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How The Falcoholic is spending the bye week

You know, nothing exciting.

Atlanta Falcons v Philadelphia Eagles Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images


As you would imagine, staying busy every week at the Falcoholic consumes a good bit of time, taking away from some of our normal hobbies. For me, my experimental meth-lab in my basement has sadly taken a back-seat to providing hot-takes and hosting a podcast with 5 listeners. I plan to use my time away to focus on the proper chemical concoctions that have made America great in the past.

Allen Strk

I’ll have a rare opportunity not to stare at a computer or TV screen for ten hours on Sunday. A social life is always great too. Of course, football will still be on the mind because this sport is the best. I’m a simple New Yorker that likes having a social life, listening to podcasts, drinking cold pints, and watching the other beautiful football in Europe.

Caleb Rutherford

If you follow me on twitter, you’ve probably seen me complain about JavaScript or praise how incredible Bootstrap is the past couple of weeks. I’m learning HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to eventually become a Front End Developer. If that doesn’t make any sense, it’s just computer languages for fancy websites. It’s something I started doing about 6 weeks ago, so it’s a little more than just the bye week for me. That said, it will be nice to take in an entire NFL week as a fan of football, minus the weekly stresses of doing the Rabble.TV broadcasts and watching the Falcons.

William McFadden

I think now would be a good opportunity to visit the western-lifestyle simulator I developed a while back. It’s an all-inclusive resort destination where we allow guests to live out some of their wildest fantasies alongside a population of some of the most sophisticated artificial intelligence known to man. It’s something I created in college as a side project, but I’ll bet they’ve missed me over the past several weeks. I hope nothing crazy has happened. Could you imagine if the robots revolted, what a mess that would be!

Kevin Knight

In my spare time not obsessing about NFL football, I have a variety of hobbies. Computer gaming is probably my favorite. Currently, I’m playing Civilization VI and The Witcher 3 (which is probably the best game of all time). I also dabble in Overwatch, Planetside 2, and Subnautica. If you haven’t played any of these games, I encourage you to do so. My other hobby is competitive airsoft, which is similar to paintball except that the focus is more centered around military-simulation (milsim). I just recently returned from an Ohio vs. Kentucky game. Spoiler alert: Ohio won.

Matt Chambers

I enjoy reading fiction, watching a few college football games, hunting the most dangerous game, and spending precious time with family. For me, there’s nothing better than sitting down for a quiet read, watching one of the top college games of the week, giving a lost man a small caliber gun and a three hour head start, and valuable family time. These wonderful bye weeks are a great time to reflect on what really matters and not worry quite as much about the Falcons.

Dave Choate

I don’t believe in bye weeks. I shut myself in a dark room and won’t let myself come back out until I’ve watched 34 straight Falcons games. That’s how I stay fresh for the rest of the season, and how I keep at the heart of me a pocket of deep despair.

How are you getting through a Falcons-less Sunday tomorrow?