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SI.com: Don Banks: Packers' McCarthy building a legacy on the field, in the communityupdated: Fri Jun 08 2012 14:00:00

When you coach in Green Bay, where they name streets and stadiums after those who get the job done, it's not easy and perhaps not even advisable to dream of cracking the pantheon of Lombardi, Lambeau and Holmgren. But Mike McCarthy, head down and grinding away in his trademark no-frills fashion, is working on it.

SI.com: Don Banks: NFL counting on Peyton's return to form; more '12 schedule thoughtsupdated: Tue Apr 17 2012 22:44:00

Musings, observations and the occasional insight as we digest the NFL's just-released 256-game regular-season schedule ...

SI.com: Don Banks: History littered with QBs who have turned backup rags into richesupdated: Tue Mar 13 2012 12:09:00

It's unlikely helicopters will be involved in the news coverage of where fourth-year Packers backup quarterback Matt Flynn lands in free agency, but that doesn't mean the pursuit of the second most sought-after passer in this year's market will lack for significance or intrigue.

SI.com: Kerry J. Byrne: Older, prominent QBs rarely fare well in their new homesupdated: Thu Mar 08 2012 17:44:00

As Peyton Manning looks for a new home after 14 years with the Colts, it's important to remember one thing: It rarely ends well for the great ones, especially the quarterbacks.

SI.com: Jeff Diamond: Green Bay backup quarterback Matt Flynn ready to prove he can lead a franchiseupdated: Wed Feb 15 2012 21:37:00

The first day of NFL free agency -- March 13 -- can't come soon enough for Matt Flynn. The soon-to-be ex-Green Bay Packer backup is expected to be the league's most in-demand free-agent quarterback --once Drew Brees is signed or franchised by the Saints and outside of Peyton Manning being healthy and released by the Colts.

New York Giants celebrate Super Bowl winupdated: Tue Feb 07 2012 16:24:00

The New York Giants parade through the heart of Manhattan, celebrating a dramatic win in Super Bowl XLVI.

CNNMoney: Eli's coming: Super Bowl QB to cash inupdated: Mon Feb 06 2012 14:33:00

Eli Manning is heading to Disney World. Madison Avenue will be close behind.

The 20 most entertaining Super Bowl tweetsupdated: Mon Feb 06 2012 10:28:00

In the social media age, you don't need to be at a party to enjoy clever or catty comments about the Super Bowl.

SI.com: Don Banks: Giants finish resilient season in fitting fashion; more Snapsupdated: Mon Feb 06 2012 08:10:00

INDIANAPOLIS -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight as we digest the Giants' impossibly dramatic and gritty 21-17 defeat of the Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI Sunday night in Lucas Oil Stadium. As it turns out, it was a rematch, and a redux, indeed...

Giant parade awaits Super Bowl winners updated: Mon Feb 06 2012 04:30:00

A ticker tape parade awaits the New York Giants this week when the team returns home as Super Bowl champions after defeating the New England Patriots on a last-minute touchdown.

Giants edge Patriots in thriller; it was Madonna dance party at halfupdated: Sun Feb 05 2012 23:16:00

Triumphing in a thriller, quarterback Eli Manning led the New York Giants on Sunday to their second Super Bowl victory over the New England Patriots in four years.

Super Bowl surprise: Journey to the universe of the centerupdated: Sun Feb 05 2012 19:25:00

What's the most important position in football? Who's the guy who we need to watch most closely to determine which way the Super Bowl will swing?

Super Bowl loss bad for your health?updated: Sun Feb 05 2012 10:37:00

Can the emotional stress among viewers of the Super Bowl lead to fatal cardiovascular events? John Lisk reports.

Super Bowl ads you 'won't want to miss'updated: Sun Feb 05 2012 08:12:00

Watch John Stamos get knocked out and a two-headed singing car buyer in some Super Bowl ads airing on Sunday.

5 things to watch during the Super Bowlupdated: Sun Feb 05 2012 08:12:00

An estimated 111 million U.S. viewers are expected to tune in Sunday for Super Bowl XLVI. It features the scrappy New York Giants against the New England Patriots, who are looking for their fourth NFL title. Kickoff in Indianapolis is 6:30 p.m. ET.

