So here we are in the football offseason and less than a week into the blackout men and women everywhere are confronted with a dilemma — Valentine’s Day is Sunday. Oh, and you can’t use football as an excuse to forget a present or dinner plans.
Mrs. J. Mike and I don’t have a good track record on the holiday. Our first Valentine’s Day together my truck got stuck in the mud (long story but know it wasn’t good for the wardrobe or dinner conversation). Other Feb. 14 experiences were thrown together on a college student’s paycheck (forget the fillet and bottle of wine).
But don’t let my horror stories be reason to give up the holiday. It may be securely in the grip of greeting card companies and the price of roses may get marked up for the entire month, but it’s certainly a good chance to do something special for the person you love.
If you “choo-choo choose” to send a card or flowers at some point on Friday or Saturday you have the option to give it a Falcons twist. Freddie Falcon will deliver “Freddie Grams” around Metro Atlanta on those days for a cost of $200. That includes a gift basket, roses, a Freddie Doll and a hair makeover. Participants are also entered into a drawing for a spa treatment.
Click here to register or for more info but do it before the deadline of noon on Wednesday.
Now some Falcons Birdseed — with an extra dash of football love.
Falcons hunting for on-air talent, AtlantaFalcons.com
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Falcons’ rebuilding plans may be disrupted by NFL’s labor strife, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
If you’re interested in sports business, the season never ends. With the Super Bowl in the books, the offseason officially begins and this year’s docket includes plenty of labor negotiations and talk about the NFL’s future.
Offseason cuts to begin today, ProFootballTalk.com
Look for more on free agency on AtlantaFalcons.com later this week.
New Orleans Saints Win The Super Bowl: Bring On 2010 Season, The Falcoholic
I’m sure plenty of Falcons fans are hurting because the Saints got a Super Bowl title before the Birds. I understand that. Just remember in the NFL you’re never too far away from enacting some sort of revenge. Not really sure what to say to some of the comments about my blog posts mentioning cheering for the Saints…
Smith mum on whether Falcons will go after Peppers, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
You’re not going to hear much out of the Falcons front office in regards to free agency, especially a few weeks before it starts. Also keep in mind — in an uncapped year — the amount of free agents available decreases. This will certainly monkey with market value.
Saints can’t relax for long after title, ESPN.com
Message to the Saints: The entire NFC South, especially the Falcons, has already circled you on the schedule.
Football’s Officially Over…for Now, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Draw your own conclusions on similarities between the Saints and Falcons. I’m of the opinion every team can learn from the Super Bowl Champions (whoever they are).
Analyzing the Atlanta Falcons mock drafts, Examiner.com
Wait… So there’s a seven-round mock draft out there already? I have a headache.
Could next season’s Falcons emulate Saints? Um … maybe, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
“On the morning after the Super Bowl, 54.9 percent of the American workforce drags in late; 45 percent calls in sick. Be ye advised that the Atlanta Falcons’ general manager was en route to Flowery Branch at 6:08 a.m. Monday, bound for Day 1 of Round 2 of draft meetings.”
Sneak peak at Atlanta Falcons 2010 free agency, Examiner.com
Free agency may play a big role for the Falcons in 2010 because the team has just five picks in the NFL Draft. That said, General Manager Thomas Dimitroff said the Birds could be in line for two to three compensatory picks. Either way, don’t judge the Falcons draft needs until after the free agent season.