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Sunday, January 20, 2013
Championship Sunday is upon us

By Pat Yasinskas

ATLANTA -- At long last, the day of the NFC Championship Game is finally here.

It’s a gorgeous day in Atlanta with the sun shining, not a cloud in the sky and afternoon temperatures expected to be in the upper 50s. That might seem insignificant because the game between the Atlanta Falcons and San Francisco 49ers will be played indoors in the Georgia Dome. But it could be a factor because it means the tailgating conditions are perfect and that could only make the crowd noise in the dome louder.

I’m passing the next few hours at my hotel, but colleagues John Clayton and Mike Sando will be heading over to the Georgia Dome in a few hours. We should be in there about noon and we’ll bring you all the pregame news and notes.

We’ll also be chatting live throughout the game on Countdown Live, so join us if you can.

Buckle up because it should be a fun day.