KBUF From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 487 posts, RR: 0 Posted (1 year 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 12097 times:
The Saints and Falcons (who play each other tomorrow night, hence the Saints flying into ATL tonight) may be rivals, but this is still low. Looks like the land of unemployment just gained a few new folks:
Quote: If you're questioning the intensity of the rivalry between the Atlanta Falcons and New Orleans Saints, check out this tweet from Saints backup quarterback Chase Daniel. It came just minutes after the team's charter flight touched down in Atlanta on Wednesday night.
@ChaseDaniel: Wow, as we're boarding buses on the Tarmac @ Atlanta airport, we start getting eggs thrown @ us by airport workers! Guess they do hate us!
Saints teammates Jermon Bushrod and Jimmy Graham re-tweeted Daniel's message, which was tweeted at 7:48 p.m. Wednesday.
Graham confirmed Daniel's tweet a few minutes later:
@JimmyGraham: Bus just got egged after landing in ATL by the ramp workers. Classy! "RISE Up" smh
Linebacker Will Herring also confirmed the incident:
@wherring54 First time my bus has been egged by opposing fans! Tomorrow should be fun!! #WhoDatNation
FLDude From United States of America, joined Jul 2011, 19 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (1 year 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 11949 times:
As a Saints fan, this is quite interesting. Who Dat!!
I wonder if the Saints charter pulled up at a gate, or at the FBO. At ATL, the FBO is on the north edge of the field, near FedEx, off Runway 8L/26R.
I ask this since I've stayed at the Marriott Renaissance Concourse. While there, saw a FL 737 pull up at the FBO, let off a college football team, then taxi over to the gates to presumably return to regularly scheduled service.
The nola.com article says tarmac, but I was just wondering.
yowviewer From Canada, joined Jun 2010, 50 posts, RR: 0 Reply 10, posted (1 year 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 10322 times:
Hey, the league will look into it, hold several hearings, find out there was a bounty created by the United ground workers, and suspend one or two for offering $100 to whoever could pick off Drew Brees.
4holer From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 2941 posts, RR: 10 Reply 18, posted (1 year 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 9403 times:
They should be fired. Not only because they lack the integrity and intelligence to refrain from engaging in this behavior while on the ramp, but because they were also too stupid to realize that the busses were from local companies and not the Saints' private vehicles.
Ramp access demands that intelligence and integrity to maintain a secure environment.
ATLflyer323 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 588 posts, RR: 0 Reply 24, posted (1 year 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 7891 times:
Quoting MSYtristar (Reply 15): Overall it's pretty classless and juvenile, but not surprising considering some of the people who work at the ATL airport. I have no idea how some of those people got SIDA badges.
Care to explain how this is "not surprising" to you? What has happened at ATL compared to other large airports (besides this egg incident of course)? Sorry for my doubt but we all know you love New Orleans, so I'm just wondering if you have genuine articles to back up this statement.
Everyday, the fluffy temptation of wheat!
25 BCEaglesCO757: Being that the Saints fly with us this is the height of stupidity. Great way to open yourself to potentially losing a client in the Saints. What the h
26 iFlyLOTs: The Bears and Packers are two of the oldest NFL franchises, they're relatively close to each other (the Bears are from Chicago and the Packers from G
27 JAAlbert: It sounds closer to criminal assault to me. I don't suppose you can have this sort of "fun" (throwing eggs) in the stadium and get away with it. The
28 tonyban: No, no...it wasn't eggs. Its just the left-over stains from last week's spanking by the SF 49ers. Go Niners !
29 DeltaMD90: Oh brother. I buy the rest of your post about them not paying attention to the aircraft and all, but making petty (and stupid) actions into crimes is
30 Daysleeper: That's insane - An American junior high school student which didn't have access to a hand gun? Seriously though, as much as I enjoy sport I find it s
31 mayor: Before you label the workers at ATL, here are some of them:
32 MSYtristar: Articles? What articles? I'm talking about my experience from working at ATL. My impression only. I've worked at SFO, DEN, MSY, and spent time at BOI
33 motif1: so unless catering was involved those rampers came to work prepared with eggs! Do we have a topic for Uncivil Aviation because this thread belongs the
34 vfw614: Hmmm, under the current rules on liquids, a) are uncooked eggs covered by said regulation? b) if so, how many uncooked eggs can an employee bring bef
35 135mech: HAHAHAH!!! It's rivalry, sad as it may be that people will go to so much further extremes... but this isn't "harmful" or damaging to equipment... it'
36 RDH3E: The Saints fly UA. I don't think it was UA employees, unless I'm missing something it hasn't been identified who it was.
37 BCEaglesCO757: Quoting BCEaglesCO757 (Reply 25): Great way to open yourself to potentially losing a client in the Saints. What the hell were these guys thinking exce
38 BCEaglesCO757: And for those saying have a sense of humor....I actually think it IS funny. But you have the players tweeting about it and then it just looks unprofes
39 platinumfoota: You're right not the attention we neeed. I've done SF Giant Charters here in LAX wearing some Dodgers gear, but always keeping inmind that they ARE c
40 BCEaglesCO757: Platinumfoota - Exactly. I sport my Patriots gear every chance I get if working aTexans charter. But like you said.....they're our customers. I'm at w
41 Joeljack: Some may find this interesting: In September of 1996 after Arizona State had beaten Nebraska 19-0 (game labeled as upset of the decade), I was on a Un
42 brilondon: Really, sounds more like a misdemeanor to me, than a felony. It is just eggs, at football players for goodness sake.
43 T5towbar: I don't have time to throw any eggs or such things at a bus. You'd get automatically arrested by the police who escorts the buses. (at least the Falco
44 dlramp4life: I think its funny. But if UA loses this contract I would not be surprised if there are some job openings in ATL in the upcoming weeks. I agree that th
45 MSYtristar: I didn't say all of them should. I worked with some great ones, but I also noticed more people there who clearly shouldn't have a customer-facing job
46 mayor: Back in '86, when the Bears won the Super Bowl over the Patriots, I was working the following day and I knew that the flight crew on our 7am SLC-DFW w
47 FreshSide3: It's still tacky, no matter how you slice it.....
48 FreshSide3: It's still tacky, no matter how you slice it.....
49 usflyer msp: Give me a break...I did not know that buses were living things that could be assaulted?!?!?. It was unprofessional and the workers should be fired or
50 PJCin303: I'm usually in charge of the catering when teams come into DEN for whatever club that flies on us and (at least my kitchen) doesn't screw around. I wa
51 FLDude: http://www.ajc.com/news/news/local/h...ting-egging-/nTJP8/?src=cb_article Lone eggman suspected. No egger on the grassy knoll, apparently.
52 charlienorth: Where does anything say it was UAL ramp? The other side is why is it always "fire 'em" on this site? It's aviation not a religion
53 4holer: He should be easy to identify. He's a walrus
54 AirframeAS: Because in this situation, being egged is something that one would least expect out on the ramp in the secure area. The ramp is not a playground. It
55 FlyDeltaJets: UA has ramp service in ATL but many times charters are not handled by ramp services at outstations.