I don’t understand how March is once again so quickly upon us, but alas, here we are again. There’s no greater culture in sports at this time of year than that of March Madness — the NCAA basketball tournament which has the nation at a standstill for a brief period of time.
Last year’s rendition of the tournament, whose Final Four was slated to be played at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year, the tournament will be back on.
What’s really fun is the structure of the tournament — a head to head bracket approach which can decide the best of the best of almost anything.
This year, we’ve decided to go all in on the hype. We will make a March Madness type bracket looking to identify the greatest moment in Atlanta Falcons history. It will last a few weeks, and the winner of each round will be decided via a poll.
What we are looking for from you guys is a few nominations. We have a number of moments already brainstormed (I would love to share those with you now but will instead wait for the initial bracket to be revealed). However, we would like to get your input on what moments should be nominated, just so that we don’t miss any.
If you would oblige, please leave a comment under this article telling us some of your favorite moments in franchise history. A “moment” can be looked at as either a particular event (such as Matt Ryan being drafted) or a specific play (Morten Andersen’s game-winning kick in the 1998 NFC Championship Game for example). There are no wrong answers, and even the most obscure moments will be considered.
Thank you in advance to all who participate. I hope to put together a very interesting and fun bracket for us to discuss in the weeks to come.