SI.com: Peter King: Patriots' Light must hold up against Giants' fierce pass-rushersupdated: Fri Feb 03 2012 12:25:00

INDIANAPOLIS -- This city's outdone itself. It's been a great game site for the Super Bowl. So much to do downtown, all on foot, and the natives and even the drunks are in great moods. The meteorologists have helped, but there's something to be said for a vibrant downtown hosting everything at a Super Bowl, and holding the Super Bowl in a place where you never have to get in a car.

SI.com: Tom Verducci: Super Bowl edition: How parity in MLB matches up with NFLupdated: Fri Feb 03 2012 12:10:00

One of the great myths about the NFL is that the salary cap affords the league much better competitive balance than is possible in the cap-less Major League Baseball. This would not be a good week to be promoting that myth, seeing that the New York Giants and New England Patriots have become what Meryl Streep and George Clooney are to the Oscars. Ho-hum. The Giants and Patriots have filled one-third of the available spots over the past 12 Super Bowls.

SI.com: Jon Wertheim: From humble beginnings, Super Bowl has exploded in statureupdated: Fri Feb 03 2012 10:36:00

The American Football League and National Football League played their World Championship Game in 1967 at the Los Angeles Coliseum. Technically, this was Super Bowl I, though no one had thought to title the game, much less give it a numeral, Roman or otherwise. The Green Bay Packers beat the Kansas City Chiefs in front of something less than a capacity crowd. Don't believe it? Well, you'll have to take our word, because no one thought to keep a tape of the game.

SI.com: Don Banks: Manning's future as a Colt overshadowing Super Bowl weekendupdated: Thu Feb 02 2012 14:01:00

INDIANAPOLIS -- The irony is too rich to miss here this week. The juxtaposition as stark as it could possibly be. Peyton Manning isn't in this Super Bowl, but somehow he still looms over it, with the drama surrounding his future providing a backdrop for a game that's chock full of intriguing storylines.

SI.com: Richard Rothschild: Grading all 45 Super Bowlsupdated: Wed Feb 01 2012 12:55:00

Like an underachieving student who needs time to register academic success, the Super Bowl took a few decades before establishing itself as a sporting event that was as much about achievement as it was hype.

SI.com: Kerry J. Byrne: Shift toward offense culminates with upcoming XLVI fireworksupdated: Wed Feb 01 2012 12:49:00

If you love the passing game, you'll love Super Bowl XLVI. In fact, it's a watershed moment in the evolution of pro football.

CNNMoney: Super Bowl tickets starting at $2,800updated: Thu Jan 26 2012 10:10:00

Haven't made your plans yet to head to Indianapolis for the Super Bowl? Hope your credit card has some room on it -- tickets are going to cost you thousands of dollars over face value.

Longshot presidential candidate to put abortion in your face during Super Bowlupdated: Mon Jan 23 2012 09:34:00

It was tongue in cheek, blogger Sophia Brugato said, because let's be honest: Tim Tebow, for all his athletic attributes, isn't the biggest scorer.

SI.com: Don Banks: Giants, Pats to revisit recent history in Super Bowl, more Snapsupdated: Mon Jan 23 2012 01:26:00

SAN FRANCISCO -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight from a down-to-the-wire Championship Sunday. We had three-point thrillers, from coast to coast...

SI.com: Michael Rosenberg: Is NFL really a quarterback league? It's not as clear as you thinkupdated: Fri Jan 20 2012 11:15:00

The San Francisco 49ers are trying to win the Super Bowl with Alex Smith, and the Baltimore Ravens are trying to win it with Joe Flacco, which seems like trying to shower without using water. The NFL, we have been told 1,000 times, is a quarterback league. You either have a great one or you need a great one. ESPN even declared that 2011 was "The Year of the Quarterback," but sadly couldn't get that confirmed on menus at Chinese restaurants. (Imagine! 2010: Year of the Tiger. 2011: Year of the Quarterback. 2012: Year of the Dragon.)

