Yes, the Atlanta Falcons blew it. They blew a 25-point lead in the game’s final 23 minutes. Befuddling playcalling and poor execution allowed New England to come in and rip a Super Bowl crown away.
This loss will sting for a long time — possibly forever. It’s not as if the Falcons have a long history of championships to fall back on. I am deeply sad for the people of Atlanta on a human level.
And that’s why I’d advise them not to read this blog post. Watching store clerks put away Super Bowl title gear overnight may just break their hearts. Watching a mannequin being stripped of all dignity and victor may be too much for their weary souls.
Depressing. Very depressing.