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After Super Bowl loss, students blame Falcons for school tardiness

Monday morning wasn't easy for Atlanta Falcons fans.

The Falcons made history Sunday night in Super Bowl LI, but not in the way fans had hoped. The team blew a 25-point lead over the New England Patriots in the the worst collapse ever seen in a Super Bowl.

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Many struggled to get out of bed and make it to work on time Monday, and it was no different for students.

At Greater Atlanta Christian School in Gwinnett County, Georgia, several students admitted their reason for being late had to do with the Super Bowl. But one student’s reason takes the cake.

Under “reason” on the tardy list, the student wrote, “Failed to rise up."

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The school posted the list on its Facebook page, saying, “This might be our favorite tardy excuse … ever.”

So for everyone who spent time trying to come up with clever excuses for being late, it turns out that honesty really is the best policy.

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This might be our very favorite tardy excuse...ever. "Failed to rise up." #riseupPosted by Greater Atlanta Christian School on Monday, February 6, 2017

Super Bowl: Patriots' James White greets fans at Disney World parade

Fresh off a Super Bowl win, New England Patriots running back James White appeared in a parade Monday afternoon at Magic Kingdom Park, Walt Disney World officials said.

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White helped lead his team to a come-from-behind 34-28 overtime victory against the Atlanta Falcons Sunday during Super Bowl LI.

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It was a record-setting performance for White, who caught 14 passes for 110 yards and three touchdowns, including the game-winning score.

The parade has been held at the Bay Lake, Florida, park after each Super Bowl since 1987.

This is the fourth appearance in the parade by a Patriots player.

Disney officials said no NFL team has had a player appear in the parade more than four times.

Must See: US troops reunited with families in live, high-tech Super Bowl ad

Hyundai, an official NFL sponsor, pulled off a technological feat at Super Bowl LI almost as stunning as the New England Patriots historic, come-from-behind victory over the Atlanta Falcons.

The automaker produced a live, 90-second ad in real-time that reunited three deployed soldiers overseas at a U.S. military base in Zagan, Poland with their families back in Houston at the Super Bowl.

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The technological wizardry used to produce the ad looked like a kind of virtual reality, but it was not virtual reality, a Hyundai official said.

Produced by acclaimed director Peter Bergen of “Patriots Day” and “Deepwater Horizon,” the ad was shot, edited and produced during the Super Bowl.

“Fully immersive, 360-degree live streaming pods were custom built to give the soldiers an in-stadium experience. But they weren’t just experiencing the game from the stands. They were surrounded by family in a (Hyundai’s) Super Bowl LI box suite,” the automaker said in an explanation of the commercial on its website.

Producers used three “high-tech teddy bears” that were outfitted with 360-degree cameras and placed in sites in the box suite. The cameras fed the livestream to the soldiers back in Poland, while a screen in the stadium suite showed a livestream of the soldier to their families.

The three soldiers in Poland and their families in the stadium suites felt like they were watching the game together.

“Super Bowl is the biggest day in advertising and following our incredibly successful 2016, we wanted to push the creativity and storytelling even further,” Hyundai Motors America CMO Dean Evans said. 

Most would agree that did indeed happen in this first-of-its-kind live Super Bowl commercial.

The ad aired after the game ended in the first commercial break before the Lombardi Trophy presentation.

See Gisele Bündchen go crazy when hubby Tom Brady and Pats win Super Bowl

When the New England Patriots fought back from a double-digit deficit to win the coveted Vince Lombardi trophy Sunday night, nobody was more excited than Gisele Bündchen, the wife of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.

Bündchen, a native of Brazil, was shown in the stands during the television broadcast as the Pats won, jumping up and down as she took selfies of herself and her son.

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Brady led the team in the biggest comeback victory in Super Bowl history and the first overtime in a Super Bowl ever, to defeat the Atlanta Falcons 34-28.

COMEMORA GISELE #SuperBowlnaESPNGISELE #SuperBowlnaESPN pic.twitter.com/fFuEUZvOE9— Alef de Lima (@limaalef) February 6, 2017

After the Patriots victory, Brady hugged his wife and daughter as he accepted the Lombardi trophy. His mother, who has been battling an illness for the past year, was also at the game.

Related: Super Bowl 2017: Patriots fans boo Roger Goodell during trophy handoff

Brady said, before heading to the locker room, that he planned on a “great celebration” after the game. He also described his family’s reaction to the stunning Patriots victory and heartbreaking Falcons loss, “They’re all happy.”

Was there a hidden political message in Lady Gaga's Super Bowl performance?

Lady Gaga’s Pepsi Zero Sugar Super Bowl LI Halftime Show performance had everything: glitz, drones, killer choreography, star power and possibly, a hidden political message you may have missed.

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>> For complete coverage of Super Bowl 2017, click here    Prior to Sunday’s big game, Gaga said in a press conference that the only statements she planned on making during her halftime show were the ones she has been true to throughout her career.

“I believe in a passion for inclusion. I believe in the spirit of equality and the spirit of this country as one of love, and compassion, and kindness,” Gaga said. “My performance will uphold those philosophies.”

When the performance rolled around, several news outlets reported the singer stayed clear of politics during the show and social media users applauded her for leaving politics out of it.

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It was Gaga’s decision to include “This Land Is Your Land” after opening with Irving Berlin’s “God Bless America.” 

According to the Washington Post, the song was originally considered a “sarcastic protest song” by legendary folk singer Woody Guthrie, who grew up during the Great Depression.

Ironically, the song came about in the late 1930s as a retort to Berlin’s “God Bless America,” which played so often on the radio that it irritated Guthrie, because it seemed to ignore the uneven distribution of wealth in America at the time.