Like he said, Eli Manning is an elite quarterbackupdated: Fri Jan 20 2012 08:51:00

Looking back, all the fuss was a bit silly. Giants quarterback Eli Manning was asked during a radio interview before the season if he thought he was in the same class as Tom Brady, his more heralded counterpart with the Patriots. What was he supposed to say? "No, actually, Tom is much better than I am. He is also more handsome. Everyone knows that!" Of course not. He answered the question the way any proud athlete, with a Super Bowl MVP on his fireplace mantle, would: "I consider myself in that class," he told 1050 ESPN in New York during training camp, back in August. "Tom Brady is a great quarterback, he's a great player and what you've seen with him is he's gotten better every year. He started off winning championships and I think he's a better quarterback now than what he was, in all honesty, when he was winning those championships. "I think now he's grown up and gotten better every year and that's what I'm trying to do," he said. "I kind of hope these next seven years of my

SI.com: Jeff Diamond: Nowhere is pressure greater than in conference championship gamesupdated: Wed Jan 18 2012 13:49:00

This weekend's conference championship games bring back the best and worst memories from my NFL management career. That's because I consider this game to be the toughest to win and the most painful to lose. Yes, even worse than losing a Super Bowl, which happened to me twice.

SI.com: Packers face a lot of tough questions this offseasonupdated: Tue Jan 17 2012 17:07:00

I sure didn't see that coming. Except for a minor blip in Kansas City a month ago, the Packers were an efficient and precise scoring machine all season. Although their defense certainly could be porous, it made enough plays to win when combined with an offense that scored 35 points per game.

SI.com: Peter King: Giants' stubbornness paid off in '04 megadeal that almost wasn'tupdated: Tue Jan 17 2012 15:50:00

Here are two questions for you to start your Championship Week: What would have happened if Ernie Accorsi hadn't had such a backbone on April 24, 2004? And what would have happened if A.J. Smith had played hardball with Accorsi as the clock wound down on the fourth overall pick of the 2004 NFL Draft, with just seven minutes to go and the Giants on the clock?

SI.com: Michael Rosenberg: For Saints, loss to 49ers was like being continually punched in gutupdated: Mon Jan 16 2012 10:11:00

Some losses are so bad that when you get home, your dog kicks you.

SI.com: Don Banks: Manning, Giants pull off unthinkable yet again; more Snapsupdated: Sun Jan 15 2012 23:05:00

Musings, observations and the occasional insight as we wrap our brains around the new realities that the divisional playoffs have wrought: The Giants and 49ers move on, and the Packers and Saints don't. There's nothing like the plot twists you get in the NFL's postseason....

SI.com: Kerry J. Byrne: Divisional grades: Giants-Packersupdated: Sun Jan 15 2012 22:35:00

Grading out the performances from the New York Giants' impressive 37-20 upset win at Green Bay in the NFC divisional playoffs.

SI.com: Kerry J. Byrne: Playoff preview: Broncos-Patriotsupdated: Thu Jan 12 2012 16:38:00

1. Tom Brady's paper-tiger Patriots need this win more than Tim Tebow's magical Broncos.

SI.com: Damon Hack: Playoff preview: Giants-Packersupdated: Thu Jan 12 2012 16:32:00

1. It's beginning to look a lot like 2007, down to the smallest details.

SI.com: Don Banks: No shortage of storylines to watch among playoffs' elite eightupdated: Thu Jan 12 2012 13:45:00

Sign me up for the notion that the NFL's divisional playoff round typically makes for the best weekend of the season, with the league's elite eight pairing off in four bursts of high-stakes elimination football. Here are eight of the best storylines that provide a backdrop of the action on tap:

SI.com: Richard Rothschild: Packers greats see hints of their dynasty in Rodgers, today's teamupdated: Wed Jan 11 2012 15:50:00

There has been no greater National Football League dynasty than the Green Bay Packers of the 1960s.

