Time again for another installment of the 2011 opponents series history, this week, it's the Bucs. The Bucs lead the all time series, 18-17, with the Falcons
winning the last five, and all close and sweet. The series dates back to 1977, with the Falcons wininng, 17-0. The thing I remember about that game is what coach John McKay said that week about putting his team (who still hadn't won a game yet) naked on the field to distract Steve Bartkowski, so he and the Falcons would forfit because of the horrifying site. Probably wouldn't of worked anyway because the Bucs were putrid back then. Now, back to the present. Those last five W's have been sweet, with the 2009 ender to clinch the first back to back winning seasons ever, the OT game in '08, and the Redman game in '09. But, it's the two games last season that were fantastic, especially the one in Tampa, where it seemed the Falcons were done being down 24-14, entering the fourth, but when Magic Weems returned the ko back for the touch, and then Matty Ice leading the winning drive to win, I had a major bull, couldn't believe they had won. This game also has special meaning for the EvilFalcon. My son, Matthew Ryan, was born two hours before the game started, and my wife let me go home to watch the second half, and had my buddy Jose, update me by text during the first half. It was a day I'll never forget, it also marked the first Falcon win on the day or week when my kids were born. I see another rock'em, sock'em battle on Sunday, again, no predictions, it worked last week, so I'm staying the course. If any of you Falcoholics have questions about this, or any other series, I have all of it in my Got Falcons book, and should have an answer for you. Next week, it's another bird battle as the Falcons travel to Seattle to take on the Seahawks
, and if you know my friend Kash Berry, he went to the game there last season, and had quite a tale to tell, if you hsven't read it. I'll be back next week. Go Falcons!!!