In the pantheon of internet sports memes, somewhere behind ‘Crying Jordan’ and ‘The Warriors Blew A 3-1 Lead’, you’ll find the miraculous New England Patriots’ 28-3 comeback win over the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI. For a quick refresher, the Patriots were down 28-3 in Super Bowl LI with 2:08 left in the 3rd quarter before mounting an incredible comeback and ultimately defeating the Falcons 34-28. Yes, the Patriots scored 31 unanswered points. Sorry, Atlanta.
The internet has managed to turn March 28th (3-28) into a meme holiday. The Patriots’ Super Bowl LI ring has 283 gems. The Simpsons even went back and edited an episode to reflect the Patriots’ 28-3 comeback. It’s gotten completely out of hand, but if the internet knows one thing, it’s how to beat a dead horse.
We’re now over eight months removed from Super Bowl LI, and the 28-3 meme is showing no signs of slowing down. Earlier in October, the Falcons played the Patriots in New England for a Super Bowl LI rematch, a game that was absolutely overtaken by a bizarre fog, and the memes continued.
Here we are, on October 29th, just days before Halloween 2017, and the meme has been given another new life thanks to one trolling Patriots fan.
It’s a great costume, complete with a ‘Never Forget’ tiara for maximum trolling. If it wasn’t going to happen already, you can expect to see a lot more of this on Halloween in the Boston area and from Pats fans elsewhere this year. It’s inevitable.