We’ll be closing the week of Mt. Rushmore unveilings with a wide-open chase for two spots in Atlanta.
At 5:00 p.m. ET Thursday on NBCSN, we’ll announce the Mt. Rushmores for the Falcons and Buccaneers. You can keep voting for Tampa’s, but barring a miracle the results won’t change. (And, for a change, the voters completely agree with me, as to all four guys.)
For the Falcons, the outcome definitely hangs in the balance.
We made a philosophical decision not to make the results of the Mt. Rushmore voting available in real time, so that you would have an extra incentive to dial up channel 220 on DirecTV (or whatever other cable or satellite provider you use) to see who makes it. We’ll make a minor exception for the Falcons.
Right now, Deion Sanders (who spent only five years with the franchise) is running away with the top spot. Jamal Anderson, the face of the Dirty Birds, has a strong lead for place.
The last two currently are a toss-up among seven different guys. In alphabetical order, they are Steve Bartkowski, Arthur Blank, Andre Rison, Matt Ryan, Jessie Tuggle, Mike Vick, and Roddy White. Fewer than 800 total votes separates the seven.
The only players clearly out of it are Mike Kenn and Jeff Van Note.
Vote for your four favorites now from the 12 finalists. The sheet will be pulled from the mountain later today.