SI.com: Jon Wertheim: Despite popular opinion, weather is no advantage for home teamsupdated: Wed Jan 11 2012 15:35:00

In the sport of table tennis, the emphasis on neutral playing conditions is a heavy one. So much so that even at low-level tournaments, the organizers will regulate temperature, humidity and the current from the arenas' air conditioning vents. Contrast with the NFL. Teams can play alongside the beach -- under a cloudless sky in 90-degree heat -- on one Sunday; and then play alongside one of the Great Lakes -- in a heartlessly cold blizzard -- the next Sunday.

SI.com: Don Banks: Ranking the potential Super Bowl XLVI matchupsupdated: Wed Jan 11 2012 13:59:00

We're down to the final eight teams in the NFL playoffs, and that means there are only 16 potential matchups remaining for Super Bowl XLVI at Lucas Oil Stadium next month in Indianapolis. Don't worry, I did the math so you don't have to. Here's a pregame storyline or reason to care about each and every Super pairing, as we rank them from most intriguing to least appealing. As always, your results may vary...

SI.com: Don Banks: Falcons offense no-shows in latest Ryan playoff loss; more Snapsupdated: Mon Jan 09 2012 05:55:00

DENVER -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight as we digest a wild-card weekend in the NFL that obviously saved the best for last, Denver's stunning Tebow-led overtime upset of Pittsburgh at a delirious Sports Authority Field...

SI.com: Kerry Byrne: There's a better than 50 percent chance Packers or Saints will win Super Bowlupdated: Sat Jan 07 2012 16:35:00

Passer Rating Differential is so effective at identifying NFL champions that the Cold, Hard Football Facts call it the Mother of All Stats. It simply subtracts a team's Defensive Passer Rating from its Offensive Passer Rating, and it proves that a dominant passing game has always been the key to success in the NFL. Nearly 60 percent of all NFL champions since 1940 ranked No. 1 or No. 2 in Passer Rating Differential; 90 percent ranked in the top 5.

SI.com: Damon Hack: Playoff preview: Steelers-Broncosupdated: Thu Jan 05 2012 15:23:00

1. Tim Tebow picked the wrong time to slump.

SI.com: Don Banks: NFL 2012 playoff primerupdated: Tue Jan 03 2012 13:52:00

Musings, observations and the occasional insight as we break down the NFL's 12-team playoff field from as many angles as occur to us...

NFL playoffs, Super Bowl to be streamed onlineupdated: Tue Dec 20 2011 19:22:00

Football's big game is coming to the small screen.

SI.com: Don Banks: Ecstasy, agony of streaks over for Packers, Colts; more Snapsupdated: Mon Dec 19 2011 00:16:00

DENVER -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight in a Week 15 that fairly well turned things upside down in an NFL that officially just stopped making sense, at least for a day....

Kansas City Chiefs end Green Bay Packers' 19-game winning streakupdated: Sun Dec 18 2011 17:41:00

The Kansas City Chiefs beat the Green Bay Packers on Sunday in Arrowhead Stadium, ending the defending Super Bowl champions' quest for a perfect season.

SI.com: Don Banks: One year since last loss, numbers tell tale of Packers dominanceupdated: Thu Dec 15 2011 17:49:00

Perhaps it's a byproduct of the league-wide obsession with all things Tebow, and the remarkable story that just keeps raging on in Denver, consuming more and more oxygen every week. Maybe it's a bit of perfect-season fatigue, with the 2007 Patriots and the 2009 Colts having trod this same parcel of ground so recently. And without a doubt, some of it can be attributed to the Packers themselves, a small-market team almost devoid of drama, with no prima donnas or screaming need to draw attention to itself.

SI.com: Don Banks: Packers face fact that potentially perfect reward comes with riskupdated: Sun Dec 11 2011 23:39:00

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- You watch the Green Bay Packers play these days, and the thought keeps occuring to you that only one team might be able to stop them from getting where they want to go. And that team would be the Green Bay Packers themselves.

