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Re: Game not sold out???
Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:40 pm
  • tickets on stubhub doesn't mean the game is not sold out. It could be that ticket holders are going to go to the game but are willing to give up their seat for the right price, or that a lot of tickets got bought up by scalpers, etc...
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Re: Game not sold out???
Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:45 pm
  • Sgt. Largent wrote:
    Exar0s wrote:
    That being said I'm not a college sport fan. I do my part though, season ticket holder going on 7 years now.


    Good for you. IMO the Falcons are one of the most exciting teams to watch, I wouldn't hesitate to get season tix if I lived there.

    The transient argument is valid. I'd venture to guess a good portion of the upwardly mobile income earning people that could afford expensive season tickets aren't from Atlanta........therefore don't feel any sort of allegiance to Atlanta teams.

    awww don't be all butt hurt making stuff up cause like we are the worst fans in the world. gator field to seminoles field have problems with just getting college students to go to games.
    the marlins stadium is a joke.

    tampa bay stadium has been blacked out over and over again, they were even blacked out when they went to the superbowl......yet we are the worst fans to you. LOL silly gator fan.

    and man how did you let a ranked 21 Louisville beat you? not only beat you but embaraced you. man you and auburn put shame to the SEC. wish we could have traded you for texas A&M and mizz....but no no no, we have to suffer every year.


    so yeah anyhow what were you saying about Georgia?
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Re: Game not sold out???
Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:51 pm
  • Sgt. Largent is a Gator fan?
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Re: Game not sold out???
Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:51 pm
  • Fibonacci wrote:
    Sgt. Largent wrote:
    Exar0s wrote:
    That being said I'm not a college sport fan. I do my part though, season ticket holder going on 7 years now.


    Good for you. IMO the Falcons are one of the most exciting teams to watch, I wouldn't hesitate to get season tix if I lived there.

    The transient argument is valid. I'd venture to guess a good portion of the upwardly mobile income earning people that could afford expensive season tickets aren't from Atlanta........therefore don't feel any sort of allegiance to Atlanta teams.

    awww don't be all butt hurt making stuff up cause like we are the worst fans in the world. gator field to seminoles field have problems with just getting college students to go to games.
    the marlins stadium is a joke.

    tampa bay stadium has been blacked out over and over again, they were even blacked out when they went to the superbowl......yet we are the worst fans to you. LOL silly gator fan.

    and man how did you let a ranked 21 Louisville beat you? not only beat you but embaraced you. man you and auburn put shame to the SEC. wish we could have traded you for texas A&M and mizz....but no no no, we have to suffer every year.


    so yeah anyhow what were you saying about Georgia?


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Re: Game not sold out???
Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:51 pm
  • CANHawk wrote:Sgt. Largent is a Gator fan?

    according to his avatar
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Re: Game not sold out???
Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:53 pm
  • Fibonacci wrote:
    CANHawk wrote:Sgt. Largent is a Gator fan?

    according to his avatar


    That avatar is making fun of Tim Tebow.

    The press all up on his junk and whatnot.
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Re: Game not sold out???
Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:54 pm
  • Fibonacci wrote:
    CANHawk wrote:Sgt. Largent is a Gator fan?

    according to his avatar

    haha.
    That was a hell of a rant you went on though. I think if you look closer you may discover some criminal activity in that avatar.
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Re: Game not sold out???
Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:56 pm
  • Scottemojo wrote:
    Fibonacci wrote:
    CANHawk wrote:Sgt. Largent is a Gator fan?

    according to his avatar

    haha.
    That was a hell of a rant you went on though. I think if you look closer you may discover some criminal activity in that avatar.


    Yes it was, I was reading it and wondering why in the hell the dude was going off on Florida.
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Re: Game not sold out???
Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:00 pm
  • haha.
    That was a hell of a rant you went on though. I think if you look closer you may discover some criminal activity in that avatar.
    [/quote]

    Yes it was, I was reading it and wondering why in the hell the dude was going off on Florida.[/quote][/quote]
    well I am a Georgia fan. and he put down Georgia saying we were the worst fans.

    sorry just cannot stand swamp people ignorance. I am sure you had to deal with swamp idiots when the taints came to play you in the playoffs.
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Re: Game not sold out???
Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:04 pm
  • Fibonacci wrote:
    haha.
    That was a hell of a rant you went on though. I think if you look closer you may discover some criminal activity in that avatar.


