Wednesday, December 12, 2007

My story and I am sticking to it

You have to wonder what is next.
For longtime Falcon witnesses (Fan is too strong), you know that when you think it can't get any worse, it usually does.
I just finished reading "My story (and I'm sticking too it)". This highly entertaining book
(possibly out of print, but go to the yard sales like I did) is the autobiography of Alex Hawkins. Mr. Hawkins himself wrote it, without the aid of a ghostwriter.
Once, Mr. Hawkins stayed out a bit later than a married man should. The next day, he told his wife he didn't want to bother her, so he slept on the hammock on the back porch.
His wife mentioned that she had thrown the hammock away a week earlier.
"Thats my story and I'm sticking to it". "

Number 25 played for the Baltimore ColtsYearning to be a starter, he asked to be in the expansion draft that supplied the Atlanta Falcons with players. He got his wish.
When he met original Falcons owner Rankin Smith, someone said, of Mr. Smith,
"" He's not a bad guy, he just drinks too much". " Mr. Smith was later compared to Jed Clampett.
Atlanta Stadium got a hyphen and Fulton County added to its name, was compared to the cement pond.
As Alex Hawkins describes it, the first Falcons training camp in Black Mountain N.C. was the biggest mess he has ever seen.At one point, the team returned from an pre season game, only to discover the cook had gone home.
The team went on to go 3-11 that first year, but was largely forgiven by the public. The first win was over the New York Giants in the original Yankee Stadium. The crowd was waving hankerchiefs and chanting "Good bye Allie" to the Giants coach. At least he finished the season.
This year the Dirty Birds may go 3-13. The superdoobie star quarterback is serving a 23 month prison sentence. The shirt he wore in court Monday elicited the comment;
"" I wouldn't wear that to a dog fight ". "
Owner Rankin Blank is wishing he had kept selling sheetrock.
And the head coach has quit to be the new coach at the University of Arkansas. This is the same state that gave us Bill Clinton, and is offering Mike Huckabee. Now, they have a football coach that was too sorry for the Falcons.
Unless Bernie Marcus takes up Rankin Blank on his kind offer to feed Mr. Petrino to the sharks at the fishtank.

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petrino- portion perini, petering, perrine, parting, pertain, petting, patriot, potion, patron



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