Originally posted on CBS Atlanta:
By Matthew Asher
When fans hear of football rivalries, a few common ones always emerge: Packers/Bears, Broncos/Raiders and Giants/Jets. While the Falcons/Saints rivalry may not come to mind at first, it definitely should.
ESPN writer Len Pasquarelli considers this rivalry one of the best in sports. “Every year, bus caravans loaded with rowdy (and usually very inebriated) fans make the seven-hour trip between the two cities,” Pasquarelli said. “Unless you’ve attended a Falcons-Saints debauchery-filled afternoon, you’ll just have to take my word for how much fun it really can be.”