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Richard Sherman fuels DeflateGate fire with jabs at Patriots, R…

Richard Sherman fuels DeflateGate fire with jabs at Patriots, Robert Kraft and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell

Richard Sherman’s left elbow may still be hurting, but his mouth is off and running at the Super Bowl.
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  • A Super Bowl Comeback

    A Super Bowl Comeback

    CNNSI.com yahoo.com 4 hours ago
    PHOENIX — We interrupt the Deflategate hysteria (I do believe that is not an overstatement) to bring you this incredible factoid about the state of the two Super Bowl teams approaching the 23rd game of their seasons: One player out of 106 active Seahawk…
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  • Sherman: Goodell won't punish Kraft's Pats

    Sherman: Goodell won't punish Kraft's Pats

    Richard Sherman doesn't think the NFL will discipline the Patriots if they're found to have adjusted the air pressure in 11 footballs prior to the AFC Championship Game, because of the relationship between Roger Goodell and Pats owner Robert Kraft.
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  • Tom Brady expects to talk to NFL about deflate-gate after Super…

    Tom Brady expects to talk to NFL about deflate-gate after Super Bowl

    yahoo.com 7 hours ago
    For those expecting swift and harsh justice for the New England Patriots over the deflate-gate issue, with huge suspensions for the Super Bowl, you're likely out of luck. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady reiterated during a remote Pro Bowl halftime interv…
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  • Sports of The Times: It Doesn’t Take a Scientist to Sense a Shi…

    Sports of The Times: It Doesn’t Take a Scientist to Sense a Shift in Momentum

    nytimes.com 8 hours ago
    Heading into the Super Bowl, an us-against-the-world theme is emerging for the New England Patriots.
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  • N.F.L. Roundup: In Phoenix, the Seahawks Push Distractions Asid…

    N.F.L. Roundup: In Phoenix, the Seahawks Push Distractions Aside

    nytimes.com 8 hours ago
    As Seattle arrived Sunday in the host city for the Super Bowl, the team’s players and coach mostly played down discussions of the footballs used in New England’s A.F.C. championship game victory.
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  • Jim Irsay compliments Patriots, says he’s “confident” in NFL’s …

    Jim Irsay compliments Patriots, says he’s “confident” in NFL’s investigation

    profootballtalk.com 9 hours ago
    While complimenting the Patriots on their rout of his club in last week’s AFC title game, Colts owner Jim Irsay expressed support Sunday night for the league’s investigation of the Pats’ alleged under-inflation of footballs. Via his verified Twitter acc…
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  • Rob Gronkowski favored to score a touchdown in Super Bowl 49

    Rob Gronkowski favored to score a touchdown in Super Bowl 49

    profootballtalk.com 10 hours ago
    We’ve entered the third day of PFT’s Prop Challenge, our daily look at a Super Bowl proposition bet. The first two props studied were Over-Unders — bets that require choosing whether a given statistic will finish above or below a given number. On Day On…
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  • Seahawks' view on Patriots' distraction

    Seahawks' view on Patriots' distraction

    ESPN.com 11 hours ago
    PHOENIX -- I spent some time at Seattle Seahawks' media availability on Sunday, as they arrived a day earlier than the New England Patriots. One of the topics that came up was the Seahawks' view of the underinflated football issue as it relates to a dis…
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  • Brady Returns to Facebook With a Rallying Cry for Patriots Fans

    Brady Returns to Facebook With a Rallying Cry for Patriots Fans

    boston.com 12 hours ago
    The Patriots' quarterback wants to make sure fans are as fired up as he is on the eve of the team's departure for Glendale.
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  • Patriots' Browner Gets a 2nd Chance at a Super Bowl Ring

    Patriots' Browner Gets a 2nd Chance at a Super Bowl Ring

    nytimes.com 12 hours ago
    Brandon Browner received a Super Bowl ring last year even though he was watching from home 3,000 miles from the Seattle Seahawks when they won the title.
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  • Even QVC Is Making Jokes About The Patriots' Footballs

    Even QVC Is Making Jokes About The Patriots' Footballs

    deadspin.com 14 hours ago
    Shut it down. All that can be said about Ballghazi has been said.Read more...
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  • Julian Edelman says Bill Belichick's words about team are meani…

    Julian Edelman says Bill Belichick's words about team are meaningful

    ESPN.com 15 hours ago
    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick publicly lauded his players on Saturday, saying, "The team was the best team in the AFC in the regular season. We won two games in the playoffs against two good football teams. The best…
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  • Akeem Ayers: Titans did me a favor trading me to Patriots

    Akeem Ayers: Titans did me a favor trading me to Patriots

    profootballtalk.com 16 hours ago
    Akeem Ayers is in the Super Bowl because he was traded from the Titans to the Patriots during the 2014 season. He’s thankful for that. Ayers said he appreciates the Titans for getting rid of him and getting him to a place where he could succeed. “They m…
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  • Patriots have perfect attendance at final practice before trip

