it’s not easy being blank.

as i walked into the office this morning i gave the security guard at the desk my obligatory, “how you doing today?”

his response, rather than the usual “well,” was, “a hell of a lot better than arthur blank.”

and you gotta say even with billions you almost have to feel bad for the week the guy is having.

first the qb he bet his franchise on and once pushed around in a wheelchair is sentenced to 23 months in prison in what has to be the most spectacular fall of any professional athelete.

then you go on tv to talk about it and say something that almost instantly gets the race card going.

and then finally your coach quits with no warning and shows up the next day in ARKANSAS of all places, taking another job.

which i guess all goes to show that it’s probably a million times easier to build a multi-national retail corporation than raise the atlanta falcons to prominence.

2 Comments so far

  1. Rashid Z. Muhammad (unregistered) on December 12th, 2007 @ 11:08 am

    This has to contend for the most spectacular fall of any professional sports franchise. Next thing you know, chunks of the dome will fall and kill a couple of fans.

    Thankfully, the dearth of fans that attending the remaining home date(s) will reduce the probability of such a thing considerably.

  2. Atlanta Real Estate (unregistered) on December 16th, 2007 @ 4:20 pm

    When I first saw the title for this post, I thought it may be some kind of fill in the “blank”. After reading it I think your last sentence makes the most sense. I do feel sorry for Mr Blank. He seems like a class guy who can hire better people for a home improvement company than for a football franchise. Bobby Petrino is now the official laughing stock of coaching.

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