Atlanta Falcons: Big Boi defends team, warns players to avoid strip clubs

Big Boi figured it was his duty to go to ESPN’s studios and defend the Falcons.

So the Atlanta hip-hop legend, whose real name is Antwan Patton, showed up on ESPN’s “First Take” program this week and declared: “The Super Bowl has got to come through Atlanta.”

“I’m here as an ambassador,” Big Boi said. “We are ready.”

When host Skip Bayless cited the Falcons’ recent playoff failures and asked Big Boi why he thought it would be different this time, he cited the “spirit of the city.”

“It’s about the city and the energy the city has got right now,” he said. “Atlanta is turned up.”

Big Boi, however, said Falcons’ players should shun certain entertainment options before the game.

“As long as everybody stays out of Magic City and Diamonds of Atlanta, we are going to be good,” he said, referring to two of the city’s famous strip clubs. “Wait until Monday to go. Everybody stay home.”

Big Boi suggested that Magic City should have “Seahawks night” on Saturday to entice the players from the visiting team to drop in.

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bonedawgred

January 10th, 2013
2:55 pm

FIRST……..!!!! GO FALCONS !!

Statick

January 10th, 2013
3:05 pm

Big Boi remembers Eugene Robinson’s stupid @ss shenanigans before our last SB…

Chef Boyardee

January 10th, 2013
3:06 pm

I’m getting tired of the media types and their specious reasoning. The Falcons lost their last 2 play off games, so that means they will lose this one…..Really? That’s it?

Some examples:

I had an accident on the interstate, therefore every time I drive on the interstate, I will have an accident.

My first marriage ended in divorce, therefore all my marriages will end in divorce.

Every thanksgiving, millions of turkeys are killed for the Thanksgiving feast. After that, it becomes very cold. Therefore killing turkeys causes winter.

See how obtuse that thinking is?

Organized NoiZE

January 10th, 2013
3:11 pm

literally LOL @ Chef Boyardee

BullDawg Rick

January 10th, 2013
3:19 pm

Skip Bayless is Skippy Clueless

fantotheend

January 10th, 2013
3:19 pm

No they are based on our questionable defense and lack of offense on occasion. Yes we can be sooo good but we also have the tendency to lay a big fat egg (Tampa-Carolina). I hope we smoke Seattle , but yes hope. They have not proved it to me, at times they look no different than last year. That is head coaching and personnel. They the team need to make this a statement game. Lets GO FALCONS MAN UP!

Ray Buchanan's dog collar

January 10th, 2013
3:20 pm

U know Ima be up in da club!

Say It Aint So

January 10th, 2013
3:21 pm

The difference in this years team are the OC and DC. The birds aren’t as predictable as the past.

Leah

January 10th, 2013
3:25 pm

Funny Chef Boyardee!

Reebok

January 10th, 2013
3:27 pm

“Energy of the city”? “Atlanta is turned up”? Aren’t there still thousands of unsold tix to this game?

J Wormell

January 10th, 2013
3:27 pm

If your players need to be reminded to avoid strip clubs by some weirdo named “big boi”, your team may have bigger problems.

Season Ticket Holder

January 10th, 2013
3:28 pm

82% of the people that were polled on ESPN’s website are picking the seahawks to beat the Falcons. The Falcons are not getting any respect. Now is the time for the Falcons to go out and earn the R-E-S-P-E-C-T they deserve. I predict the Falcons win big. Go dirty Birds!!!

Chef Boyardee

January 10th, 2013
3:29 pm

fantotheend
January 10th, 2013
3:19 pm

No they are based on our questionable defense and lack of offense on occasion. Yes we can be sooo good but we also have the tendency to lay a big fat egg (Tampa-Carolina). I hope we smoke Seattle , but yes hope. They have not proved it to me, at times they look no different than last year. That is head coaching and personnel. They the team need to make this a statement game. Lets GO FALCONS MAN UP!

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Did you even read what the above blog entry?

When host Skip Bayless cited the Falcons’ recent playoff failures

I don’t see anything regarding THIS season……Just past failures. That’s my complaint.

