Linemen and ligaments. The Falcons are spending their free agent dollars on the former, while the Braves are wishing like hell the latter would hold together in their pitchers’ arms.
Without going into excessive detail about the particulars, the way the NFL schedule works, you can know, for certain, that a given team will host another team (not in its division) once every six years.
Three years ago, I made a note that my father-in-law’s favorite team, the Detroit Lions, were due to visit the Atlanta Falcons this year.
I planned for it.
I intended to get tickets.
Then the official 2014 schedule was released, and guess which Falcons game the NFL decided to send to London?