Shemon & Sheppard – In The Afternoon

Shemon & Sheppard – In The Afternoon

Shemon & Sheppard – In The Afternoon

ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 27: Deion Jones #45 of the Atlanta Falcons is introduced prior to an NFL game against the Chicago Bears at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on September 27, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)

The Atlanta Falcons were actually born on this day in 1965. NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle granted ownership to businessman Rankin Smith. At his press conference, Smith asked, “Isn’t it every adult male’s dream to own a football team?” Yes. That would be cool. But with inflation and all, I don’t have a spare six billion dollars that it would require to buy a team today.

Largely, the Falcons have had a lowly existence in the NFL. However, they have been to the Super Bowl twice, going 0-2. Most famously, or infamously, Matt Ryan and the Falcons once blew a 28-3 lead in the world’s biggest game. Otherwise, they might be polishing one Lombardi Trophy at the team headquarters.

So, today we will look the history of the Atlanta Falcons when we play Wiki-Pete-ia on the Shemon and Sheppard Show on ESPN Southwest Florida. We play everyday at 4:45ish. Be caller number nine at 239-337-3776 or 239-337-ESPN and play to win. If you can’t get through on the phones then play at home or at work and impress your family and friends with the questions and answers below. It’s Atlanta Falcons trivia. Let’s play and have some fun. Good luck!

Craig Shemon
ESPN Southwest Florida

  • 1. WHO IS THE CURRENT COACH OF THE ATLANTA FALCONS?

  • A: ARTHUR SMITH

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  • 2. WHO IS QB1 FOR THE FALCONS?

  • A: DESMOND RIDDER

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  • 3. HOW MANY GAMES DID THEY WIN LAST SEASON?

  • A: 7

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  • 4. WHAT YEAR WAS MICHAEL VICK THE TOP PICK IN THE DRAFT?

  • A: 2001

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  • 5. NAME THE FALCONS MASCOT?

  • A: FREDDIE FALCON

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  • 6. IN 1998 WHAT RB LED THEM TO A SB APPEARANCE WITH 1846 YARDS RUSHING?

  • A: JAMAL ANDERSON

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  • 7. WHO IS THE TEAM OWNER?

  • A: ARTHUR BLANK

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  • 8. WHO DID THE FALCONS TAKE WITH THE 8TH PICK OF THE APRIL DRAFT?

  • A: BIJAN ROBINSON

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  • 9. BEFORE ARTHER SMITH, WHO COACHED THE FALCONS FOR 11 GAMES IN 2020?

  • A: RAHEEM MORRIS

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  • 10. WHAT DIVISION FOE DO THE FALCONS OPEN THE 2023 SEASON WITH?

  • A: CAROLINA

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