You make solid points as to why there should be some concern, but mongoloids like Bayless rely on moronic arguments to state their case.

some sense

January 10th, 2013
3:29 pm

This is sick.

Elise

January 10th, 2013
3:38 pm

Big Boi is 1/2 of Outkast – and if you don’t know who Outkast is – don’t worry – it’s an Atlanta thing. It’s ok. GO FALCONS!

fes

January 10th, 2013
3:39 pm

First Take is completely unwatchable. Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith are horrible tv personalities.

Chef Boyardee

January 10th, 2013
3:39 pm

You don’t like Spaghetti O’s?

RambleOn84

January 10th, 2013
3:41 pm

Big Boi is a legend and actually a very intelligent guy, despite what many assume to be true about rappers. If you never have, listen to some Outkast music. It’s way deeper than most rap.

GO FALCONS!

Blue

January 10th, 2013
3:49 pm

how i’m posta make it rain up in heah if i ain’t be goin to da scrip club? Why u be hatin’? I need ta make it RAIN up in this beoooootchhhhh!

GEORGIA97

January 10th, 2013
3:50 pm

He better call John Abraham personally because he’s a regular fixture at the Pink Pony, along with Andruw Jones. Ex-NBA star Mookie Blaylock prefers the Oasis.

Falcon James

January 10th, 2013
3:53 pm

Pretty good advice for Turner. “Stay out of Magic City”

LOL

January 10th, 2013
3:54 pm

This is OLD NEWS!!!

J Wormell

January 10th, 2013
3:55 pm

I figured out it was an Atlanta thing when I saw they can’t spell

Shaun T.

January 10th, 2013
3:59 pm

Reebok: The game is SOLD OUT. The tickets that are available are on the secondary market….sites like Stub Hub. Please know what you’re talking about before verbalizing it.

Business 101

January 10th, 2013
4:00 pm

@Reebok: Those tickets aren’t unsold, they’re being listed for resale, which means they’ve already been bought in the first place. Scalpers and season ticket holders expected to make a profit by selling them to Redskins fans, but we’re playing the Seahawks and there’s a smaller market for the tickets now. There will be someone in the seats, and the scalpers won’t make as large of a profit, but at least they, unlike you, understand basic business (buy low, sell high).

Raoul

January 10th, 2013
4:01 pm

Falcons win big Sunday. Then drop huge loads at Magic City, Pony, and Tattletales. Skeet, Skeet.

Falchawkbrave

January 10th, 2013
4:02 pm

@chefboyardee those are terrible examples..please stop speaking for us..the marriage one was close cuz if your bad at marriage you may get divorced multipal times.. a better example would be if you have a very good winning percentage playing chess people would say your are a good maybe even a great chess player.but if you are 0-3 playing speed chess thier maybe questions to your ability to win in faster paced higher stress conditions.Our boys with Matty Ice are 0-3 in playoffs thats why they question 0ur ability to win in post season and until we do win it will continue.I know we got the abilty we just got to do it on the field in Jan. Matt does make me nervous cuz in his interview sounded like he had a frog in his throat..Its not gonna be easy cuz if you seen Seattle play youve seen the Wittens, Welkers and even Calvin Johnsons of the world get alligator arms vs this secondary..but i know white and jones dont scare easy..just know if we dont win the questions about our team in post season may have validity

Shut Up

January 10th, 2013
4:02 pm

@ J Wormell…..you must be from under a rock…..plenty of people have different ways to spell things. If you think its an Atlanta thing why are you even here? GTHO

Iluvnutella

January 10th, 2013
4:22 pm

If Mike Smith gets out of the way, they will win…he will try for 3 quarters to establish the run, which we cant, and lose us the game. Bobby Cox, I mean Smith hired assistants, let them do their job.

Falchawkbrave

January 10th, 2013
4:24 pm

@chefboyardee and speghetti-o’s are not a chef boyardee product

The 12th Falcon

January 10th, 2013
4:31 pm

FALCONS win 34-0 !
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WTF

January 10th, 2013
4:31 pm

How about they just avoid trouble period.

