One day back in the early 1970s as a dogged sports reporter, I wanted to see if it were true, as generally believed, that America stops for the Super Bowl.
This is where the American dream meets reality.
The boy in me who was raised on Buddy Ryan football was shocked to hear himself say no. My ego and pride were alive with the notion that someone thought my son would be a good football player, but the idea of him banging his head into other people terrified me.
Here we are once again at the most important weekend in American sport.
The ethical issue is not viewers' pleasure at the injuries, but our enjoyment in and support of professional football, knowing full well the damage done in the normal course of a game to players' bodies and minds.
Before each game, players are faced with the decision of what they're going to put into their bodies in order to make sure they're properly fueled up for the Herculean task ahead. So what exactly do that eat? We tracked down answers from 10 professional football players
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Richard Sherman's iconic postgame interview with Erin Andrews was candid, emotional, unsportsmanlike, and definitely EXTRA. Even so, as a sports fan, I loved Sherman's interview because it captured the heart of a city with a big mouth.
In the shadow of the NFL's biggest game, the Broncos defensive and Seahawks offensive players must feel like the forgotten stepchildren of Super Bowl hype.
The National Football League's premier event began as Super Bowl I back in 1967, and it was not referred to as Super Bowl One, for that would have been too plebeian of a depiction.
You want a human interest story? To give you a reason to watch? Shut up. This isn't the Sochi Olympics. It's the Super Bowl. If you're still looking for a reason to watch then you probably shouldn't. In fact, you'd be a lot more interesting of a human if you didn't. But you're going to.
"I didn't want to treat it any differently than any other game, because every game that I play as a professional athlete is a blessing and opportunity."
Amidst the sounds of Springsteen and the streets of Hoboken, New Jersey never really seemed like the athletic state -- more like boardwalks and beauty pageants.
This Sunday, for the third time in the recent Super Bowl era, the NFL's best offense will face the league's best defense. In the previous two instances, the top defense won -- rather famously so.
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If you are one of the millions that will in tune in for the commercials, here is a cheat sheet of fun facts you can use to score a touchdown in conversations with fellow viewers during the big game.