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The New England Patriots clinched their sixth Super Bowl win Sunday in Atlanta, defeating the Los Angeles Rams 13-3. Though it was the lowest-scoring game in Super Bowl history, it was still a big win for college and high school football programs across Georgia.


Jon Nelson, host of GPB's "Football Fridays in Georgia" podcast stopped by "On Second Thought" to explain Super Bowl 53's deep roots in Georgia.

Today's show recapped the Super Bowl events around the city, along with the game's Georgia connections and an author interview with Atlanta resident Snowden Wright.

The New England Patriots are once again Super Bowl champions, deafeating the Los Angeles Rams in Atlanta at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. "Morning Edition" producer Taylor Gantt and GPB reporter Ross Terrell joined "On Second Thought" to break down the highlights of the game. They discussed Maroon 5's halftime show, the role social media played throughout the game and how the city managed visitors over the event weekend.

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Atlanta United is heading to the MLS Cup Final on Dec. 8, and this weekend marks the SEC Championship between Georgia and Alabama.

GPB reporter Ross Terrell and "Morning Editon" producer Taylor Gantt joined "On Second Thought" to share their predictions on the upcoming games.

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Attorney Sonny Seiler is that rare local celebrity with two entirely different claims to fame.  He was the real-life attorney featured in the book and movie “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil,” and he and his family have been raising the University of Georgia mascots for decades.  He unraveled both tales for “On Second Thought” host Virginia Prescott during her visit to his long-time family home in Savannah.

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Former University of Georgia football coach Vince Dooley has been an important part of the school’s history and legacy for more than 50 years.

He coached the Bulldogs to their last national championship in 1980, defeating Notre Dame in the Sugar Bowl.

We visited Dooley at his Athens home to see some of his favorite memorabilia from that season.


Atlanta’s the college football center of the world on Monday night, as the University of Georgia Dawgs try to stem the University of Alabama’s Tide, in the National Championship game. A win for Georgia would be the first national championship victory for the team in more than 35 years. We get a preview from GPB’s senior sports correspondent Jon Nelson and University of Georgia sports journalism professor Vicki Michaelis.

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On Second Thought For Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Nov 21, 2017

UGA has a great football team this year. They’re ranked number seven in the country -- after a spell in first. But it’s not all good news. UGA rates dead last in the Southeastern Conference when it comes to graduation success rates for student athletes – all while the university’s overall student graduation rates are way up. Eric Kelderman is Senior Reporter for the Chronicle of Higher Education. Also with us is Professor of Sports Journalism at UGA, Vicki Michaelis.