As the nation seems more divided than ever, in a couple of weeks we’ll all come together (except for Meryl Streep) to celebrate one of our country’s favorite annual events: the Super Bowl.
The Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots will head to Houston, Texas to go head-to-head in Super Bowl 51.
The Patriots are no stranger to the Super Bowl. For Atlanta, however, this could be a once in a lifetime experience. (I say this with emphasis, as an Atlanta fan.) And you’ll be hard pressed to find anymore more excited about this year’s Super Bowl than Falcons owner Arthur Blank.
74-year-old Arthur Blank has yet to see his team battle for a Super Bowl win since purchasing the team in 2002. In fact, the team, which has never won a Super Bowl, only made it to the game one other time in 1998…and it didn’t go well.
Arthur Blank, no doubt, LOVES his Falcons. But it seems he values the rest of the staff just as much. He wants every member of the Falcons staff to have the opportunity to see their boys win it all, and is preparing to take every employee with him. And according to Jeff Schultz of the AJC, it’s not exactly a small staff.
Falcons owner Arthur Blank plans to take every employee in organization to Super Bowl. We're talking hundreds.
— Jeff Schultz (@JeffSchultzAJC) January 23, 2017
“It’s not unreasonable to project something in the range of $3,500 per person for the trip and it’s not unreasonable to project more than 300 employees making the trip for the Falcons,” CBS Sports reports Will Brandon reports.
“This doesn’t mean that every employee will be getting free admission to the game,” Rob Perez of Fox Sports notes. “However it sounds as though anyone who works in the organization who desires to travel to and stay in the host city of Houston for the game will be given the resources to do just that.”
Either way, that’s a man that LOVES his team, and the people that support the franchise day in and day out.
Not that you need more proof, but here’s a look at how excited this man is to take his team to the big dance:
Keep on dancing, Arthur! pic.twitter.com/TpqRuB56Kj
— Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) January 22, 2017