What Georgia Dome?
With the dust clearing, literally, at the site of the Atlanta Falcons’ former home, quarterback Matt Ryan went toe-to-toe with pro golfer Rickie Fowler for dominance of team’s new digs, Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
And by dominance we mean, who will prevail in a series of ridiculous “sports” events such as extreme golf cart racing, hit-the-button-to-open-the-roof and then what appears to be a freestyle game of tag.
Check out the hilarious video to find out who wins.
The Falcons opened the $1.5 billion Mercedes-Benz Stadium this fall in an exhibition game against the Arizona Cardinals. The new venue is a technological marvel brimming with unique restaurant and retail options, an impressive art collection, enough fiber optic capacity to allow every fan to tweet and Snap to their heart’s content and this positively ginormous “halo board” and complementing sound system that will ensure no one misses a moment of the action.
Here’s another video starring Fowler and Ryan:
That’s not all Ryan’s been up to in between games. Earlier this year, the 17th annual News 95.5 & AM 750 WSB Care-a-Thon, held to help fund family support services, research and the fellowship program at the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, gave donors at the $1,500 level the opportunity to join Ryan for dinner at the Buckhead Maggiano’s.
The October event, hosted by Wes Durham, was packed.
“You guys are amazing to work with,” said Ryan, who was joined at the event by his teammate Taylor Gabriel. “It’s been a great partnership.”
Ahead of time, the crowd got to meet the real star of the show, 10-year-old Teryn. She’s been a Children’s Healthcare patient for nearly her entire life, and just finished chemotherapy.
“It wasn’t fun. It depressing. It was painful and I was nauseas all the time,” she said. “God got me through it, and I’m so glad it’s over.”
The crowd jumped to their feet, No. 2 leading the standing ovation.
“You did so good!” he said afterward – giving her a big thumbs up. Then they posted for this photo: