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I’m in Love With a Convict (or at Least It’s Why I’m a Falcons Fan)

Published by on May 14, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

Bobby Hebert.

Jeff George.

Chris Chandler.

Not to mention Billy Joe Tolliver, Tony Graziani, and Danny Kanell.

All Atlanta Falcons quarterbacks during my childhood.

And all slow, exceedingly boring, and with about as much star power as a blind kid playing Rock Band.

For a kid from suburban Atlanta whose Braves effectively supplanted his mother’s teat as a source of sustenance, I didn’t get it—why would anyone watch the Falcons?

They were bad. They played in a hideous pink building that was usually filled with more visiting fans than Falcons ones. And, more than anything, they were bad.

Neon Deion provided some excitement every now ...

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