The Super Bowl loss did hurt but I got over it within a day. Different people deal with their sports team differently. I have been watching the Falcons since 1998 (around the time I moved to Atlanta). I am also a Miami Dolphins fan as I have lived in Florida for a while as well. I know how it is to lose as I have seen some disappointing times with Miami (Dan Marino never winning a Super Bowl, or never going to one again after 1984) and then obviously with the Falcons the two Super Bowl losses were disappointing. The Super Bowl LI Falcons loss hurt more just because we had it and it slipped out of their hands.
At the end of the day I will continue to support them as a fan. I can't consider myself a die hard fan as I have never been to a Falcons game at the Dome, but I enjoy watching and supporting this team. They always have had some amazing playmakers. The team has been on a good run since 2008. Sure there were some seasons that were disappointing with losing records, but improvements have been made. I believe that in the face of adversity, ridicule, and strong criticism from the media, Atlanta will only get stronger from this. I don't believe that this will be the downward spiral for the Falcons, if anything this should fuel the organization to go harder in the offseason, make the right moves that are needed to stay and be more competitive. This loss, while it was a black eye to Atlanta Falcons fans, should be a call for Falcons fans to be more supportive of this team. If we give up on them now, we will still be looked upon and categorized even more as fair weathered fans. I am proud of the Falcons no matter what and I would rather cheer for a team who has lost in the Super Bowl twice than have not competed for a title at all.