    Yes it was, I was reading it and wondering why in the hell the dude was going off on Florida.[/quote][/quote]
    well I am a Georgia fan. and he put down Georgia saying we were the worst fans.

    sorry just cannot stand swamp people ignorance. I am sure you had to deal with swamp idiots when the taints came to play you in the playoffs.[/quote]


    And yet it still escapes your comprehension.
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Re: Game not sold out???
Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:05 pm
  • Fibonacci wrote:
    Sgt. Largent wrote:
    Exar0s wrote:
    That being said I'm not a college sport fan. I do my part though, season ticket holder going on 7 years now.


    Good for you. IMO the Falcons are one of the most exciting teams to watch, I wouldn't hesitate to get season tix if I lived there.

    The transient argument is valid. I'd venture to guess a good portion of the upwardly mobile income earning people that could afford expensive season tickets aren't from Atlanta........therefore don't feel any sort of allegiance to Atlanta teams.

    awww don't be all butt hurt making stuff up cause like we are the worst fans in the world. gator field to seminoles field have problems with just getting college students to go to games.
    the marlins stadium is a joke.

    tampa bay stadium has been blacked out over and over again, they were even blacked out when they went to the superbowl......yet we are the worst fans to you. LOL silly gator fan.

    and man how did you let a ranked 21 Louisville beat you? not only beat you but embaraced you. man you and auburn put shame to the SEC. wish we could have traded you for texas A&M and mizz....but no no no, we have to suffer every year.


    so yeah anyhow what were you saying about Georgia?



    Wow, I thought I was giving the Falcon fan a compliment. Guess not.

    Guess you saw my avatar and blacked out or something without reading what I actually wrote. I live here, I grew up here and I hate Tim Tebow, thus my avatar.........and that kids is the story of Christmas.
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Re: Game not sold out???
Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:17 pm
  • This happens with lots of playoff games. Redskins fans probably bought a bunch of tickets and then realized it wouldn't pan out. :D

    Also, Fibonacci, you're really giving us a bit of a bad name over here. Just saying.
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Re: Game not sold out???
Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:20 pm
  • Falcan Moore wrote:This happens with lots of playoff games. Redskins fans probably bought a bunch of tickets and then realized it wouldn't pan out. :D


    We don't have that problem because A) nobody just "drives down to Seattle" to take in a game (it's like hella far from everything except Canada) and B) if Seattle has a home playoff game, the place is going to be filled with Seahawks fans.

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    Lol
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Re: Game not sold out???
Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:21 pm
  • Ah you can't use freakin StubHub as a barometer for how many tickets are available.. unfortunately these days ticket scalpers/dealers scoop up giant lots of tickets and then stick it to the consumer. Happens with EVERY major sporting event in the country now.. it's not Falcon fans fault.
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Re: Game not sold out???
Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:23 pm
  • CANHawk wrote:We don't have that problem because A) nobody just "drives down to Seattle" to take in a game (it's like hella far from everything except Canada) and B) if Seattle has a home playoff game, the place is going to be filled with Seahawks fans.


    Eventually, yes, the majority of the people buying these tickets are fans of the home team.. but Seahawk games have just as many scalped seats available for any given Sunday as the Falcons.

    When I went to the MNF game, we bought our tickets off Stubhub.. and there were plenty available, you just had to pay 2-3x more than face value for them.
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Re: Game not sold out???
Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:39 pm
  • Wow. It's sold out. Those are tickets for resale. If you look at attendance numbers were ranked ahead of you guys. What a terrible fanbase...
    http://espn.go.com/nfl/attendance
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Re: Game not sold out???
Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:50 pm
  • Dirty Bird wrote:Wow. It's sold out. Those are tickets for resale. If you look at attendance numbers were ranked ahead of you guys. What a terrible fanbase...
    http://espn.go.com/nfl/attendance


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Re: Game not sold out???
Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:51 pm
  • Dirty Bird wrote:Wow. It's sold out. Those are tickets for resale. If you look at attendance numbers were ranked ahead of you guys. What a terrible fanbase...
    http://espn.go.com/nfl/attendance


    LOL, I guess we could stack fans two high in every seat? 67,000 is capacity for Century Link.

    ........and the fact that there are 5,000 - 10,000 tickets available for resale should tell you everything you need to know about how loyal the fans are in Atlanta. "Hmm, should I go support my team? Or make $50 a ticket on StubHub?"
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Re: Game not sold out???
Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:58 pm
  • there were still tickets available on ticketmaster 2hrs ago with plenty in pairs not just singles...
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Re: Game not sold out???
Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:09 pm
  • RolandDeschain wrote:
    Dirty Bird wrote:Wow. It's sold out. Those are tickets for resale. If you look at attendance numbers were ranked ahead of you guys. What a terrible fanbase...
    http://espn.go.com/nfl/attendance


    Smaller stadium. We have a higher percentage. Learn how to read stats.

