Jack and Jackie Harbaugh still don't know where they'll be sitting during the Super Bowl.
They do know where they'll be after the game.
The parents of John and Jim Harbaugh say they'll visit with each of their sons after the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens play in Sunday's Super Bowl. But while their victorious son will be elated and surrounded by well-wishers, the Harbaughs say it will be the son on the losing end who is likely to need his parents more.
Security screening at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome will be significantly heightened for the Super Bowl. The National Football League is strongly recommending that spectators minimize the number and size of all items carried into the stadium.
Items carried by spectators will be carefully inspected. Everyone entering the stadium on Super Bowl Sunday will be subject to security screenings, including metal detectors, pat-downs, and other special security checks. Spectators choosing not to consent to the NFL's security requirements will be refused admission.
Originally published on Thu January 31, 2013 11:44 am
The grim headlines just keep coming. This week it's former NFL kicker Tom Dempsey. Age 66, Dempsey suffers from dementia. During his football career he endured three diagnosed concussions and, almost certainly, several undiagnosed ones. As The New York Times notes, his neurologist was "astonished by the amount of damage" visible on Dempsey's brain scans.
The San Francisco 49ers say they have addressed anti-gay remarks made by cornerback Chris Culliver during aSuper Bowl media day interview. The team didn't say whether the second-year player will face disciplinary action or a fine.
During an interview Tuesday at the Superdome, Culliver responded to questions from comedian Artie Lange by saying he wouldn't welcome a gay player in the locker room. He also said the 49ers didn't have any homosexual players and, if they did, those players should leave.
Drew Brees says the Saints are ready to put the bounty scandal "to bed," be gracious Super Bowl hosts and look forward to next season.
Brees has been an ambassador for New Orleans since he arrived in 2006, and is maintaining that role with a busy schedule this week as the Big Easy prepares to host its first Super Bowl in more than a decade on Sunday.
The NFL announced it will salute former Chicago Bears legend and Super Bowl XX MVP Richard Dent during Super Bowl XLVII.
Dent, who played the majority of his 14-year career with the Bears at defensive end, will participate in the Vince Lombardi Trophy ceremony at the conclusion of Super Bowl XLVII. Dent will carry the trophy to the stage and deliver it to Commissioner Roger Goodell, who will present it to the Super Bowl champion.
They make a living looking upside down between their legs.
The only time they get noticed is when they mess up.
Such is life for a long snapper.
In Sunday's Super Bowl, Brian Jennings of the 49ers and Morgan Cox of the Ravens will be the guys doing the snapping for punts, field goals and extra points. They have the same goal: stay completely anonymous.