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Who's the next face of the Falcons?
ajc ^ | July 23, 2010 | Alexis Stevens

Posted on 07/24/2010 8:55:56 AM PDT by Dacula

He's dressed in black and red, and stands on the 50-yard line at the Georgia Dome. His presence is commanding, and his voice is forceful and commanding when he speaks. He's leading a choir.

If you're thinking Matt Ryan, Tony Gonzalez or Michael Turner, you're wrong.

Instead, the Atlanta Falcons have gone Hollywood for a video promotion released Friday. Actor Samuel L. Jackson is the man urging fans and the city to "Rise Up" in the powerful production.

"It's time we all rise up," Jackson says in the video. "We've been knocking on the door. Now it's time to blow it up."

Jackson, whose ties to Atlanta include a Morehouse diploma, tells ESPN.com it was an honor to film the commercial. He also still has his Steve Bartkowski jersey, he told the magazine.

"I really believe the Falcons are headed in the right direction," Jackson said.

The one-minute performance likely won't be the last Jackson does with ties to Atlanta. Atlanta director Kenny Leon has previously said he'd like for the "Pulp Fiction" star to play the role of Martin Luther King Jr. on Broadway.


TOPICS: Local News; Sports
KEYWORDS: angry; black; man
I really like the Falcons, but to bring in the angry black man, really sets me off. This guy has a huge chip on his shoulder.

The Goergiadome already plays horrible music, now this?

1 posted on 07/24/2010 8:55:59 AM PDT by Dacula
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To: Dacula

sorry

Georgiadome


2 posted on 07/24/2010 8:58:05 AM PDT by Dacula (Every good father has a plan for his family.)
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To: Dacula

Lots of angry black AND white men in Atlanta. The team is a loser.


3 posted on 07/24/2010 9:03:39 AM PDT by TommyDale (Independent - I already left the GOP because they were too liberal)
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To: Dacula

It ain’t easy being a Falcons fan....my son is one and has to live in a house with a mother who is a devoted member of the Who Dat Nation and a step father who is a Redskin fan! Poor misguided child....nothing I could do with him. But, he is not going to like this nonsense....that part of him, I DID do something with!!!


4 posted on 07/24/2010 9:05:14 AM PDT by 4everontheRight ("America is good. And if America ever ceases to be good, America will cease to be great." Tocquevill)
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To: Dacula
to play the role of Martin Luther King Jr.

King SR., maybe. Jackson is over 20 years older than King Jr. was when he died!

5 posted on 07/24/2010 9:11:24 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson
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To: Dacula

No kidding. A leftist voice for the Birds? Forget about me getting any tickets.


6 posted on 07/24/2010 9:15:51 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Hey, Barack "Hubris" Obama, $10 is all it would take, why spend millions to cover it up?)
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To: Dacula

This is the kind of nonsense that we PACKER fans don’t worry about.

GO!! PACK!! GO!!


7 posted on 07/24/2010 9:22:03 AM PDT by Howie66 (I can see November from my house.)
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To: FreeAtlanta

I am so sick and tired of hearing ‘ghetto rap’ at games that I do not take my kids to see them.

Of course, we can not say anything without fear of being branded as ‘racists’, but come on, the Obama project is over and has proven to be a failure.

Let freedom ring.


8 posted on 07/24/2010 9:25:26 AM PDT by Dacula (Every good father has a plan for his family.)
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To: Dacula

Will someone please tell the Falcons management? You can not even leave a comment at the ajc because they support hip hop nursery rhymes noise.

I have tried emailing the Falcons but have not heard a response.


9 posted on 07/24/2010 9:34:50 AM PDT by Dacula (Every good father has a plan for his family.)
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To: Dacula

“It’s time we all rise up,” Jackson says in the video. “We’ve been knocking on the door. Now it’s time to blow it up.”

Intelligent coaching and talented players win games.


10 posted on 07/24/2010 10:26:55 AM PDT by Kirkwood
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To: Dacula

I also have a #10 Bartkowski jersey.


11 posted on 07/24/2010 7:45:13 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule (The important thing to remember is that Obama reads newspapers and isn't that whats important?)
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