Sports Journalism Blog

If we’re going to hold true to the lesson learned in middle school football that we’ll learn more from our losses than our wins, the Falcons will be the wisest men in history.

Whether its the Falcons epic collapse/Patriots epic comeback (whichever side you’re on), from a great story comes great writing. Scroll down for some of the best.

Leave to Peter King of MMQB to bring us the best insight from last night’s win. King has forgotten more about the NFL than we’ll ever know, and he pulls some great moments from the NFL archives to help bring a fifth Super Bowl for Tom Brady and the Patriots into perspective.

Bill Barnwell breaks down the inexplicable comeback by the Patriots.

The Ringer, as always, has some great coverage from last night.
Tom Brady has Cemented his GOAT Status
The Falcons Collapse Didn’t Happen All at Once
Chaos and Cotton Candy at Super Bowl LI

In other news…

Alex Speier of The Boston Globe details the Belichick Collection, a vast collection of football literature at the United States Naval Academy.

Michael Rosenberg of Sports Illustrated tells the story of his 15-year-old, baseball loving cousin who was tragically murdered.

Atlanta Falcons center Alex Mack said an unknown minor league hockey ticket salesman named Duncan Krier was the best high school player he’d ever seen.

Legendary Stanford women’s basketball coach Tara VanDerveer got her 1,000th win Friday night.

Michael Vick wrote a heartfelt tribute to the Falcons and the people of Atlanta in The Players Tribune.