Fox News- When Arthur Blank announced that the new sponsor for the team's new stadium in 2017 would be Mercedes-Benz, it came with a lot of excitement and a little bit of confusion.
While the excitement surrounding the new stadium is obvious, many fans wondered what would happen since there's another stadium sponsored by Mercedes-Benz.
That stadium, is the rival New Orleans Saints, who play in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Fortunately, Vaughn McClure of ESPN took to Twitter to give a bit of an explanation on the situation.
So while we'll be looking at an overlap, it just means that there's even more fuel to this already great rivalry. The Saints will be playing in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, while the Falcons are in the Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
Well, I hope that helps the Atlanta Falcons sleep better at night. How adorable, the Mercedes Benz CEO says they are going to treat and love the Mercedes Benz SuperDome and Mercedes Benz Stadium like their children. Perfect analogy as a matter of fact. Considering the Falcons have been around longer I would assume that makes them the older brother, correct? The loser older brother that's still living in his parents basement and constantly talking about how their younger brother gets treated better. I don't know if you guys know how this is supposed to work, but the younger brother is supposed to mimic the actions of the older brother, and not vice versa. The Atlanta Falcons are the older brother thats following the younger brother around begging for acceptance. Just frantically trying to keep up with the footsteps set in place by the younger sibling. Have some fucking respect for yourselves for Christ's sake.
Saints fans used to appreciate the Falcons repeated attempts to duplicate their success. After all, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. It meant the Saints, as a franchise, were creating something that was worthy of jealousy. First the Falcons drafted a broke ass version of Drew Brees in Matt Ryan. Then they starting pumping crowd noise into their excitement barren dump of stadium hoping maybe, just maybe, they could create the atmosphere that comes so naturally to their rivals. But this? This is over the top. This reeks so much of desperation that I can smell it from the 50 yard line of the SuperDome. There is a difference between trying to be like someone and trying to be mistaken for someone. To be honest, I'm not even mad. I want you to stay with me here because this is going to be one of those "I know you know I know" situations. Ready? Not only do I pity Falcons fans, it's gotten to the point where I pity the fact that they know Saints fans pity them. Does that make sense? Even Falcons fans know how pathetic it is to name your stadium the same damn thing as your division rivals. I feel bad that the team they root for every Sunday has forced them to put their head in their hands in shame...before meaningful football has even started.
Just a reminder, this is what a real stadium looks like...
...but hopefully that glorified greenhouse they are building in Atlanta will be able to properly house enough flowers for their annual season ending funeral. I already see more Falcons fans in that blueprint than I know actually exist in reality.