Regular season single game tickets go on sale on May 15th. If you have some spare change you might be considering going to one of the games and getting a ticket whenever. That's fine and dandy in all, but there's one game you need to go to: The opening game against the New Orleans Saints.
I ended up going to many home games last season and had several down moments. I left the Patriots early and buried my head in my hands outside of the dome thinking "What is happening?" I watched painfully as the defense imploded when they only needed to keep the Jets from scoring JUST ONCE. I even sat through the entire game with my head against a brick wall as Seattle dismantled the Falcons.
But nothing hurt my soul quite as bad as hearing the Dome echo with thousands of fans chanting "WHO DAT!" at the end of the saints game. Looking around to almost an entirely black-jerseyed crowd with stupid flower pots on their heads ate at me. Having to sift my way through Brees, Bush, and Graham rags as I left the game made me feel like I wasn't even in Atlanta anymore.
I never want that to happen again. There should never be that many Saints fans allowed in the Georgia Dome--it should be a law.
I beg of you, the fans, to buy a ticket to the Saints game. If you can only go to one game, go to the Saints game. If you can do anything at all to occupy a seat that a possible Saints fan might want to occupy otherwise, get your butt to the Saints game. Bring as many people as you can. Be as loud as possible. Stay the entire game and don't even let them get a parking space! If you are married to a Saints fan, leave them at home!
The Atlanta Falcons deserve to come out to a roaring crowd. Hell, they need it. Tell your friends and family and let's pack the Dome for the biggest game of the year.