According to NPR, Guthrie originally (and sarcastically) called the song "God Blessed America for Me" before renaming it "This Land Is Your Land." 

The original words to the song included this verse:

There was a big high wall there that tried to stop me. The sign was painted, said 'Private Property.' But on the backside, it didn't say nothing.  This land was made for you and me.

And this one:

One bright sunny morning in the shadow of the steeple, by the relief office I saw my people. As they stood hungry, I stood there wondering if God blessed America for me.

Here’s the 1944 recording, which includes the former verse:

According to NPR, Guthrie’s daughter, Nora, suspected the latter verse was left out of the original recording because of  the government’s “strong-armed reaction to such divisive art” during the early ‘50s.

But the version of “This Land is Your Land” Americans know so well doesn’t contain any of these verses.

And Gaga didn’t sing either last night.

But it’s possible her decision to sing “This Land is Your Land” carried a political message in response to President Donald Trump’s recent executive actions, including a travel ban on citizens of seven predominantly Muslim countries and a border wall with Mexico.

Super Bowl: 3 reasons why Lady Gaga's halftime performance will make history

Gaga is just one of those artists you can’t NOT care about. 

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She’s always changing, always expressing herself through fashion and performance. And she never hesitates to break the status quo. Because of who she is, who she loves and how she communicates with the world, her life — as the public sees it — has become pure art. 

All of this was made even more obvious through her half-time performance at Super Bowl 51. If you missed it, you missed out, but thanks to the NFL, you can redeem yourself.

WOW. Amazing.@ladygaga's #PepsiHalftime Show!#SB51 https://t.co/z9vCKRBKkC— NFL (@NFL) February 6, 2017

With nothing bad to say about her 13 minutes at the Super Bowl, the better question is: What did I love the most?

1. Her tummy

No, seriously. She has a pooch. I know, I know. She’s not overweight, or even sloppy. So why am I mentioning her stomach at all? Because we’re living in a day where young girls and grown women compare themselves to the body types of Bella Hadid, Kylie Jenner and Beyonce every single day. The “Born This Way” babe showed her imperfect-says-society tummy tonight, and not only did I think it was important, I thought it was empowering.

2. She was winded

Sounds like I’m hating, but trust, I’m not. She BLEW, okay? Like she really sang with all her might — and with little help. She jumped off a roof and danced like a maniac but still managed to fit in an angelic “Hi Mom, Hi Dad” during her flawless and passionate piano solo of “Million Reasons.” She proved she’s a real person. 

3. The crowd of lights

The technology during the show had my eyes glued to the screen. I mean, a third of her lighting was from actual people holding lights and executing choreography with their hands and arms. Her performance was inclusive of so many people, not just her little monsters. She never leaves anyone out. 

This performance will go down as one of the best Super Bowl halftime performances ever. 

The most comforting tweets Atlanta Falcons fans need to get through the day

Waking up after a heartbreaking loss to the New England Patriots in the first overtime at a Super Bowl is brutal.

 

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To make the day a little easier for disappointed Falcons fans, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite comforting tweets oozing love and support for Atlanta and Falcons fans around the nation.

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Super Bowl 2017: Patriots fans boo Roger Goodell during trophy handoff

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell got an icy reception from Tom Brady fans after the New England Patriots powered to a stunning victory against the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI.

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The tension sprang from "Deflategate," a 2-year-old investigation over the alleged deflating of footballs during the 2015 AFC Championship game. Brady served a four-game suspension over the incident to begin the 2016 season.

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Fans got their revenge Sunday, booing as Goodell handed over the Vince Lombardi trophy to Patriots owner Robert Kraft.

"A lot has transpired over the last two years, and I don’t think that needs any explanation," Kraft told fans.

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Fans mercilessly boo @nflcommish during the #SuperBowl trophy presentation pic.twitter.com/wQIrRLdpPI— Mashable (@mashable) February 6, 2017 <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

– The Cox Media Group National Content Desk contributed to this report.

Super Bowl 2017: Tom Brady celebrates win with sick mom as details emerge about her health

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady admitted during the week leading up to Super Bowl LI that this season had been trying and his mother, Galynn Brady, had been dealing with a serious health issue.

Patriots owner Robert Kraft offered more details about her illness, multiple media outlets reported after Sunday's game:

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Robert Kraft told SalPal that he encouraged Tom Brady to win for his mother, whom he said has undergone chemo and radiation.— Ed Werder (@Edwerderespn) February 6, 2017

Robert Kraft said Tom Brady's mother had been undergoing chemotherapy and radiation all season.— Doug Kyed (@DougKyed) February 6, 2017 <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Robert Kraft reveals Patriots QB Tom Brady's mother had been undergoing chemotherapy all season #NFL https://t.co/ARNL9pOPBr— Michael Carvell (@Michael_Carvell) February 6, 2017 <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

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"This is the first game this year that his mom has been able to attend, you know. She's been going through chemotherapy and radiation," Kraft told ESPN. "And she made the effort to come with (Brady's) dad. So I said, 'You gotta win this one for mom.' And I was thinking about that in the second half with the score where it was. But we never gave up believing in Tommy."

Brady and the Patriots came back from a 21-point first-half deficit to stun the Atlanta Falcons and take home the quarterback’s fifth ring – the most by a quarterback in NFL history.

He threw for 466 yards and two touchdowns, and you could just tell following the game how much it meant to have his mother in attendance.

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Our thoughts are with the Brady family.

– The Cox Media Group National Content Desk contributed to this report.

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