Atlanta buzzing with possible trip to Super Bowl

7:50 PM, Jan 18, 2013   |    comments
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ATLANTA -- The city of Atlanta has turned into one giant pep rally as Falcons fans prepare for the team's biggest home game in history.

Some of those fans realize the importance of Sunday's game, even though they haven't yet reached kindergarten.

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At Buckhead Preparatory Pre-School, students dressed in red and black waved their Falcons signs and performed a new version of the Chicken Dance. Maybe you could call it the Falcon Flap.

"They've actually been talking about how if we win, they go to the Super Bowl, said teacher Kirsten Patterson. "They know it's big. They don't know what Super Bowl means, but they know it's a big deal."

Should the Falcons win Sunday's game against the San Francisco 49ers, Atlanta would go to the Super Bowl for only the second time in team history.

Hundreds of Fulton County employees gathered at the government building for a pep rally that involved the Grady High School band and Falcons cheerleaders.

Excitement has created such a buzz, that Brianna Allen agreed to make the Falcons team logo a part of her every day look. Allen relaxed in a chair at Class A Barber Shop in Riverdale, where Roy McKinney saved a Falcons logo in Allen's hair.

"Love the Falcons," said Allen. "I"ve been here a couple of years so, why not?"

McKinney says Allen is not the first nor will she be the last to alter their coif for the Falcons.

"Lately, I've gotten calls every day regarding the Falcons emblem," said McKinney. "Everybody wants this Falcons emblem."

At Il Bacio Pizzaria, owners Frank and Fran Spatafore are preparing for the extra business another Falcons game will bring them.

They are New York transplants who are accustomed to rooting for another team.

"We're Giants fans at heart," said Fran Spatafore. "But we're biting the bullet and joining the Falcons."

Along with their pizza crust, the Spatafores are learning to rise up.

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