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If all goes well, NY Giants co-owner Steve Tisch will try to bring another Super Bowl to MetLife Stadium
As long as Giants co-owner Steve Tisch’s worst case scenario doesn’t happen, which he described as a “blizzard at 12:01 in the morning” on game day next Feb. 2, and all else goes smoothly, then there is every intention of trying to bring the gameUpvote Share Tweet
A panel of arbitrators has ruled in favor of a $700 million plan by the Rams to renovate the Edward Jones Dome.Upvote Share TweetNFL Commissioner Roger Goodell touched upon many topics during his Friday afternoon's "state of the league" address, including player safety, improving the "Rooney Rule" and his hope to have an HGH testing program in place for the 20…Upvote Share Tweet
Group wants less hits in youth football practicesIt defies logic that there are now far more precautions taken to protect NFL players from head trauma than youth and high school football players, said several current or former NFL players speaking on behalf of a group advocating safer sports.Upvote Share TweetLast April, Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz said that the word holdout wasn’t in his vocabulary and that he didn’t even know what the word meant. Perhaps that explains his response to a question from the New York Daily News about whether or not he’Upvote Share Tweet
Chris Johnson hasn’t heard from Titans about contractNext week is a big one for Titans running back Chris Johnson. Five days after either the Ravens or 49ers are crowned as champions, $9 million of Johnson’s $10 million salary for the 2013 season becomes guaranteed. The Titans haven’t said publicly whatUpvote Share Tweet
Man In The Middle: Mitch Ross is in the midst of the Ray Lewis contr…Mitch Ross is in the midst of the Ray Lewis controversy. Michael Rosenberg says Ross isn't the first to sell unproven remedies and unscientific solutions to famous athletes.Upvote Share TweetThe final injury report of the season has been released and we aren’t going to be spending much time Sunday wondering if an injured player is able to make it onto the field. Neither the Ravens nor the 49ers have a player listed as anything but probableUpvote Share TweetDave Wannstedt has landed a new job in a surprising place: Tampa Bay, as special teams coach. Wannstedt, the former head coach of the Bears and Dolphins, was added to Greg Schiano’s staff today, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports. It’s surprising that WanUpvote Share TweetThe man who reportedly supplied Ray Lewis with deer antler spray can't confirm the Baltimore Ravens linebacker ever used the stuff.Upvote Share Tweet
Ex-Steeler Rainey pleads no contest, pays finesFormer Pittsburgh Steelers running back Chris Rainey has pled no contest to a charge of disorderly conduct and paid nearly $500 in fines and court costs as a result of his arrest last month after an altercation with a woman over a cell phone.Upvote Share Tweet
Former player's daughter pleads guilty to fraudThe daughter of a former Chicago Bears player has pleaded guilty to fraud after collecting money from an NFL pension plan years after her father's death.Upvote Share Tweet
Lions, Chiefs, Jets, UCLA Bruins among teams that missed out on Harbaughs as head coachesNEW ORLEANS -- Everybody has a different set of emotions when they watch the Super Bowl. For some NFL teams, there will be a definite sense of regret and "what might have been." As ESPN's Adam Schefter pointed out on Friday, several teams othe…Upvote Share TweetEagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson says that he’s 98 percent recovered from the rib injury that brought his 2012 season to a premature end and he sounds excited about getting to work with new coach Chip Kelly. That’s no surprise given Kelly’s reputUpvote Share TweetThe NFLPA’s request that the Chargers’ team doctor be removed is currently in the middle of a review mechanism put in place under the rules of the CBA. Commissioner Roger Goodell cited Article 50 of the collective bargaining agreement, which calls forUpvote Share TweetJohn and Jim Harbaugh said they could envision working together someday in a news conference at the Super Bowl between the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers.Upvote Share Tweet
‘It Gets Better’ movement pulls 49ers video after two players deny participation in anti-bullying adThe San Francisco 49ers earned a lot of goodwill at the start of the season when they became the first NFL team to tape an "It Gets Better" spot. Designed to encourage hope and acceptance among gay teens who are being bullied, the "It Get…Upvote Share Tweet
