I just had an idea and thought I would throw it out there. I thought it would be kind of fun for people to post any encounters that they have had with Falcon players past or present. Were they cool to you, were they rude, etc... and how the encounter came about to begin with.
I have a couple I could share. Complete opposite ends of the spectrum. I will just share the good one to keep this a positive post for now.
I met Jeff Van Note at the Falcons draft day event a few years ago. The year Duckett was picked (argh!). I had a football with me. I approached Mr. Van Note and asked him to sign my ball. He looked at the ball and then started talking about the ball. I was confused at first and thought he was trying to tell me that he couldnt sign it if if was not an official NFL ball. What he was really doing was telling me how to determine if it were an official NFL football or not. We then talked about his time with the Falcons and how he thought they would do that year. We talked for a good 10 or 15 mins. Then someone came over and told him he had 5 mins before air time (he was doing the draft day thing for radio that day). He signed my ball and handed it back to me and apologized for having to walk away. Needless to say this left me with a very high opinion of Mr. Van Note.