Greetings Falcoholics, I’m back with another edition of The Falcoholic’s “Fan Spotlight.” Just in case you’re new, this segment highlights Atlanta Falcons fans in the community and shares how they became a fan of the team and their thoughts on the franchise.
This week’s Fan Spotlight is on Daniel Dennis. Daniel Dennis is the co-host of A Mediocre Time with Tom and Dan, an award-winning comedy podcast based in Orlando, Florida. After jettisoning their long-time positions in traditional talk radio, Daniel Dennis and his co-host Tom Vann have cultivated a massive national audience with their unique brand of humor, insights, and candid storytelling.
A Mediocre Time recently celebrated its 500th episode; the near-decade of shows firmly establishing Dennis and Vann as fixtures in the field of independent broadcasting. While working on his flagship show or its associated programs dominates the bulk of his time (He is also the co-host of A Corporate Time with Tom and Dan, and A Gentleman’s Guide to Manliness), Daniel Dennis always makes sure to stay on top of his favorite NFL team, the Atlanta Falcons.
How did you become an Atlanta Falcons fan?
Strange story — When I was a young boy, I sent away all of my football cards to all NFL teams in an attempt to get them signed. This was something that you apparently did at the time. The only team — THE ONLY TEAM that actually sent back all of my cards signed, were the Atlanta Falcons! I have them all and still do; Jerry Glanville, Jeff George, Andre Rison, Jessie Tuggle, and Deion Sanders. Deion even wrote me a letter from his hotel because I sent him his Florida State rookie card.
Who is your favorite Falcons player of all time?
Deion Sanders. Please see above. Dude was so nice and awesome!
What are your thoughts on Dan Quinn so far as the Falcons’ head coach?
I like him a lot. Obviously, I’m going to like everyone who coaches for my Falcons or at least try to, but I really think that his playing experience helps. Our defense seems to be a lot better because of his knowledge but there’s still a good deal of work to do.
What are your thoughts on the 2018 season?
Some of those games were heart breakers. Truly. And I think that the record of the team does not reflect how good (and bad) they can play. Inconsistency was king and that hurts my heart.
What’s your outlook on the 2019 offseason?
I’m always optimistic because I think Matt Ryan had a great season. I love the new receivers that we’re seeing and using. Julio is still the beast that he will always be — I’m just looking for an explosive defense.
I greatly appreciate Dan being the focus of this week’s ‘Fan Spotlight’ article. You can find their podcast at www.TomandDan.com — where Dan says “It’s not all sports based, but it is a comedy show and it’s not for kids. Occasionally we do talk sports and yell at each other for poor fantasy football choices.”
A Mediocre Time with Tom and Dan is also available on all of the requisite podcast platforms, and you can find their associated shows A Corporate Time with Tom and Dan and A Gentleman’s Guide to Manliness on the iHeartRadio app. Additionally, you can find Dan on Twitter at @DanielDennis.
If you want to be featured in the next ‘Fan Spotlight’ or know of someone who deserves to be, let me know on Twitter where you can find me at @EvanBirchfield. Thanks for reading!