Drew Brees, Cam Newton and Roddy White help close out Super Bowl week for PFT on NBC Sports NetworkWe’re drawing ever closer to kickoff, but there’s still time to fill before Super Bowl XLVII finally kicks off. We’ll fill some of it by welcoming three NFC South stars to the Pro Football Talk on NBC Sports Network set in New Orleans. Saints quarteUpvote Share Tweet
How You Know the Super Bowl Is Near: Just Look UpThe view from New Orleans: Airplanes dragging banners have joined the blimps in signaling to New Orleans that the Super Bowl is only two days away.Upvote Share Tweet
Joe Namath’s pick for Super Bowl XLVIILike he did last season, NFL Hall of Famer and New York Jets legend Joe Namath will join Yahoo! Sports and the Shutdown Corner Blog for commentary and analysis. Make sure you like the Official Joe Namath page on Facebook. And with playoff news always br…Upvote Share TweetFalcons owner Arthur Blank is playing this one straight by the script. After reports earlier this week suggested that the Falcons had been approached by interested parties in Los Angeles during their pursuit of public money for a new stadium, Blank has …Upvote Share Tweet
PFT Live: Casey Hayward, Arian FosterIt’s Friday, which means the week of pre-Super Bowl festivities is just about at its end. It also means that PFT Live‘s week of shows from New Orleans has reached its end. It’s been a great week and we think we’ve got a great final show for you toUpvote Share TweetCowboys tight end Jason Witten said it saddened him to see his position coach (who happens to be his head coach’s brother) go, but chalked it up to “a bottom line business” Witten actually invited John Garrett to be with him at the Super Bowl, beforUpvote Share TweetWe’ve heard from coach Ron Rivera and wide receiver Steve Smith about the Panthers’ decision to promote Mike Shula to offensive coordinator this week and now quarterback Cam Newton has added his two cents on the hire. Newton doesn’t differ too muchUpvote Share TweetHanging a man in effigy is one thing, but denying him access to the full spread of your city's famous culinary offerings? Well, that's just downright cold, New Orleans. No matter whether it damages the upstanding rep of Southern hospitality, there are a…Upvote Share TweetWe’ve run through all the developments of the report that Texans running back Arian Foster was likely to have heart surgery over the last 15 hours or so, but Foster’s offered the last word via a statement issued by the team. It’s pretty much what FoUpvote Share Tweet
Off-field trouble at the Super Bowl? Well, actually, there hasn’t been anyTake a large group of people, like NFL players, add in the potential shenanigans of New Orleans' French Quarter, the fact that just about everyone in the city has a camera phone and social media account, and there's bound to be plenty of off-field issue…Upvote Share Tweet
Second Graders Correct Tweets From NFL Players And It's MagicalChris Culliver was already having a rough couple of days, picking the worst possible moment to reveal his very stupid opinions about gay people. More »Upvote Share Tweet
Trojans' Barkley: I'm no less of a QB this yearMatt Barkley doesn't think the way he and USC finished last season should affect his stock in the upcoming NFL draft.Upvote Share Tweet
Rob Gronkowski Went To Baton Rouge For A Night Of Shirtless PartyingGiant man-puppy Rob Gronkowski has been in New Orleans all week, enjoying the Super Bowl festivities. Yesterday, he swung by the SportsCenter set to tell us that he hates being injured "to the max," and then he made one little kid's year by dr…Upvote Share Tweet
Bruce Arians hasn’t started evaluating Kolb’s status yetOne of the biggest things Cardinals coach Bruce Arians has to do in his new job is figure out who will be quarterbacking the team in 2013. Arians inherits a messy situation at quarterback for a team that played four different players at the position in …Upvote Share TweetWe long ago learned the Super Bowl hype drill and now we can easily anticipate which storyline will be beaten into the ground during the run-up to the Super Bowl. It wasn't too hard to see we'd be Harbaugh'ed out before either team hit New Orleans this …Upvote Share TweetEli Manning disagrees with Joe Flacco's opinion about next year's outdoor Super Bowl in New Jersey.Upvote Share Tweet
Who Is America's Favorite NFL Team? Facebook Data Offer A Clear Winner.You've seen Facebook's map of geographic NFL fandom. Our clever friends at the Harvard College Sports Analysis Collective dig deeper into the data to discover America's most popular football teams. More »Upvote Share Tweet
DJ Steve Porter Takes on the HarbaughsThe Harbaugh brothers may be good coaches, but neither of them has much to say in news conferences. DJ Steve Porter took their lack of things to say and turned it into his latest remix.Upvote Share Tweet