    Patriots have perfect attendance at final practice before trip

    ESPN.com 17 hours ago
    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The New England Patriots had perfect attendance in their final practice before heading to Arizona for Super Bowl XLIX. The Patriots practiced inside the Dana-Farber Fieldhouse for the fourth consecutive day Sunday as they are prepar…
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  • Through the looking glass: Bill Nye, Science Guy, refutes Bill …

    Through the looking glass: Bill Nye, Science Guy, refutes Bill Belichick's science

    yahoo.com 17 hours ago
    There were more than a few sarcastic nicknames that arrived after the impromptu press conference called by the New England Patriots on Saturday, not the least funny of which was "Bill Belichick The Science Guy." But ABC's "Good Morning Am…
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  • Reaching That First Super Bowl Plenty Exciting for Patriots of …

    Reaching That First Super Bowl Plenty Exciting for Patriots of All Ages

    boston.com 19 hours ago
    Whether it's a younger player like Dont'a Hightower or a decorated veteran like Darrelle Revis, making it all the way to the Super Bowl for the first time is a feeling like none other.
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  • U still mad bro? Patriots and Seahawks have an unfriendly histo…

    U still mad bro? Patriots and Seahawks have an unfriendly history

    yahoo.com 21 hours ago
    Usually Super Bowl opponents have no reason to dislike each other. Maybe there's a former coach or player who was wronged and now facing his old team, but rarely is there any hint of a rivalry. Teams from different conferences play each other only once …
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  • Sunday morning one-liners

    Sunday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com 21 hours ago
    Bills DT Marcell Dareus paid a visit to Luke Air Force Base. The wait for a wax likeness of former Dolphins QB Dan Marino has come to an end. Patriots WR Matthew Slater is familiar with Seahawks coach Pete Carroll from his college days facing USC as a U…
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  • Eerie similarities between 2014 Seahawks and 2003 Patriots

    Eerie similarities between 2014 Seahawks and 2003 Patriots

    ESPN.com 22 hours ago
    Check out some of these surprising similarities between this season’s Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots of the 2003 season. ESPN Stats & Information team found seven things, and maybe eight, that are eerily similar: 1. Russell Wilson lea…
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  • Dispatches from the Desert: Arizona Here We Come!

    Dispatches from the Desert: Arizona Here We Come!

    boston.com 24 hours ago
    Chad Finn, Eric Wilbur, and Steve Silva are on the ground in Arizona and will provide updates, news, notes, and around-town happenings every day leading up to the Patriots-Seahawks showdown in Glendale.
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  • Bill Belichick on sideline videotaping: “We never did it again”

    Bill Belichick on sideline videotaping: “We never did it again”

    profootballtalk.com Jan 25 (yesterday)
    After a more than 2,000-word opening statement in his Saturday press conference detailing how the club’s footballs might have become under-inflated in the AFC title game vs. Indianapolis, Patriots coach Bill Belichick opened the floor for a question-and…
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  • Video - Bill Nye Deflates Patriots 00:25

    Bill Nye Deflates Patriots

    Jan 25
    Bill Nye talks about Bill Belichick's explanation for the Patriots' underinflated footballs.
  • Video - OTL Deflategate Talkback 06:58

    OTL Deflategate Talkback

    Jan 25
    Bob Ley hosts a discussion on Deflategate with ESPN Business Analyst Andrew Brandt and USA Today NFL columnist Jarrett Bell.
  • Video - Sport Science: Deflategate 02:29

    Sport Science: Deflategate

    Jan 25
    As the Deflategate debate rages on, we turn to John Brenkus and the "Sport Science" team for some scientific perspective.
  • Video - Brady: NFL Hasn't Contacted Me 01:05

    Brady: NFL Hasn't Contacted Me

    Jan 25
    In an interview with Chris Berman, Tom Brady disclosed that he hasn't yet spoken to NFL investigators regarding the allegations of the Patriots using underinflated footballs in New England's playoff victory against the Colts.

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  • A Super Bowl Comeback

    Jan 26
    PHOENIX — We interrupt the Deflategate hysteria (I do believe that is not an overstatement) to bring you this incredible factoid about the state of the two Super Bowl teams approaching the 23rd game of their seasons: One player out of 106 active Seahawk…
  • Deflategate: Relax and Let the Investigation Play Out

    Jan 23
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  • The Deflategate Rundown (And a Little Super Talk)

    Jan 23
    I asked you on Twitter late Wednesday if you’d prefer a Friday column on the events surrounding the Deflategate controversy in New England or an on-field football topic. You overwhelmingly voted football. I am writing this morning primarily about the Pa…
  • Deflategate: The Pressure is Building

    Jan 21
    Unless the NFL can find incontrovertible evidence that someone with the Patriots ordered air taken out of footballs Sunday in Foxboro, it’s more likely than not that commissioner Roger Goodell will defer ruling on the case until after the Super Bowl. Ab…