Hey, Atlanta Falcons fans, do you plan on going in late to work after attending a prime-time game against the New Orleans Saints?
Dan Quinn has you covered if you need an excuse.
Eager to have a raucous crowd for the critical NFC South showdown, the Falcons coach tweeted out a letter asking for employers to be understanding, leaving a few blank spaces where fans could insert their names.
"I would not expect ______ to fully do their job at the highest level on Friday, especially after expending all their energy at the game," Quinn wrote.
"Please allow ______ to be a couple of hours late, or even work from home on Friday."
We love the energy and juice you all bring on game day! Here’s your note for Friday. We cannot wait to be in front of you as the battle for the Division is at hand! #InBrotherhood pic.twitter.com/G6vD9a4CV0
— Dan Quinn (@FalconsDQ) December 6, 2017
The Falcons went into Thursday night's game with only a 3-3 record at home in their first season at $1.5 billion Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Quinn acknowledged that the crowds don't seem as loud as they were in the team's previous home, the Georgia Dome.
While all games have officially been sold out, large chunks of seats have been empty and many fans seem to be wandering around the stadium, taking in all the new features rather than cheering on the home team.
"It's an important part," Quinn said this week. "The home-field advantage is real. We're calling that (out) as a whole team to see if we can get that even stronger, louder like we know it can be."
(Logan Bowles via AP)