New England Patriots
President Barack Obama said until the Patriots used deflated footballs in the AFC championship game, he didn’t realize each team prepares its own footballs and brings them to the game.
It’s a change of course at University of Phoenix Stadium, where the home team Cardinals have played with the roof closed for every game since December 2013.
All Super Bowls need a gridiron narrative, and this one has a few. We have the Patriots’ pyrotechnic offense against Seattle’s wrecking ball defense, red zone efficiency, turnovers, and New England’s quest to stop Marshawn Lynch.
As if wishing made it so, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell described his league — and himself — as having addressed missteps on difficult matters such as domestic violence and being ready to move on.
“You hear that word, you’ve got to walk out of the room,” Garsh said. “Distance yourself.”
The Pats will survive this epic battle by a 27-24 margin. They will rollick in confetti and Belichick and Brady will rejoice with their fourth Lombardi Trophy.
NFL: Ref In AFC Title Game Inspected Footballs Properly; ‘Officiating Is Not Part Of The Investigation’
This week, each team gets 54 footballs — many are given to charity after brief game usage — and all of them will be taken into custody by the NFL on Friday after the Seahawks and Patriots have prepared them.
Hernandez, 25, is charged in the 2013 shooting death of Odin Lloyd, a 27-year-old semiprofessional football player who was dating the sister of Hernandez’s fiancee.
Gambling on the Super Bowl reminds me of boozing on New Year’s Eve. Even those who don’t partake the other 364 days tend to grant themselves an evening pass from purity.
The road to perfection reached a dead end in the Arizona desert. Now the New England Patriots are back where a Super Bowl championship — and an unbeaten record — barely eluded them seven years ago.
“If you’re asking me, does everybody try to find every edge they possibly can to win, then yes. Absolutely,” the Saints quarterback said Thursday on WFAN’s “Boomer & Carton” show.
The distractions are starting to pile up for the New England Patriots ahead of Super Sunday.
The Patriots and Seahawks wouldn’t be playing in the Super Bowl on Sunday if it weren’t for their superstars. But both teams got here with lesser-known players coming up big at key times.
The filmmaker — a passionate NY sports fan — said he may attend the Super Bowl on Sunday in Arizona. And he will be rooting for Russell Wilson’s Seattle Seahawks.
A day after giving the same one-sentence response at Super Bowl Media Day, Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch had another scripted answer to any questions.