SI.com: Don Banks: Packers prove they can take a punch and maintain perfect pursuitupdated: Mon Dec 05 2011 10:27:00

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- If perfection comes to pass this season in Green Bay, remember this one. It was as close to defeat as the Packers have come this season, and like an accident narrowly avoided, it sent the adrenaline surging and brought out the best possible reaction from the defending Super Bowl champions.

Madonna to headline Super Bowl halftime showupdated: Mon Dec 05 2011 06:04:00

Madonna will take center stage at halftime of Super Bowl XLVI, flanked by Cirque du Soleil performers in what traditionally is one of the year's most watched shows.

SI.com: Peter King: Jags couldn't afford to wait any longer in firing Del Rio; mailupdated: Tue Nov 29 2011 12:17:00

The end for coach Jack Del Rio came sooner than Jacksonville owner Wayne Weaver had hoped. The owner, one of the most patient of his ilk in the NFL, had planned to make a decision on Del Rio's future at the end of the season. But the Jags had played so haplessly on offense, and Del Rio couldn't turn the ship around in any tangible way, and there was just no hope in a town that goes week-to-week to sell tickets. So Weaver fired Del Rio today in the midst of his fourth straight non-winning season -- on a day when it was also revealed that Shahid Kahn will buy the franchise and keep it in Jacksonville.

SI.com: Don Banks: Best roster ever? Don't forget mighty '71 Cowboys on Thanksgivingupdated: Tue Nov 22 2011 13:52:00

This year's tripleheader slate of Thanksgiving Day games is being hailed as the NFL's best ever, with much of the buzz building on behalf of the Packers-Lions appetizing early showdown in Detroit or the family-style grand finale that will be the highly anticipated Harbaugh Bowl in Baltimore.

SI.com: Don Banks: Lions rediscover their mojo when it was needed most; more Snapsupdated: Sun Nov 20 2011 21:13:00

CHICAGO -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight as we digest a Week 11 that looked dreadful on paper but wound up playing out as one of the most entertaining Sundays of the NFL season....

CNNMoney: Green Bay Packers to sell stock to fansupdated: Wed Nov 09 2011 15:52:00

The defending Super Bowl champions Green Bay Packers are planning to sell stock to the public next week, the team's first stock offering since 1997.

SI.com: Kerry J. Byrne: 2011 NFL midseason recap by the numbersupdated: Thu Nov 03 2011 11:50:00

The NFL season hits the halfway pole defined by big gaudy passing numbers from the game's elite passers, a historic streak of huge comebacks, the stunning implosion of the Peyton Manning-less Indianapolis Colts and the sad loss of pro football icon Al Davis.

SI.com: Don Banks: Packers perfection is realistic, but potential bumps are aheadupdated: Wed Oct 19 2011 16:30:00

With 10 games remaining on their schedule, of course it's way premature and patently ridiculous to start speculating on the Green Bay Packers' chances to go through the regular season a perfect 16-0. And of course we're going to do it anyway. Premature speculation comes with the job when you cover the NFL these days.

SI.com: Jeff Diamond: Pressure of expectations can be felt from top to bottom of NFL teamsupdated: Wed Oct 19 2011 14:32:00

Lions coach Jim Schwartz and 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh may not be best buddies these days, but they do share one thing in common -- they and their 5-1 teams are far exceeding expectations so far this season.

SI.com: Don Banks: So far, it's back to the good old days of Bay Area relevanceupdated: Tue Oct 11 2011 12:23:00

While questions of succession have naturally arisen in Oakland in the wake of Al Davis' death after decades of leading the franchise, let's not focus so long-term that we overlook the arrival of some long-awaited success to Raiders football, and to the NFL landscape in the Bay Area as a whole.

SI.com: Don Banks: A pair of playoff rematches this weekend boast interesting parallelsupdated: Thu Oct 06 2011 13:01:00

Every once in a while, we're reminded that maybe the NFL schedule makers really do know what they're doing after all. Week 5 provides us with ample evidence.

SI.com: Don Banks: Packers know they can improve -- and that's bad news for the NFCupdated: Mon Sep 26 2011 00:54:00

CHICAGO -- Dispatches from the Packers' more-impressive-than-it-sounds 27-17 win over the befuddling Bears at Soldier Field ...

