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Ads are the third team at Super Bowl

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Everybody has already heard of the heroic (or in some fans’ case, annoying) performance by Tom Brady and the New England Patriots to comeback from a 28-3 deficit to win the Super Bowl. The game itself is the reason why millions of Americans watch the annual showdown every year, but the entertaining commercials and breathtaking…

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Commercials, halftime show add to Super Bowl

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By Tom Cottingham Features Editor Everybody has already heard of the heroic (or in some fans’ case, annoying) performance by Tom Brady and the New England Patriots to comeback from a 28-3 deficit to win the Super Bowl. The game itself is the reason why millions of Americans watch the annual showdown every year, but…

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Peyton ‘Man’ning

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Who is the best quarterback of all-time? Is it Montana? Brady? Marino? Favre? Elway? Or is it a guy who now has two Super Bowl rings, five MVP awards, 14 pro-bowl appearances and has the most career touchdown passes and passing yards in NFL history? Peyton Manning and his Denver Broncos defeated the Carolina Panthers…

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Don’t bet on it

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The Super Bowl is a spectacle widely regarded for the incredible amount of expense that goes into it. Millions of dollars are spent by the host cities of the event, in an attempt to turn a single evening event into a weeklong celebration of American football. But, for many Americans, the event has become more…

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Red Hot Mars

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By Jackie Roberts Staff Writer They may not have a team close to St. Bonaventure to cheer on, but students all around campus are getting prepared for the biggest football Sunday of the year:  Super Bowl Sunday. This year, the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos will compete for the biggest win of the year.…

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Pride goeth before the Super Bowl

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By Taylor Nigrelli Sports Editor I spent most of last Sunday afternoon watching the greatest quarterback of my lifetime (and my personal favorite) carve up the New England Patriots to the tune of 400 passing yards while earning his third Super Bowl trip. Later, I watched Seattle hold on to defeat San Francisco in an…

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Beyoncé brings perfection to halftime

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By Annie Riley Assitant News Editor After a controversial inauguration lip-synching scandal, Beyoncé won her fans and even her critics back over after a fabulous halftime performance at the Super Bowl on Sunday. Beyoncé has been performing onstage since she was a child, but this performance came at a perfect time for the 31-year-old pop…

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Fans need to remember Lewis’ past actions

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By Taylor Nigrelli Sports Assignment Editor In the early morning hours of Jan. 30, 2000, a limousine rented by Ray Lewis pulled away from an Atlanta nightclub as Richard Lollar, 24, and Jacinth Baker, 21, lay on the sidewalk, bleeding to death. On Jan. 2, Lewis announced he would retire from the NFL after this…

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Altering Football to Prevent Violence

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By Skye Tulio Sports Editor Football is a contact sport. There’s no doubt about it–but would changing the nature of the sport lessen the blow of a 240-pound linebacker charging full force? My guess is no. The issue of  head trauma endured by professional football players has grown in support in recent years. Even President…

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Students kick off plans for upcoming Super Bowl XLVII

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By Heather Monahan Features Assignment Editor This weekend brings a rare occasion to the St. Bonaventure campus. Rather than focusing on basketball and players shooting 3-pointers in the Reilly Center, the attention is turned to touchdowns and tackles as the Super Bowl takes over television. Although the big game is still a few days away,…

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Raven’s cheerleader wrongfully left off of Super Bowl squad

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By Deirdre Spilman Opinion Editor I am by no means a football fan. I do not even pretend to know what’s going on when people talk about it. Up until a few days ago, I didn’t even know who Ray Lewis was. Even though I may not appreciate the sport as much as some die-hard…

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