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Immaturity reigns supreme in Marshawn Lynch debate

By Braden Gall, 2 years 1 month ago
There seems to be no middle ground when it comes to Marshawn Lynch’s refusal to speak with the media. One side of the debate is media members livid at the audacity of an athlete who makes a mockery of those covering him. It’s a cheap, pathetic stunt that reveals his character in a way that simply speaking to the media couldn’t even provide. It’s an ...

15 Amazing Super Bowl XLIX Stats

By Mark Ross, 2 years 1 month ago
It’s No. 1 vs. No. 1 when the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks conclude the 2014 NFL season in Super Bowl XLIX this Sunday. University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., will host a pair of 14-4 teams, as the Seahawks are looking for a second straight Lombardi Trophy and the tandem of Bill Belichick-Tom Brady are aiming for a fourth. And those are just a few of the...

Seahawks to win second straight Super Bowl

By The Sports Network, 2 years 1 month ago
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Based on last year's victory over Denver, it is hard to imagine Seattle as an underdog for a second straight Super Bowl. However, that is the scenario as New England is favored by one point for Sunday's game. Tom Brady is no Peyton Manning in the postseason, but the Seahawks' defense is playing as well as it did this time last year. Given that, it is...

5 X-Factors for Super Bowl XLIX

By Athlon Sports, 2 years 1 month ago
Super Bowl XLIX between the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks overflows with dramatic storylines and features fascinating characters that rival any Hollywood blockbuster. Tom Brady is the A-list superstar. Russell Wilson fills the role of the successful up-and-comer looking to steal Brady’s thunder. Pete Carroll and Bill Belichick are the leaders of men looking to cement their...

Extra Points: Kraft flexes his muscle

By The Sports Network, 2 years 1 month ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - Perception is a big problem for the NFL. Or to be more accurate, the fact that important people in the league don't understand the simple concept that perception is often greater than reality for the casual audience they crave is troubling. How else can you explain the NFL's vice president of officiating, Dean Blandino, getting caught stumbling out of Jerry Jones...

NFL Super Bowl XLIX Matchup - New England vs. Seattle

By The Sports Network, 2 years 1 month ago
NFL Super Bowl XLIX Matchup - New England vs. Seattle New England Patriots:== Sep 7 - L at Miami, 20-33== Sep 14 - W at Minnesota, 30-7== Sep 21 - W vs. Oakland, 16-9== Sep 29 - L at Kansas City, 14-41== Oct 5 - W vs. Cincinnati, 43-17== Oct 12 - W at Buffalo, 37-22== Oct 16 - W vs. NY Jets, 27-25...

5 Reasons the New England Patriots Will Win Super Bowl XLIX

By Athlon Sports, 2 years 1 month ago
One way or the other, history will be made when the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks meet in Super Bowl XLIX this Sunday. Either Bill Belichick and Tom Brady will win their fourth Super Bowl rings, tying for the most among their respective positions, or the Seahawks will become just the seventh franchise in history to repeat as Super Bowl champions. Coming up with five definitive...

Report: Video shows Pats moved game balls

By The Sports Network, 2 years 1 month ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - Surveillance video shows a New England Patriots locker room attendant moving game footballs from the officials' locker room into another room at Gillette Stadium before bringing them out to the field for the AFC Championship Game, according to a report. The NFL has been investigating whether or not the Patriots used underinflated footballs in the AFC title game against...

Extra Points: Belichick doubles down on denial

By The Sports Network, 2 years 1 month ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - The New England Patriots have a pretty important game to prepare for in just over a week's time so Bill Belichick took to the podium on Saturday for a surprise press conference designed to move things along from DeflateGate, the NFL's sting operation designed to see if the Pats intentionally deflated footballs in the AFC Championship Game. Communication isn't Belichick'...

Extra Points: The crass meets the ignorant

By The Sports Network, 2 years 1 month ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - If you got the feeling Bill Belichick wanted to go all Col. Jessup in his DeflateGate press conference, you're hardly alone. "Your @#$-damn right, I deflated those footballs," I pictured Belichick screaming after getting sufficiently frustrated by a bunch of know-nothings who just don't understand what goes on in the NFL. Unlike Jack Nicholson in "A Few Good Men,"...