nitrojiber

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  1. The Pats don't play the Steelers next year, so goes that theory out the door...
  2. Based on your avatar, you appear to be a fairly young guy, correct? Well imagine being a 35+ year fan, well past the age when you know that there are a lot less years in front of you than behind you, it gets harder to be happy. Yes, I am happy with my life, and am really excited about the next few years, but man, the Falcon blew the **** out of it. They will never be up by 25 points, late in the 3rd quarter of the Super Bowl again. I am near 50, my Dad is near 80, and the one 'sporting event' we have wanted to see for decades is a Super Bowl victory. Life goes on. I'm good. But at least 10 times a day I can't stop thinking about how the Falcons blew it.
  3. Yep, spot on. This is why I hope the Falcons to play the Pats week 1. The Falcon players / coaches need to watch the Pats raise their world championship banner first hand.
  4. Only the Falcons can turn their best season in history into a national joke. Even the one Browns fan I know is giving me ****....
  5. Yep. I clearly remember how I felt when the Falcons lost the 98' Super Bowl. I knew by half-time they would lose. I was over the loss in a day. The good thing is that Super Bowl was completely forgettable. This one, on the other hand, will be memorialized and 'never forgotten' due to the greatest comeback Super Bowl in history. This kick in the nuts will be relived over and over again....
  6. You are right. Unless we want to completely give up watching/following football (that's not happening), we have to be able to deal with the constant -- '28-3', '25 point lead', 'worst sports meltdown in history' that every opposing fan, talking head, sports commentator will be pushing in our face 24/7 until the Falcons win the whole thing.
  7. The reality is "loserville" is our identity, especially after the worst lose in Super Bowl history. It sucks, but it is what is. I am a 30+ year fan, but the label isn't going away until the Falcons do something amazing. Not sure what amazing is, but I hope we do it.
  8. I thought I could briefly turn on my local sports radio station this evening (something i have done every day for the last 7 months). Maybe they were talking about basketball??? Nope. Within 30 seconds I heard the interviewee say 'the biggest meltdown in American sports history and Tom Brady is just the best ever...". Turned it off. Turned on the tv to watch the news. The first story that came on was about Tom Brady's stolen jersey. Turned it off. So I am back here again. Us Falcons fans are just going to have to get used to the 'worst meltdown in sports history' label, until the Falcons do something so great to get rid of it. May never happen....
  9. As much as I would like to actually believe they are going to be back next year, history says otherwise, and I am still not in the mindset to be optimistic. BUT your are correct -- the Falcons will win the Super Bowl in 2019 in Atlanta. Book your trip now.
  10. You have utterly nailed how I feel. Anything less then a Super Bowl WIN will be huge let down. When we had the big lead, I was telling my daughter just how this win would forever change how I watch Falcons games -- I can just relax now.... I have waited almost 40 years to finally see it, feel it and hang my hat on -- "Well, I at least got to see one before I die". I am over the physical gut punch of the loss (finally), but the thought of how dang difficult and improbable it is to even get the Super Bowl, even for really good teams, is getting me down.
  11. I have the incredible memory of blubbering like 'my dog just died' in front of my teenage daughter, which then made her cry because ****, you are not supposed to see your Dad cry. Good times, good times. Thanks for the memories Falcons. Ugh...
  12. Yep. The Falcons are who they are. They are the team with the most devastating meltdown / choke-job in NFL history. It won't be media spin -- its the truth. Man it sucks.
  13. Yep, 28-3 will define the Falcons franchise until they win a Super Bowl. I thought I would feel better today, but I am actually worse thinking about what this lose means. It means a generation of hearing about the biggest choke job in NFL history. Every opposing fan, hater, analyst, commentator for the next 20 years will be shouting out 28-3...