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  1. NFL playoffs -- NFC finalists have been vindicated

    John Clayton

    The Falcons and 49ers found vindication while winning their way into the NFC Championship Game.

    Story | Conversation | January 13, 2013
  2. Ryan, Falcons ice Raiders in comeback win

    ESPN Stats & Information

    Matt Ryan lived up to his "Matty Ice" nickname on Sunday afternoon, leading the Atlanta Falcons to a dramatic 23-20 win over the Oakland Raiders. With the game tied 20-20 and 40 seconds left on the clock, Ryan drove the team 43 yards downfield to set...

    Blog | October 14, 2012
  3. Justin Tuck: Falcons are 'dirt bags'

    Pat Yasinskas

    The Atlanta Falcons have long been nicknamed "The Dirty Birds" and their offensive line occasionally has been accused of playing dirty. But New York Giants defensive end Justin Tuck has a new nickname for Atlanta's offensive linemen and it's not ...

    Blog | January 03, 2012
  4. Deion Sanders gave Falcons star power

    Pat Yasinskas

    His nickname, "Prime Time," alone suggests style over substance. But those who witnessed the early NFL years of Deion Sanders insist the flashy cornerback had at least as much substance as style. "He was Deion Sanders six days out of the week," s...

    Blog | February 05, 2011
  5. Richardson's name comes with respect

    Pat Yasinskas

    Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas Jerry Richardson calls almost every one of his employees by a different nickname that has some deep, personal meaning. Paul Spinelli/Getty Images Panthers owner ...

    Blog | January 09, 2009
  6. TMQ logo's nickname unveiled

    Gregg Easterbrook

    Every week, you get a double dose of Tuesday Morning Quarterback: On Wednesdays, you'll read the best TMQ reader responses of the week.

    Story | Conversation | February 07, 2007
  7. Ironhead was a nickname, Craig was the man

    Len Pasquarelli

    His nickname became his first name, but to ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli, the late Mr. Heyward was Craig, not Ironhead.

    Story | Conversation | May 28, 2006
  8. Backup plans come through

    Len Pasquarelli

    As crazy as the 2005 season has been, there remain some truisms. One of them -- which was on display Sunday -- is that it pays to have a solid backup RB.

    Story | Conversation | November 07, 2005
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    A few years ago, I had an idea for a weekly column to run on ESPN.com based on my nickname at The Magazine. I'd pick each NFL game, and call the column Wick's Picks. The column idea was universally rejected. But years later, here I am with a cheesy m...

    Blog | Conversation | September 09, 2005
  10. Son expected to remain with Falcons through draft

    Nancy Jean McKay, the 73-year-old widow of former Tampa Bay and Southern California football coach John McKay, died Saturday of cancer.

    Story | Conversation | April 23, 2005
  11. Duckett ready to carry the load

    Len Pasquarelli

    T.J. Duckett has been a disappointment in two seasons, but he has his eyes set on bigger things in 2004.

    Story | Conversation | August 03, 2004
  12. Young safeties making their mark

    Jeff Fedotin

    A new class of young safeties has made the position more versatile than ever.

    Story | Conversation | October 14, 2003
  13. Rookie vies for top spot with Bennett sidelined

    Len Pasquarelli

    Rookie Onterrio Smith refers to himself as "SOD." But with Michael Bennett out, the Vikings hope to call him "starter."

    Story | Conversation | July 11, 2003
  14. Titans finally have a home

    After spending the last two seasons without a permanent home, the Titans are ready to move into Adelphia Coliseum.

    Story | Conversation | August 26, 1999