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'Pick Boy,' a Waldo sighting and more: Super Bowl Media Day on social media
Thousands of media members from around the world -- some less legitimate than others -- thronged the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., to ask Broncos and Seahawks players and coaches questions on just about every imaginable topic. The results, predictably, created no small stir on social media. Here's a sampling.
- George Bremer: Super Bowl offers great debate Over the course of 16 NFL seasons, Peyton Manning's legacy has begun to feel like a tangible being. The former Indianapolis Colts quarterback's place in league history will receive as much or more attention than any flesh-and-blood player this week as the countdown to Sunday's Super Bowl XLVIII continues in and around New York City.
- Harrison, Dungy among Hall of Fame finalists Peyton Manning is not the only former member of the Indianapolis Colts with something major to gain this weekend in the greater New York City area. Marvin Harrison and Tony Dungy are among 15 finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. A class of six or seven inductees will be announced Saturday after voting at the Super Bowl site.
Lawsuit focuses on tab for Super Bowl venue's turf
As the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks prep for their showdown in next weekend's Super Bowl, a legal fight is playing out over the turf installed months ago at the NFL title game's venue.
Luck, Mathis on opposite sides for Pro Bowl
Andrew Luck was the No. 1 pick all over again Wednesday night. The Indianapolis Colts quarterback was the first player selected on Day 2 of the 2014 Pro Bowl draft, joining head coach Chuck Pagano and his staff on Team Sanders. Indianapolis outside linebacker Robert Mathis also was drafted by alumni captain Deion Sanders later in the evening, leaving long snapper Matt Overton as the only Colts representative playing for alumni captain Jerry Rice's squad.
- Luck becomes third Colts rep in Pro Bowl Richard Sherman's tip drill success Sunday night did more than send the Seattle Seahawks to Super Bowl XLVIII and serve as the ignition point for one of the most memorable postgame interviews in recent history. It also sent Sherman's former Stanford teammate, Andrew Luck, to his second straight Pro Bowl.
Kobe Bryant surprises Boston College class
A Boston College professor says he used Kobe Bryant as an example in his first international marketing class of the semester — and then the Lakers star walked into the class and started taking notes.
- Colts GM preaching patience, progress Trent Richardson isn't going anywhere. Greg Toler remains a valuable piece of the future. And the Indianapolis Colts already have set their sights on reaching Super Bowl XLIX. Those are the salient points coming from general manager Ryan Grigson's season-ending news conference Thursday at the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center.
- Overton excited to take 'amazing' Pro Bowl stage In late September, Matt Overton helped surprise an Elwood teen during halftime of the Panthers' homecoming game. On Tuesday night, the Indianapolis Colts long snapper got a welcome shock of his own. His second season in the NFL will end at the Pro Bowl in Hawaii on Jan. 26.
Clark the Cub takes his place among pro sports' worst mascots
The Chicago Cubs have broken 138 years of mascot-free tradition by introducing Clark the Cub, who will entertain young fans at Wrigley Field beginning this season. Judging from reaction on the Internet, Clark instantly deserves a place on the list of pro sports' worst mascots. Here are our ideas for some other entries.
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