Falcons Refused To Let Saints Use Logo, P Michael Koenen's Name For Statue

Discussion in 'Atlanta Falcons' started by Saintsfan1972, Jul 28, 2012.

  1. Saintsfan1972

    Saintsfan1972 BREESUS SAVES

    The Atlanta Falcons refused to grant the New Orleans Saints and sculptor Brian Hanlon permission to use the Falcons' symbol or the punter Michael Koenen's name in ,'Rebirth', the statue commemorating safety Steve Gleason's famous blocked punt. The Saints repeatedly sought permission from the Falcons, even urging officials in Atlanta to appeal directly to Falcons owner Arthur Blank. The Falcons told the Saints that appeal had been made, but it remained unclear if Blank personally forbid the use of the trademarks or if underlings simply brushed aside the request from a division rival. Koenen, now with the Tampa Bay Bucceneers, has accepted his place in New Orleans history with grace. He tweeted about the statue Friday afternoon saying, "Awesome day for an inspirational man in @teamgleason," Koenen wrote. "God bless you in your fight partner!! Half of me likes your statue;)"

    Source: James Varney, The Times-Picayune
  2. Saintsfan1972

    Saintsfan1972 BREESUS SAVES

  3. 86WARD

    86WARD -


    What's the big deal...so you were the launching pad for the ReBirth...get over it...
  4. ball in the baskett

    ball in the baskett First Team All Pro

    i wouldent let them use my teams crap either for something negetive that happened to me
  5. Tarkus

    Tarkus The Thread Stalker

    At least pay Michael Koenen back for the blocked punt by lettin' 'em use his name...

  6. Dragonite

    Dragonite Simply Arrogant!

    Honestly tahts a pretty pathetic and petty move by Atlanta ownership
  7. AtlantaBlazer

    AtlantaBlazer Knuckles The Echidna's Brother

    Oh come on. If your rival organization got sparked by an asswhooping they laid on you on national TV, and went on to win a Super Bowl while you're stuck being mediocre, do you really want to aid in a statue that's going to sit there for years to come with your name on it.

    Would the Steelers lend their logo to a Ravens statue based off a play that got them in the Super Bowl?

    Browns? Bengals? Hell no, so stop the double standard here.
  8. Saintsfan1972

    Saintsfan1972 BREESUS SAVES

    i see that side of it too....the Sam Mills statue the Panthers put up makes my skin crawl, considering what he was to us compared to two freaking seasons with the Pansies