New England Patriots

FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS - SEPTEMBER 08: The Super Bowl Championship banners hang over Gillette Stadium before the game between the New England Patriots and the Pittsburgh Steelers at Gillette Stadium on September 08, 2019 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Five years on, the Patriots are still shaking their asses in the Atlanta Falcons’ faces over Super Bowl LI.

In a not-so-subtle poke in the ribs at the Falcons organization, Gillette Stadium announced on Monday that it is closing as a COVID vaccination site. Wait, how is that a troll? Just look closer at the final total of vaccines administered: 610,283.

Two hundred eighty-three, you say? As in, 28-3? I mean, obviously.

As 98.5 The Sports Hub’s own Alex Barth pointed out on Twitter, it’s not just the 283. The Patriots also have six (6) Super Bowl championships and 10 total Super Bowl appearances under the ownership of Robert Kraft. The symbolism is as thick as a molasses flood in downtown Boston.

Imagine being the 610,284th person in line? What if it was Arthur Blank?

People who hate fun and jokes will ask the Patriots what the hell they’re doing to still be trolling the Falcons, after going 7-9 and missing the playoffs in their first season without Tom Brady at quarterback. But the comeback from 28-3 in Super Bowl LI will always be arguably the most memorable win of them all, and it seems that Kraft isn’t close to done reminding people about it.

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