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Why has March 28 been dubbed 'Falcons Day' on social media?

Hint: It's not the internet's love of birds
Posted: 11:59 AM, Mar 28, 2017
Updated: 2017-03-28 16:59:13Z
Why has March 28 been dubbed 'Falcons Day' on social media?

March 28 was dubbed "Falcons Day" by many people on social media and to no one's surprise, it wasn't meant as a day to celebrate impressive birds.

When written out, the date 3/28/17 acts as a "Da Vinci Code"-esque sequence of numbers that can simultaneously insult Atlanta Falcons fans and potentially reduce them to tears.

Let us explain: With 17 minutes left in Super Bowl LI, the Falcons led the New England Patriots 28-3. The team's lead would of course evaporate, resulting in one of the biggest collapses in sports history.

Cue the cruel jokes dubbing 3/28 as "Falcons Day:"

 

Clint Davis covers entertainment and trending news topics for the Scripps National Desk. Follow him on Twitter @MrClintDavis.