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  1. -02-03-08 Super Bowl XLII Catch of the Day: Manning - Tyree (YouTube.com)
      Shows Eli Manning throwing to David Tyree in one of the most memorable plays in Super Bowl history. 02-08

  2. Super Bowl XLIII Ads (MSNBC News)
      Provides the ads. 02-09

  3. Super Bowl XLIII Winning Ads (USA Today)
      "It wasn't just the Arizona Cardinals who met their match in the Super Bowl — so did Madison Avenue. And it could be a game-changer. For the first time, it wasn't an ad agency that created the best-liked Super Bowl commercial. It was two unemployed brothers from Batesville, Ind., whose ad for Doritos — created for an online contest for amateurs — won them $1 million from Doritos maker Frito-Lay, and leaves ad pros with a lot of 'splaining to do." 02-09

News
  1. -01-21-08 Giants to Compete in Super Bowll (MSNBC News)
      "Lawrence Tynes of the New York Giants kicks a game winning 47-yard field goal to win the NFC championship game against the Green Bay Packers. The Giants defeated the Packers 23-20 in overtime to advance to the Super Bowl XLII." 01-08

  2. -02-04-08 "Greatest Ever" Super Bowl (MSNBC News)
      "Greatest Super Bowl ever. That’s what you watched Sunday, and if you didn’t see it, find somebody who recorded it and see for yourself." 02-08

  3. -02-04-08 Super Bowl XLII the Second Most Watched Show in TV History (MSNBC News)
      "The New York Giants’ thrilling win over New England was the most-watched Super Bowl ever with 97.5 million viewers, a total that is second only to the “M-A-S-H” finale audience, Nielsen Media Research said Monday." 02-08

  4. -07-31-07 Bill Walsh's Genius Changed Football (USA Today)
      "Young, Montana's successor as San Francisco quarterback, said Walsh 'knew me well before I knew myself and knew what I could accomplish well before I knew that I could accomplish it.' "

      " 'That's a coach,' Young said. 'I said in my Hall of Fame speech that he was the most important person in football in the last 25 years, and I don't think there's any debate about that.' " 07-07

  5. 100 Greatest Players of the NFL (CBS News)
      "Apparently, when it comes to the greatest NFL players of all time, the only thing people agree on is that Jerry Rice heads the list." 12-11

  6. Football - National Football League News (NFL.com)
      Provides news, activities and statistics related to NFL football. 6-05

  7. Football News (1stHeadlines.com)
      Provides news on NFL football from over a dozen sources.

  8. Football News (1stHeadlines.com)
      Provides news on college football from over a dozen sources.

  9. Rice, Jerry (Wikipedia.org)
      "He is generally regarded as the greatest wide receiver of all time and one of the greatest players in National Football League history.[1] On November 4, 2010, Rice was chosen by NFL Network's NFL Films production The Top 100: NFL's Greatest Players as the greatest player in NFL history." 12-11

Papers
  1. Davis, Ernie Biography (Wikipedia.org)
      "Ernest "Ernie" Davis (December 14, 1939 – May 18, 1963) was an American football running back and the first African-American athlete to win the Heisman Trophy. Wearing number 44, Davis competed collegiately for Syracuse University before being drafted by the Washington Redskins, then almost immediately traded to the Cleveland Browns in December 1961. However, he would never play a professional game, as he was diagnosed with leukemia in 1962. He is the subject of the 2008 Universal Pictures movie biography The Express, based on the non-fiction book Ernie Davis: The Elmira Express, by Robert C. Gallagher." 03-12

  2. Editorial: Peyton Manning's Importance to the Colts (CNN News)
      "Manning, the Hall of Fame-worthy 35-year-old quarterback, firmly established himself as the most irreplaceable player in the game this [2011] season, and did it without taking a single snap. Some have even suggested he deserves Most Valuable Player consideration: With him, the Colts are a perennial Super Bowl contender, without him they're a laughingstock." 12-11

  3. Football Hand Signals (Instructional Spectator Guidebooks)
      Provides the meaning of each of the key hand signals. 10-99

  4. Football Terms and Phrases (Instructional Spectator Guidebooks)
      Provides a glossary of terms and phrases to better understand the game. 10-99

  5. Gowdy, Curt (USA Today)
      " 'He's certainly the greatest play-by-play person up to this point that NBC Sports has ever had,' NBC Sports chairman Dick Ebersol said Monday. 'He literally carried the sports division at NBC for so many years on his back. ... He was a remarkable talent, and he was an even more remarkable human being.' " 02-06

  6. Gowdy, Curt (Wikipedia.org)
      "Curtis Edward Gowdy (July 31, 1919 – February 20, 2006) was an American sportscaster, well-known as the longtime 'voice' of the Boston Red Sox and for his coverage of many nationally-televised sporting events." 02-06

  7. How President Teddy Roosevelt Saved Football (CNN News)
      "A persuasive argument can be made that, were it not for what Roosevelt did during a meeting in the White House toward the end of 1905, football as we know it today would not be a part of American life. There never would have been a National Football League -- at least not the wildly popular NFL that has become such a sports, business and cultural institution -- and Americans would almost certainly be spending Super Bowl Sunday in a completely different way." 02-12

  8. Manning, Peyton (Wikipedia.org)
      "Peyton Williams Manning (born March 24, 1976) is an American football quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League (NFL). Manning holds the record for most NFL MVP awards with four.[1]"

      "Manning holds NFL records for consecutive seasons with 4,000 or more yards passing and the most total seasons with 4,000 or more yards passing in a career.[3][4] Manning holds the sixth highest career passer rating (94.9) in NFL history and the highest single-season passer rating (121.1 in 2004). He is the all-time Colts franchise leader in career wins, career passing yards, pass attempts, pass completions, and passing touchdowns.[5]"

      "In 2010, he was named the eighth best player in NFL history, according to the NFL's top 100 show, and is the only active player in the top 10 category.[13]" 12-11

  9. NFL: Packers Should Have Won (CNN News)
      "Replacement referees missed a penalty that would have rendered moot a controversy over whether a Seattle Seahawks receiver caught a game-winning touchdown pass a moment later, the National Football League said Tuesday."

      "The Green Bay Packers would have won the game had offensive pass interference been called against Seahawks receiver Golden Tate, but the missed penalty wasn't reviewable. So the officials' controversial on-field ruling that Tate subsequently scored a touchdown by having joint possession of the ball with a Packers defender stands."

      "The touchdown – which over the last day has become a symbol of player and fan frustration over the NFL's replacement referees – gave Seattle a 14-12 win. 'The result of the game is final,' the NFL said in a news release Tuesday." 09-12

  10. Suit Filed to Make Football Safer (CNN News)
      "The players are seeking financial compensation, punitive damages and payment for medical monitoring and treatment, according to Locks Law Firm founding partner Gene Locks. Eventually, he hopes the suits will prompt the NFL to pay for monitoring and treatment for all former NFL players, regardless of whether they’re part of lawsuits."

      "In May, scientists announced that an autopsy of the brain of former Chicago Bears safety David Duerson, 50, who died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, showed evidence of 'moderately advanced' chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE."

      "CTE is a degenerative, dementia-like brain disease linked to repeated brain trauma. The disease has been found in the brains of 14 of 15 former NFL players, including Duerson, studied at the Boston University School of Medicine Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy as of last May. Their cases share a common thread – repeated concussions, sub-concussive blows to the head, or both." 04-12

   
       


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