    I said numbers not percentages. Learn how to read.
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Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:10 pm
  • Dirty Bird wrote:
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    Dirty Bird wrote:Wow. It's sold out. Those are tickets for resale. If you look at attendance numbers were ranked ahead of you guys. What a terrible fanbase...
    http://espn.go.com/nfl/attendance


    Smaller stadium. We have a higher percentage. Learn how to read stats.

    I said numbers not percentages. Learn how to read.

    Well, then your point made zero sense.
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Re: Game not sold out???
Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:13 pm
  • pinksheets wrote:
    RolandDeschain wrote:
    Dirty Bird wrote:Wow. It's sold out. Those are tickets for resale.

    Smaller stadium. We have a higher percentage. Learn how to read stats.

    I said numbers not percentages. Learn how to read.

    Well, then your point made zero sense.

    I have a hard time believing your this ignorant.
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Re: Game not sold out???
Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:17 pm
  • Dirty Bird wrote:I have a hard time believing your this ignorant.

    :lol: :lol: :lol:

    Good on the Falcons for having attendance numbers that the Seahawks CAN'T PHYSICALLY HAVE. We don't go below capacity, though. Any seats you open up, there will be a Seahawk fan there to fill it. You can't say the same about the Falcons or Atlanta professional sports in general, hence the city's reputation in that regard.
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Re: Game not sold out???
Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:18 pm
  • Dirty Bird wrote:I have a hard time believing your this ignorant.


    1. We'll see if you can figure out why I quoted this.

    2. Don't show up to our board and start shit talking our members because your post didn't work out for you.
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Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:18 pm
  • Dirty Bird wrote:I have a hard time believing your this ignorant.



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Re: Game not sold out???
Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:19 pm
  • Dirty Bird wrote:I have a hard time believing your this ignorant.


    Wait...do you actually think that fact that your team's stadium holds more people than Century Link Field is MORE relevant than the percentage of seats filled?
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Re: Game not sold out???
Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:23 pm
  • AbsolutNET wrote:
    Dirty Bird wrote:I have a hard time believing your this ignorant.


    1. We'll see if you can figure out why I quoted this.

    2. Don't show up to our board and start shit talking our members because your post didn't work out for you.

    The intention wasn't to talk smack until dude came at me disrespectful saying I don't know how to read stats.
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Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:24 pm
  • HawksFTW wrote:
    Dirty Bird wrote:I have a hard time believing your this ignorant.


    Wait...do you actually think that fact that your team's stadium holds more people than Century Link Field is MORE relevant than the percentage of seats filled?

    No, just pointing it out.
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Re: Game not sold out???
Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:25 pm
  • Game is still not sold out.. tickets available on Ticketmaster as of 425pm CST

    http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0E004 ... norcatid=8
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Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:27 pm
  • That attendance statistic shows people really don't like watching our team outside the territory.

    http://espn.go.com/nfl/attendance/_/sort/awayPct
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Re: Game not sold out???
Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:27 pm
  • Dirty Bird wrote:
    HawksFTW wrote:
    Dirty Bird wrote:I have a hard time believing your this ignorant.


    Wait...do you actually think that fact that your team's stadium holds more people than Century Link Field is MORE relevant than the percentage of seats filled?

    No, just pointing it out.


    So when you made this statement:
    Dirty Bird wrote:Wow. It's sold out. Those are tickets for resale. If you look at attendance numbers were ranked ahead of you guys. What a terrible fanbase...
    http://espn.go.com/nfl/attendance


    About you being ranked "ahead" of us, and used that metric as a compare the two fanbases, what exactly was your point? That you routinely fail to fill your stadium to capacity?
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Re: Game not sold out???
Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:29 pm
  • Dirty Bird wrote:I have a hard time believing your this ignorant.


    Irony FTL.

    So let us get this straight, you're bragging about having more fans because your stadium was built with more seats? That's like bragging about your girlfriend being hotter than your friend's when you friend doesn't even have a girlfriend.
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Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:30 pm
  • Sarlacc83 wrote:That attendance statistic shows people really don't like watching our team outside the territory.

    http://espn.go.com/nfl/attendance/_/sort/awayPct

    Look at Miami's home numbers. :lol: I've got to wonder if that game didn't do that ranking in on its own. Wow.
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Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:32 pm
  • pinksheets wrote:
    Sarlacc83 wrote:That attendance statistic shows people really don't like watching our team outside the territory.

    http://espn.go.com/nfl/attendance/_/sort/awayPct

    Look at Miami's home numbers. :lol: I've got to wonder if that game didn't do that ranking in on its own. Wow.


