The last time the patriots played in the superbowl it was Manningham. The last time the Super Bowl was in Glendale it was David Tyree. In the big games with plans to take big plays, it's frequently not the big stars who determine the outcome. In a super bowl as evenly matched and coached as this one, those stars will be neutralized even further; and it'll be up to the guys that aren't on Saturd
Alligator Blood and Alligator arms: How the 49ers back has survived (and sometimes thrived) with a depleted front
The Niners have spent three years a bridesmaid. Many will remember certain stunning plays from their three near misses ( A fair catch call, five yards, and a wide open Vernon Davis) from winning a Super Bowl and pla
I could see the Lions before the Packers. They aren't perfect obviously: couldn't Matt Stafford be checkered by Belichicks' chess? Are Reggie Bush and Joique Bell good enough to exploit New England's possibly suspect run defense? Are we really sure the Packers are that good?
Where's New England's third loss coming from? The Lions or the Packers?
When you think about it, there are higher stakes(or at least less dead-horsed) Final Fours outside of NCAA basketball. From the nicely monikered college frozen four,to the professional frozen four, to my two favorites: NFL championship weekend and the actual, professional, NBA final four. This year's quartet has just enough star power and storyline between the four of them to let me nosta