Da Bears: Super Bowl XX champs to visit White House, 25 years lateupdated: Thu Sep 22 2011 20:26:00

The Super Bowl XX champions Chicago Bears -- regarded as one of the most colorful teams in NFL history with players nicknamed "The Fridge," "Da Coach," "Sweetness," and a punk quarterback -- has been invited to the White House next month to make up for a visit that was canceled 25 years ago, a White House official told CNN Thursday.

SI.com: Don Banks: Packers' season-opening win over Saints proved to be quite a dreamupdated: Fri Sep 09 2011 07:24:00

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Dispatches from the Packers' wildly entertaining 42-34 win over the outgunned Saints in Thursday night's NFL regular-season opener at a celebratory Lambeau Field. (Lockout? What lockout?) ...

SI.com: Kerry Byrne: Saints vs. Packers features teams that have a lot in commom with Lombardi's squadsupdated: Wed Sep 07 2011 12:35:00

The Green Bay Packers host the New Orleans Saints Thursday night in a star-studded NFL kickoff game that pits the last two Super Bowl champions.

SI.com: Don Banks: 20 Bold Predictions for 2011updated: Tue Sep 06 2011 12:06:00

The prediction business is a foolish and risky game in the ever-changing NFL, but hey, somebody's got to do it. So here goes, 20 bold predictions as we stare down the start of the 2011 regular season:

SI.com: Chris Burke: 2011 Division Preview: NFC Northupdated: Fri Sep 02 2011 12:55:00

SI.com is previewing all eight divisions throughout the week in anticipation of the 2011 season kicking off. (Send comments to siwriters@simail.com)

SI.com: Don Banks: 2011 Division Preview: AFC Northupdated: Fri Sep 02 2011 12:54:00

SI.com is previewing all eight divisions throughout the week in anticipation of the 2011 season kicking off. (Send comments to siwriters@simail.com)

SI.com: Don Banks: Don't tell NFL fans in Cleveland and Detroit that the preseason doesn't matterupdated: Thu Aug 18 2011 12:34:00

More than any other month, even April, August in the NFL is all about hope. A new season looms, and the possibilities seem endless, even for the downtrodden teams of the league who perennially pack it in and head home after Week 17 rather than play on into the postseason.

SI.com: Peter King: The first weekend of preseason NFL games was revealing and controversialupdated: Mon Aug 15 2011 11:49:00

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- We'll get to the news of the weekend in a few hundred words, to touchbacks and Starcaps, to playing for now and playing for later, to Colt McCoy taking a big step and Matthew Stafford taking a healthy one, to the first week of the silly season and the panic it induces, to the team trying to figure how the coin toss works and the team trying to figure where to kick off from, and to the NFL player with a tattoo thing for Elizabeth Taylor. In due time. Oh, and reading between the lines, the NFL is not happy with the Bears Wildcatting their own kickoff spot. But more about that later.

Snow is Super Bowl buzzkillupdated: Tue Jul 12 2011 22:58:00

A rare sight in Texas, snow and ice is making Super Bowl fans frown.

Weary Dallas enjoys super sunshine on eve of Packers-Steelers gameupdated: Tue Jul 12 2011 22:58:00

Mother Nature smiled Saturday on ice-weary metro Dallas residents and Super Bowl visitors, providing sunny skies and snow-melting temperatures in the low 50s.

SI.com: Kerry J. Byrne: Packers prove Passer Rating Differential no flukeupdated: Tue Jul 05 2011 11:22:00

The future is bright for Aaron Rodgers and the Packers.

SI.com: Kerry Byrne: The most important stat in football: Passer Rating Differentialupdated: Thu Jun 23 2011 13:49:00

It's official, sports fans: Passer Rating Differential is the most important stat in football. It's the one indicator virtually guaranteed to separate winners from losers and champs from chumps.

