I can still remember where I was when I wrote my first post for The Falcoholic: In an uncomfortable chair at a beat-up old desk at my college, typing on the same keyboard I'm using at this very moment.
I didn't have the slightest inkling where the blog was going to go at the time. I was a junior at college with a dream of being a sportswriter and a hell of a lot of free time, and the opportunity to write about the Falcons was more than I could have asked for. After a couple of hours of fine-tuning, I produced this.
I'm struck by how much has changed in the four years and one day--yes, I'm late to my own party--since I wrote that post. You would hardly recognize the site from back then, a lumbering dinosaur that required extensive work with HTML. I hardly recognize myself, a college junior who hadn't yet graduated to the world of newspaper journalism, gotten married or bought a house. Heck, I hardly recognize the Falcons, two coaches, several starting quarterbacks and four seasons later.
But even though the makeup of the team has changed, the one constant through it all has been the Falcons. Four years later, it's still a great coping mechanism for a loss to be able to write about it here. When the Falcons win, I can talk about it with an audience of thousands. That's still a little trippy.
I've dropped enough long, sappy pieces on you over the last few months about this place, so I'll rein it in here. To everyone who has ever read and commented on this site in 2006 until the present day, thanks. It's been a great four years.
Just for kicks, if you've got a favorite Falcoholic article over the years from myself, Adam, Jason, Caleb, James or even of our fine readers, link it here. I love a trip down memory lane.