One of New Orleans Saints fans’ favorite sports memories was watching the Atlanta Falcons blow a 28-3 lead in Super Bowl LI against the Patriots. The Falcons had an explosive offense all season long but after getting off to a 25-point lead midway through the third quarter, they collapsed in epic fashion, as the Patriots came back and won the game in overtime.
Falcons fans have had their fair share of fun riffing on the Saints for their playoff mishaps (and there have been a lot of them, there’s no debating that) but they didn’t blow a 25-point lead in the biggest game in all of sports.
Well, on March 28th, or “3-28”, why wouldn’t the Saints’ social media team have some fun with their hated division rival?
After the New Orleans Pelicans had a crazy comeback win against the Los Angeles Lakers, the Saints social media team took it one step further by highlighting that it’s fun to celebrate comebacks on 3-28.
Saints social media obliterates the Falcons one more time
Sure, one could argue that the Saints haven’t been to the Super Bowl since the Falcons’ collapse but at least when New Orleans did last make it, they made sure to win it. They’ve had some bad playoff losses but none were on as big of a stage as Atlanta’s embarrassing moment was. The entire world got to see the Falcons blow a 28-3 lead.
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At the end of the day, this is just a silly troll job by the Saints’ Twitter account but it certainly made me laugh. Anytime the organization can dunk on the Falcons is a fun time in my book.
The Saints’ social media accounts should continue on this trajectory.