This little girl has a big future ahead of her
Super Bowl LI was quite a ride. That’s pretty much the only way to sum it up. Football fans everywhere didn’t know how to feel watching that roller coaster of a game, and non-fans were even more confused.
One of those non-fans was a young girl who, at a loss for how to process what was happening around her, decided to do some serious note taking to try to understand her father’s erratic behavior throughout the night. It’s amazing.
The Comeback Kids
The country watched in disbelief as the Patriots made their incredible fourth quarter comeback on Sunday night to become Super Bowl champions once again.
The Falcons were absolutely crushing the Pats until fairly late into the game and then, it just turned around. As you probably know, the Pats’ comeback forced the game into a historic overtime (the first in Super Bowl history), but it might also be historic for a different reason.
Namely, there is a little girl out there who may have just discovered her love of journalism and intense note-taking.
A few days after the game, Imgur user Aqhart posted a photograph of the detailed notes their friend’s young daughter had taken of her father’s emotional journey that was Super Bowl LI.
See, this girl’s dad is an avid Falcons fan and the excitement of his team’s seemingly imminent victory was enough to inspire his daughter to really pay attention to what was unfolding before her. At 8:10, this little girl started taking periodic notes about her father’s behavior, tracking him for two and a half hours until overtime ended and his team had been defeated.
A Hard Few Hours
Let’s take a look at a harrowing part of his journey:
“Dad Screams, 8:49”
“Dad Screams, 8:51”
“Dad Screams again, 8:51”
“Dad Screams, 8:53”
“Dad laughs, 8:52”
“Dad Screams and startles me, 8:54”
“Dad Jumps, 8:55”
What a dramatic few minutes. We don’t know where this family lives, so I’m having a hard time sorting out what specific events these were reactions to, but I’m willing to bet that the laugh at 8:52 was related to this moment towards the end of the third quarter.