Atlanta Falcons Owner Arthur Blank Just Pulled The Biggest Bro Move Ever, Is Hooking Up Every Team Employee

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ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 22: Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank holds the George Halas trophy after defeating the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship Game at the Georgia Dome on January 22, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. The Falcons defeated the Packers 44-21. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

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The Atlanta Falcons laid an absolute smackdown on Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers yesterday en route to the Super Bowl. This will be Atlanta’s second Super Bowl appearance in franchise history, with the only other trip to the Big Game coming back in 1998 when they lost to the Denver Broncos 34-19.

Needless to say, this is a HUGE MOMENT for everyone who is a part of the Atlanta Falcons organization. From the lowliest equipment manager on up to the guy that rubs Icy Hot into Julio Jones’ upper thighs after games, they’re all sharing in the team’s second trip to the Super Bowl.

Atlanta Falcons team owner Arthur Blank is spreading the love. He’s normally a man best known for having the whitest dance moves since Carlton Banks on Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, dance moves he put on display yesterday (video below), but he’s in this news this time because he’s bringing EVERY SINGLE FALCONS TEAM EMPLOYEE TO THE SUPER BOWL:

First reported by Jeff Schultz of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Falcons owner Arthur Blank is going to drop down $$$$$ so that he can bring every single one of his team employees to the Big Game. This is easily the biggest bro move the NFL has seen in quite some time, and one that’s certain to gain him unfathomable amounts of loyalty from his employees.

It’s not unprecedented, though, for a professional sports team owner to bring all of his employees to the championship. As noted over on Sports Illustrated, Golden State Warriors owner Joe Lacob paid for each and every one of his employees to attend game 3 of the NBA Finals. And by ‘paid’ I mean he covered the cost of a private jet to get everyone there, booked and paid for everyone’s hotel rooms in Cleveland, and he picked up the tab on tickets to the game…Pretty fucking awesome.

I mentioned some dancing above, and I wouldn’t be doing my job if I didn’t share the clip of Falcons owner Arthur Blank breaking a leg after his team won the NFC Championship yesterday:

He’s one of the best owners in the NFL, a man who has *mostly* done things the right way for his entire career. He deserves to have a team in this game, and it’ll be interesting to see what plan the New England Patriots have for stopping Atlanta’s red0hot offense (and truly sick defense).

[h/t SI’s Extra Mustard]

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