Fans wanted for Project 115

Project 115 shirt

Sean Weatherspoon shows off the "Project 115" shirt.

FLOWERY BRANCH – Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez believes the fans are on their way to being some of the best in the league.

He compared them favorably to the rabid fans he played before when he was with the Kansas City Chiefs.

“Come playoff time, I’m hoping it goes up another notch,” Gonzalez said. “But Kansas City — you talk about that home field — there isn’t anything else going on in that town. They’re just die-hard Chiefs fans out there.

“In Atlanta, you see it. You see it in spurts. I’d like to see it a little bit more. I think they do understand the advantage that it gives you as a home team, to have that crowd going nuts.”

Quarterback Matt Ryan, who’s posted a 20-2 record at the Georgia Dome, believes the fans are key.

“I think the fans have been awesome this year,” Ryan said. “I think the Dome’s been a tough place for teams to come in and play. The atmosphere has been electric.”

The fans know when to be quiet.

“You can communicate a lot easier at home,” Ryan said. “There’s not as much noise when we’re on offense. We need our fans to be quiet when we’re on offense.”

On defense, they appreciate the art of noise. Linebacker Sean Weatherspoon had a t-shirt from the team’s website promoting “Project 115.” They want to get the sound decibel level up to 115 during the game.

“We are trying to have an earthquake,” Weatherspoon said.

–D. Orlando Ledbetter

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53 comments Add your comment

Marcus

January 13th, 2011
3:37 pm

Marcus

January 13th, 2011
3:38 pm

can I get a fee shirt? I can yell loud, but it might to strain to hear me from Delaware :D

G

January 13th, 2011
3:52 pm

We should be able to get to 115 dBs.

Falcon Chris

January 13th, 2011
3:53 pm

RISING UP AND BEING THE 12TH MAN WILL BE OBVIOUS IN ROW 2,SEC 241 ON SATURDAY NIGHT BABY !!!!!

FalconFan4Life

January 13th, 2011
4:00 pm

Be Loud and Proud ATL. Make that Dome Shake!

chickenman

January 13th, 2011
4:01 pm

RISE UP! ordered mine today!

matt r

January 13th, 2011
4:06 pm

Might want to save our voices though for Project 123 on 1/23

Dirty Bird Zone

January 13th, 2011
4:07 pm

Party in the Dome Sat night! Get their early and be loud and proud.

scott

January 13th, 2011
4:24 pm

Section 334 row 1 is ready to “Rise the decibel level up” to 115 and beyond. GO FALCONS!

Gentry Fication

January 13th, 2011
4:32 pm

Yeah, this exactly what Downtown Atlanta needs: Yet Another PROJECT.

Build the stadium in Doraville, Falcons!

FalconsFan284

January 13th, 2011
4:46 pm

I live in Kansas City, and have season tickets every year (the firm provides them at no cost to me), but I am a faithful Falcon fan! I can tell you that I have been a bit disappointed with still being able to hear the announcers when I watch my beloved Falcons. I know, in Arrowhead, you can’t even hear the stadium announcer over the crowd screaming, “Another Chief’s FIRST DOWN!!!!” I know Atlanta fans can do it!!!! Bring the noise on Saturday and break the Cheeseheads spirit!!!!!!

Katherine

January 13th, 2011
4:50 pm

I’ll be there on Saturday! Can’t wait…go falcons!

IceColdATLien

January 13th, 2011
5:04 pm

I’ve convinced a local bar owner in Chicago to convert from a Browns bar to a Falcons bar, and you bet ur a$$ we’ll have it over 115 in there!! It’s Kelsey’s on Lincoln Ave in the off-chance that some other Dirty Bird is in (or will be in) Chicago.

Brent

January 13th, 2011
6:07 pm

The folks that sit behind me in section 129 need to stand up and holler instead of asking me to sit down

Falcon James

January 13th, 2011
6:23 pm

I have to say to Mr. Brent, I like watching the game from my seat, not my feet. I don’t sit in 129, but I feel the pain for the people around you. They is a time to stand up and make noise. You are probably one of those fan who stands up the whole game.

yo mama

January 13th, 2011
6:28 pm

mr james. do you need your geritol? if you cant stand up, and rise up, give it up man, you’re just too damn old, codger. stay at home, give the tickets to real fans, or your grand kids. all bets are off, now its playoff time. get off your azz and jam!

