NFL-Falcons use table tennis to stay loose ahead of Super Bowl (Reuters)

By Larry Fine HOUSTON, Jan 31 (Reuters) – The Atlanta Falcons, preparing to battle the New England Patriots in Sunday’s Super Bowl, brought along another game to help keep themselves loose ahead of the title clash. The Falcons have imported their table tennis craze to Houston, a pastime that has helped the players bond, while stoking their competitive drive. Quarterback Matt Ryan, the leading candidate for National Football League MVP honours, said on Tuesday that after going through some game films the players would have the rest of the day free for relaxation – and some table tennis.