Video: Michael Turner supports N. Illinois in the Orange Bowl

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FLOWERY BRANCH — Falcons running back Michael Turner, who played at Northern Illinois, was giddy about the Huskies receiving a bid to play in the Orange Bowl.

After the Huskies are done with Florida State, Turner told wide receiver Julio Jones that the Huskies want a shot at Alabama for the National Title.

Linebacker Pat Schiller, another former NIU player, gave Turner an Orange. He threw it in the direction of safety Chris Hope’s locker. Hope played at Florida State.

He calls center Todd McClure “Mr. Chick-fil-a” because LSU, McClure’s alma mater, in the local bowl.

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Esquire

December 4th, 2012
3:19 pm

5-6-7-8
Everywhere we goooO,
Everywhere we goooO,
People wanna knooOw,
People wanna knooOw,
Who we aaa are,
Who we aaa are,
So we tell theem, So we tell theem,
We are the FALCONS!! We are the FALCONS!!
MIGHTY MIGHTY FALCONS, MIGHTY MIGHTY FALCONS !!
OHH AHH OHH YEEAHH

Come on guys. We can make this the official fight song. Everybody is welcome to come over and practice our chant. I promise, I make good company.

Marcus

December 4th, 2012
3:20 pm

Turner doing some bowl invite trash-talking. LOL

DOL, side question No. 1

Do you think the Falcons go conservative in Game No. 14 vs. NYG since it could be a re-match in the playoffs?

side question No. 2
– What will be the Falcons draft priorities come Spring 2013? I got my eye on a couple of draftees, but of course, many variables impact whether they end up at the ‘Branch.

D. Orlando Ledbetter

December 4th, 2012
3:42 pm

Marcus — 1. Doubt it. Coach Smith will play to win and not hold back. 2. Look for the biggest, baddest, meanest offensive lineman at 31 or 32. TE and LB and maybe a RB late.

Esquire

December 4th, 2012
4:29 pm

Lol, the chant got here before I did………..SuxThisBZero must be trolling……….

Hey Sux, I heard somebody is giving you a hard time on NOLA.com ………….it’s not me but I support their effort.

5-6-7-8
Everywhere we goooO,
Everywhere we goooO,
People wanna knooOw,
People wanna knooOw,
Who we aaa are,
Who we aaa are,
So we tell theem, So we tell theem,
We are the FALCONS!! We are the FALCONS!!
MIGHTY MIGHTY FALCONS, MIGHTY MIGHTY FALCONS !!
OHH AHH OHH YEEAHH

WE ARE THE MIGHTY MIGHTY FALCONS!!!

Esquire

December 4th, 2012
4:54 pm

“Winning is not a sometime thing; it’s an all the time thing. You don’t win once in a while; you don’t do things right once in a while; you do them right all the time. Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.

“There is no room for second place. There is only one place in my game, and that’s first place. I have finished second twice in my time at Green Bay, and I don’t ever want to finish second again. There is a second place bowl game, but it is a game for losers played by losers. It is and always has been an American zeal to be first in anything we do, and to win, and to win, and to win.

“Every time a football player goes to play his trade he’s got to play from the ground up — from the soles of his feet right up to his head. Every inch of him has to play. Some guys play with their heads. That’s O.K. You’ve got to be smart to be number one in any business. But more importantly, you’ve got to play with your heart, with every fiber of your body. If you’re lucky enough to find a guy with a lot of head and a lot of heart, he’s never going to come off the field second.

“Running a football team is no different than running any other kind of organization — an army, a political party or a business. The principles are the same. The object is to win — to beat the other guy. Maybe that sounds hard or cruel. I don’t think it is.

“It is a reality of life that men are competitive and the most competitive games draw the most competitive men. That’s why they are there — to compete. To know the rules and objectives when they get in the game. The object is to win fairly, squarely, by the rules — but to win.

“And in truth, I’ve never known a man worth his salt who in the long run, deep down in his heart, didn’t appreciate the grind, the discipline. There is something in good men that really yearns for discipline and the harsh reality of head to head combat.

“I don’t say these things because I believe in the “brute” nature of man or that men must be brutalized to be combative. I believe in God, and I believe in human decency. But I firmly believe that any man’s finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle — victorious.”

- V. Lombardi

Esquire

December 4th, 2012
5:06 pm

Go Huskies…….

So Boring

December 4th, 2012
5:19 pm

Esquire
December 4th, 2012
4:54 pm

“Winning is not a sometime thing; it’s an all the time thing. You don’t win once in a while; you don’t do things right once in a while; you do them right all the time. Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.

“There is no room for second place. There is only one place in my game, and that’s first place. I have finished second twice in my time at Green Bay, and I don’t ever want to finish second again. There is a second place bowl game, but it is a game for losers played by losers. It is and always has been an American zeal to be first in anything we do, and to win, and to win, and to win.

“Every time a football player goes to play his trade he’s got to play from the ground up — from the soles of his feet right up to his head. Every inch of him has to play. Some guys play with their heads. That’s O.K. You’ve got to be smart to be number one in any business. But more importantly, you’ve got to play with your heart, with every fiber of your body. If you’re lucky enough to find a guy with a lot of head and a lot of heart, he’s never going to come off the field second.

“Running a football team is no different than running any other kind of organization — an army, a political party or a business. The principles are the same. The object is to win — to beat the other guy. Maybe that sounds hard or cruel. I don’t think it is.

