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Opening statements began Thursday in the Massachusetts murder trial against Aaron Hernandez. Hernandez, 25, formerly a tight end for the New England Patriots, allegedly murdered semi-professional football player, Odin Lloyd, 27, whom he knew socially,...
From: Business Insider | By: Christina Sterbenz | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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FALL RIVER, Mass. — With his ex-teammates about to play in the Super Bowl, former...
From: NESN | By: The Associated Press | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Jimmy Vaccaro, the dean of Las Vegas bookmakers, leaned back in his chair and kicked his black loafers up onto his desk, revealing the tube socks stretching between his shoes and his dad jeans. The NFC championship game was on his flat-screen television,...
From: FiveThirtyEight | By: Alan Siegel | Friday, January 30, 2015
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The Seattle Seahawks will be trying to win a second straight championship when they play the New England Patriots. Both teams have a 14-4 record.
From: NPR | By: Tom Goldman | Friday, January 30, 2015
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PHOENIX -- A look at what's ahead for the New England Patriots on Friday at Super Bowl XLIX: 10:30 a.m. ET -- Joint news conference with Bill Belichick and Pete Carroll 1:30 p.m. ET -- Roger Goodell's annual Super Bowl news conference The Patriots will...
From: ESPN | By: Mike Reiss | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Bill Belichick’s funereal demeanor is rooted in the public imagination, but as one N.F.L. network analyst said, meetings with him can be illuminating, even fun....
From: New York Times | By: RICHARD SANDOMIR | Friday, January 30, 2015
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In the biggest game of all, coaches have frequently made decisions that damaged their teams’ chances to win a championship.
From: New York Times | By: DAVID LEONHARDT | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Junior Seau is one of the 15 modern-era finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2015 and Thursday New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady remembered Seau fondly.
From: ESPN | By: Jeff Legwold | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Americans will consume a lot of food and beer during this Sunday’s Super Bowl XLIX between the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots - 3 billion bottles of beer, 70 million pounds of avocados, 30 million pounds of chips, 6 million pizzas, 5...
From: Forbes | By: James Conca | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Jurors in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez are scheduled to hear attorneys' opening statements Thursday on whether the one-time NFL star worth $40 million killed a semipro football player....
From: CNN | Friday, January 30, 2015
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The case of the New England Patriots’ underinflated footballs has touched off a hypertechnical forensic fracas like nothing since the kerning in George W. Bush’s National Guard documents. What’s the precision level of the pressure gauge the referees...
From: Slate | By: Jordan Ellenberg | Friday, January 30, 2015
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A mere four months ago, on an unusually balmy night in Kansas City, the New England Patriots seemed destined for a season’s worth of humiliation. The longtime Patriots quarterback-cum-talisman Tom Brady spent over three quarters of the Week 4 game...
From: New Yorker | By: Brendan I. Koerner | Friday, January 30, 2015
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CHANDLER, Ariz. -- After just one practice at the Arizona Cardinals' practice facility in Tempe, the New England Patriots couldn’t stop raving about the practice fields. The weather, in the 70s Wednesday for their first Super Bowl practice in Arizona,...
From: ESPN | By: Josh Weinfuss | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Thomas Healy, a graduate student in mechanical engineering at Carnegie Mellon, has detailed data on how atmospheric conditions might have reduced the pressure in footballs in the A.F.C. title game....
From: New York Times | By: JAMES GLANZ | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Bill Belichick, the "evil genius" in a hoodie, is about to lead the New England Patriots into its sixth Super Bowl in 14 seasons. How has his coaching style evolved?...
From: Christian Science Monitor | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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100% wind power, energy efficiency and recycling, and solar-powered teams are combining to make Super Bowl XLIX the greenest Super Bowl in history Will Super Bowl XLIX Be The Greenest Super Bowl In History? was originally published on CleanTechnica....
From: CleanTechnica | By: Silvio Marcacci | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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On Sunday the Seattle Seahawks will try to be the first team to repeat as Super Bowl champions since the 2003-2004 New England Patriots. There are many similarities between the last Patriots championship team and this Seahawks one, particularly between...
From: Slate | By: Josh Keefe | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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The trial of Mr. Hernandez, 25, who is charged with murder, began on Thursday as his former Patriots teammates were preparing to play in Sunday’s Super Bowl....
From: New York Times | By: JERÉ LONGMAN | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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CHANDLER, Ariz. -- What is a New England Patriots player to do during the mandatory 45-minute media access period at Super Bowl XLIX when no one comes up to ask a question? Rookie offensive tackle Cameron Fleming, for one, made his time useful by attempting...
From: ESPN | By: Mike Reiss | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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ESPN Magazine senior writer Seth Wickersham discusses Patriots team chaplain Jack Easterby's role with the team....
From: ESPN | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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The city is using public shame to get residents to recycle their food waste....
From: The Atlantic | By: Adam Chandler | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez orchestrated the killing of a semiprofessional football player, then covered up, prosecutors charged Thursday in opening statements, while the defense countered that authorities ignored the evidence...
From: Fox News | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Are you ready for some downloads!?
From: Time | By: Alex Fitzpatrick | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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A little defense, some kick returns, a lot of receptions and one critical pass make wide receiver Julian Edelman invaluable to the Patriots....
From: New York Times | By: BENJAMIN HOFFMAN | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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John Clayton shows that the Patriots are the best team at protecting the football and have been for a long time...
From: ESPN | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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A judge has sworn in the jury hearing the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez.
From: ESPN | By: Associated Press | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Balls aren’t the only things being squeezed ahead of this year’s Super Bowl. Ticket prices are, too. Over the past 10 days, ticket prices for Super Bowl XLIX have skyrocketed, from an average of $2,799 the day of the AFC Championship to $4,594 Wednesday...
