Getting roasted during a broadcast of a game that features all the players you cut is not a good look but that is where the Atlanta Falcons find themselves.
During Sunday’s XFL game between the San Antonio Brahmas and the Orlando Guardians, the Falcons were mentioned—in a bad light.
Atlanta Falcons were called out for blowing games during XFL broadcast
Every fan base has something they cannot live down, but perhaps the worst one is the relationship between the Atlanta Falcons and ‘choking.’ 28-3, watermelon kick, or the 2013 NFC Championship game are all games that other fans use against us so that they can feel better about themselves.
Every once in a while you will be watching another game that has nothing to do with the Falcons and they will somehow bring up the Falcons’ past ability to blow leads.
The XFL has been revived, again, and during one of Sunday’s games between the Brahmas and Guardians, a broadcaster made a sly comment about the Dirty Birds. A week ago, the Brahmas blew a 12-point lead in the final two minutes, so it was brought up this week how NFL teams historically are 2-1,164 when trailing by 12 points with two minutes remaining in the game.
It was then mentioned how it was the same team who was on the losing side of those two games. The Cleveland Browns are the victim of that stat, but, Greg McElroy just had to say “oh, I was going to guess the Atlanta Falcons.”
We just cannot escape it, can we? During the second week of the XFL, the Falcons were roasted.
Oh well, it was an inconsequential comment that was met with laughs. It was relatively funny because the Falcons would probably be most people’s guess. This won’t be the last time choking games will be mentioned, that’s for sure.