Last year there was an interesting stat put out that deemed the Falcons the 6th least popular team in the NFL. I am sure we can all predict where we lost a huge part of our fan base (Michael Vicks Departure) but why haven’t the Atlanta Falcons gained any. It is pretty rare for a team with a great regular season record to be constantly underrated league wide but Atlanta is that team.When the new look falcons arrived in 2008 success was found year in and year out, even though there hasn’t been a Super Bowl you would expect more to be looking at the Falcons as a great group to root for.
Just look at what Thomas Dimitroff has done since he was hired to manage the team. He not only gets greatly skilled guys in the draft and free agency he makes sure they have great character. Everyone on the team does there best to stay out of trouble everyone keeps the locker room healthy. Usually people love teams like these and want to cheer them on but it’s very simple on why you don’t see the Atlanta Falcons covered league wide consistently.
Wins help but Super Bowls make all the difference it is the bottom line. Just look at the Steelers and Cowboys, former great teams who have 5+ Superbowl Championships each. They are talked about league wide even when they don’t do well because they have done it multiple times and people love them for it. Atlanta has never even won a Super Bowl so it makes sense why they don’t have a big fan base.
It was made clear last year that certain players on the Falcons want more recognition, more coverage and more praise for what they have done. Which is well deserved if it were the Patriots, Giants or Packers going 8-0 last year they would be carving there name into the Lombardi Trophy right there but Atlanta does not need all of that. Analysis like to pick on the Atlanta Falcons and there isn’t the national coverage we as fans would like but Atlanta should embrace the underdog mentality. The Atlanta Falcons would prefer teams to take them less seriously anyways. I personally love being a Falcons fan,with a small fan base you feel more apart of the victory it is us against everyone and that’s how we all need to feel.Before the Super Bowl victories, before people start taking the team seriously, before new fans are found by the teams success it is great we were here before the future happens for the falcons!!!