The Falcons put on a show last night on Monday Night Football. Matt Ryan looked unstoppable, and the Falcons' "amoeba" defense confused QB Peyton Manning into three interceptions in the first quarter. I was shocked at this game. I expected the Falcons to play well, but to dominate the game the way they did was unbelievable.
Another thing to note about last night. Did anyone watch Revolution? This is the new hotness. I'm calling it right now – this show is going to take America by storm. The last time I was this confident about something was in the 7th grade about Shia LeBeouf on Even Stevens.
Basically the show is a mix between the Hunger Games (great books, btw) and Lost. Here's a quick recap of the show so far...
- Guy knows that the world's power is turning off.
- He tells his wife.
- The power goes off.
- 15 years pass; the guy's wife is dead and the kids are older (boy and girl).
- The world is run by a militia group called "Munroe."
- The guy's brother was in the Marines with the leader of Munroe.
- Guy gets killed by militia group — guy tells kids to go look for this brother in Chicago.
- Some weird old lady (looks like Rose from Lost) has this USB power thing that can turn the power back on.
- Guy also has USB power thing that he gave to the Google guy with $80,000,000 in the bank.
- Episode ends — I can't wait for next week.
Now that you are caught up to speed, can all of Madden Tip Nation stand up and rally behind America's next greatest show? Who's with me?
Name: Ashley G.
Hometown: Panama City Beach, FL
Any Nicknames?: Employee Benefits Consultant
College and area of study: Auburn University, Public Relations.
Current occupation: Public relations consultant
Favorite Falcons player: Matt Ryan
Favorite charity: The Humane Society
Favorite place in Atlanta: Georgia Dome
Favorite movie: "Inception"
Favorite song: "Boyfriend" - Justin Bieber
Favorite vacation spot: Italy
What was your first job?: I was a dance instructor at my studio in Florida.
If you could have lunch with anyone (past or present), who would it be?: I would go to lunch with my grandfather, Poppie, who passed away last year. He was an amazing person and played a big role in my life. He always knew how to put a smile on my face, and I couldn’t imagine anyone I would rather spend the afternoon with.
Describe your perfect date: Like many girls, I am a hopeless romantic at heart. I will always believe in fairytales and living happily ever after. However, a perfect date depends on the chemistry and connection between one another. If you enjoy each other’s company, it doesn’t matter what you do or where you go. With that being said, roses and a candlelight dinner are certainly a good start.
Who is your hero and why?: I don’t have to think twice to answer this question. My mom is without a doubt my hero. She has always been there for me no matter what and continuously puts others’ happiness before her own. She gave me the confidence to believe that I can do anything I set my mind to and that no dream is too big. My mom may not have superpowers, but she believes in me, and for that, I am forever grateful.
People would be surprised to know…: I have a twin sister. Although our personalities are as different as night and day, we are extremely close. Occasionally, we can still be found arguing over clothes and shoes, but at the end of the day, she will always be my best friend.
What was the proudest moment of your life?: Graduating from college will always be an accomplishment that I am extremely proud of. I was born and raised an Auburn Tiger so I couldn’t be more pleased to say that I am now an Auburn University graduate. War Eagle!
What's the No. 1 item on your Bucket List?: I thoroughly enjoy traveling, especially internationally, but the language barrier can be difficult at times. Therefore, the No. 1 item on my bucket list is to learn a foreign language. However, that is easier said than done, so I better start now.
I've always wanted to see...: The Olympic Games. Watching it on television is exciting, but experiencing the world’s most prestigious sports competition firsthand would be incredible. Seeing athletes with such determination and the will to succeed would be extremely inspiring.
Describe your style: One of my favorite quotes comes from Coco Chanel who once said, “A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.” For as long as I can remember, clothes, shoes and all things glamour have been a passion of mine. From a sophisticated pant suit to a sequined cocktail dress, I truly love it all!
What would you do if you won the lottery?: My family continues to make sacrifices in order to make my dreams come true. They have supported me every step of the way and will always be my biggest fans. I could never repay them enough for all that they have done for me, but dividing my winnings amongst them would certainly help.