The Falcons have several connections to the Super Bowl this Sunday — Green Bay safety Charlie Peprah was on the Atlanta roster last year, Packers backup running back Dimitri Nance spent 2010 training camp with the Falcons — but the Birds also have a connection with the Super Bowl halftime show.
The halftime show this year features pop group the Black Eyed Peas, who held a news conference this week to discuss their performance with the media.
During the conference, one of the band members, Taboo (on the far left in the above photo), revealed that his uncle is former Falcons running back Lynn Cain.
"I remember as a kid watching the halftime shows, watching Super Bowls," Taboo said during the news conference. "My uncle used to play for the Atlanta Falcons. I wanted to play football until I got a concussion, and then I didn't want to play football anymore. Now, representing my family, being part of the Super Bowl, it's a wonderful thing."
Cain, a fourth-round pick of the Falcons in 1979, played in Atlanta from 1979-1984. In his six years with the Falcons, he started 45 games and toted the ball 604 times for 2,263 yards and 19 touchdowns.