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1998 Atlanta Falcons

10 moments that defined the ‘98 Atlanta Falcons

As Atlanta prepares to host the Super Bowl, we take a look back at one of the biggest years in Atlanta football history—the 1998 Falcons season.
MARTA bus blocks Weather Channel Georgia Dome implosion

A MARTA bus blocked The Weather Channel’s view of the Dome implosion and the internet is cracking up

The Weather Channel got a viral video—just not the one they expected.
Georgia Dome Implosion

11 things to know about the Georgia Dome implosion

Say goodbye to the Georgia Dome—by 7:31 a.m. Monday, it will be nothing but rubble. 11 facts about the implosion, including who's pressing the button and how many tons of explosives it takes to bring the arena down.
Alice in Wonderland Alliance Theatre

5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: November 15-21

Say goodbye to the Georgia Dome, drive through the Callaway Gardens' forest of lights, and watch the Alliance Theatre's reimagining of Alice in Wonderland.
50 best things to do in Atlanta: Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Watch a game at Atlanta’s new (and improved) sports stadiums

A new professional soccer team that went to the playoffs in its inaugural year and shattered attendance records, two new stadiums, and a pro football team that was one win away from being crowned with the NFL’s highest honor—who says Atlanta isn't a sports town?
Mercedes-Benz Stadium

American Cathedral: The story behind Mercedes-Benz Stadium

The opening of Mercedes-Benz Stadium will mark a rite of passage not just for the Falcons or Blank, but for Atlanta itself. NFL stadiums—new NFL stadiums, that is, with gleaming features and staggering budgets—have become the sine qua non for the cities that claim a franchise. Want to host a Super Bowl? Build a new stadium. Want to ensure your home team doesn’t decamp to another city? Build a new stadium.

Thoughts on a half-century of Falcons heartbreak

The night the losing finally ended only to come roaring back once again, there was a quiet peace inside one man’s house out in Roswell. Yes, the night Atlanta almost won the Super Bowl—finally shaking off that dubious nickname of Loserville—and somehow still lost the Super Bowl, life went on. If only, perhaps, because that man knows the hounding howl of disappointment better than most.
Atlanta Falcons Super Bowl LI

Everything you need to know about the Atlanta Falcons

A quick primer to help you fit in at any Super Bowl Sunday soiree.
Arthur Blank

Q&A: How Arthur Blank is feeling 10 days before Super Bowl LI

Arthur Blank knows his 31-year-old quarterback, Matt Ryan, so well that the two men often text each other, but even he was surprised last night when he saw Ryan told Pro Football Talk that he'd like to still be playing at Tom Brady’s age of 39. “Matt never told me that, so it made my night.”

Last party at the Georgia Dome

From the break of dawn until kickoff Sunday, the Atlanta Falcons faithful gathered under drizzly skies for a final tailgating sendoff for the Georgia Dome. Like all Falcons tailgates, the scene was a raucous melting pot—and one quintessentially Atlanta. But on this day, fans brimmed with bold predictions and high hopes for a team and city long deprived of Super Bowl moxie.

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