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This image provided by Nationwide shows a portion of the company's television ad featuring Mindy Kaling scheduled to run during Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Nationwide)
This image provided by Nationwide shows a portion of the company's television ad featuring Mindy Kaling scheduled to run during Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Nationwide)

NEW YORK— It’s almost show time. When the Super Bowl kicks off on Sunday, 40-plus advertisers will be hoping to win over the more than...




  • Tom Brady of the New England Patriots (C with the football) at the 2015 AFC Championship Game in Foxboro, Mass., on Jan. 18. The Patriots have been accused of using underinflated footballs.  (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

    Study: Patriots Fumble Rates Remarkably Low Since 2007 Rule Change Regarding Footballs

    The New England Patriots, who are being investigated by the NFL for playing with significantly under-inflated footballs against Indianapolis in the AFC title game, have... Read more

  • Marshawn Lynch #24 of the Seattle Seahawks eats Skittles as he addresses the media at Super Bowl XLIX Media Day Fueled by Gatorade inside U.S. Airways Center on January 27, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

    Marshawn Lynch Repeats ‘I’m just here so I won’t get fined’ at Super Bowl Media Day

    Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch has become notorious for his non-answers to reporters, but took it to a new level at Super Bowl media... Read more

  • Brandon Browner #39 of the New England Patriots reacts during the second quarter against the Denver Broncos at Gillette Stadium on November 2, 2014 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

    Brandon Browner Breaking Down Seahawks Defense for Tom Brady

    Former Seattle Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner is helping New England Patriots quarterback pore over the Seahawks defense in preparation for the Super Bowl. Browner, who... Read more

  • New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick reacts during a news conference prior to a team practice in Foxborough, Mass., Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. Belichick addressed the issue of the NFL investigation of deflated footballs. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

    Football Manufacturer Disagrees With Belichick’s Explanation

    New England head coach Bill Belichick’s explanation of the deflated footballs being partly the result of atmospheric conditions didn’t sit well with Bill Nye the... Read more

  • New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (C) takes a hit from Charles Woodson (R) of the Oakland Raiders on a pass attempt in the last two minutes of the game in their AFC playoff 19 January 2002 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. The Patriots won 16-13 in overtime. (Matt Campbell/AFP/Getty Images)

    NFL’s Most Memorable Snow Games

    Snow is in the forecast for the northeast—a lot of it. At these times I, being the sports enthusiast that I am, always want to... Read more

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    Super Bowl Fans: Which of Your Favorite NFL Players Uses Acupuncture?

    The 2015 Super Bowl will provide a bright spot in our gloomy winter, and many fans are preparing for Sunday by enjoying fantasies about “their”... Read more

  • New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick speaks during a news conference prior to a team practice in Foxborough, Mass., Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015.  (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

    Column: Deflategate Should Keep Belichick Out Of Super Bowl

    Not so long ago, we came to praise the New England Patriots. Now, it’s time to bury them. Deflategate and a brazen disregard for the... Read more

  • Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant (88) catches a pass against during the second half of an NFL divisional playoff football game Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, in Green Bay, Wis. The play was reversed. The Packers won 26-21. (AP Photo/Matt Ludtke)

    Prisoner Cowboys Fan Sues NFL for $88 Billion Over Dez Bryant Call

    A Colorado prisoner is trying to sue the NFL for $88,987,654,321.88 for the reversed call that overturned Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant’s catch against the Green... Read more

  • Baden Sports researcher director Hugh Tompkins shows an air pressure gauge reading for a football used in a demonstration in Renton, Wash., Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. Former NFL quarterback Hugh Millen, who now helps design footballs for Baden, says quarterbacks prefer footballs with less air because of better grip and faster throws. (AP Photos/Manuel Valdes)

    Former NFL Quarterback Talks Deflated Footballs

    RENTON, Wash.—The NFL is investigating whether the New England Patriots used under-inflated footballs during their AFC championship game victory over the Indianapolis Colts. But what advantages... Read more

  • New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady speaks at a news conference in Foxborough, Mass., Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 as he addresses the issue of the NFL investigation of deflated footballs. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

    Brady: ‘No Knowlegde’ of Any Wrongdoing

    Tom Brady, speaking Thursday at a press conference regarding the “deflategate” investigation, denied any wrongdoing or even that he could tell whether the balls were... Read more

  • FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2015, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady looks to pass during the first half of the NFL football AFC Championship game against the Indianapolis Colts in Foxborough, Mass. The NFL is investigating whether the Patriots deflated footballs that were used in their AFC championship game victory over the Colts. The inquiry was first reported by the website for WTHR-TV in Indiana, citing an unnamed source. On his regular weekly morning-after-game appearance Monday, Jan. 19, 2015, on WEEI radio, Brady said he wasn't aware of the report about the league's investigation into whether footballs were properly inflated against Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

    Tom Brady: ‘This Isn’t ISIS. No One is Dying’ in DeflateGate

    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said that the allegations against the team that they deflated footballs during the AFC Championship game against the Indianapolis... Read more

  • FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2015, file photo, New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick is shown at a news conference prior to a team practice in Foxborough, Mass. Belichick already received the largest fine for a coach in NFL history a few years ago. Now he faces more repercussions as the Patriots are trying to prepare for the Super Bowl against Seattle.  (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

    Bill Belichick Has Been Accused of Cheating Multiple Before

    New England head coach is Bill Belichick under intense scrutiny this week after his Patriots were reportedly guilty of under-inflating 11 of 12 football in... Read more

  • Seattle Seahawks' Ricardo Lockette celebrates after during overtime of the NFL football NFC Championship game against the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, in Seattle. The Seahawks won 28-22 to advance to Super Bowl XLIX. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

    Did the Seahawks Use an Illegal 6-Man ‘Wedge’ Formation on Onside Kick vs Packers?

    The Seattle Seahawks didn’t use an illegal formation during the onside kick during the team’s comeback against the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship game,... Read more

  • In this Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, photo New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has a ball tossed to him during warmups before the NFL football AFC Championship game against the Indianapolis Colts in Foxborough, Mass. The NFL says its investigation into whether the New England Patriots used underinflated footballs in the AFC championship game is ongoing after a report Tuesday night. Jan. 20, 2015,  claimed the league found 11 balls were not properly inflated. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

    How Pats Ball Boy Became America’s Most Wanted

    The most wanted rule-breaker in America today is a New England Patriots ball boy. So whether you think “Deflategate” is a big deal or not,... Read more

  • Cris Carter, left,  shakes hands with Indianapolis Colts' Andrew Luck after being picked during the Pro Bowl draft Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Colts’ Luck, Cowboys’ Romo Top Picks in Draft for Pro Bowl

    PHOENIX— Like sandlot players when they were kids, Hall of Famers Chris Carter and Michael Irvin chose sides on Wednesday night. This time, they were... Read more

  • In this Jan. 18, 2015, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady looks to pass during the first half of the NFL football AFC Championship game against the Indianapolis Colts in Foxborough, Mass. The NFL is investigating whether the Patriots deflated footballs that were used in their AFC championship game victory over the Colts. The inquiry was first reported by the website for WTHR-TV in Indiana, citing an unnamed source. On his regular weekly morning-after-game appearance Monday, Jan. 19, 2015, on WEEI radio, Brady said he wasn't aware of the report about the league's investigation into whether footballs were properly inflated against Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

    Here Are the NFL Rules and Policy for Deflating and Inflating Game Balls

    Amid reports that the NFL discovered the New England Patriots deflated 11 of 12 game footballs before the AFC Championship with the Indianapolis Colts, many... Read more


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