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2:00 pm
Fri February 1, 2013

Brain Injuries And The NFL: A Fan's 5 Stages Of Grief

Mark Stahl iStockphoto.com

A few years ago, before "CTE" was as much a part of football conversations as "quarterback rating" or "wild card spot," I had a conversation with some friends about unsettling news stories that linked the sport to brain injury.

As we spoke, an avowed hater of sports piped up. "Football, as it's currently played, is completely indefensible," she said.

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San Francisco 49ers 55, Denver Broncos 10
1:29 pm
Fri February 1, 2013

Super Bowl Memories: SB XXIV

Long before the San Francisco 49ers descended on the Crescent City for this year’s Super Bowl XLVII, the franchise cemented its 1980s dynasty in dominating fashion, defeating the Denver Broncos 55-10 at the Louisiana Superdome on Jan. 28, 1990.

The 45-point margin of victory remains the most lopsided in Super Bowl history.

San Francisco’s victory in Super Bowl XXIV was the fourth world championship for Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana and his 49ers, but only the first for rookie head coach George Seifert.

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Super Bowl XLVII
1:28 pm
Fri February 1, 2013

3 Things To Say At A Super Bowl Party

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
Joe Skipper Reuters /Landov

Originally published on Sun February 3, 2013 11:02 pm

If you're invited to a Super Bowl party and aren't quite up to speed about Sunday's big game, join the club. This blogger's a Buffalo Bills fan and tries to kind of tune out around this time of the season because, after all, it brings back some painful memories.

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Super Bowl XLVII
1:03 pm
Fri February 1, 2013

Baltimore Ravens Thursday Practice Report

Already on a road trip for Super Bowl XLVII, the Baltimore Ravens took another one Thursday, splitting their second day of full-scale workouts for their game against San Francisco between their NFL-assigned Tulane University FieldTurf practice field and the grass fields at the New Orleans Saints facility in nearby Metairie.

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Super Bowl XLVII
12:59 pm
Fri February 1, 2013

Super Bowl Team Injury Report

The NFL has released the Thursday player injury report for the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers.

BALTIMORE RAVENS at SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS

BALTIMORE RAVENS

Practice Report

    

FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE

 

Wednesday

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Super Bowl XLVII
12:28 pm
Fri February 1, 2013

San Francisco 49ers Thursday Practice Report

First, it’s the Harbaugh Super Bowl. On Friday, it will be the Harbaugh dual press conference. Thursday offered the Harbaugh dual practice.

Preferring to move from the field built on the baseball field at Tulane University, John Harbaugh moved the Baltimore Ravens practice to the New Orleans Saints facility in Metairie, putting both John and Jim Harbaugh in the same facility at roughly the same time as they prepared their teams for Super Bowl XLVII.

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Super Bowl XLVII
5:05 am
Fri February 1, 2013

Ravens Are Super Bowl Underdogs, But Are Stats On Their Side?

Originally published on Fri February 1, 2013 12:09 pm

Transcript

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

The Baltimore Ravens are the underdogs in this Sunday's Super Bowl, going up against the San Francisco 49ers. Now, there have been bigger underdogs. And yes, the Ravens are not the lowest-seeded team to make it to the Super Bowl. But the Ravens have beaten the odds in another way. NPR's Mike Pesca talked to some football numbers guys and has this report.

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Super Bowl XLVII
1:41 pm
Thu January 31, 2013

Beyoncé Just One of Many Stars at Super Bowl

The entertainment leading up to the Super Bowl is so A-list, Beyonce may not have the most anticipated performance surrounding Sunday's big game in New Orleans.

Justin Timberlake is scheduled to give his first major musical performance in four years. Stevie Wonder will perform at an outdoor concert. CeeLo is reuniting with his old hip-hop clique, Goodie Mob, and Rascal Flatts will team up with Journey for a concert. And that's only a fraction of the all-star events.

Indeed, much of the emphasis in the days leading up to the big event has very little to do with the game.

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Super Bowl XLVII
1:39 pm
Thu January 31, 2013

Beyoncé to Finally Face Media at Super Bowl

Beyoncé is expected to face the media Thursday as she previews her halftime performance at the Super Bowl. But the focus will likely be on her performance at that other big event earlier this month.

The superstar hasn't spoken publicly since it was alleged that she lip-synched her rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" at President Barack Obama's inauguration. Since she hasn't addressed the controversy, it's expected the topic will be the main focus of her afternoon press conference in New Orleans.

Super Bowl XLVII
1:38 pm
Thu January 31, 2013

Hot Ticket: Players Make Super Bowl Ticket Grab

Heading back to his hometown, Jacoby Jones couldn't afford to tell the truth.

The All-Pro kick returner for the Baltimore Ravens got 15 tickets for the Super Bowl as a participating player. The demand from family and friends in New Orleans was way beyond that.

No Big Easy there.

Each Raven and San Francisco 49er player and coach had access to 15 tickets: two complimentary, the rest for purchase. Prices range this year from $800 to $1,200, the same as last year in Indianapolis.

When the game was last played in New Orleans 11 years ago, every seat cost $400.

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