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College Football Playoff: Will Atlanta Be Among The Host Sites?

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Save for the occasional (deep) playoff run from the Falcons or Braves, the sole focus of Atlanta lies with college football. So when the city's favored pastime expands to a four-team, three-game playoff format, would it be safe to assume that the city will make a move to host either a semifinal game (through existing bowls) or the national title game?

There are two potential ways to host one of the three annual playoff games officially announced on Tuesday: the two semifinal games will rotate among six bowls. It's safe to assume the current BCS group of the Rose, Sugar, Fiesta and Orange will be among those in the rotation, but after that, does the Chick-Fil-A have a shot? It's possible, and you can certainly bet on Jerry Jones and the Cotton Bowl to make a long-lusted-for move to the elite class of college bowls.

As for the title game, certainly a new stadium with a roof in a city that adores the game - and will soon host its hall of fame - would be encouragement enough for the Falcons and the Georgia World Congress Center to get squared away on a new dome plan.

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