The Falcons want to hang out with you. Really, they do. But the weather, to paraphrase Georgia’s new governor, just won’t cooperate.
The team is headed for the playoff game this Saturday against Green Bay, and a number of appearances by players, cheerleaders and the mascot Freddie Falcon had been scheduled for Monday. Well, you know what was happening on Monday. A whole lot of nothing.
Then the appearances, at several area Verizon Wireless stores, were rescheduled for today. It’s not looking all that great today, either.
So for now, we’re hearing they’ll give Friday a go. Surely things will be back to normal by Friday? Here’s hoping anyway.
The players originally planning to make the appearances were Curtis Lofton and Kroy Biermann. While the fan visits were scotched Biermann did make a little news this week, plucking fellow player John Abraham from a snow bank after the car Abraham was riding ran off the road close to the team’s Flowery Branch facility. Given the constant changes, it’s not clear which players will be making the re-rescheduled appearances. When we know, you’ll know.
In other off-the-field Falcons news, players Coy Wire and Brian Finneran are among the local notables scheduled to take the runway at Friday night’s “Doggies on the Catwalk” charity fashion show at Grady High School. Three snow days in a row have not hindered the event, as organizer Vincent Martinez, who leads Grady’s UrbanCouture program, has been in constant contact with the student designers via Facebook.
“All my designers and I have been emailing and everyone is working hard from home!” Martinez told us.
The show, you know, must go on. Want tickets? Here is the link.