On February 5th, 2017, the Atlanta Falcons faced the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LI. The Falcons lost 34-28 after being up 28-3 which became the largest blown lead in Super Bowl history.
Although the Falcons faced a tough loss is it really a bad thing? Maybe it could lead to a potential championship next year.
In 2016, the Clemson Tigers lost to the Alabama Crimson Tide in the College Football Playoff National Championship by a score of 45-40. Clemson fans were crushed across the nation but believed they could make it back stronger the next year. The next year the Tigers did just that.
In the next season, Clemson came out mad and stronger than last year. They had another great season going 14-1 and reached the College Football Playoff National Championship again and this year things were different. Clemson lead by coach Dabo Swinney beat Alabama and Nick Saban late in the game with the final score being 35-31.
Not only did this happen to Clemson but it happened to the Golden State Warriors. The 2016 NBA Finals was a very historic event in sports history with it being the first time a team has overcome a 3-1 deficit. The Warriors were up 3 games to 1 and the Clevland Cavilers overcame that and beat them.
The Warriors and their fans were devastated and heartbroken. As the internet began to mock the Warriors, Stephen Curry And Draymond Green were working hard to help bring in superstar Kevin Durant, and it worked.
The next season as the season began the new look of the Warriors with Durant scared the opposition. As they soared past most teams the Warriors were back to the NBA Finals again against Cleveland, but this time Curry and Durant overcame the Cavilers and helped Golden State get another NBA title.
The Falcons have done their part to strengthen their squad. During this offseason, the Falcons did acquire a few new players while keeping most of the players from the Super Bowl. They signed Dontari Poe, Jack Crawford, and drafted Takkarist McKinley and Duke Riley all who are great defensive players who look to be a big impact for the Falcons this upcoming year.
These two teams have given hope to the Falcons as they begin their journey back to the Super Bowl. This time they look to come out on top.