SI.com: Don Banks: Seventeen NFL games to watch forupdated: Tue Apr 19 2011 22:11:00

The NFL rolled out the 2011 schedule with its usual amount of prime-time fanfare on Tuesday, and yet what do we make of a regular season that has the potential to be anything but regular?

Not so Super ticketsupdated: Thu Feb 10 2011 06:10:00

A group of fans were unhappy with Super Bowl ticket situation. CNN's Mark McKay reports.

SI.com: Don Banks: Packers would not be denied on persevering path to Super Bowl titleupdated: Wed Feb 09 2011 13:55:00

ARLINGTON, Texas -- It probably couldn't have ended any other way for these Green Bay Packers.

Dallas digs out ahead of Super Bowlupdated: Sat Feb 05 2011 14:18:00

The Dallas-Fort Worth area was hit by a winter storm, but temperatures should be in the 40s by Super Bowl Sunday.

Texas socked in by snowupdated: Fri Feb 04 2011 22:59:00

Texans battle the winter snow but also manage to have fun in Dallas.

Icy weather stifles pre-Super Bowl fun, injures workers at stadiumupdated: Fri Feb 04 2011 22:59:00

A deep freeze across the South appears to have dampened the pre-Super Bowl fun for fans gathering in the Lone Star State.

Sunday's Super Bowl the most high-tech everupdated: Fri Feb 04 2011 15:44:00

It may not be on the minds of hot-wing-chomping sports fans who want to see Clay Matthews clobber Ben Roethlisberger or Hines Ward streak toward the end zone.

CNNMoney: Carmakers driven to advertise on Super Bowlupdated: Fri Feb 04 2011 12:56:00

Automakers are back in force for this year's Super Bowl -- just two years after the U.S. industry was nearly wiped out -- with nine companies purchasing multi-million dollar spots for the big game.

Security tight for Super Bowl Sundayupdated: Fri Feb 04 2011 11:03:00

The teams are in Texas, practicing and mentally preparing for game day. Not the Green Bay Packers or the Pittsburgh Steelers, but the dozens of security teams that have been brought in from all over the country to keep the Super Bowl safe.

Packers fans show true colorsupdated: Fri Feb 04 2011 11:03:00

A Wisconsin neighborhood shows its support for the Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl XLV. Affiliate WLUK reports.

Impressionist paintings wagered on Super Bowlupdated: Fri Feb 04 2011 05:38:00

Impressionist painting and football are words you don't often hear in the same sentence.

CNNMoney: Super Bowl ad: Is $3 million worth it?updated: Thu Feb 03 2011 13:24:00

Is a $3 million, 30-second Super Bowl ad really worth it?

Icy weather raises questions on Super Bowl travelupdated: Tue Feb 01 2011 16:07:00

A rash of inclement weather shut down Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport Tuesday morning, raising questions as to whether Super Bowl fans will face travel problems ahead of Sunday's big game.

SI.com: Tom Verducci: Baseball analysis reveals a key edge in Super Bowl matchupupdated: Tue Feb 01 2011 11:46:00

If you break down the Packers-Steelers Super Bowl matchup with the eye of a baseball analyst, you will find one team has a major edge this Sunday. I will reveal that important edge in a minute -- not to mention why Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers is the new Mel Ott -- but first you have to understand the baseball perspective.

SI.com: Super Bowl Photo Galleriesupdated: Tue Feb 01 2011 10:20:00

Sports Illustrated's Super Bowl Galleries

SI.com: SI's Super Bowl Coverageupdated: Mon Jan 31 2011 16:45:00

From Bart Starr's '67 Packers to Drew Brees' '10 Saints, SI has been covering the Super Bowl since its inception. Here are the game stories for sports' biggest event:

2010: Heart attack warning signsupdated: Mon Jan 31 2011 14:19:00

Paying attention to warning signs of a heart attack may mean saving your heart from damage. HLN's Christi Paul reports.

Super Bowl may trigger heart attacksupdated: Mon Jan 31 2011 14:19:00

This Sunday's Super Bowl could prove to be a real heartbreaker for some fans of the losing team.

