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The Atlanta Falcons’ final game at the Georgia Dome came with the ultimate closing gift – an opportunity for the franchise to go to the Super Bowl for only the second time in its 51-year history.

“And so, it finally happens. Amidst public pressure by the fans and sports media even, Chip Kelly caves in and rolls the dice with Kaepernick.”

Nothing else matters in this moment, not the nagging fire in my calf muscles nor the tightness in my lungs, begging for me to stop.