Thorpe

January 13th, 2011
6:33 pm

Mayor Kasim Reed has officially dubbed “Pour a Beer on a Cheesehead Saturday.”

Rise Up Falcons Fans!

Let those cheeseheads have it! Pour it on ‘em!

Go Falcons.

joseph

January 13th, 2011
6:34 pm

I can make just as much noise sitting down as standing up! I prefer to watch the game from my seat as well~

Cali Falcon

January 13th, 2011
6:42 pm

Brent: Why aren’t they standing and cheering in the first place?? I hope that you dont sit down when they tell you to because we need everybody standing and cheering!

Cali Falcon

January 13th, 2011
6:44 pm

Joseph: Everybody needs to be wild and crazy come gametime on Saturday. You cant possibly be wild and crazy sitting in your seat. Take the stick out of your a$$ and stand up!!! Lol no offense

George Stein

January 13th, 2011
7:17 pm

All I can say is I’m jealous of all the folks who have tickets. I sure hope all the people going to the game start and earthquake and the people like me out at bars or at their house take help take it to another level.

Rise up, baby!

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater

January 13th, 2011
7:21 pm

if we don’t sell out and be extremely loud…i’ll be embarrassed as a Falcon fan. There should be no excuses!!!

Arthur Blank

January 13th, 2011
7:26 pm

GET THERE FANS THIS IS YOUR OWNER CALLING

old man

January 13th, 2011
7:31 pm

The noise, chaos, and butterflys are all for Green Bay. So bring it on, ATL.

For our guys, its needs to be just business. If they just do what they have been coached to do, we win.

Our fans need to go nuts. Our needs to just take care of business. And we’ll be fine.

old man

January 13th, 2011
7:32 pm

REPOSTED, WITHOUT THE HELP OF JOHNNY WALKER:

The noise, chaos, and butterflys are all for Green Bay. So bring it on, ATL.

For our guys, its needs to be just business. If they just do what they have been coached to do, we win.

Our fans need to go nuts. Our team needs to just take care of business. And we’ll be fine.

wham

January 13th, 2011
7:33 pm

What’s sad is that security will tell you to sit down, instead of telling those complaining to stand up. Maybe they could get a wheel chair seat on the lower level.

old man

January 13th, 2011
7:34 pm

I cannot wait for this game. I am going to be a nut case all day Friday and Saturday.

old man

January 13th, 2011
7:35 pm

Tell ‘em the owner said to rise up.

ICE2

January 13th, 2011
7:50 pm

JD

January 13th, 2011
7:51 pm

Pound the football down their throats, and PRESSURE Rodgers all 4 quarters and we win this thing.

ICE2

January 13th, 2011
7:53 pm

They are having a pep rally for the packers on friday night at hudson grille in mid-town on friday night. Really? I used to love that place you’ll never see me there again..Be careful turning your back on your city as It may do the same to you………TURNCOATS…………RISE UP ATL….

Caught Looken

January 13th, 2011
7:54 pm

Hey what’s up Doc? Game has been sold out…that place will be rocking!!

Rick Day

January 13th, 2011
9:07 pm

PROTIP to fans @ game: do NOT do WAVE when OFFENSE at work!

I’ll be wearing my 56 ‘SPOON jersey down on the 5th row of Sec 123, as always RISE UP

Hoot'n'Hopper

January 13th, 2011
9:17 pm

This is really very interesting. Am I getting this right? Falcons’ fans have to be immplored to cheer? Seriously?

Just remember to be courteous to the stadium employees. Mr. Blank, a hail fellow, does not deserve an OSHA citation, and it possible that he could get one. (See: 29 CFR 1910.95, Table G-16)

Chris

January 13th, 2011
9:43 pm

Im getting my wisdom teeth out(all four) on friday morning but i will surely be in section 225 Saturday night. heres to taking Vicodin into the GA Dome!!!!!!!!!!

jojatek

January 13th, 2011
10:51 pm

Bringing the whole family down from DC to the Dome for this one! An Atlanta expat who grew up with Bartkowski, William Andrews, Lynn Cain, Wallace Francis, Alfred Jenkins et al… can’t wait for this game! We finally have an organization that is built-to-last, and a QB and coach we can be proud of… Go Birds!!

