Found January 21, 2013 on Football Nation:
Just after the Atlanta Falcons lost to the 49ers 28-24, ending hopes for the team to make their second appearance in the Super Bowl, it started.From boisterous opposition fans’ “told you so” and “we dominated again!” written comments on blogs, to the more tame complaints of “Same Old Falcons” articles written by some Atlanta sports columnists.The bragging - and complaining - took off like a rocket.All the great entertainment brought to average fans who watched this season’s Falcons team win 14 of 17 total games, is suddenly forgotten.In today’s’ sports world, its hero or zero, and no room for anything in-between.Don’t get me wrong here. I’m not one of those people who think every little league player should get a trophy just for participating. I love to win! I am one of the most competitive people I know. But come on! Comments like “same old Falcons” and “Matt Ryan chokes” are really naïve, especially for those in the business.Two really good football teams played a great, com
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