Unfinished Business: Long ago, Randy Moss and Matt Birk had Super Bowl…Long ago, Randy Moss and Matt Birk had Super Bowl dreams as Vikings teammates. Now the two will vie for the elusive title as opponents. Don Banks details their unique bond.Upvote Share Tweet
The All-22: San Francisco’s complex offense is about far more than a running quarterbackNEW ORLEANS -- There's been a lot of talk about the San Francisco 49ers' quarterback-based run game, and justifiably so -- Colin Kaepernick has given that offense new life and a host of new options with his dynamic mobility and deep arm. But when you ta…Upvote Share TweetIf you’re like most NFL fans I’ve heard from in the last few weeks, you probably think Michael Strahan deserves to be voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame tomorrow. And same with Larry Allen, Jonathan Ogden, Warren Sapp, Jerome Bettis, Cris CarterUpvote Share TweetNEW ORLEANS -- One thing is certain about Super Bowl XLVII: After the game has ended and the confetti has rained on the field inside the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, a Harbaugh will hoist the hardware. Will John Harbaugh, coach of the Ravens, lift the Lomba…Upvote Share TweetHall of Famer Troy Aikman says it might be time to find the future replacement for Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo.Upvote Share Tweet
Harbaughgeddon! John and Jim finally discuss coaching against each other in the Super BowlNEW ORLEANS -- In case you didn't know -- and why would you, since it's only been mentioned about 50,000 times per day through Super Bowl week -- two brothers are coaching against each other this Sunday in Super Bowl XLVII. No, really. And after a week …Upvote Share Tweet
Leading Off: Breaking from the Super Bowl ScriptPlayers are usually fairly dull during the week before the Super Bowl. But Chris Culliver? Joe Flacco? Randy Moss? Their remarks started a lot of animated conversations.Upvote Share Tweet
Game Day Coverage at a GlanceThe Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers will end two weeks of hype when they meet on the Superdome field on Sunday to decide the winner of Super Bowl XLVII, and The Times will offer comprehensive coverage.Upvote Share Tweet
Harbaughs: Game win trumps sibling rivalrySan Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh and Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh took the podium together for Friday's pre-Super Bowl coaches media session.Upvote Share Tweet
New York host committee wants more than one Super BowlThe New York/New Jersey Super Bowl host committe is embracing concerns about a cold weather game, with a snowflake in their official logo in the media center. But while many viewed next year’s game as a one-time reward for building MetLife Stadium, offiUpvote Share Tweet
Confused Sports Columnist Doesn't Realize A-Rod And Ray Lewis Were In Two Separate PED ScandalsThere were two big stories in the world of performance-enhancing drugs, both released on Tuesday. One involved Alex Rodriguez, Nelson Cruz, Melky Cabrera, and other baseball players being listed in the records of a shady clinic in Miami, Fla. The other …Upvote Share TweetThe Eagles aren’t the only NFC East team looking to boost their revenue in 2013. The Redskins announced Thursday that they will be raising the prices for both their tickets and parking next season. In a press release, the Redskins said that the price ofUpvote Share TweetVikings running back Adrian Peterson just turned in a season with the second-most rushing yards in NFL history, but he’s setting his sights a little higher for 2013. About 400 yards higher, to be exact. During an appearance on the Dan Patrick Show, PeteUpvote Share TweetThere's no escaping the concussion issue in football, especially not in the days leading up to the Super Bowl. The latest talk about concussions this week involves Baltimore Ravens center Matt Birk, a 15-year NFL veteran who said he will donate his brai…Upvote Share Tweet
Super Bowl XLVII preview: 49ers primed to hoist Lombardi Trophy for a sixth timeSuper Bowl XLVII Baltimore Ravens at San Francisco 49ers 6 p.m. ET, Sunday, Feb. 3 Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana When the Ravens have the ball: During the regular season, the Ravens were right in the middle of pack offensively, ranking…Upvote Share TweetCome Sunday, Beyonce will put on a show for over 70,000 people at the Superdome in New Orleans and for over 100 million people watching the Super Bowl at home. It might surprise you, however, to learn the size of the paycheck the singer will be taking h…Upvote Share Tweet
