The Super Bowl’s most compelling storyline is the contrasting worlds of Aaron Rodgers and Ben Roethlisberger. The squeaky-clean Packers quarterback calls the Bible his favorite book and leads the team in pregame prayers. Roethlisberger was nearly dropped by the Steelers following accusations of sexual assault on a 20-year-old college student at a Georgia nightclub last spring. Read More
If the 49ers want to become serious playoff contenders again, they’d do well to study the teams in the Super Bowl. For different reasons, they illustrate how organizations build champions.
With the Green Bay Packers, it was a combination of good decisions and courageous ones. Read More
Most guys who really want to impress a girl use the traditional wooing methods. They’ll buy a dozen roses, maybe take her out to dinner or spend a night at the movies.San Francisco native Larry Jacobson got his special girl two tickets to the first Super Bowl, held in Los Angeles in 1967. While the ruse didn’t work with his lady, it did start a lifelong relationship with professional football’s biggest game. Read More
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- Just six days from a showdown with Aaron Rodgers in Dallas, the Ben Roethlisberger redemption tour marches on, as the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback gains new fans and admirers with each passing day.
This is the same treatment Michael Vick received after a few MVP-like performances for the Eagles in the regular season, and it’s enough to ask sports fans if there’s any disease at all that winning won’t cure. Read More
The best thing about the NFL championship games Sunday: Rex Ryan was silenced. Even Mr. Motor Mouth admitted he was speechless after the New York Jets’ loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.Ryan embodies two traits that I hate about the NFL: trash talking and a coach taking the spotlight.There should be no room for trash talking in sports, period. The NFL should put in a rule that any player caught trash talking gets a 15-yard penalty. That would shut them up in a hurry. Read More
Get ready for a hair-raisin' Super Bowl in Big D.No barbers necessary, that's for sure, when the Steelers face the Packers.Troy Polamalu and the Steel Curtain led Pittsburgh into the big game for the third time in six years, holding off Rex Ryan and those big-talkin' Jets 24-19 in the AFC championship game Sunday. Read More
It was a tale of five quarterbacks, and when the final storyline of Championship Sunday was written, three of them came out winners, one a tough-luck loser, and one with what could be a career-defining “incomplete.” Read More
In the real world, President Obama lectures Americans on wasting too much time playing video games.
But win the Super Bowl in the new Madden NFL 11 video game and a digital President Obama will heartily congratulate you for your hard earned victory.
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With all the hype and follow-up from last week’s Super Bowl, few humans realized that the 2010 Winter Olympics were getting ready to tee it up. Friday night was the Opening Ceremony, and as usual, it was spectacular, with NBC doing another bang-up job with the broadcast. Nothing will ever equal the past Summer Olympics, but hopefully these Games will produce some magical moments. Read More