depression and insomnia.
  • Tests Confirm Thousand Oaks [California] High School Quarterback Died From Heroin Overdose

    12/23/2011 4:50:42 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    CBS) ^ | December 23, 2011 2:27 PM
    THOUSAND OAKS (CBS) — A toxicology report found that the 18-year-old son of a former NFL quarterback died from a heroin overdose, the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office said. Thousand Oaks High School backup quarterback Griffen Kramer was found dead in his Agoura Hills home on Oct. 30. Friends told investigators that Kramer began foaming at the mouth while doing heroin with them. Authorities say one of his friends took him home and hoped he would sleep it off. Police have arrested five people in connection with Kramer’s death. Griffen Kramer’s father, Erik, played in the NFL for 12 years.
  • Unable to make trade, Falcons cut Vick

    06/12/2009 7:31:29 AM PDT · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 10 replies · 611+ views
    espn ^ | 6/12/09 | Pat Yasinskas
    Quarterback Michael Vick's time with the Atlanta Falcons is officially over. Vick, who is serving the remainder of his prison sentence on dogfighting charges under house arrest in Virginia, has been released. "We feel his best opportunity to re-engage his football career would be at another club," Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said in a statement. "Our entire organization sincerely hopes that Michael will continue to focus his efforts making positive changes in his life and we wish him well in that regard."
  • Records Show How Vick Burned Through Fortune

    12/08/2008 1:54:00 PM PST · by marshmallow · 23 replies · 2,114+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 12/6/08 | Alan Judd
    The day he went to jail, Michael Vick bought a $99,000 Mercedes. He cashed four checks that totaled $24,900. He gave $28,000 to the mother of his oldest child. He paid a public relations firm $23,000 and gave a friend $16,000. Altogether on Nov. 19, 2007, Vick spent $201,840. But for the former Atlanta Falcons quarterback, the day was most remarkable for how it ended: behind bars, beginning what would be a nearly two-year sentence in a notorious dogfighting case. The day’s spending, in fact, was but a small part of the $18.2 million that flew out of Vick’s hands...
  • Five (Atlanta) Falcons fined for uniform violations over Vick-related support

    12/18/2007 6:26:42 AM PST · by MplsSteve · 65 replies · 417+ views
    ESPN's Web Site ^ | 12/18/07 | Len Pasquerelli
    Five Atlanta Falcons players have been fined a total of $47,500 by the NFL for uniform violations that stemmed from demonstrations of their support for banished quarterback Michael Vick during the team's loss to the New Orleans Saints on Dec. 10. Several hours before the game, Vick was sentenced to 23 months in prison for his role in an illegal dogfighting ring that was centered on property he owned in Virginia. Cornerbacks DeAngelo Hall and Chris Houston, wide receiver Roddy White and tight end Alge Crumpler each were fined $10,000. Wide receiver Joe Horn was fined $7,500. It is not...