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Atlanta, Georgia - Fans put their heads down as the Atlanta Falcons try to keep the New England Patriots at bay play in Super Bowl LI in Atlanta, Georgia, on Sunday. Henry Taylor, henry.taylor@ajc.com

Then the post-Super Bowl trash talk got serious, and Jason Carter replied

10:00 am Feb. 6, 2017

Amid all the trash talk that followed the Atlanta Falcons’ heartbreaking loss in the Super Bowl, one Twitter comment stood out. It came from Richard Spencer, the white nationalist leader who advocates an “ethno-nation” – and has been given a platform from which to speak by Breitbart.com.

Whose top dog, Steve Bannon, is now President Donald Trump’s chief White House strategist. From Spencer:

Five minutes later, the former state senator Jason Carter

Thousands of football fans arriving in Houston for the Super Bowl take in the pro football interactive theme park the NFL Experience on Thursday. Curtis Compton, compton@ajc.com

It’s not the Falcons vs. Patriots. It’s John Lewis’ team vs. Donald Trump’s

9:59 am Feb. 3, 2017

You had to know it would come to this. Ed Kilgore is a Democratic commentator with deep roots in Georgia.

In New York magazine, he suggests that Sunday’s Super Bowl match between the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots may be the billboard – but the subtext is a match between John Lewis and his maligned Fifth District, which is home to the Falcons, and President Donald Trump. A taste:

The

ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 22:  Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers throws as he is hit by Deion Jones #45 of the Atlanta Falcons in the first quarter in the NFC Championship Game at the Georgia Dome on January 22, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX ***

Kasim Reed razzes mayor of Green Bay: ‘I’m gonna call him’

8:19 am Jan. 23, 2017

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed on Monday celebrated the Atlanta Falcons’ big win over the Green Bay Packers in Sunday’s NFC Championship game.

Atlanta, he told some 1,000 local officials at the Georgia Municipal Association’s annual Mayors’ Day breakfast, that he welcomed them “to the proud home of the NFC champion Atlanta Falcons. Boy does that feel good to say.”

Reed shared that he was in Washington last week for a meeting of U.S.