Web views fuel early Super Bowl ad releasesGone are the days when Super Bowl spots were closely-guarded secrets. With the growth of social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, it's no surprise that more advertisers are releasing ads online up to a week or more before Game Day.Upvote Share TweetDeMarcus Ware was hampered by injuries to his right shoulder and elbow in the second half of the Cowboys season, which led him to have shoulder surgery shortly after the end of the regular season. At the time, there was no determination about whether he…Upvote Share Tweet
Steve Young “jealous” of what Kaepernick has to work withHall of Fame quarterback Steve Young played on a pretty good offense of his own, but he said he was envious of Colin Kaepernick, for getting to run the 49ers current pistol-based system. Coupled with a strong supporting cast, Young said the young quarte…Upvote Share Tweet
Friday morning one-linersFormer Bills CB Mickey Washington serves on the NFLPA’s Former Players board of directors with former Bills teammate Cornelius Bennett. Ted Ginn has moved on to San Francisco and says he has no regrets about his time with the Dolphins. Patriots RB DannyUpvote Share TweetRavens safety Ed Ree is aware of the stories linking him to the Patriots, and he’s not happy about them. Reed said his quotes about being able to see himself in a Patriots uniform have been taken out of context by reporters who are looking to create stoUpvote Share Tweet
Mike Holmgren says it would be a “big surprise” for him to return to coachingFormer Cleveland Browns president Mike Holmgren has moved back to the Seattle area after his three-year run as the right-hand man to former owner Randy Lerner. Holmgren was let go as team president after Jimmy Haslam bought the team from Lerner last yea…Upvote Share TweetIt’s no longer spurting blood, thanks to four stitches that closed the wound. And he still doesn’t quite know how it happened. But it was the most memorable moment from the Pro Bowl, creating the impression that guys were indeed going harder than usUpvote Share TweetSEATTLE (AP) Seahawks linebacker Leroy Hill has made his first court appearance since he was accused of assaulting his girlfriend.Upvote Share TweetNEW ORLEANS (AP) Three black former NFL head coaches say the league needs to rethink its Rooney Rule for promoting minority hiring after 15 top vacancies - eight head coaching jobs and seven general manager positions - were all filled by white candidate…Upvote Share Tweet
With majority of NFL players sharing the beliefs of San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver, don't expect coming out annouWhat Chris Culliver said is absolutely the way a majority of NFL players feel. That is why there hasn’t been a single active NFL player to announce that he is gay. That doesn’t mean there aren’t gay players on NFL rosters.Upvote Share Tweet
Bill Parcells belongs in Pro Football Hall of Fame and with NY Giants' Tom Coughlin and Patriots' Bill Belichick joining push, tOne year ago, Tom Coughlin and Bill Belichick were trying to figure out ways to beat each other in the Super Bowl. Coughlin’s Giants then defeated Belichick’s Patriots for the second time in five seasons, reducing Belichick’s lead over Coughlin in SUpvote Share Tweet
NFL32OT: Ravens-49ers Ready For Super SundayFeb 1Episode 261: Suzy Kolber and Chris Mortensen discuss their keys to Sunday's game. Lomas Brown breaks down which offense will dominate. The NFL32 crew discuss their X factor for the Super Bowl.
NFL Kickoff OTFeb 1NFL Live predicts the outcome of Super Bowl XLVII.
REP Super Bowl Special: San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin KaepernickFeb 1San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick sits down with Rich Eisen to discuss preparing for football's biggest stage and his earliest gridiron memories.
REP Super Bowl Special: Baltimore Ravens safety Ed ReedFeb 1Rich Eisen chats with Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed about a special New Orleans homecoming for Super Bowl XLVII and whether or not Reed would let his child play football.
Super Bowl XLVII -- John Clayton's First and GoalFeb 1The Harbaugh brothers' lifelong competition moves to a very big stage.
Don Banks: Moss, Birk reunited in XLVII, but only one will get elusive rin…Feb 1NEW ORLEANS -- Have to admit, I'm a sucker for the sentimental stories that come forth every year during Super Bowl week. Jerome Bettis' quest to ride off into retirement with a ring. John Elway finally getting the big confetti shower for once (and then…
Peter King: Ravens-49ers a great, and very unpredictable, matchupFeb 1NEW ORLEANS -- I don't know what kind of game this is going to be, but this Super Bowl really has it all.
Super Bowl XLVII - Football will change -- and surviveFeb 1NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is overseeing a game that is going through change on the surface, but a strong heart beats underneath