    Washington's home numbers are fairly listed there, too. Sweet.

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Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:34 pm
  • LOL @ ridiculing your instead of you're. That's pretty sad.
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Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:36 pm
  • pinksheets wrote:
    Sarlacc83 wrote:That attendance statistic shows people really don't like watching our team outside the territory.

    http://espn.go.com/nfl/attendance/_/sort/awayPct

    Look at Miami's home numbers. :lol: I've got to wonder if that game didn't do that ranking in on its own. Wow.


    This. The away percentage is heavily dependent on schedule. There are years where we are up near the top 10, and years that we are dead last. Add to that playing a team like STL every year, who hasn't broken 90% attendance at home in 5 years, doesn't help.
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Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:42 pm
  • Dirty Bird wrote:LOL @ ridiculing your instead of you're. That's pretty sad.


    You placing the word ignorant in front of your is what made it so funny.

    We'll see how loud it is Sunday, fair enough? My guess is pretty loud, but nowhere near Century Link loud..........the standard for which all stadiums are judged for noise.

    Better hope the Falcons have a lead by the 4th quarter, or else your fans are going to start turning on the team for crapping the bed in the playoffs yet again.
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Re: Game not sold out???
Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:51 pm
  • Sgt. Largent wrote:
    Dirty Bird wrote:LOL @ ridiculing your instead of you're. That's pretty sad.


    You placing the word ignorant in front of your is what made it so funny.

    We'll see how loud it is Sunday, fair enough? My guess is pretty loud, but nowhere near Century Link loud..........the standard for which all stadiums are judged for noise.

    Better hope the Falcons have a lead by the 4th quarter, or else your fans are going to start turning on the team for crapping the bed in the playoffs yet again.

    I know the irony behind it but I thought this was a message board not an English composition class? Georgia dome is electric but not as loud as CenturyLink which was built to trap noise. Falcon fans wouldn't turn on the team because they didn't have the lead at the start of 4th quarter. Maybe if it was a blowout like the Packers game then possibly? The 4th quarter is actually when the dome is the loudest.
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Re: Game not sold out???
Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:52 pm
  • Dirty Bird wrote:Wow. It's sold out. Those are tickets for resale. If you look at attendance numbers were ranked ahead of you guys. What a terrible fanbase...
    http://espn.go.com/nfl/attendance



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Re: Game not sold out???
Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:54 pm
  • Dirty Bird wrote:I said numbers not percentages. Learn how to read.


    A percentage isn't a number? Alrighty then. If you meant the raw number, you should have said "raw". Otherwise, "number" just means anything with digits in it. You know, numbers. :roll:
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Re: Game not sold out???
Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:58 pm
  • RolandDeschain wrote:
    Dirty Bird wrote:I said numbers not percentages. Learn how to read.


    A percentage isn't a number? Alrighty then. If you meant the raw number, you should have said "raw". Otherwise, "number" just means anything with digits in it. You know, numbers. :roll:

    I'm pretty sure you had a clear idea of what I meant by my post. But you can keep acting like a smartass, it doesn't phase me.
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Re: Game not sold out???
Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:05 pm
  • NFL Ticket Exchange still has 4,600 tickets available. Cheap seats are only $65 and I saw level 100 seats for $115. Cants believe how cheap the tickets are compared to last week in DC.
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Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:11 pm
  • Dirty Bird wrote:I'm pretty sure you had a clear idea of what I meant by my post. But you can keep acting like a smartass, it doesn't phase me.


    I didn't, actually; because what you said implied something different from what you meant.
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Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:21 pm
  • Dirty Bird wrote:
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    Dirty Bird wrote:I said numbers not percentages. Learn how to read.


    A percentage isn't a number? Alrighty then. If you meant the raw number, you should have said "raw". Otherwise, "number" just means anything with digits in it. You know, numbers. :roll:

    I'm pretty sure you had a clear idea of what I meant by my post. But you can keep acting like a smartass, it doesn't phase me.


    You were phased a long time ago. I'm telling ya, keep kicking that dog and it will bite. Just think of the time you have already spent accomplishing nothing.
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Re: Game not sold out???
Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:34 pm
  • marylandseahawker wrote:NFL Ticket Exchange still has 4,600 tickets available. Cheap seats are only $65 and I saw level 100 seats for $115. Cants believe how cheap the tickets are compared to last week in DC.


