The New England Patriots made all kinds of history in Super Bowl 51.
The 34-28 win over the Atlanta Falcons was the greatest comeback in Super Bowl history. It was also the first overtime game in the 51-year history of the game. Obviously, people had things to say about this on the Internet.
Athletes reacting to amazing athletic achievements is always a fun part of a big game, and sports Twitter did not disappoint.
Here’s the current NBA champion LeBron James congratulating Tom Brady on the greatest comeback in NFL postseason history.
Some NFL entities just couldn’t believe the Falcons blew that big a lead in the biggest game of the year.
Even Usain Bolt was blown away by Tom Brady and the Patriots.
Brady’s fifth Super Bowl title was worthy of some artwork, which would have had to wait at least another year if the Falcons could have hung on.
Personally, I liked the Salt Bae’s presence at the Super Bowl much more.
Lots of people had sympathy for the Super Bowl-less people of Atlanta, but that didn’t stop a few people from ‘shopping a bit of schadenfreude.
Internet denizens even got to have a bit of fun with Kevin Durant absconding to the Golden State Warriors.
It was also a nice opportunity to make fun of the Warriors blowing a 3-1 lead in the NBA Finals. Does anyone even remember that anymore?
People couldn’t help but compare this to November’s presidential election, which saw a big lead evaporate in the campaign’s dying days.
A few sites even jumped the gun a bit on crowning the Atlanta Falcons—and NFL MVP Matt Ryan—as champions.
Whoops. Not like everyone on the planet assumed the Patriots were down and out by halftime.