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USA TODAY Sports file photosRavens quarterback Joe Flacco has been unflappable during the playoffs

Super Bowl Sunday is finally here

NEW ORLEANS - Two weeks of hype, two weeks of wondering if…

USA TODAY Sports file photosRavens quarterback Joe Flacco has been unflappable during the playoffs
AP Photo/Patrick SemanskySan Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh and Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh pose with their father Jack Harbaugh at a news conference for the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game Friday

Harbaugh brothers on same wavelength heading into Super Bowl showdown

NEW ORLEANS – John and Jim Harbaugh couldn’t have been dressed any…

AP Photo/Patrick SemanskySan Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh and Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh pose with their father Jack Harbaugh at a news conference for the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game Friday
USA Today Sports File PhotoRobert Griffin III

Pistol offense could have staying power in the NFL

NEW ORLEANS — The pistol offense has exploded this season thanks to…

USA Today Sports File PhotoRobert Griffin III
Christopher Polk/Getty ImagesBeyoncé was quick to shut the media up with her live singing of the National Anthem during a news conference in New Orleans.

Postcard from New Orleans: Beyoncé sizzles silencing critics at the Super bowl

NEW ORLEANS — I have to admit, I probably can’t name three…

Christopher Polk/Getty ImagesBeyoncé was quick to shut the media up with her live singing of the National Anthem during a news conference in New Orleans.
Gerald Herbert/apJack and Jackie Harbaugh

Harbaugh parents keep it simple for the press

NEW ORLEANS — Any questions of how Jack and Jackie Harbaugh were…

Gerald Herbert/apJack and Jackie Harbaugh
Getty Images File PhotoDavid Akers is aware the pressure is on him this Sunday at the Super Bowl.

Often-overlooked special teams could be Super Bowl decider

NEW ORLEANS — To the casual observer, the sight of David Akers,…

Getty Images File PhotoDavid Akers is aware the pressure is on him this Sunday at the Super Bowl.
Getty Images File PhotoSports Editor Dylan Kruse is enjoying the 'Southern Hospitality' in New Orleans.

Postcard from New Orleans: Southern hospitality the way to go

NEW ORLEANS — I can get used to this whole Southern hospitality…

Getty Images File PhotoSports Editor Dylan Kruse is enjoying the 'Southern Hospitality' in New Orleans.
Scott Halleran/Getty ImagesBefore switching roles at Super Bowl XLVII Media Day

Postcard from New Orleans: Rockstar treatment for the Super Bowl media

NEW ORLEANS — Well, check another item off the bucket list: police…

Scott Halleran/Getty ImagesBefore switching roles at Super Bowl XLVII Media Day
Michael Heiman/Gett ImagesRay Lewis responds to questions during Super Bowl XLVII Media Day on Monday.

Ravens Ray Lewis questioned about alleged deer-antler spray use

NEW ORLEANS — Ray Lewis’ “last ride” hit a bump in the…

Michael Heiman/Gett ImagesRay Lewis responds to questions during Super Bowl XLVII Media Day on Monday.
Chris Graythen/Getty ImagesRay Lewis of the Baltimore Ravens answers questions during Super Bowl XLVII Media Day ahead of Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Tuesday.

Wacky is the norm at Super Bowl Media Day

NEW ORLEANS — It’s not often you get a superhero, a king…

Chris Graythen/Getty ImagesRay Lewis of the Baltimore Ravens answers questions during Super Bowl XLVII Media Day ahead of Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Tuesday.
Getty Images File PhotoSan Francisco Examiner Sports Editor Dylan Kruse checks in from New Orleans

Postcard from New Orleans: There's no escaping Super Bowl in Big Easy

NEW ORLEANS — When the NFL does a big event, they do…

Getty Images File PhotoSan Francisco Examiner Sports Editor Dylan Kruse checks in from New Orleans
Getty Images File PhotoThe Big Game between Stanford and Cal will resume in its normal late-November slot next season.

Big Game between Cal and Stanford will be back to traditional time of season

After the Big Game was forced to be played in mid-October in…

Getty Images File PhotoThe Big Game between Stanford and Cal will resume in its normal late-November slot next season.
Getty Images File PhotoIf Andrew Bogut is ever able to get fully healthy this season

Warriors have gone from pretenders to contenders

More than a third of the season has passed, and the Warriors…

Getty Images File PhotoIf Andrew Bogut is ever able to get fully healthy this season
AP File PhotoDennis Allen’s first year coaching the Raiders has hardly been ideal as the team has just four wins.

New era, but same old Raiders

As the calendar is set to turn from 2012 to 2013, the…

AP File PhotoDennis Allen’s first year coaching the Raiders has hardly been ideal as the team has just four wins.
Getty Images File PhotoOn the rise: Warriors coach Mark Jackson

Time for Golden State to become road Warriors

It’s December, the Warriors have the fifth-best record in the Western Conference…

Getty Images File PhotoOn the rise: Warriors coach Mark Jackson
us presswire file photoWarriors' Andrew Bogut

Warriors need to play it safe with Bogut

When news surfaced Tuesday that Warriors center Andrew Bogut wouldn’t be making…

us presswire file photoWarriors' Andrew Bogut
Getty Images File PhotoDespite coming back from a slump to win the NLCS against the St. Louis Cardinals people betting on the games think Detroit Tigers might take the the World Series title.

Giants are at their best when counted out

Before the sweet smell of Champagne has even dissipated from the Giants’…

Getty Images File PhotoDespite coming back from a slump to win the NLCS against the St. Louis Cardinals people betting on the games think Detroit Tigers might take the the World Series title.
Getty Images File PhotoGiants' Matt Cain

Giants need Cain to recapture 2010 postseason glory

Two playoff starts, two mediocre performances. That’s been the story thus far…

Getty Images File PhotoGiants' Matt Cain
Getty Images File PhotoOn solid footing: Dating back to the playoffs last season

Once a liability, Smith as solid as they come at QB

If there were any lingering doubts after last season about 49ers quarterback…

Getty Images File PhotoOn solid footing: Dating back to the playoffs last season
Getty Images File PhotoA clean sweep? It’s been a decade since the Giants

Decade later, Bay Area teams could all crash playoff party again

The summer and fall of 2002 produced one of those magical sports…

Getty Images File PhotoA clean sweep? It’s been a decade since the Giants