“It is a reality of life that men are competitive and the most competitive games draw the most competitive men. That’s why they are there — to compete. To know the rules and objectives when they get in the game. The object is to win fairly, squarely, by the rules — but to win.

“And in truth, I’ve never known a man worth his salt who in the long run, deep down in his heart, didn’t appreciate the grind, the discipline. There is something in good men that really yearns for discipline and the harsh reality of head to head combat.

“I don’t say these things because I believe in the “brute” nature of man or that men must be brutalized to be combative. I believe in God, and I believe in human decency. But I firmly believe that any man’s finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle — victorious.”

- V. Lombardi
________________________________________________________
Another JSS posting………how sad.

Get a Life

December 4th, 2012
5:21 pm

Esquire
December 4th, 2012
4:29 pm

Lol, the chant got here before I did………..SuxThisBZero must be trolling……….

Hey Sux, I heard somebody is giving you a hard time on NOLA.com ………….it’s not me but I support their effort.

5-6-7-8
Everywhere we goooO,
Everywhere we goooO,
People wanna knooOw,
People wanna knooOw,
Who we aaa are,
Who we aaa are,
So we tell theem, So we tell theem,
We are the FALCONS!! We are the FALCONS!!
MIGHTY MIGHTY FALCONS, MIGHTY MIGHTY FALCONS !!
OHH AHH OHH YEEAHH

WE ARE THE MIGHTY MIGHTY FALCONS!!!
_______________________________________________________
What a loser…..not me again

RCA Records Producer

December 4th, 2012
5:24 pm

Mr. Esquire, kindly answer my question: do you have an agent. I see big things in your future.

Esquire

December 4th, 2012
5:25 pm

D. Orlando Ledbetter
December 4th, 2012
3:42 pm

Look for the biggest, baddest, meanest offensive lineman at 31 or 32.
***************************************************
Yeah, if the Caints don’t have a first round pick (Bountygate) then the Super Bowl Champion Atlanta Falcons would be picking 31st.

Glad to see P. Jerry back at practice tomorrow.

The Real Esquire

December 4th, 2012
5:28 pm

Esquire
December 4th, 2012
5:25 pm

Yeah, if the Caints don’t have a first round pick (Bountygate) then the Super Bowl Champion Atlanta Falcons would be picking 31st.

Glad to see P. Jerry back at practice tomorrow.
****************************************************************
Not me again…….everybody knows I hate Jerry…..Get a life loser.

The Real Esquire

Esquire

December 4th, 2012
5:32 pm

RCA Records Producer
December 4th, 2012
5:24 pm

Mr. Esquire, kindly answer my question: do you have an agent. I see big things in your future.
************************************************************************
No I don’t. So how much is big?

Esquire

December 4th, 2012
5:36 pm

Hey DLed, check the filter…………….lol…………roflmao………!!!!

Esquire

December 4th, 2012
5:38 pm

Hey Sux, I heard somebody is giving you a hard time on NOLA.com ………….it’s not me but I support their effort.

Esquire

December 4th, 2012
5:40 pm

5-6-7-8
Everywhere we goooO,
Everywhere we goooO,
People wanna knooOw,
People wanna knooOw,
Who we aaa are,
Who we aaa are,
So we tell theem, So we tell theem,
We are the FALCONS!! We are the FALCONS!!
MIGHTY MIGHTY FALCONS, MIGHTY MIGHTY FALCONS !!
OHH AHH OHH YEEAHH

WE ARE THE MIGHTY MIGHTY FALCONS!!!

The Real Esquire

December 4th, 2012
5:41 pm

Esquire
December 4th, 2012
5:36 pm

Hey DLed, check the filter…………….lol…………roflmao………!!
***************************************************************************************
Not me again. Mr. Ledbetter please block this loser impostor as he/she is polluting your blog.

The Real Esquire

Esquire

December 4th, 2012
5:42 pm

5-6-7-8
Everywhere we goooO,
Everywhere we goooO,
People wanna knooOw,
People wanna knooOw,
Who we aaa are,
Who we aaa are,
So we tell theem, So we tell theem,
We are the FALCONS!! We are the FALCONS!!
MIGHTY MIGHTY FALCONS, MIGHTY MIGHTY FALCONS !!
OHH AHH OHH YEEAHH

WE ARE THE MIGHTY MIGHTY FALCONS!!!

Come on guys, let’s make it the official game chant. Everybody’s invited to my place to practice. I could use the company.

Esquire

December 4th, 2012
5:46 pm

Am I the only one here? :( sob

The Real Esquire

December 4th, 2012
5:57 pm

DLED, any word on if Tony G will be coming back next year?

Michael M.

December 4th, 2012
7:07 pm

I look for the Falcons to crush the Giants when they meet…………..I am sorry Eli but you will get owned like a stepchild when you face the Fabulous Falcons. This isn’t last year and this isn’t a Mularkey Vangordy bunch you’ll be facing this year……………..Ask drew sleeze or Manning on Denver about it. They would say……………look out…………..those birds throw on an exhibition interception party.

Now it is time for Michael Turner to turn it up a notch and show up all the folks that said he was done ……including me !

Esquire

December 5th, 2012
8:56 am

DLed, looks like these Caints fans are really really pissed at me. Oh well.

We Are THE MIGHTY MIGHTY FALCONS!!!