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The 7 Players With Bay Area Ties That Will Decide The Super Bowl

The Oakland Raiders were one of the worst teams in the NFL (again) last year and the 49ers just jettisoned their best coach in at least a decade after one sub-par season. Now we have to watch two of the least-liked teams by locals vie for the big prize. How do we begin to care? It’s time to root for your favorite local guys to make the big play. Here’s a recap of who used to play ball in the Bay that could decide the Super Bowl come Sunday.

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SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 18: Marshawn Lynch #24 of the Seattle Seahawks runs the ball as he is hit by Ha Ha Clinton-Dix #21 of the Green Bay Packers in the first half during the 2015 NFC Championship game at CenturyLink Field on January 18, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Is This The Only Thing That Can Stop “Beast Mode?”

On the field “Beast Mode” roams free without any natural predators, but off of the gridiron Lynch and his “Beast Mode” nickname are preparing for a legal battle that they might not be able shake off.

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Daily Madden: The Tom Brady-Richard Sherman Matchup

Coach Madden says the Tom Brady-Richard Sherman matchup among the ones to watch in Super Bowl XLIX.

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The Raiderettes, the Oakland Raiders cheerleaders, perform during the Oakland Raiders preseason game against the Detroit Lions at O.co Coliseum on August 15, 2014 in Oakland, California. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

California Bill Would Reclassify Pro Sports Cheerleaders As Team Employees With Wage Protections

A Southern California lawmakers is working to improve the status of professional sports cheerleaders, who lack wage protections and rights allotted to other team workers.

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Daily Madden: Patriots, Seahawks Evenly Matched For Super Bowl XLIX But…

The coach says the Patriots and Seahawks are evenly matched for Super Bowl XLIX but gives one team the nod.

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Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: ‘Something Will Change’ In The Rules After Patriots’ Deflation Controversy

Madden said that NFL rules will have to change, especially since the ball deflation controversy had to do with a crucial championship game.

01/29/2015

Jen Naruo with husband Mike Stefanac (Jen Naruo)

NorCal Packers Fan Wins Super Bowl Trip After Seeing Her Team Fumble Away Its Chance

Surrounded by fellow Packers fans, five flatscreen televisions and bevy of unhealthy treats, Naruo shot out a picture of her fried cheese curds in hopes that they would top off a triumphant day for the Wisconsinite.

01/29/2015

Carl's Jr. Au Naturel Burger Ad With Nearly Naked Charlotte McKinney (Photo from Carl's Jr. Youtube Video)

7 Super Bowl Ads People Are Already Talking About

Christmas shopping starts well ahead of Thanksgiving these days, so should we wait until AFTER the Super Bowl to debate the best commercials from the big game? Here are seven of the commercials that have been making the rounds all week ahead of the Patriots-Seahawks showdown.

01/29/2015

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Five NFL Sponsorship Deals That May Surprise You

It isn’t much of a secret anymore that the NFL is the most business savvy of any of the major professional sports leagues in America.

01/29/2015

The Los Angeles Raiders and San Francisco 49ers play a game at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Sept. 29, 1981.
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Raiders Fans In Los Angeles To Rally Again For Team To Move South

While the Oakland Raiders are committed to play at the O.co Coliseum for at least another season, fans of the team in Los Angeles are staging another rally supporting the idea of moving the team back to Southern California again.

01/28/2015

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