People.com: Black Eyed Peas Hosting 'Phunky' Super Bowl Bashupdated: Fri Jan 28 2011 07:09:00

"We can’t wait to get it started," Peas lead singer Fergie says of the Dallas party

SI.com: Peter King: Super Bowl XLV is one for history booksupdated: Wed Jan 26 2011 14:43:00

CHICAGO -- We'll get to the Super Bowl matchup that Doris Kearns Goodwin would love (it's historic, for those not familiar with Ms. Goodwin's work), and to the volcanic Jay Cutler situation, and to one of the greatest predictions in sports history (sort of) soon enough. But I begin this morning with two things -- the Super Bowl XLV Factoid That Will Interest Everyone, and something Packers GM Ted Thompson said, uncharacteristically, in the winning locker room 45 minutes after Green Bay 21, Chicago 14: "I think this game was good for America.''

SI.com: Don Banks: Steelers-Packers Super Bowl a dream scenario for fans, more Snapsupdated: Mon Jan 24 2011 17:12:00

PITTSBURGH -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight from an interesting, but rather uneven Championship Sunday in the NFL ...

SI.com: Frank Deford: A winter's tale about footballupdated: Wed Jan 12 2011 14:22:00

Every year now, about this time, the thermometer falls and the Roman numerals rise. Why, the Super Bowl is certified vintage now. Patriotic football fans, plus Tom Brady himself, keep filling the Broadway pews of Lombardi, to solemnly listen to an actor pass on the revealed wisdom of one of the Super Bowl's Founding Fathers . . . as sure as we citizens heard members of Congress read us, less artistically, the profound words of Madison and his sacred brethren.

SI.com: Andrew Perloff: First and 10: Colts weren't convincing, Eli exposes Texansupdated: Sun Oct 10 2010 20:24:00

Quick-hitting insights from the slate of 1 p.m. games.

SI.com: Related Galleries (Oct. 4, 2010 issue)updated: Mon Sep 27 2010 17:16:00

Related Galleries for the October 4, 2010 issue

SI.com: Jim Trotter: Coryell's impact on NFL still felt todayupdated: Fri Jul 02 2010 10:22:00

Retired quarterback Brian Sipe was speaking at a luncheon for the San Diego Hall of Champions sports museum a couple of years ago when someone asked about playing at San Diego State for Don Coryell, the intense and wildly imaginative coach who loved to throw the football. Sipe smiled and paused. It was as if he were asking himself: How best to describe the offensive genius that was Coryell?

SI.com: Joe Posnanski: For one year, at least, the champs will have to come out and playupdated: Tue May 25 2010 22:45:00

Yes, I am on record saying that every Super Bowl should be in New Orleans. Well ... I love New Orleans Super Bowls. There's something about the city, the people, the history that makes a Super Bowl there feel even bigger than normal. Of course, I'm all for keeping things the same. I think every U.S. Open should be at Pebble Beach, every British Open at St. Andrews, every football "National Championship" game at the Rose Bowl and every Final Four in Indianapolis.

SI.com: NFL owners vote to have 2014 Super Bowl in NYC areaupdated: Tue May 25 2010 16:22:00

The Super Bowl is coming to the New York City area.

SI.com: Don Banks: NY/NJ Super Bowl will be cold, hard realityupdated: Fri May 14 2010 12:56:00

Now that the idea of an outdoor Super Bowl played in the chill of early February is just days shy of making the leap from concept to, uh, cold, hard reality, it's time to take a look at what the 2014 game in the New York area might hold in store, from as many perspectives as we can conjure up.

SI.com: Jim Trotter: NFL offseason burning questions, AFCupdated: Fri Feb 12 2010 11:39:00

No sooner had the last flake of confetti fallen in Miami that next year's Super Bowl odds were posted. Not surprisingly, the Colts are the favorite to do what they couldn't achieve this season. Everybody of consequence returns for the Colts next season. Linebacker Gary Brackett is scheduled to be a unrestricted free agent and Antoine Bethea is a restricted free agent, but both are expected to return to Indianapolis. With that in mind, here's a look at the biggest questions that need answered this offseason among the AFC teams.

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