NFL Playoffs Rootability: Long-Suffering Falcons Fans Earn Sympathies

The Atlanta portion of Andrew Sharp's NFL playoffs preview on which teams to root for, which lamentably concludes with the Saints:

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They've been just decent enough over the past 10 years to make people forget how genuinely awful that franchise has been over the course of their 55 years in Atlanta. They've never won a Super Bowl, they've only won 4 division titles EVER, and the only two times they've flirted with real legitimacy were the '98 Super Bowl, when Eugene Robinson got busted with a prostitute the night before the game, and the Michael Vick years, which... You know. Teams like the Lions get all the love, but Atlanta's every bit as depressing. If you want to root for an underdog, take Atlanta.

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PLUS: The Falcons are actually good. Julio Jones gave us three or four of the most insane catches we saw this season, Roddy White's criminally underrated, John Abraham and the defense is solid, and Matt Ryan might use these playoffs as a springboard to joining Brees, Rodgers, and Brady among the NFL's elite QBs. He might not, obviously, but with Jones and White, it'll be fun to watching him try.

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