It might not — yet — have the online fanaticism and cachet of baseball, but the NFL and its fans are starting to catch up in the world of team-devoted blogs. To this end, Deadspin salutes these modem-addled souls and proudly presents Blogdom's Best, given to the most outstanding blog for each NFL team. There are fewer than there are for baseball, but they're out there, if you look. If you would like to nominate a blog (yours, even) for selection, just let us know at email@example.com. Today: The Atlanta Falcons.
Three things that come to mind about the Atlanta Falcons (none involving Jamal Anderson dancing): 1. Dan Reeves coaching on the sideline, circa 2000, covering his face with a clipboard as he talks with the booth upstairs. Uh, don't worry Dan — you're 4-10, no one is trying to read your lips. 2. Jerry Glanville telling his players before a game in 1988 not to injure 49ers quarterback Joe Montana, because he doesn't want Steve Young in the game. Jerry was wily and wise; too bad he had such poor taste in clothing. 3. Michael Vick on a stretcher.
It's hard to believe that the Falcons, which have been around since 1966, have never had consecutive seasons over .500. But if Vick can stay healthy, this could be the year. Atlanta is 7-4, looking to follow up their 11-5 campaign of last season in which they lost in the NFC Championship Game to the Eagles. But Vick seems to be as brittle as he is talented, and the whole thing could go poof at any moment. Don't worry Falcons fans, at least you're indoors. On to the blogs:
3. Falcons Chick. Covering the Falcons from a woman's point of view, which means of course photos of Toni Braxton and Mariah Carey, and a review of the Falcons official pink lady chiller fleece pants ($19). We're a big fan.
2. FalcFans. A great Football Rivals Network site, complete coverage, not too flashy.
1. Falcons Daily. The most talked about Falcons blog on the Web, featuring the Atlanta Falcons Drinking Game. So good, and so good for you.
(Friday: Tennessee Titans)