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

Hint: It's not the internet's love of birds
Posted at 12:59 PM, Mar 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-28 12:59:13-04

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.