In this photo taken Feb. 5, 2017, Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan reacts after losing Super Bowl 51 as the screen flashes New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and confetti flies in Houston. (Photo: AP)
The Atlanta Falcons lost Super Bowl 51 in heartbreaking fashion. They blew a huge lead, and fans were devastated.
But now that some time has passed and Matt Ryan has thanked the fans, the Falcons have one last “brotherhood” hype video, and it’s a great one.
This is guaranteed to give you chills – pick your heads up, Falcons fans. (A full transcription is below.)
Derrick Moore, who has been the voice of all the Falcons’ hype videos, says:
“Brotherhood is not the product of prosperity. Brotherhood is a bond formed by commitment in times of darkness, hurting. Our effort, our passion, our fight – we give it all. Frustratedly close, but ultimately short. Devastated.
“We’re now faced with two choices: We stay down and allow this moment to defeat us, or we absorb this pain, we feel every ounce of it, and then we get back up – and we fight harder. Because we did not get what we came for. This moment will not define us – our response will – so we dig deeper. We pick ourselves up, we come back stronger than before and we push those next to us to do the same.
“This is the standard our brotherhood demands. Our story. Our dream. We’ve built the foundation. No, our brotherhood was not lost in the darkness. The darkness just fuses our bond and fuels our destiny.
“In brotherhood, we fall. In brotherhood, we trust. In brotherhood, we rise.”
These words are just another reminder of how strong the Falcons’ “brotherhood” mantra is – it’s more than talk.
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