goal. I would have gone for it personally, but that’s just me. Falcons are now up 17-zip. 2:02 p.m. — Brent Grimes picks off Thigpen’s pass and returns it 30 yards. With only one man to beat and three blockers, his own guy knocks him down. There are still a lot of empty seats. 2:07 p.m. — Falcons are driving. It’s first down from the 12-yard line. If they score here, this game may be over. 2:14 p.m. — Ryan just converted a first down to White to the 1-yard line. White took a shot in the process. You could hear that one all the way up here. 2:15 p.m. — Turner scores his second touchdown of the game. I wish I had him on my fantasy team right about now. The Falcons now lead 24-0. This is getting ugly. 2:18 p.m. - So far my decision to sit Tony Gonzalez on my fantasy team is paying off. He’s still an elite tight end, but Kansas City doesn’t have a quarterback. There isn’t much he can do without one. 2:22 p.m. — Wow, Thigpen just put a juke on Lawyer Milloy that Barry Sanders would be proud of. He picked up 18 yards and Kansas City is moving the ball as time runs down in the first half. 2:23 p.m. — That’s the third time Thigpen has thrown incomplete to Gonzalez at his feet. Come on man, Gonzalez is 6-foot-5. 2:26 p.m. — Another incompletion by Thigpen. You can see the Chiefs’ receivers starting to get frustrated. Oh, wait. He finally completed a pass to Gonzalez for 12 yards and a first down. 2:29 p.m. — After a timeout with :08 left in the half, Thigpen hits Dwayne Bowe for a touchdown on third down. Bowe is doing the Dirty Bird in the end zone. I thought the Dirty Bird was dead. Falcons lead 24-7. Halftime
What a gig this is. There’s plenty of free grub and a nice lady brings me the stats at the end of each quarter. These guys who cover these teams regularly have it made. You can tell who they are by their waistline. Some of these guys look like Johnsonvlle brats complete with sweaty skin. 2:51 p.m. — The Chiefs look like they are going to make a game out of this after all. Larry Johnson just scored from one yard out and the Falcons lead is cut to 24-14 with 9:49 remaining in the third quarter. Kansas City went 82 yards in nine plays. 3:00 p.m. — Falcons are driving. Ryan just scrambled for 15 yards then hit White for back-to-back first down receptions. As much grief as the Falcons’ brass has taken over some of their recent draft picks, White has turned out to be a stud. 3:02 p.m. —- Well, that didn’t take long for the Falcons to answer. Turner scores his third touchdown and the Falcons are back up by 17 at 31-14. 3:08 p.m. — Here’s a random thought. Gordon Ely-Kelso, the ex-kicker for Georgia has Michael Turner on his team in my fantasy league. I have no idea how that worked out like that. 3:12 p.m. — The Chiefs are on another long drive. They have officially woken up and are playing football.
— Another Chiefs first down. Here we go. 3:16 p.m. — The Falcons stopped the drive and the Chiefs missed the field goal. Abraham had another sack. Here’s another random thought. As cool as the Falcons uniforms look, the Chiefs’ look equally hideous. I think it’s time for a makeover. Start of the fourth quarter. 3:22 p.m. — The Chiefs had the ball for 10:24 in that period but the Falcons hung with them on the scoreboard. Thigpen looked like Joe Montana, completing 5-for-5 passes. 3:23 p.m. — Ryan just hit Jenkins for a nice 16-yard gain to pick up the first down. Even more impressive, Ryan rolled out and hit Jenkins on a comeback route. For a big kid, dude can move well. 3:27 p.m. — Falcons are forced to punt but Kansas City needs three scores with 10:40 left to play. 3:32 p.m. — Thigpen threw another pass at Gonzalez’ feet and the Falcons force the Chiefs to punt. 3:33 p.m. — Adam Jennings misplays the punt and the chiefs recover the fumble at the Falcons’ 41-yard line. This game ain’t over yet. 3:36 p.m. — The chiefs are going for it on fourth downand-1. This could be game if the Falcons stop them. 3:37 p.m. — And they can’t stop them. Thigpen completes a 13-yard pass to Bowe to move the chains. The Chiefs have the ball at the Falcons’ 20-yard line. 3:41 p.m. — It’s third-andgoal and the dome is rocking – well kind of. I still see at least half the seats empty. The Falcons just stopped the Chiefs cold and it looks like Herm Edwards is going to go for it on fourth down from the two.
Just to give you an idea of what goes on up here in the box, the guy next to me is checking out the cheerleaders through a pair of binoculars. See, you don’t really have to pay attention to the game if you don’t want to. 3:44 p. m. — Johnson stopped at the goal line and many of the fans are starting to file out. It looks like the Falcons are going to move to 2-1. 3:47 p.m. — Just when looked like the Falcons would sit on the ball, Jarius Norwood just broke off a 44-yard run to move the ball to midfield and give Atlanta a fresh set of downs. Two minute warning 3:53 p.m. — Chris Houston just picked off Thigpen’s pass at Atlanta’s 7-yard line and walked into the end zone to put the Falcons up 38-14 with 1:01 to play. Now Houston is doing his best Deion Sanders impression. That is the one end zone celebration that will stand the test of time. 3:56 p.m. — There’s been a Brian Finneran sighting. He just made a tackle on special teams. Are you serious? Special teams? Is that what’s come of who was once the Falcon’s best receiver? 3:57 p.m. — Houston just dropped a sure interception for a touchdown. He’s looking more and more like Sanders each play. 3:59 p.m. — That’s game. The Falcons defeat the Chiefs 38-14 and I am now deaf from the fireworks. I’m not sure that’s necessary but hey, the Falcons won. 4:14 p.m. — I found Terrence Moore. He’s standing by Fred Kalil outside the interview room. 4:23 p.m. — Everyone sitting in the interview room waiting for coach Smith to come in. Arthur Blank just walked in, sat down two seats away from me and asked me how the Giants/Bengals game turned out. 4:45 p.m. — Interviews are done and it’s time to go home and check out my fantasy team.
Until next time, so long and don't buy into the gas shortage. The more you think it's a problem, the more you make it a problem. Just let it be.