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New Falcons book, reviewed


"100 Things Falcons Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die" is actually about a year old, and quite entertaining if you're a history-oriented fan. It's basically a collection of short stories about Falcons history, including milestone games & seasons as well as memorable players, coaches and both owners.

It covers the entire lifespan of the Falcons franchise pretty thoroughly. This veteran fan was pleased to see plenty of attention on the olden days, with chapters on Norb Hecker, the team's first win, first winning season, the '73 heartbreak, and players like Berry, Hampton, Humphrey & Zook. The Bennett years are also well covered, with articles on the Grits Blitz, Andrews, Lawrence, Leeman, and the '78 & '80 seasons/playoffs. Equal attention is paid to the more recent Falcons teams & players, under Reeves and Dimitroff. Go to Amazon and check out the chapter titles for yourself (click on the cover image and scroll down).

Overall, the focus tends to be on the Falcons' better years, as one might expect. About 5-10% of the material is of the "things to do" variety, but the bulk of the 239 pages is basically historical stuff. If you like that kind of thing, you'll enjoy it. Did you know that Morten Andersen's NFC title-winning kick earned him a cool $300K bonus? I didn't, until I read this book.

The paperback is a ridiculous $6 at Amazon right now. At that price, a book-lovin' Falcons fan should be ashamed NOT to own it. Happy reading!

<em>This FanPost was written by one of The Falcoholic's talented readers. It does not necessarily reflect the views of The Falcoholic.</em>

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