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8:30AM

S.F, Examiner: Deflategate won't diminish Brady's greatness

By Art Spander
San Francisco Examiner

That’s enlightening, to find out the New England Patriots’ locker room guy, Jim McNally, was nicknamed “The Deflator” because he was trying to lose, no, not games, but weight.

Maybe Jenny Craig should have been the one checking the air pressure of the footballs.

Read the full story here.

© 2015 The San Francisco Examiner

9:40PM

The Sports Xchange: Media Day brings madness

By Art Spander
The Sports Xchange

PHOENIX — There was a guy wearing only a barrel. No, not the late, great Tim McKernan of Denver; this was someone representing a local C&W station, KNIX.

There was a young lady from a Hispanic sports station wearing something so tight it could barely be confused with a dress, much less a barrel.

Read the full story here.

Copyright © 2015 The Sports Xchange

7:41AM

The Sports Xchange: Seahawks notebook: Carroll learns game-ball procedures

By Art Spander
The Sports Xchange

PHOENIX — Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll, in his rimless glasses and dark suit, looked more like a businessman than a football coach. However, the questions he was asked moments after the Seahawks arrived for next Sunday's Super Bowl had nothing to do with finance.

Seattle's jet arrived at Sky Harbor Airport in the early afternoon, and not long after that, after the Seahawks' buses crept through the crowd of cheering, banner-waving fans at the motor entrance to the Arizona Grand Hotel, he was dealing with, yes, "deflategate."

Read the full story here.

Copyright © 2015 The Sports Xchange

9:27AM

SF Examiner: Tom Brady falls short in bid to match Montana

By Art Spander
Special to The Examiner

Tom Brady didn’t catch the man whom as a kid he idolized. It could have been because a couple of his best receivers didn’t catch the ball. But ever the team player, Brady was philosophical, not angry.

Another Super Bowl for Brady — the fifth in 10 years — and after three victories, a second straight loss. This time to the same team, the New York Giants, who beat him four years ago. Sunday, in Super Bowl XLVI, those Giants defeated Brady’s New England Patriots 21-17.


Copyright 2012 SF Newspaper Company
8:08AM

SF Examiner: Super Bowl odds are in favor of Patriots because of Tom Brady

By Art Spander
Special to The Examiner

How to figure this one, Super Bowl XLVI, between the New England Patriots, who haven’t lost in 11 games, and the New York Giants, who in November were the last team to beat the Patriots, if only by a 24-20 score?

It’s between a Patriots defense, which wasn’t very intimidating, and a Giants rushing offense, which has come up small.

Read the full story here.

Copyright 2012 SF Newspaper Company

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