    If you lived in Atlanta, it would be easier to understand. In my department at work, there are eight of us. I'm one of only two people from this area. The other has no interest in sports. Obviously this is a very small sample size, but you get the idea. Even many of my friends from this area don't cheer for the Falcons because their parents are from places like Chicago, NY, etc. so they grew up fans of those cities' teams.

    The Falcons fan base is not "bad". It's just a surprisingly (for those who don't live here) small fan base in a large city. There's a good portion of urban Atlanta that does cheer for the Falcons but can scarcely afford to actually go to games. It's also a fan base that's used to losing. We never had back-to-back winning seasons before Smith & Ryan got here.

    If I'm not mistaken, owner Arthur Blank actually lowered ticket prices a few years back to try to accommodate for lower income fans, which was considered heresy by many other NFL owners.
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Re: Game not sold out???
Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:10 pm
  • Personally, I'm not down with one city bashing another because it has less passionate fans and/or a smaller base of passionate fans. So what? It doesn't make the first city "better" than the other one. Different cities have different interests and/or different levels of interest in particular things. I'm sure there are things that Atlantans are more passionate about than Seattlelites, and that wouldn't make Atlanta "better" than Seattle either..
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Re: Game not sold out???
Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:41 pm
  • Man, I wish i could buy all those tickets and hand them out to all you guys.
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Re: Game not sold out???
Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:17 pm
  • Falcan Moore wrote:This happens with lots of playoff games. Redskins fans probably bought a bunch of tickets and then realized it wouldn't pan out. :D

    Also, Fibonacci, you're really giving us a bit of a bad name over here. Just saying.


    says the guy who makes up another name, just saying.

    go read all my other post here.
    Aro post on how he thought they were going to lose, I was the "one" falcon fan who said for him to not talk like that. I tried my hardest to pump him up. Go read my post
    go look at the thread I started. look at the way I finished it.
    so before you say I am giving us a bad name over here......go do your homework, just saying.
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Re: Game not sold out???
Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:28 pm
  • theoaklandphenom wrote:
    marylandseahawker wrote:NFL Ticket Exchange still has 4,600 tickets available. Cheap seats are only $65 and I saw level 100 seats for $115. Cants believe how cheap the tickets are compared to last week in DC.


    If you lived in Atlanta, it would be easier to understand. In my department at work, there are eight of us. I'm one of only two people from this area. The other has no interest in sports. Obviously this is a very small sample size, but you get the idea. Even many of my friends from this area don't cheer for the Falcons because their parents are from places like Chicago, NY, etc. so they grew up fans of those cities' teams.

    The Falcons fan base is not "bad". It's just a surprisingly (for those who don't live here) small fan base in a large city. There's a good portion of urban Atlanta that does cheer for the Falcons but can scarcely afford to actually go to games. It's also a fan base that's used to losing. We never had back-to-back winning seasons before Smith & Ryan got here.

    If I'm not mistaken, owner Arthur Blank actually lowered ticket prices a few years back to try to accommodate for lower income fans, which was considered heresy by many other NFL owners.

    actually blank wanted to sell the team when he took over.

    Dimitroff was the one who really turned this team around from losing season to having 5 consecutive winning seasons.
    - not many people know who Tom Landry is. but they should go and look at what he did for a team that was much like the 66-07 falcons. he changed the cowgirls around and made them a great team for 20+ years.
    - - also landry started out only getting them winning seasons. I think he did not win his first playoff until the 4th season. after he finally won the playoffs, he made that team unstoppable for a long time.
    and honestly I can see the falcons becoming like this.

    we will mostly win our division for some time.
    - carolina...what a joke they haven;t done nothing for a while and has a ton of holes to fill
    - tampa has no clue who to let coach and what to do with players. sure they did decent last year and this year. therefore they will sometimes give falcons a run at the playoffs.
    - saints...man they have to make so many big cuts in the next few years because of how they back loaded so many players. they are in cap space trouble for 3 years straight. each year they will have to give up 8+ million. and they cannot even build their team since they lost draft picks due to their bounty crap.
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Re: Game not sold out???
Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:15 am
  • no one has really supported the Falcons this season even some announcers are saying they wont till they prove themselves and the fact they're not ranting and raving is just because they're not proven, beating sub par teams isn't exactly proving yourself, the Hawks, Green Bay, Pats and the Niners are all proven..
    GO HAWKS!!!
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