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Super Bowl TV Ratings Break Record

By Jim McCoy Mon 4th February SportsNFLTV ratings
An estimated 108.4 million people watched the Super Bowl, making it fall short of setting the fourth straight viewership record. The Nielsen Company said Monday that the Baltimore Ravens' 34-31 victory over the San Francisco 49ers was the third most-viewed program in television history.Read More »

49ers Regrouping, Getting Ready For Next Season

By Jim McCoy Mon 4th February SportsNFLSan Francisco 49ers
Offensive linemen Alex Boone and Mike Iupati stood in one corner of a near-empty San Francisco locker room and pondered just how close they had come to winning the Super Bowl. It quickly began to sink in, beneath the Superdome on Sunday night as the Baltimore Ravens celebrated, that their season had ended short of the goal. One year, they almost reached the NFL's championship gaRead More »

Ravens LB Lewis "Agitated," Not Angry Over PED Use Allegations

By Jim McCoy Wed 30th January Sportsdeer antler sprayNFLRay Lewis
Smiling, even laughing, at questions about a report linking him to a company that purports to make performance-enhancers, Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis says he "never, ever took" the stuff. Lewis also says he's "agitated," not angry, that the story has become part of the Super Bowl-week prelude to Baltimore's game against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.Read More »

Super Bowl Match-up Offers Fresh Faces at QB

By Jim McCoy Mon 28th January SportsColin KaepernickJoe FlaccoNFLSuper Bowl
Tom Brady is not playing in the Super Bowl. Neither is Ben Roethlisberger or either of the Mannings. This Super Bowl has a pair of fresh faces in Colin Kaepernick and Joe Flacco, one of whom will leave New Orleans as the latest and greatest at football's glamour position.Read More »

SF Mayor Looking To Curb Super Bowl Related Violence

By Jim McCoy Fri 25th January SportsNFLSuper Bowl
San Francisco officials are taking tougher measures to prevent potential fan violence on Super Bowl Sunday when the 49ers battle the Baltimore Ravens in New Orleans. Police will be monitoring crowds and bars at multiple hotspots in San Francisco.Read More »

Stevie Wonder Added To List of Super Bowl Performers

By Jim McCoy Fri 25th January SportsNFLSuper Bowl
Stevie Wonder is the latest in a parade of entertainers that will perform in New Orleans Super Bowl weekend. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer is headlining an outdoor concert near the Wyndham Riverfront Hotel on Feb. 2, the evening before the big game. A spokeswoman for the event said Friday that Bud Light is sponsoring the concert.Read More »

Seau Family To Sue NFL

By Jim McCoy Wed 23rd January Sportsfootball head injuriesJunior SeauNFL
The family of Junior Seau has sued the NFL, claiming the former linebacker's suicide was the result of brain disease caused by violent hits he sustained while playing football. The wrongful death lawsuit, filed Wednesday in California Superior Court in San Diego, blames the NFL for its "acts or omissions" that hid the dangers of repetitive blows to the head.Read More »

Jets Assistant: Handling of Tebow "A Mess"

By Jim McCoy Fri 11th January New York JetsNFLTim Tebow
Mike Westhoff, the Jets' recently retired special teams coordinator, tells a Florida radio station that the way the team handled Tim Tebow was "an absolute mess." Westhoff tells WQAM in south Florida on Friday that he was "very, very disappointed" in the Jets' lack of use of Tebow, the popular backup quarterback acquired last March to be a key part of the offense.Read More »

NFL Divisional Playoff Preview

By Jim McCoy Thu 10th January SportsNFL
The records are gaudy. The star power is high. Here come the NFL's big boys. Denver, Atlanta, New England and San Francisco host divisional playoff games this weekend. They're a combined 49-14-1, and their rosters are filled with such headline grabbers as Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, Tony Gonzalez and Patrick Willis. Their home-field advantages could be formidable, too.Read More »

Redskins Star's Surgery Complete

By Jim McCoy Wed 9th January SportsNFLRobert Griffin IIIWashington Redskins
A person familiar with the situation says Robert Griffin III's surgery is over, with repairs made to two knee ligaments. The Washington Redskins quarterback had surgery Wednesday morning on a torn lateral collateral ligament in his right knee.Read More »

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