If you haven’t seen or heard Hamilton yet, it is mostly about a scrappy young politician attempting to change history by overthrowing the harsh British monarchy. In a lot of ways, it parallels the Atlanta Falcons underdog story this season, which will culminate in the ultimate battle with Bill Belichick and the Patriots at the Super Bowl.
Hamilton is actually the perfect soundtrack for this particular Super Bowl for one reason — the prevalence of the phrase “Rise up” in the lyrics. That’s been the Falcons’ catchphrase for years, and they’ll certainly need to rise up if they want to emerge victorious over the Patriots.
We are a little obsessed with the Hamilton soundtrack so we had some fun with our favorite song lyrics to fit this special Super Bowl matchup.
So without further ado:
To the tune of Alexander Hamilton: “2017... Houston, Texas.”
“I AM NOT THROWING AWAY THIS...PASS. I AM NOT THROWING AWAY THIS PASS. I am just like my defense, I’m young, scrappy and hungry, and I’m not throwing away THIS PASS.” Matt Ryan, My Shot
“Donald Trump writes me a letter every day ... I’m keeping New England warm while the President’s away.” - Bill Belichick, Wait for It
“Let me offer you some free advice: Talk less. Smile less. Don’t let them know what you’re against or what you’re against.” - Bill Belichick, Aaron Burr, Sir.
“Do you know what Tom Brady said, when he saw your first letter arrive? He said, “Be careful with that one, love, the media will burn you alive.” - Bill, to Donald, Burn
“How does the ragtag volunteer head coach in need of a Gatorade shower, somehow defeat a global super power?” - Dan Quinn, Guns and Ships
“Gentlemen of the jury I’m curious, bear with me. Are you aware that we’re making hist’ry? This is the first Deflategate case of our brand new nation. The tyranny behind my deliberation.” - Roger Goodell, Non-stop
“2017. A Super Bowl, and the Bennett brothers are the envy of all. If you could marry a tight end, you’re rich son. Is it a question of Marty, Gronk, or which one?” - A Winter’s Ball
“Raise a glass to the four of us, tomorrow there’ll be more of us!” - Tom Brady, to his four Lombardi Trophies, The Story of Tonight
“I will never be satisfied. I WILL NEVER BE SATISFIED.” - Tom Brady, to himself in the mirror, Satisfied
“It was 1999, when I was given my first Super Bowl. I led my men straight into a massacre, and Eugene Robinson almost didn’t show.” - Former Falcons coach Dan Reeves to Dan Quinn, History Has its Eyes on You
“History is happening in Atlanta and we just happen to be in the GREATEST CITY IN THE WORLD.” - All Falcons fans (seriously, we are all rooting for you), The Schuyler Sisters
Elsewhere in the NFL
“You say, the price of my stadium’s not a price that you’re willing to pay.” - Alex Spanos, Los Angeles Chargers Owner; You’ll Be Back