Do Da Dirty Bird: Ding-Dong, The Streak Is Dead

January 10, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

With a win at Tampa Bay last week, the Atlanta Falcons accomplished what they had been unable to do in franchise history: they posted back-to-back seasons of records greater than .500.
I've been asking myself since: just what does this mean?
The average cynic, whose favorite team (as long as it isn't the Falcons) has had consistent records for years, probably doesn't really care.
"Welcome to the pros, Falcons," they're thinking. "So nice of you to join us."
The NFL might be a league of parity, but for a club to struggle in such a fashion for so long completely delegitimized the franchise for them.
Despite all the talent that came through, including being the league's face for a number of seasons (Michael Vick), they couldn't carry over enough momentum from one of their decent seasons to notch just nine wins the next.
But on the other hand, you've got the sunny-side-up folks. In their minds, the Dirty Birds have emerged from the dark tunnel and into the bl...

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