Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The Dirty Birds

With Football season now underway, baseball has gone on the wayside in media attention(well at least until the World Series, which is a time for baseball fans to drop their beloved hometown team, and cheer for whoever is taking enough steroids to win the whole mamabajama.) In terms of media attention, football is the focal point for sports fans and beer slinging junkies. And since the Braves are now 8 back in the wildcard, I too, have become a beer slinging, cheesehead junkie, even though I'm a devout Falcons fan, and they have nothing to do with cheese. Thus, I will write this blog on the Falcons.

Matty Ice, also known as Matt Ryan, rings in the beginning of his sophomore season with a successful victory over the Dolphins. Matt Ryan didn't have a great game, but he had a solid game. He threw for 229 yards and 2 touchdowns, but the overarching story for all Falcons fans is the superb play from the newly acquired star TE Tony Gonzalez, who caught a key touchdown to add some much needed insurance to the Falcons lead. However, the future hall of famer Tony Gonzalez wasn't the only pertinent contribution to the Falcons recent win over the Dolphins. The Falcons Defense was very stellar and actually shut out the Dolphins up until the fourth quarter, which is a huge suprise to anyone critquing the Atlanta Falcons this season. A defense that lost veteran linebacker Keith Brooking and veteran safety Lawyer Milloy, sucessfully only gave up one touchdown and procured 3 fumbles and one interception. With the defense showing signs of being much much better than expected, and the offense having the potential to put up 40 points, I will gladly put on my beer hat and my falconer wings and cheer on the dirty birds, Yeah!

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