Denyse P.

January 10th, 2013
4:35 pm

Falcons — RISE UP!!!!! <3

E Love

January 10th, 2013
4:37 pm

Just heard that the Seahawks will be staying in a hotel in stone mountain. We need to get the magic city girls up there on Saturday night. Go Falcons

Carlos

January 10th, 2013
4:39 pm

Falcons are going to lose. They have no running game and Seattle’s pass run will cause Matt Ryan to throw a few INTs. Add Marshawn Lynch running in beast mode to a tune of 200 yards and Wilson running for a TD or two.

Maybe next year. Seahawks 28 Falcons 24.

Strippers mental massage might help

January 10th, 2013
4:41 pm

I don’t even think shunning strippers can help the Falcons win against Seahawks.
I just have a bad vibe about this game. I hope the Falcons prove me wrong.
Football is a mental game and the way the Falcons played their previous game
showed me they are not mentally ready for the playoffs. Again, I hope they
prove me wrong and I wish them well.

snailboy

January 10th, 2013
4:43 pm

what a joke.

Michael

January 10th, 2013
4:47 pm

J Wormell stop being a jerk. Your negative comments aren’t even necessary. You must be a miserable person to say negative things about someone that you have never heard of. Bog Boi is a very intelligent guy.

North Ave. Faithful

January 10th, 2013
4:48 pm

Half of those experts on espn thought notre dame was going to win, they’re like little birds, all mouth and full of sh!t.

Never First, Just the Best.

January 10th, 2013
4:49 pm

ESPN Daily Format.
Romo, Dallas, Payton Manning, RGIII, Packers, Rodgers, Romo again, Jerry Jones, RGIII, Kapernlcky, Wilson, Seattle, Romo, Manning, RGIII, On to the NBA, Bla, Bal, Bal, Koby, Back to Football, Romo, RGIII, Manning, Romo, Dallas, Payton Manning, RGIII, Packers, Rodgers, Romo again, Jerry Jones, RGIII, Kapernlcky, Wilson, Seattle, Romo, Manning, RGIII,…….and so on. Enough to make you want to puke.

0-0

January 10th, 2013
4:50 pm

Thanks Big Boi for going on my favorite show to defend my favorite..I usually just read but idiots like J Wormell just get up under my skin must a LAMO Our he don’t k if hnow who big boy is or in his 60’s pipe down grumpy old man

zorro

January 10th, 2013
4:53 pm

The game is about who can Block, Catch,and Tackle the best and then you add the down and distance . And who can impose his will over the other. Game goes to the Falcons.

Big Daddy

January 10th, 2013
5:00 pm

A big part of our failures was because of our Offensive and Defensive Coordinators and their calls. They are both gone and their replacements have shown to be innovative and resilient. By the way, Mularkey just got fired from the Jaguars after one season. He made a bad team worse. We are the superior team.

coleski

January 10th, 2013
5:07 pm

THe Falcons will win this game.

Vampire Bill

January 10th, 2013
5:10 pm

I remember when Abraham got arrested he has a magic city shirt on.

Rational1

January 10th, 2013
5:11 pm

The key for a Falcons win: Only 5 to 10 touches for “Tipping Toe” Turner; 15 touches for Rogers; a minimum of 25 throws to Julio (9), Roddy (8), and Gonzalez (8); and a disciplined defense by the home team!

100% Truth

January 10th, 2013
5:11 pm

Falcons———–> 37

SeaHawks——-> 10

Oh and for the weirdo that called Big Boi weird,you better ask somebody because that is 1/2 of OutKast which is a group who is legendary amongst those of us who are NOT weird…..

GTAlum

January 10th, 2013
5:14 pm

“Fired Up? Why are there nearly 15,000 tickets STILL for sale two days before the game!!! So much for supporting the team! I can just read the headlines on Monday now……” 4 on the Floor”…..

Stan

January 10th, 2013
5:26 pm

This has to be the worst and most pointless article I have ever read. And what the heck is a Big Boi?