True story: The start of the 1981 football season was arriving and I was eagerly looking forward to the Atlanta Falcons hosting the New Orleans Saints.
Already a top NFL rivalry, the game, set for Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, featured the Falcons, who were coming off a franchise best 12-4 season, against the Saints, who would feature a new head coach who wore a cowboy hat and boots.
Heck, this might even be a game I would ask my parents to take me to.
Any plans of attending the game were dashed, however, when I was informed we would be attending a family reunion that day. “Say what?!” I thought. I quickly began hoping there would be a television set somewhere at the family reunion.