Super Bowl – Who Should You Root For in Today’s Big Game?

By Faye Higbee

It’s Super Bowl Sunday. If you haven’t thought much about who to root for in today’s game, or you’re just focused on beer and pizza, we have a hint – a video created by the Atlanta Falcons has been viewed over 14 million times. Why?

Because the team is wearing the initials of fallen soldiers on their helmets and… the Atlanta Falcons have been training with Navy SEALS since May 2016. Watch their workout here:

And so, on this Super Bowl Sunday, they have flipped the disrespect of our military on its ear with this video:

Independent Journal Review reported,

In response to the video’s new found popularity, the Falcons organization made it clear that it will continue to honor the U.S. military and fallen soldiers in the future.

On Friday, the team commented on its official Facebook page:

“Thank you everyone for your support! We wore initials of fallen soldiers on our helmets for our game on November 27. We will continue to support these efforts in the future.”

The Falcons have promised to wear those initials during the Super Bowl this afternoon:

It’s bigger than football.

We will wear the initials of Fallen Heroes on our helmets this Sunday.#SaluteToService??

After a year of serious NFL disrespect to our military, there have been numerous comments from those who are happy with this display of honor:

  • I have not watching the NFL game this year because of their disrespect of America. But I will be watching your game thank you for saluting our service members. Proud Army Mom ❤️????
  • Thank you Atlanta Falcons!!! My grandson’s father is Kalin Johnson. He gave his life for all of us. Thank you for acknowledging the men and women for their sacrifice for our freedom! ❤️❤️❤️
  • Thank you ATL Falcons for honoring my husband and hero, SGT Dakotah L Gooding. Feb 13 will mark 12 years since he left us but so thankful that you have not forgotten!! #95 Jonathan Babineaux will be personally honoring my hero during the game. Koty would be honored!!
    From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU ❤️❤️????❤️??❤️??
  • Thank you for showing your support for our military , I am a lucky one that made it home safely and I thank God daily , but there’s so many that didn’t , so thank you on their behalf , GO FALCONS!!!!!!!!
  • I think I will watch a lil Falcons football today!!! Yes they will honor Steve Sutton. I haven’t watched much football this year because of the disrespect, but this, this is a true show of respect for the fallen heroes we should be so thankful for that have given their lives voluntarily. Thank you Atlanta Falcons. Thank you and rest in peace Steve Sutton. I know how much you loved football!

Screenshot from Falcons video

Who were you going to root for again?