Arthur Blank gives another reason to root against the Patriots
Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank voices his displeasure with the New England Patriots.
Questions have been asked this week about who to root for in Super Bowl 52.
For Atlanta Falcons fans, there’s really no dog in the fight.
Two teams remain: The Philadelphia Eagles, who just 3 weeks ago, defeated the Falcons in the Divisional Round. And well….the other is a certain Super Bowl team (New England Patriots) from last year.
Over the past two years, both teams have ended the Falcons season on a down note.
So which team should you cheer for in the Super Bowl?
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If you need the slightest reason to root for the Philadelphia Eagles, look no further than Falcons owner Arthur Blank’s Patriots ring story that resurfaced this week.
An article revealed this week that the Falcons beloved owner was not too pleased about the Patriots ring stunt adding 283 diamonds to their championship rings after the Super Bowl last year.
"Blank was quoted as saying, “I said to Robert (Kraft), ‘You didn’t have to do the 28-3 in the ring. It kind of pissed me off.”"
Sure the rings are supposed to tell the story of the journey or the big game, but 28-3 is still a fresh wound, even a year later, and for Atlanta fans that won’t go away for a long time.
For that story to resurface this week, it reminds Atlanta fans how devastating that loss was. It also gives reason to root against the Patriots…and if you want to, root for the Eagles.
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A year removed from an Atlanta Falcons Super Bowl appearance, who will you be rooting for in the Super Bowl? Falcons fans will need to wait yet another year for a chance at the first ever title in franchise history. What will the future hold?