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Finally, the NFL Has a Good Use for the Microsoft Surface
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At the 2015 Pro Bowl, the annual showcase for the NFL's elite players where nobody tries very hard and everybody wears Hawaiian shirts, quarterback Drew Brees missed a pass to wide receiver Antonio Brown. It should have been a touchdown. When he …

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From O'Brien to Vinatieri, Super Bowl's most crucial kicks (The Associated Press)
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When the Super Bowl comes down to the kicker, all eyes are on the smallest, least athletic guy on the field.

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With NFL Rams gone, St. Louis still stuck with stadium debt (Reuters)
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The National Football League’s Rams left behind more than bitterness when the team ditched St. Louis for Los Angeles last month – it left a stadium saddled with about $144 million in debt and maintenance costs. Taxpayers will now shoulder the remaining payments for the Edward Jones Dome with only the help of revenue from […]

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All-time Super Bowl team: Brady or Montana is the toughest call (Shutdown Corner)
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Before we get started, know this: I believe Tom Brady took the “greatest quarterback ever” championship belt last season. Add up all his career accomplishments, top it off with an amazing fourth-quarter comeback against a great Seattle Seahawks defense in Super Bowl XLIX, and his entire body of work is tough to beat. He’s the […]

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Elway plans for another Denver dream finish (Reuters)
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By Larry Fine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – John Elway lived the dream 17 years ago when he hoisted the Vince Lombardi Trophy as Super Bowl champion before riding off into the sunset of retirement after a Hall of Fame career with the Denver Broncos. Now Elway is trying to orchestrate another happy ending for the […]

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You can watch Super Bowl from Panthers player's house, for $5,000 (Shutdown Corner)
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Oh, sure you can go to Super Bowl 50 if you’re a Carolina Panthers fan and shell out thousands of dollars on airfare, hotel, meals and everything else in the Bay Area. But why not watch the big game from Charlotte … while spending thousands of dollars?! [ Score great deals for Super Bowl 50 […]

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Cam Newton took fancy pants where other pros dare not go (The Associated Press)
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Super Bowl 50 is just days away and already has a breakout star: the $849 Versace skinny pants of Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton. Newton was snapped Sunday in the zebra stripe, gold swirl rocker pants as he boarded a plane to California, immediately setting off a frenzy on social media and among TV talking […]

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Another dead NFL legend, Ken Stabler, found to have CTE in brain (Shutdown Corner)
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The New York Times is reporting that former Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler, who died at the age of 69 in July of colon cancer, had CTE. His brain was donated to researchers to study for patterns of CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy), the degenerative brain disease made famous in the movie “Concussion” that is connected with […]

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Old Man Ballers: Peyton Manning can join great old guys in sports (Shutdown Corner)
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SANTA CLARA, Calif. — If your knees creak when you wake up, if you’ve lost count of how many pills you need to take throughout the day, if your hair has turned gray or gone away completely, you’re probably rooting for Peyton Manning this week. Manning is trying to strike a blow for old men […]

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Super Bowl rosters filled with castoffs from other teams (The Associated Press)
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Evan Mathis got released by the Eagles because Chip Kelly didn’t want to give the two-time Pro Bowl guard a raise. Kurt Coleman got dumped by Kelly a year earlier. Mathis is blocking for Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos.

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Super Bowl greats tackled grunt work in first jobs (Reuters)
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By Chris Taylor NEW YORK (Reuters) – Some U.S. football legends play their entire careers without getting close to acquiring a ring for winning the Super Bowl. Others like New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who has won four, do not know what to do with them all. With Super Bowl fever ramping up and […]

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Ex-Raiders QB Stabler had 'brain injury' (AFP)
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Former Oakland Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler was suffering from the brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) before his death from cancer last July, the New York Times reported Wednesday, renewing health concerns around American football just days away from the Super Bowl. The Times reported that researchers at Boston University who had analyzed Stabler’s brain, […]

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