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The Scale of Falconliness: Bill Fralic

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Who's the ultimate Falcon? And who's the ultimate anti-Falcon? That's what we're going to find out with our summer project: the Scale of Falconliness. We'll rate former Falcons on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the most Falconly. The rule: minimum of three seasons with the Falcons for coaches, five seasons for players.

Bill Fralic, G (1985 - 1992)

Falconly Unfalconly
  • Eight seasons in Atlanta.
  • Two All-Pros as a Falcon, tied for the most in franchise history. Four Pro Bowls as a Falcon, tied for third-most.
  • NFL 1980s All-Decade team, as best reflected by his hairstyle.
  • Commentated Falcons games from 1995 through 1997.
  • Spent part of his first NFL offseason wrestling in the Battle Royal at Wrestlemania 2. From what I can make of that extremely huggy and grainy debacle, our man (red pants and very trim for an offensive lineman) outlasts 11 earnest competitors, gets held down so eventual winner Andre the Giant can punch him without distraction, and spends a lot of time leaning on crowd favorite William Perry. Also appearing in various capacaties are Dick Butkus, Mike Ditka, Ed Jones, and Russ Francis. We'll judge Fralic on his run blocking, not his awful, awful back-of-knee kicks, but this is an informative document. We look forward to Hulk Hogan's analysis of the video.
  • Contrary to what you'd assume based on the previous bullet, Fralic was one of the league's most active anti-steroids snitches ambassadors. Future Vice President Joe Biden found him "refreshing and believable," though perhaps not "articulate and clean."
  • Left the Falcons in the league's first year of free agency.
  • After being thrown out by Bruno Sanmartino and Big John Studd, lingers ringside for an uncomfortably long period.

Current standings after the jump: