With two teams from middle America in the Super Bowl, it’s only fitting that the Middle American Conference is representing something fierce with 16 total players on both rosters.
There were a few heads scratched last year when the Pro Bowl was moved to the week before the Super Bowl instead following it per the norm.
When WR Larry Fitzgerald found out that he made his fifth Pro Bowl as a replacement for Super Bowl-bound Packer Greg Jennings, he decided to throw some love out there to Card fans who suffered through the 5-12 season by tweeting that he would take two with him to Aloha Stadium.
Closing in on Newark Airport Sunday night after dismantling the Patriots, a giddy Rex Ryan thought it would be fun to buzz Manhattan’s most famous tower –the Empire State Building.
Emmitt Smith was a first ballot Hall of Famer when he was inducted last August. No big mystery there. The man is the all-time leading rusher in the history of the NFL after all. Well deserved.
Now that the divisional playoffs are finally upon us, it would be remiss to not to take stock on what can only be described as smack down week.
Owen Marecic won the inaugural Paul Hornung Award, given to the most versatile college player in the country.
Instead of scoping out the competition for this week’s showdown, sure to be league MVP, Tom Brady, caught up on some football history instead when he took in “Lombardi “on Broadway Saturday night with his supermodel wife, Gisele.
Former Hall of Fame coach and broadcaster John Madden gave one of his classic assessments of Sunday’s Packers-Eagles game upon request.
Posted: Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010 | Lisa Altobelli | Tags: Pro Bowl Voting, Aaron Rodgers, Adrian Peterson, Arian Foster, Drew Brees, Michael Vick, Ndamukong Suh, Peyton Manning, Ron Gronkowski, Sam Bradford, Tom Brady
Much like Tom Brady’s come from behind victory against the Packers Sunday, the clutch QB surpassed Michael Vick in the final week of Pro Bowl fan voting.
Tickets are on sale starting today for a tour of Cowboys Stadium during the 18-days surrounding the Super Bowl XLV.
The auction for the 35 VIP Super Bowl packages runs from now until Jan. 9, 2011, so bid away.
Vick currently leads all players in fan voting for the second week in a row, beating “Tom Terrific” by 34,493 nods.
Today’s trivia question: How many players have won both the Heisman Trophy and the Super Bowl MVP?
Pro Football Hall of Fame QB Roger Staubach knows a few things about Super Bowls, having been to five with the Dallas Cowboys in the ’70s and winning two. Now, Staubach has a new role in the Big Game: He is the official “face” of Super Bowl XLV in North Texas.