'The Patriots Lost the Popular Vote' – Super Bowl 51 Had People Reliving That Terrifying Feeling of Election Night

ATLANTA, GA - FEBRUARY 05:  Atlanta Falcons fan Cicily Mitchell wipes away a tear after Atlanta loses against the New England Patriots during the Super Bowl 51 at STATS on February 5, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Jessica McGowan/Getty Images)

'The Patriots Lost the Popular Vote' – Super Bowl 51 Had People Reliving That Terrifying Feeling of Election Night

#NotMySuperBowlChamps

Published February 6, 2017

  1. During the first two quarters of last night's super bowl, the atlanta falcons established a large lead over the New england patriots
  2. Their momentum and focus created the assumption that they would be the champs of super bowl 51
  3. Then, the patriots shook the world when they made a historic come-from-behind victory
  4. As America watched a team with close affiliations to Donald Trump do the the impossible, many could not help but think of election night
  5. As the game clock dwindled down and the teams went into overtime, Falcons fans broke out into the same cold sweat that Hillary supporters did on November 8
  6. The unprecedented overtime win made it difficult for people to accept the outcome; thus, the hashtag #notmysuperbowlchamps was born
  7. Putin was blamed for rigging the game
  8. Jill Stein was summoned to perform a recount of the score
  9. Pledges to help falcons fans were made to combat the win
  10. Even president Trump (who is buddies with the Patriots' quarterback, coach, and owner) commented on the win

Written by Rachel Herron

(Photo: Jessica McGowan/Getty Images)

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