The coaching matchup in this game appears even. But the quarterback advantage goes to the 49ers, and the defense advantage also goes to the Niners. San Francisco will join the Steelers as the only six-time winners of the Super Bowl.
After the 49ers arrived on Sunday, it was the Ravens’ turn to touch down in New Orleans on Monday. They held their first media session at their hotel, the Hilton New Orleans Riverside.
This Super Bowl will be filled with firsts — and one significant last. The Harbaughs, San Francisco’s Jim and Baltimore’s John, will be the first pair of brothers to coach against each other in the NFL title game.
The big reason to admire Manning, the father, is for the kind of men his sons have become. What they do is take responsibility for their actions on the field. What they don’t do is make excuses when things go wrong.
Manning is cleared to play football. Still not so clear is whether it will be with the Indianapolis Colts.
It pays to be one of Colts owner Jim Irsay’s 116,000-plus followers on Twitter.
The man who has two Super Bowl-winning kicks was happy to get reacquainted with a bit of pressure in time for Saturday night’s playoff game against the New York Jets.
Seeing Austin Collie motionless on the turf made some people wonder if it will take a suspension or two before the NFL’s crackdown on illegal tackles hits home.