From the AFL-NFL Championship Game to Super Bowl 50

Angie Bagares poses for a photo in front of a Super Bowl 50 sign at Super Bowl City Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Angie Bagares poses for a photo in front of a Super Bowl 50 sign at Super Bowl City Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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  • Johnny Manziel may have played his last game for the Cleveland Browns, which drafted him in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft. (Andrew Weber/Getty Images)

    Browns Possibly Moving on From Johnny Manziel? Team Issues Statement

    It’s no secret that Johnny Manziel’s off-the-field behavior has eclipsed his on-field production at this point in his NFL career. But is it enough for... Read more

  • Gustavo Dudamel conducts the Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles (YOLA). (Los Angeles Philharmonic)

    YOLA at Super Bowl 50

    At a holiday concert in Lafayette Park in Los Angeles last December, the Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles at Heart of Los Angeles, known as... Read more

  • David Tyree's (C) 32-yard catch while in the clutches of Rodney Harrison (R) helped the New York Giants defeat the New England Patriots 17–14 in Super Bowl XLII. (AP Photo/Gene Puskar)

    10 Most Memorable Super Bowl Plays

    The NFL’s signature game—the Super Bowl—has seen a number of memorable plays over the years since its inception in 1967. Some were jaw-dropping, others heartbreaking... Read more

  • Coach Hank Stram of the Kansas City Chiefs suffers through his team's 35-10 loss to the Green Bay Packers during Super Bowl I at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, Calif., Jan. 15, 1967. (AP Photo)

    A Sixth Excerpt From the Book: “When It Was Just a Game”

    On January 11, 1967 Gene Ward writing in the New York Daily News had declared: “In fact, and to be brutally frank, this could wind... Read more

  • Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos were unscathed after a bus accident following practice leading up to Super Bowl 50. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

    Denver Broncos’ Buses Collide on Highway After Practice

    The Denver Broncos’ buses were involved in a chain reaction accident on Feb. 1 while returning from practice at Stanford Stadium. The fender bender happened... Read more

  • Quarterback Johnny Manziel of the Cleveland Browns has made more news off the field than on it in his two years in the league. (Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

    NFL Says It’s Investigating Recent Incident With Johnny Manziel

    The NFL’s review of Cleveland Browns quarterback—and former Heisman Trophy winner—Johnny Manziel’s police investigation of the Jan. 30 incident “is ongoing” according to NFL spokesman... Read more

  • Aaron Rodgers (C) of the Green Bay Packers played a memorable game against the Detroit Lions on Dec. 3, 2015 when his 61-yard throw found teammate Richard Rodgers in the end zone for the last-second win. (Andrew Weber/Getty Images)

    NFL to Expand ‘Thursday Night Football’ Package for 2016, 2017

    The NFL has announced that 10 games will be broadcast in 2016 and 2017—up from the eight in 2014 and 2015—continuing the partnership with CBS... Read more

  • Broadcaster Tim Tebow of the SEC Network will appear on Spike TV's “Lip Sync Battle”. (Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

    Tim Tebow Dresses as Rocky Balboa to Perform Survivor’s ‘Eye of the Tiger’ on ‘Lip Sync Battle’

    Former Heisman Trophy winner and NFL quarterback Tim Tebow hasn’t performed on the stage of a regular season NFL game since the 2012 season with... Read more

  • Aaron Hernandez once had a promising career as a young tight end for the New England Patriots before being convicted of first-degree murder. (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

    Aaron Hernandez Praises Tom Brady, Rips Bob Kraft in Letter

    Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez—who was convicted of first-degree murder last summer—still has plenty of love for his former quarterback Tom Brady,... Read more

  • Pro Bowl participants (L-R) Jerry Rice, Russell Wilson, Michael Irvin, and Michael Bennett pose with the Pro Bowl Trophy after Team Irvin defeated Team Rice 49–27. (Kent Nishimura/Getty Images)

    NFL Pro Bowl: Team Irvin Tops Team Rice 49–27 in Honolulu All-Star Exhibition

    Team Irvin defeated Team Rice 49–27—largely on the strength of their quarterback play—on Jan. 31 in the NFL’s version of the All-Star Game, played in... Read more

  • Calvin Johnson was named an All-Pro three times in his nine-year career. (Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

    Calvin Johnson Reportedly Tells Lions He’s Retiring

    ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that Detroit Lions star wide receiver Calvin Johnson has told his friends and family—as well as Lions coach Jim Caldwell—that... Read more

  • Mike Martz coached the St. Louis Rams from 2000–05, leading them to Super Bowl XXXVI. (Elsa/Getty Images)

    Mike Martz Calls Terrell Owens’ Possible HOF Inclusion Over Rams Wideouts ‘Ridiculous’

    The NFL Hall of Fame will announce its newest members on Saturday Feb. 6—just ahead of Super Bowl 50—and there’s already a little controversy after... Read more

  • Although the Broncos logo was originally painted in both end zones, the grounds crew made the correction. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

    Super Bowl Grounds Crew Accidentally Paints Broncos Logo in Both End Zones

    Not going anywhere for a while? The grounds crew for Super Bowl 50 may have needed a few Snickers bars after painting the Denver Broncos... Read more

  • In this Jan. 26, 1997 file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Drew Bledsoe throws as Green Bay Packers' Reggie White (92) and Santana Dotson (R), defend during NFL football's Super Bowl XXXI against the New England Patriots in New Orleans. The Packers' defense took over in the fourth quarter, intercepting Bledsoe twice, and preventing the Patriots from crossing midfield in four possessions and the Packers won 35-21. (AP Photo/Eric Draper)

    The Biggest Blowouts in Super Bowl History

    The Super Bowl has produced plenty of memorably tense moments and unfathomably wild finishes. Just last year, the pinnacle of the NFL season was punctuated... Read more

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    Super Bowl 50 Experience Comes to the Bay Area

    SANTA CLARA—One of the world’s biggest sporting events will take place at the Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, on Feb. 7. The Denver Broncos... Read more

  • Carolina Panthers Head coach Ron Rivera (L) and owner Jerry Richardson are hoping Cam Newton get the team's first Super Bowl win. (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

    Panthers Owner Jerry Richardson to Pay for All Team Employees to Go to Super Bowl

    Panthers owner Jerry Richardson is going all out this year and is generously taking every team employee (even the interns) to the Feb. 7 Super... Read more

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