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That's all, folks. Falcons blow 25-point lead and lose the Super Bowl

UPDATE: On this page you can read the live blog from the Super Bowl Game. Here are some additional links posted after the game ended:

Five things that changed the outcome of the Atlanta Falcons' Super Bowl Loss

What quarterback Matt Ryan had to say after the game

What coach Dan Quinn had to say after the game

Atlanta Falcons' free agents in 2017

Complete Atlanta Falcons coverage of the Super Bowl

HOUSTON -- Hello. Mark Bradley here. I'm sitting in the press box at the Super Bowl. I have a front-row seat. I'm a lucky guy. I'm also a sweaty guy.

You don't care about how long it took four AJC professionals -- esteemed colleagues Jennifer Brett, Darryl Orlando Ledbetter and Jeff Schultz, plus yours truly -- to walk from the TV compound, where we'd joined Zach Klein of WSB-TV to do a Championship Countdown on our many Cox platforms, to the media entrance. You don't care, and I'm not sure: I lost count at the 10-mile marker.

But here we are, and thank heavens for that. We're hunkered down in the press box -- I'm on Row 1 near midfield -- and, having arrived last Sunday, I'm ready to go. Bring it on! Rise Up!

(Wait. Did I really say that? What the heck. It's the Super Bowl, y'all.)

In case you were wondering, this is our official AJC Super Bowl Live Blog. Please join the fun and frolic, but I have to warn you: At halftime, I'm stopping for Lady Gaga.


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About the Author

Mark Bradley is a sports columnist and blogger for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He has been with the AJC since 1984.