Swindell: After Falcons’ Super Bowl Collapse, “The Next Day Didn’t Seem Real”

Cole Swindell is one of the biggest stars in country music, but he’s also a diehard Atlanta Falcons fan. And even when the Falcons were up 28-3 in the Super Bowl, he wasn’t confident; he was nverous.

“I hate to say that, but I knew who we were playing,” Swindell said on CBS Sports Radio’s The DA Show. “I think things change, your game plan changes. It’s hard to hold on to that. We had it.”

 

 

Swindell, a Georgia native, watched the game in Canada with Dierks Bentley, who rented out a room for a watch party. Swindell, 33, was the only huge Atlanta fan there, but many people were cheering for the Falcons because they were the underdogs.

At 28-3, there was excitement. At 34-28, there was despair.

“It was heartbreaking,” Swindell said. “That next day, it didn’t even seem real. Like, there’s no way that just happened.”

DA understands entirely. He hosted a watch party of his own, and at 28-3, everyone thought the game was over.

Everyone except DA.

“If you know who you’re up against – Brady and Belichick – that’s the last two people you want be facing up 28-3,” Swindell said. “It’s just hard for me because doing what I do, whether you’re a fan of the Falcons or not, if you don’t feel at least bad for this guys – they worked so hard and got that close and it just slipped away. I wasn’t even mad. I felt bad for the guys. But that’s why we’re fans. You got to be there for them when they lose, too.”

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