F*** it all Eat Arby’s
My soul is completely crushed.
Well, I guess no one will be sad Kyle Shanahan is leaving anymore. So that’s good.
I’ll always remember how deliriously happy I was at halftime, and how quickly that joy turned to shock and horror. Worst day of my life, and I hope it’ll never be topped.
In these inexplicably soul-crushing moments that we as Atlanta sports fans know all too well, I always try to cling to any measure of perspective I can find. After that wrenching Super Bowl loss, I was sick to my stomach, but immediately tried to think of the future and all of the positives. I know I may be on an island in this one, but I saw some very positive things in the Super Bowl that should bode well moving forward. For now, though, it’s just devastating.
Obviously we have all been feeling a wide range of emotions, ranging from “bad” to “unhealthy”. Clearly there were several things that if done correctly, the game would have been iced and Arthur Blank would have his first Lombardi.
But whenever we can finally shake off the devastation of the fourth quarter, it’s time to move on and look ahead to 2017. I have to say that it’s truly exciting. The team is in better position right now than they were after 2012, 2010, 2004, or even 1998 or 1980.
We have very few key players that are likely to depart unless the coaching staff decides to move in another direction. That’s a rare commodity - when that happens, you’re in position to put your resources into making significant upgrades rather than just plugging holes. And considering we’re already one of the upper teams in the NFC, it’s scary to think how good the 2017 team might be if we can indeed make some of those upgrades.