• Celebrities attend opening night of Super Bowl

    By: Fred Blankenship

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    HOUSTON, Texas - Many Atlanta Falcons fans are on the road to Houston Tuesday afternoon to watch their team take on the New England Patriots in Super Bowl.

    During all game weeks, Atlanta takes Tuesdays off and that's the case today, but there is still plenty going on in and around NRG Stadium.

    Media night at Minute Maid Park in downtown Houston was in part, concert, team interviews -- and, of course, celebrity row.

    “It is a very different experience for me - usually I'm the one on camera and not interviewing the players,” said Simone Biles, a four-time Olympic winning gold medalist.


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    Biles seemed to love the reporter life while comedian J.B. Smoove didn't miss a chance to crack some jokes

    “Don't want to see a game that gets over early,” Smoove said. “The fans, we don't want a game that’s over early. We want to sit there and be able to enjoy our popcorn and stuff like that. I want to finish my hot dog.”

    Former football greats like Ladanian Tomlinson and ESPN anchors interviewed Falcons players left and right. NFL star Kordell “Slash" Stewart expects the Falcons to "Rise Up."

    “To see this Falcons team be here it's unbelievable, to be honest with you. Living in Atlanta, to finally see Matt (Ryan) make it -- who is a good friend -- I'm happy for him,” Stewart said.

    And as for whether the celebrities think the Falcons will win?

    “I don't want to say anything bad because it's mean. So I don't know if you can root for both teams -- if that's a thing -- but maybe you can,” Biles said.

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