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The Atlanta Hawks pay your tolls. Tom Hanks with a slam poem about “Full House.” And Tecmo Bowl gets the NFL Films treatment

We start Good News Friday with a tale of an entire pro basketball team doing something nice.

Sure, you could say this was a publicity stunt, but it was still pretty cool.
From 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Wednesday morning, the Atlanta Hawks paid everyone’s tolls on Georgia State route 400.

Yep, everyone’s 50-cent fare was picked up, going both ways, and the mascot (above) was even on hand to hand out schedules.

Course, if I’m a Hawks fan, I might’ve asked “I’ll spend the 50 cents, you think maybe you can use that money to get some decent players? I mean, have you seen our roster?”

**Tom Hanks will do just about anything; he’s reached a level of fame where no matter what he does, his reputation is Master Lock-safe.

So sure, he cursed on “Good Morning America,” last week, but this is way better. On “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” the other night, America’s favorite actor did a slam poem about the show “Full House.” As bizarre and hilarious as you can imagine it would be.

**Finally, I am so looking forward to this. If you’re anywhere between 25-40 and were into sports video games as a kid, you probably loved Tecmo Bowl. It was the greatest sports game ever on Nintendo (slightly edging RBI Baseball, in my opinion). Bo Jackson was unstoppable as a running back, Lawrence Taylor equally unstoppable on defense, and trying to win

The 30-minute NFL Films look at Tecmo Bowl airs today at 4:30 p.m. and Saturday at 1:30 p.m. on NFL Network.  My DVR is already set.

Amazing they never could just gang-tackle that Bo Jackson fella.