Book corner: 100 Things Falcons Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die

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The book cover of 100 Things Falcons Falcons Should Know & Do Before They Die.

SAN DIEGO – My pals Ray Glier and Knox Bardeen have written a book titled, “100 Things Falcons Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die.”

Glier is a freelance journalist who has contributed to The New York Times, USA Today, MSNBC, the Atlanta Business Chronicle, The Miami Herald, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, among other publications.

Bardeen (thanks for the kind words in the Acknowledgments section) has covered the Atlanta Falcons beat since 2009. He previously worked for AOL’s FanHouse and currently is the Rapid Reports Correspondent covering the Falcons for CBS Sports. He lives in Woodstock, Georgia.

The book is billed as the ultimate resource for true Falcons fans.

The book is full of interesting facts about the team and list the No. 1 thing to know as “Finally, a Super Day.” In the first chapter they look at the team’s first and only trip to the Super Bowl, a 34-19 loss to the Denver Broncos.

On key facts and chapter titles:

–On June 30, 1965, Rankin M. Smith Sr. was awarded a National Football League franchise for $8.5 million, the largest price ever paid for a professional franchise at the time.

–In 2002, Arthur Blank paid $545 million for the team.

–Colonel Joe: End with Him is the last chapter.

–Falcons uniforms throughout history.

–Dunta Robinson comes home

–40,202 No-Shows

–Bill Fralic: The Anti-Steroid Champion

–Visit the Tommy Nobis Center


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6 comments Add your comment

Michael M.

September 23rd, 2012
7:01 pm

One thing I know about the Falcons are they are undefeated and in first place………………………………………………


September 23rd, 2012
7:52 pm


September 23rd, 2012
7:58 pm

Stay focused! Remember when we went 13-3 and what happened in the playoffs! Stay focused!
P.S. No more pouring gatorade on the coach at the end of the “regular season!” Lets show some class & act like we’ve been here B4 & save the gatorade for the end of the superbowl when we finally win it! Go Falcons!!!

Answer this

September 23rd, 2012
8:18 pm

That book is for fans… well as this blog so no negative Nellys on the blog!

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September 23rd, 2012
8:43 pm

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