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Superbowl LI Preview

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I know deep in my heart and in my mind that the Falcons can win. They have the offensive weapons to keep up in a shoot-out – watch out for some deep magic from Sanu since Julio Jones will certainly get a lot of attention from the Patriots secondary. More importantly, they have the running game and offensive line to keep hold of the ball for as long as possible, thus keeping the Patriots offence…

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Superbowl XLIX preview

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The first big question about this year’s Superbowl – “why isn’t it called Superbowl IL?” – is easy to answer. As should be obvious, the subtractive principle for Roman numbers has these restrictions: You can only subtract a power of ten, and only from the next two higher “digits”. The second big question – who will win – is a little harder to answer. You might call this the battle of the established dynasty versus…

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Patriots had cheerleader push-up bras overinflated

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The NFL has found that 11 of the New England Patriots’ 12 cheerleaders had their push-up bras inflated significantly above the NFL’s requirements, league sources involved and familiar with the investigation of Sunday’s AFC Championship Game told ESPN. The investigation found the bras were inflated to a DD cup, well above the standard C or D cup required by NFL regulations during the Pats’ 45-7 victory over the Indianapolis Colts, according to sources. “We are…

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Superbowl XLVII Preview

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This has been one of the best post-seasons in recent years, with a good number of fantastic games and recurring themes. Both #1 seeded teams will not play in the final game of the season. Again the Patriots will miss out – since their re-emergence as a power team in 2002 and three Superbowl victories in four years, their championship drought continues. How much longer can they continue to be competitive and then miss out?…

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Superbowl XLVI Preview

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The two championship games played on Super Sunday were hard fought, close matches, and there were truly four possible outcomes for the Superbowl match-ups. The Patriots will line up again against the New York Giants in what should be an intriguing game. We all thought the Patriots were done this year. Tom Brady kept doing his thing, and was a big part of the “year of the tight end” with Gronkowski and Fernandez as imposing…

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Superbowl XLV Preview

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Besides the obvious question (is VL a valid Roman numeral for 45?), this year’s NFL Superbowl between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Green Bay Packers throws up many more subtle questions when we consider each team’s prospects at becoming “World” Champions. Unlike the last couple of years, there are no emotional upstarts like the Saints or the Cardinals challenging for the crown. These are two long-time NFL juggernauts; well-managed teams with long histories of success….

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Superbowl XLIV Preview

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The last time the top two seeds from the NFC and AFC played off in a SuperBowl was in 1993, when the Cowboys blew away the Bills. This season, as the Colts and the Saints both remained unbeaten well into the season, the likelihood of their meeting in the final game was discussed by many, and rejected by some. After each team stuttered at the end of the regular season with losses that were spun…

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Superbowl XLIII Preview

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For the last few years, there has been a two week break between the Championship games and the Superbowl. There might be a few reasons for this: to give players time to recover from injury, to allow for more preparation, or for still more interviews and media hype. I actually preferred the previous schedule, where Superbowl weekend and Australia Day weekend coincided, because here, the Superbowl is played on Monday at 10:30am. This year, I’ve…

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Patriots “missed it by that much”

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Meatloaf sang that “two out of three ain’t bad“, so by extension, eighteen out of nineteen should also be not too bad, perhaps even good. But try telling that to a New England Patriots fan, and you may well get the s**t kicked out of you. Because on the edge of the famous perfect season, they were outplayed, indeed humiliated, by the underdog New York Giants, 17-14. The Giants’ defence reigned supreme, and all day…

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