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10:21PM

The Sports Xchange: Patriots a team that most love to hate

By Art Spander
The Sports Xchange

MINNEAPOLIS — The man on the phone was adamant. “Anybody but the Patriots,” he said. Which in this case leaves only the Philadelphia Eagles, whose popularity in Super Bowl LII is based on the New England Patriots’ widespread unpopularity.

“I know 30 other cities are not rooting for us,” said Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, one short of the correct total. “That’s OK. That’s the way it’s going to be.”

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Copyright 2018 The Sports Xchange

9:15AM

S.F. Examiner: Kraft, Patriots take one for the league

By Art Spander
San Francisco Examiner

Deflategate is over, deflated. Robert Kraft fell on his sword, capitulating for the good of what matters most, the league.

Some called Kraft the new Al Davis, but Davis never would have conceded in this fight. Davis never would concede in anything — football, lawsuits, you name it, especially when it came to a joust with the NFL.

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© 2015 The San Francisco Examiner 

9:08AM

S.F. Examiner: These NFL meetings will be anything but ordinary

By Art Spander
San Francisco Examiner

So the big boys from the NFL — the owners, not the players — come to The City by the Bay seeking peace and a new extra-point rule. Of course. Isn’t this the cool, gray city of love? Wasn’t the United Nations Charter signed in a hotel on Nob Hill?

Didn’t there used to be a pro football team playing in San Francisco?

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© 2015 The San Francisco Examiner 

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.

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© 2015 The San Francisco Examiner

9:19AM

The Sports Xchange: SB XLIX: Relieved Brady is MVP again

By Art Spander
The Sports Xchange

GLENDALE, Ariz. — He was weary and battered, a champion once again, an MVP once more. 

Tom Brady, who wasn't necessarily the man who made the difference — although certainly he was a difference-maker — stood there as much in gratification as in glory. 

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