Atlanta people and places

Falcons owner Arthur Blank had no idea his dance moves would go viral

3:32 pm Feb. 3, 2017

HOUSTON – Falcons owner Arthur Blank had no idea he’d become such an Internet star for his dance moves.

“It looks more like chicken flapping to me,” he demurred during a pre-Super Bowl meeting with reporters.

NEW: Someone just flew a drone over the Atlanta Falcons’ Super Bowl practice. Guess what happened.

Player Robert Alford captured his slick moves during a recent locker-room celebration. (See the clip below).

On Friday, someone asked Blank

Roger Goodell’s favorite Super Bowl moment involved Whitney Houston singing the National Anthem

2:14 pm Feb. 3, 2017

HOUSTON – NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell didn’t hesitate when someone asked him to share his favorite Super Bowl memory, and it didn’t involve a nail-biting ending or a sensational play.

“My favorite moment was during the Gulf War,” Goodell said during a small, exclusive get-together on Friday morning.

Super Bowl 25 was played in Tampa January 1991 amid Gulf War tension, when Operation Desert Shield was segueing into Operation Desert Storm. CNN’s Baghdad coverage

Zac Brown Band will headline pre-Super Bowl concert in Houston

12:07 pm Feb. 3, 2017

HOUSTON – Super Bowl 51 just took on a little more of a Georgia sound, with the announcement that the Grammy-winning Zac Brown Band will headline a pre-game concert at NRG Stadium prior to kickoff.

Georgia’s own Luke Bryan will sing the National Anthem and Lady Gaga will perform at halftime.

The NFL just released word that the Zac Brown Band, accompanied by indie-pop group Fitz and the Tantrums will take the

WATCH: Snoop Dogg’s late-night pre-Super Bowl show in Houston

11:41 am Feb. 3, 2017

HOUSTON – The pop-up Club Nomadic is the place to be for the hottest pre-Super Bowl festivities these days.

Thursday night’s appearances included a set from veteran rapper Snoop Dogg. Actually, make that Friday morning’s appearances.

Following a show by the Chainsmokers and Sam Hunt, Snoop took the stage at 1:30 a.m. That’s way past my bedtime but it’s prime time for AJC sports reporter D. Orlando Ledbetter (he asked the clutch

James Corden’s sisters’ hilarious antics at Luke Bryan’s Super Bowl press conference

9:06 am Feb. 3, 2017

HOUSTON – Georgia’s own Luke Bryan sings the National Anthem in front of millions of fans before the Super Bowl on Sunday night but if he’s nervous he sure didn’t let on during  a news conference this week.

In fact, he was relaxed enough to go along with a little impromptu gag courtesy of “The Late Late Show” host James Corden. The witty Brit, famed for his “car karaoke” sessions with assorted performers,

Deion Sanders: don’t hate Tom Brady

4:08 pm Feb. 2, 2017

HOUSTON – Former Atlanta Falcons (and Braves) player turned analyst Deion Sanders was among the NFL Network personalities who met with reporters today. One of the questions he received was rather succinct: “Why do people hate Tom Brady?”

Sanders wasn’t having it.

“You can’t speak for people. I’m a person. I don’t hate Tom Brady,” he said of the New England Patriots quarterback. “Players don’t hate Tom Brady. We love Tom Brady –

Marietta’s Strand Theatre will air the Super Bowl on Sunday

7:54 am Feb. 2, 2017

If you can’t be in Houston, maybe you can make it to Marietta for Sunday’s game.

The historic Earl Smith Strand Theatre plans to air the game on multiple screens. The event is free to attend and concessions will be available for purchase.

The pregame festivities start at 2 p.m.

Parking is free around the Marietta Square. We recommend the parking garage across the street from the theater.

Event info from the Strand:

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