It’s the morning after and America is still trying to figure out how the heck that just happened. The Patriots became just the seventh team in NFL history to come back from a 25 point deficit and win. And they just so happened to do it on the sport’s grandest stage in the Super Bowl, winning their fifth championship this millennium, and cementing themselves as the greatest dynasty in the NFL’s modern era.
A look at the newspaper front pages after an epic contest like that one that will go down in the history books forever is always a fascinating look into how people all across the country responded to witnessing a game for the ages. The northeast and the south reacted to the game in polar opposite ways, as one might imagine.
First the hometown papers of record. The Atlanta Journal Constitution captured the mindset of Falcons fans pretty well…
While the Boston Globe and Boston Herald front pages had Patriots fans on cloud nine. Bonus points to the Herald for their Goodell-inspired pun as well.
Elsewhere, the Gainesville times scored a double play not only talking about the Falcons’ collpase, but doing so with a DeflateGate pun.
The Bakersfield California went with a little rhyme time…
While the Chicago Sun-Times declared Brady and the Pats the “best ever”…
And finally, there was the New York Post, who just needs to get over it already.
— New York Post (@nypost) February 6, 2017