RE: Why does no one believe in the Atlanta Falcons?
(12-11-2010 11:58 AM)chazmataz Wrote: ok all atlanta sports fans, listen up.
we're here again in another thread about 'we get no respect from the media'.
WHO CARES! we're winning. I said WE ARE WINNING!! 3, count them THREE winning seasons in a row! two of which, ( i know we haven't clinched the playoffs yet, but really do you doubt we'll be there?) we get to the playoffs. How does this season end? well of course we don't know that. I have to admit that while I thought early on that we would get to the playoffs, just not very far in, I now think we'll go all the way to the superbowl, with a GREAT chance to win it all. Will this get us the respect that some of the fans so desperately desire? NO IT WON'T!
It was said, 'beat the Saints at their house, people will respect us', did that happen? NOPE! then it was, 'if we beat the Ravens, surely THAT will make people respect us' did THAT happen either? NOPE, then it was, 'beat Green Bay, the team picked by most at the beginning of the season to be the NFC rep in the superbowl, and SURELY THAT WILL MEAN PEOPLE WILL RESPECT US' did it happen after we handed them their hats? NOPE IT DIDN'T.
in the midst of that was, 'if we beat the Rams who don't lose at home, in their house, that will shush the nay sayers' NOPE IT DIDN'T
my point is, if you followed the Braves at all (why I started out with Atlanta Sports Fans) you know that even after going worst to first and playing in the World Series, and following that season with Division Winning teams for a total of 14 IN A ROW, with multiple World Series appearances and 1 world title, the Braves really NEVER got any respect for being a good baseball team. When they finally didn't win the division in the 15th year, there were those sports casters who said, 'see, i knew they would fall'
It is because we are in the SOUTH, we are ATLANTA. no one will EVER give the kind of love and respect that some fans want/need.
I say again, WHO CARES! WE ARE WINNING, and it's GREAT to be a FALCONS FAN
as a sidenote: same really applies to the saints, they're in the south too