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james

January 14th, 2011
8:40 am

ICE2, Only in Atlanta would a supposed “local” establishment like Hudson Grille (a place I have never been and now will NEVER patronize) hold a pep rally for the other team. I realize that many of us, myself included, moved here from the Midwest and other parts, but this is MY HOME and it will always be home, despite a few shortcomings here and there. I have never loved and supported any team the way I back our Falcons. You support the team in the city you live….period. The past is the past, obviously we all moved here for a reason. But thats OK, as for Hudson Grille Midtwon, just walk right across the street to my favorite Taco Mac, and you will be in a Falcon friendly zone and receive outstanding service from the fine staff there. The bartenders and servers actually wear Falcon attire – even when its not game day.

Falconincarolina

January 14th, 2011
9:16 am

Let me get my wife. She can do it by herself..ha! We’ll be screaming from Roddy’s hometown James Island, SC. Go Falcons !!

Sick & Tired Of Being Sick & Tired

January 14th, 2011
9:53 am

The Dome will be rocking on Saturday night….all night long. I’m not worried that the majority of the country is picking Green Bay. These are the same yahoos that also thought that the Saints were going to stomp Seattle and we all know what happened with that…….SO GO FALCONS!!!!!!! Continue to late your haters be your motivators!!!!! All the way to the NFC Title Game!!!!!

zgoldatl

January 14th, 2011
4:03 pm

I’ll be there section 341 row 7 in my Jamal Anderson Jersey. WE DAT!! RISE UP ATLANTA!!!

realbirdofprey

January 14th, 2011
11:38 pm

LETS WIN ONE FOR TONY!!!!!

Who Dat Stinks

January 15th, 2011
10:42 am

Why is the media always dissin the Falcons? They don’t even give us a chance to win this game, much less the NFC Championship or Superbowl. I always did like the underdog role. RISE UP ATLANTA!!!!

packer mania

January 15th, 2011
11:09 am

Project 115 will not work…. The Packers love noise and it doesnt get any louder than the fans at lambeou field and we dont need a dome.. So go ahead a make your noise that will only help the packers to a victory.

Re

January 15th, 2011
6:56 pm

Atlanta Fans….of any sport.
Nothing personal, but you just don’t know how to cheer. No team in professional sports in the US , knows how to cheer.
Howlering, yelling, screaming is not cheering.
You don’t even have ONE team song!!!!!….that is truly embarrasing.
People in the stands fall sleep. !
In Argentina, WE ARE THE EXPERTS AT FIRING UP A TEAM AND A CROWD, for the entire game not just in spurts.
I would love to teach atlantans how to do it.

packerfan

January 15th, 2011
11:44 pm

was the “go pack go” chant there near the end part of the project 115? it didn’t seem like it was 115 decibels any time after the first quarter.

Priest2004

January 15th, 2011
11:52 pm

HAHAHAHA no superbowl for the Falcan’ts HAHAHAHAHA

GYPSY

January 16th, 2011
12:52 am

YEP I TOLD YA EVEN BEFORE THE GAME THE FALCONS ARE NO MATCH FOR PACKERS….AND I WAS SOOO RIGHT-YOUR JUST NOT THAT GOOD… PLUS THE FACT YOU THROW STUFF OUT ABOUT THE SAINTS… WELL KARMAS A BAD THING TO MESS WITH AND NOW EAT YOUR WORDS AND FLY AWAY…. NOW HAVE SUM CHEESE…. YOU SURE GOT PLASTERED WITH IT TONIGHT…UP TO YOUR KNEES…

idgafkurt

January 16th, 2011
3:03 am

Project 115 = FAIL!!!

ROBERT GAGNIER

January 16th, 2011
3:09 am

You miserable, half hearted collective sons and daughters of the most underachieving sports city in the history of America. Simply put, you are one, and DONE!

WHO DAT, WHO DAT, WHO DAT SEY DEY GONNA GET THAT SUPERBOWL?