From: FiveThirtyEight | By: Oliver Roeder | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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John Clayton says the two best teams in turnover differential this season are in the Super Bowl, the Patriots are the best at protecting the football and have been for a long time and why the chances for a fourth-quarter comeback win on Sunday are strong....
From: ESPN | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Chris Pratt is such a nice celebrity that he had no problem stopping to take photos with fans while venturing through the airport. When one fan asked him to stop for the photo op, worried he may be in a …...
From: OK Magazine | By: Nadine DeNinno | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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PHOENIX -- The image of Tom Brady in the crushing aftermath of Super Bowl XLVI remains an indelible moment in recent New England Patriots history. Brady sat in front of his locker, towel draped over his head, looking downward between his football cleats...
From: ESPN | By: Mike Reiss | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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A bettor at the Westgate Super Book in Las Vegas is staring at a $50,000 payday. All they need is the Seattle Seahawks to score exactly four points Sunday in Super Bowl XLIX against the New England Patriots.
From: ESPN | By: David Purdum | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Join us at 3 p.m. ET, 12 p.m. PT Thursday for the second special NFL Nation TV Super Bowl Week Spreecast. Episode No. 42 will review ESPN.com's recent joint venture with Pro Football Focus, which broke down how many "above-average" players each team...
From: ESPN | By: Paul Gutierrez | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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In his latest “Throwback Thursday” Facebook post, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady gives us a glimpse of 6-year-old Tommy, who dressed as his boyhood idol, Joe Montana, for Halloween. With a victory Sunday in Super Bowl XLIX, Brady can...
From: ESPN | By: ESPNBoston.com | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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100 years ago the National Football League curtailed on-field deaths and unnecessary brutality with a game-changing set of rules. It's time to institute some new ones....
From: The Atlantic | By: Jeff Nussbaum | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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PHOENIX -- New England Patriots linebacker Dont'a Hightower wasn't quite sure what to think about the team's first two days at Super Bowl XLIX.  "I’ve been seeing more of y’all [reporters] and less of coaches, so I don’t know if that’s a good...
From: ESPN | By: Mike Reiss | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Here are the most interesting Miami Dolphins stories Thursday from around the Web: Dave Hyde of the Sun Sentinel writes about Dolphins Hall of Fame ......
From: ESPN | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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BY THE time it is over, more than half a billion chickens will have given their lives so that their wings might be dipped in barbecue sauce. Enough avocados will be eaten, mashed into guacamole, to lay a trail from Seattle to Boston and back, four times....
From: The Economist | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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PHOENIX -- New England Patriots cornerback Brandon Browner has a unique viewpoint when it comes to the two head coaches in Super Bowl XLIX because he's played for both of them. Browner is indebted to Seattle's Pete Carroll for giving him his NFL chance...
From: ESPN | By: Mike Reiss | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Rather than throwing touchdowns for the Patriots, could Tom Brady have instead had a career throwing out baserunners for the Expos?  MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro looks back at how Montreal selected Brady (then a catcher at Serra High School) in the … Continue...
From: MLB Trade Rumors | By: Mark Polishuk | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Filed under: Sports & Recreation, This Built America Jim West/Alamy Super Bowl XLIX takes place Sunday between the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots, but you probably knew that already. Last year's blowout victory for the Seahawks over the...
From: Daily Finance | By: Andrew Ward | Friday, January 30, 2015
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You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the telling numbers tucked inside the news. To receive this newsletter in your inbox, subscribe. 0.44 Gronks That’s how much snow Worcester, Massachusetts, got as measured in units of the 6-foot,...
From: FiveThirtyEight | By: Walt Hickey | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Pointed comment: I nominate Tony Shaver for college basketball Coach of the Year - no, Man of the Year - for doing his part to breathe life into a sport too often reduced to possession-by-possession bump and grind. After William & Mary hung 100 points...
From: Norfolk Virginian-Pilot | By: HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com | Friday, January 30, 2015
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RICK TELANDER: NFL talks up decrease in concussions, but it had to be shamed into taking action
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Rick Telander | Friday, January 30, 2015
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CHANDLER, Ariz. — The secret to the success of the Patriots’ defense in 2014? It’s in the bag. Tweet  Email More Patriots Mike Petraglia, Ryan Hannable talk Tom Brady’s health, fire alarms at Patriots complex Dean Blandino corrects Super Bowl...
From: WEEI | By: Christopher Price | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Eli Manning may not be playing in the Super Bowl this year, but he is becoming a dad for the third time! According to Us Weekly, the 34-year-old New York Giants quarterback is expecting his third child with wife Abby McGrew. The couple is already parents...
From: Just Jared | By: Just Jared | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Yes, the Super Bowl also is the Super Bowl of advertising. And commercials are supposed to be part of the show, not an interruption. But there’s a discordant note amid the hoopla for Sunday’s match between the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks:...
From: Deadline Hollywood Daily | By: David Lieberman | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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In case you haven’t noticed, there’s more to the Super Bowl than football. Whether you’re…
From: Black Enterprise | By: Kandia Johnson | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Like an all-night rager in the apartment upstairs or a crying infant on a red-eye, the Super Bowl is one of those ineluctable public occurrences that’s seemingly impossible to stop and difficult to ignore.
From: The Rumpus | By: J. Ryan Stradal | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Raise your hand if you think deflating footballs is equivalent to fixing the World Series....
From: NESN | By: Ricky Doyle | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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"We'll cross that bridge when we get there"
From: Time | By: emilystraus | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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