Falcons’ “worst moments” find their way to PFT Live on Tuesday


The Falcons authored one of the biggest upsets since the last work stoppage during the 1998 NFC title game.

And that set the stage for one of the worst Super Bowl moments of all time, thanks to Eugene Robinson and the undercover officer he propositioned for prostitution the night before the game.

It was also one of the worst moments for the Falcons’ franchise, which has had plenty of lowlights over the past quarter century.  We’ll count down the worst of the worst during Tuesday’s edition of PFT Live.

Feel free to make the case for your own favorites in the comments.

11 responses to “Falcons’ “worst moments” find their way to PFT Live on Tuesday

  1. It was the 1999 NFC Championship game. The game was played in January.
    Also, after the game, two players ( can’t remember names) did the “dirty bird” ( dance) to every section of the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome. This was a classless act and if sportsmanship plays a role in worst moments then this should be one.

  2. #1-Michael Vick. (Actually, he could be #1, 2, and 3).

    #2-Trading Brett Favre for a pick used on a RB (Tony Smith) that played a whopping two seasons in the NFL.

    #3-Bobby Petrino. Single worst moment for any NFL head coach=Shaking the owner’s hand and smiling on Monday Night Football, knowing he’s going to skip town the next morning, then notifying the players by letter tacked to their lockers. Infuriates me every time i think about it. Classless.

    #4-Eugene Robinson getting arrested for solicitation the night before the Super Bowl.

    Dis-Honorable mention- Getting inside Denver’s 30-yd. line 7 times and coming away with a total of 12 points in our only SB appearance so far. (The other 7 came on a Tim Dwight return TD). They were better than that.

    I’ve been a fan since ’87, pretty much my whole life, and i am hard pressed to think of any worse moments than these

  3. And here’s to you, Eugene Robinson. Jesus loves you more than you will know. Whoa whoa whoa…

    Who let the dogs out?! Who, who who who who!

    Trading Favre? No, wait, that’s a good thing.

  4. MichaelEdits:

    Please list the QB’s the Falcons have had that were better than Favre, since they traded him away.

    I’m waiting, thanks.

  5. 2011: Lol, how about trading away so much for Julio Jones. Tho it can’t be included (yet), history says all those kinds of trades usually fail.

    2002: After beating the Packers on home soil in the playoffs (first team ever to do that) they went out with a whimper against the Eagles in the divisional round.

    2004: Again a loss to the Eagles, this time in the NFC Championship game, after earning a first round bye.

    2006: The firing of Jim Mora for comments made in the media about how he’d prefer coaching Washington state over coaching the Falcons in the playoffs.

    The Streak: of 42 seasons without back-to-back winning seasons.

    The Ron Mexico saga.

  6. MichaelEdits says:
    Jul 18, 2011 11:22 PM
    And here’s to you, Eugene Robinson. Jesus loves you more than you will know. Whoa whoa whoa…

  7. The Vick scandal and the Bobby Petrino incident have to come in the top 4. Took a playoff caliber team instantly into the gutter. I’d say losing the only Superbowl they ever made it to and squandering a 14-2 season should be on the list too.

    Trading Brett Favre doesn’t cut the mustard if you ask me because he was shipped out due to being an unproductive drunk whose career was going to come to a quick end without that wake up call.

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