In these cases in Morning Falconry, we look for the off-the-beaten-path stuff, and boy, do we have a pic-filled day for you.
OK, we have three pics. And one story. Can’t forget the story. But still. We’re trying.
We’ll start with the story.
New offensive line coach Mike Tice has a story that’s just too perfect. Tice is a co-owner of a 3-year-old colt named Midnight Hawk (hawk… Atlanta… get it?), who is 2-for-2 in races this year after a stakes win Saturday.
But it just gets better from there. A Hall-of-Fame jockey rode Tice’s horse during the race Saturday and is potentially eyeing up Midnight Hawk as his Kentucky Derby steed. His name?
You can’t make these things up.
Tice’s next big race is Feb. 8, which could be pivotal as Midnight Hawk could be in the same field as another unbeaten 3-year-old, named Shared Belief.
SJAX VS. THE ROCK
Hypotheticals are fun. Who would win in a fight between running back Steven Jackson and The Rock?
We’ll keep wondering, but at least we have a way to size up the bout. Jackson made an appearance in a TV show that hasn’t been announced yet (but we’ll have more on that as it comes) but apparently it somehow includes Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
Jackson got some downtime with The Rock and snapped a pic with him.
Dwayne Johnson & I on set. Great guy and a Blessing to meet him. pic.twitter.com/36LpJsJ0BY
— Steven Jackson (@sj39) January 11, 2014
MANZIEL A FALCONS FAN?
Falcons fans come in all different styles. Last year, there was a kerfuffle over Darrelle Revis being photographed wearing a Falcons hat (while he was still with the Jets and before he signed with Tampa Bay).
Now, Johnny Football has created some waves. Texas A&M QB and 2014 NFL Draft prospect Johnny Manziel was spotted during the weekend wearing a Falcons Brett Favre throwback jersey.
No word on whether Manziel is more of a fan of the Falcons or Favre or both.
Fullback Bradie Ewing was looking for a sculptor Sunday night who had created Ewing’s likeness in a snowbank, complete with food-coloring uniform.
Turns out, Ewing was able to locate the artist via Twitter and sent out a pic of the (awesome!) snow sculpture.
— Bradie Ewing (@bewing34) January 13, 2014