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Monday, August 16, 2010

Atlanta Falcons Franchise History - A Fan's Essentials



1. Atlanta Falcons – The Team Name
This franchise was established in 1966. The team has always been known as the Atlanta Falcons.

2. Atlanta Falcons – The Championship Record
Two Super Bowl Appearances:
Super Bowl XXXIII Jan. 31, 1999 Denver 34, Atlanta 19
Super Bowl LI February 5, 2017 New England 34, Atlanta 28

Six Division Championships:
1980 NFC West Champions: 12-4 record
1998 NFC West Champions: 14-2 record
2004 NFC South Champions: 11-5 record
2010 NFC South Champions: 13-3 record
2012 NFC South Champions: 13-3 record
2016 NFC South Champions: 11-5 record

Thirteen Playoff Appearances:
1978, 1980, 1982, 1991, 1995, 1998, 2002, 2004, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2016

3. Atlanta Falcons – Home Stadium History
1. Fulton County Stadium, Atlanta
1966-91
2. The Georgia Dome, Atlanta
1992- Present

4. For more information on the Falcons, you should bookmark these four great websites:

For a huge amount of great historic player and team information:
www.databasefootball.com
and
www.pro-football-reference.com/teams

For a great summary of the Falcons' year by year standings:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Atlanta_Falcons_seasons

For great information about the team's stadiums (don't be fooled by the fact that the website is called "ballparks.com", it also has great information on football stadiums):
www.ballparks.com

5. Celebrate the Falcons' uniform history by owning a piece of history:
If you love the Atlanta Falcons and the history of the Falcons franchise, you might really love to own an original piece of artwork celebrating the team's historic uniforms as seen in the poster at the top of this blog - you can actually own one of those original pieces of art! There are only 13 pieces of original art available for sale, and when these 13 are sold, that's it, they're all sold out.

These original watercolor paintings would make a great gift (birthday gift, anniversary gift, retirement gift, Christmas gift, etc.) for someone you love or even a great gift for yourself (one of these framed pieces would look fantastic in your home or office). Each piece can be bought one of three ways:
1. As unframed art that you could have framed or mounted yourself (the one on the left)
2. Framed in our "Classic" framed version (the middle version)
3. Framed in our "Deluxe" framed version (the version on the right)



If you would like more information about this great artwork including the three ways you could purchase each piece, please visit our Atlanta Falcons YouTube video at www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7gHS72ixyM or go directly to the artwork website www.heritagesportsart.com/Atlanta-Falcons-c105/ where you can see and purchase the artwork.

And if someone you know loves the history of sports uniforms (but maybe another team) and loves great art, please let them know that we have over 1500 pieces of great original artwork for sale at www.heritagesportsart.com (all NFL teams, all MLB teams, all NHL teams, all CFL teams, select NCAA football teams) or check out each team's video at the Heritage Sports Art YouTube Channel www.youtube.com/user/ssillcox

And please search my blog archive http://heritagejerseys.blogspot.com/ for other blogs on the history of the Falcons.

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This blog was written by Scott Sillcox and was last updated August 16, 2010. I have tried to ensure the accuracy of the information, but I am human and can make mistakes. If you believe I have made a mistake, please let me know by email at ssillcox@rogers.com !

Many thanks!!!
Scott

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