FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. On a sun-splashed May afternoon in the hills of North Georgia as the temperature hovered around 80 degrees, Falcons second-round draft pick Peter Konz could not believe how hot he was.
A Wisconsin native who played at the University of Wisconsin, the offensive lineman came to Falcons rookie camp from temperatures of below 50 degrees.
The poor Badger hasnt even begun to learn the meaning of Hotlanta and yet he spent the night before the opening day of rookie camp last Friday sweating in his bed.
Just wait until the late summer when training camp begins and the heat index is likely to cook in the triple digits.
Oh, wow, I dont know, said Konz, 6-foot-5, 314 pounds, at the thought of training camp. Do they have those little air conditioners in helmets yet? Like totally Jetsons? Im going to have to do a lot of outdoor activity before then to get adjusted. I hear the humiditys horrid down here.
Its a good thing for Konzs sake and maybe the Falcons that the tea...