You just can’t make this stuff up (or maybe you can). It doesn’t look like many Atlanta Falcons fans made the Super Bowl LI trip to Houston. According to reports, the Falcons were set to have a fan pep rally today. However, due to a thin number of fans in attendance, it had to be canceled. Reportedly, it’s a 10:1 ratio of Patriots fans to Falcons fans out there.
FYI: Falcons rally at 3 PM has been canceled. Apparently not enough fans. I'm not kidding. Pats fans outnumbering ATL fans 10 to 1. #NOBPats— Bill Burt (@BurtTalksSports) February 4, 2017
The #Falcons rally today in Houston has been canceled due to the lack of Falcons fans.— BostonSportsPub (@BostonSportsPub) February 4, 2017
There are other accounts out there that suggest the fan pep rally still happened.
Roughly, it’s a 11-hour drive from Atlanta to Houston, or if you fly it would take just over two hours. Atlanta’s last Super Bowl was in the 1998 season, where they lost 34-19 to the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XXXIII. That one was relatively close in proximity at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. Hopefully, this go around players won’t take the Eugene Robinson approach.