New Era, the official on-field headwear of the National Football League, is teaming up with the NFL to launch the Back to Football Photo Day contest. So what this means is that Falcons fans will now have the chance to join the ranks of Roddy White to also become THE face of the Falcons.
The contest, which is live atwww.speakwithyourcap.comor through New Era’s Facebook page(https://www.facebook.com/neweracaps?fref=ts) will require Falcons faithfuls tosubmit photos of themselves showcasing how you personally “speak with your cap.” Whether you wear your cap sideways, backwards or flexed at the brim, show how you are bringing your own style to the game.
32 fans (1 per team) will ultimately be chosen and win a complimentary trip to New York City for two. The winners will enjoy a four-day VIP experience and will be professionally styled in their favorite team’s looks for a New Era photo shoot that may be used for a year-long advertisement and promotional campaign.
The Atlanta Falcons recently announced a new $1 billion stadium. While the stadium looks really cool, what caught our eye was that the stadium was going to be outfitted with vibrating seats that vibrate every time there is a hit on the field. Our first reaction to this was “what?!?!”. So we got to wondering… what else could the vibrating seats be used for and how could that technology be used for other aspects of the stadium?
With the 22nd overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Falcons went defense, picking up Washington CB Desmond Trufant.
A four-year starter, Trufant earned his way onto the field as a true freshman in 2009 and showed steady progression over his career. He set career-bests in 2011 as a junior with a pair of interceptions and 16 passes defended, but decided to return for his senior year.
Although his senior stats weren’t as impressive (1 interception, 9 passes defended), teams mostly stayed away from Trufant’s side of the field as he was easily the top defender on the Huskies’ roster. While he needs to refine his technique and is far from a polished product, there is no question he has the fluidity and competitiveness to fight for a spot in the first round.