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New England Patriots at Atlanta Falcons: Super Bowl LI Open Thread

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NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (16-2) SB LI ATLANTA FALCONS (13-5)

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Date: 5 February 2017
Location: Houston, TX
Time: 5:30 PM Central Stadium: NRG Stadium
TV: FOX Radio: XM Ch 225 (NE)/82 (ATL)
Sirius Ch 81 (NE)/82 ATL)
TV Announcers: Joe Buck
Troy Aikman
Know Thy Foes: Pats Pulpit
The Falcoholic
Weather: Indoors
Line: New England -3, Over/Under 58 (Thanks to the SB Nation Odds page)
Chris' Prediction: Patriots 34, Falcons 27
Final Score: Patriots 34, Falcons 28 (OT)


Here are the ground rules for the Game Threads:

-Thou shalt not link illegal feeds of today's game, or I shall kick thy arse to the curb until the game is over. Do not promote then, do not mention them, do not even hint at them. Thou hast been warned.

-Thou shalt make an attempt to keep the swearing to a minimum. Understandable that it will slip occasionally, but do try to limit it. If you really feel the need to curse, use the spoiler tags to keep it covered up. We'll get the sentiment.

-Thou shalt not feed the trolls. Rather, thou shall simply point them out, and they shall be banished to the fires of Mordor. Or Wisconsin. Whichever we feel is more harsh at the time.

-Thou shalt not engage in racist, sexist, or other such insulting rhetoric. Somebody disagreeing with you does not make them racist or sexist. It means they disagree with you. Talk it out like adults.

-Thou shalt not bait the fans of other teams into trolling.

-Basically, thou shalt not be a jackwagon in the game thread.

This is it, ladies and gentlemen. The final game of the 2016-17 NFL season is upon us, and it will feature the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons battling it out for the right to hoist the Lombardi Trophy as the winners of Super Bowl LI.

You've heard all the hype, you've read all the previews (especially ours, which is the important one) and all that good stuff. Now, after a playoff season that's been mostly boring as hell, it's time to hope that these two teams can put on a show to close out this season for us.

There isn't really a heck of a lot else to add for this one, folks. Just sit back and enjoy tonight's contest!