When my cousin texted me Saturday evening asking me if I wanted her ticket to the Atlanta Falcons vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers game, I said, “Sure!”
Although I am a Falcons fan, I unfortunately don’t have the means to purchase season tickets or a single-game ticket at the right price. So whenever my cousin—who has season tickets—offers me a free ticket, or another opportunity opens for me to get a ticket I take advantage of it.
When I said, “yes” to the ticket, I did this in anticipation of seeing a Falcons’ victory. However, that was not the case as the Falcons played poorly majority of the game and fell to the Bucs 23-20 in overtime.
It was disappointing and underwhelming seeing a then 6-1 team play like a 1-6 team—offense turning the ball over, defense allowing a rookie quarterback to throw and run all over them. I was so disgusted with the play on the field that I left the game before the tying touchdown by Julio Jones.
I was kicking myself a little for leaving early, but after reading tweets on Twitter on what happened in overtime I stopped kicking myself.
Although the game did not turn out the way I expected, I still had a good time, which is always the case when I attend a game at the Georgia Dome. The energy of the other fans around me rubs off and it turns into one big party that everyone enjoys.
I enjoy the “Kiss Cam,” the dance offs in the stands, Samuel L. Jackson demanding fans to “Rise Up” and the virtual games played on the Jumbotron.
Overall, it was another great experience for me and I look forward to being in the Georgia Dome again.