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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.

01/30/2015

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

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - NOVEMBER 16: Head coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots looks on before playing agains the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on November 16, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Poll: Did Bill Belichick Know About The Deflated Footballs?

Patriots head coach Bill Belichick came out strongly Thursday morning saying he had nothing to do with the “deflate-gate” controversy. Do you believe him?

01/22/2015

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Belichick Denial Shifts Focus Of ‘Deflate-Gate’ To San Mateo’s Tom Brady

Junipero Serra may be destined for sainthood, but a famous alum of the local high school named in his honor may not be if it turns out he’s the one behind the deflated footballs in last Sunday’s AFC Championship game between the New England Patriots and Indianapolis Colts.

01/22/2015

Brad Johnson #14 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers looks to pass against the Oakland Raiders during Super Bowl XXXVII on January 26, 2003 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California. The Buccaneers defeated the Raiders 48-21. (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Former Tampa Quarterback Had Footballs Altered Before Super Bowl Win Over Raiders

The New England Patriots are accused of using deflated footballs in their dominating AFC Title Game win over the Colts last Sunday, but as CBS Sports points out, it wouldn’t be the first time balls were doctored for a big game.

01/21/2015

Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots throws a touchdown pass to  Rob Gronkowski #87 (not pictured) in the third quarter against the Indianapolis Colts of the 2015 AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium on January 18, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Report Claims 11 Of 12 Patriots Footballs Were Under-Inflated

The NFL says its investigation into whether the New England Patriots used under-inflated footballs in the AFC championship game is ongoing after a report Tuesday night claimed the league found 11 balls were not properly inflated.

01/20/2015

Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots throws a touchdown pass to  Rob Gronkowski #87 (not pictured) in the third quarter against the Indianapolis Colts of the 2015 AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium on January 18, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

NFL Probes Allegations That Patriots Deflated Footballs During AFC Championship Win Against Colts

The NFL is investigating whether the New England Patriots deflated footballs that were used in their AFC championship game victory over the Indianapolis Colts.

01/19/2015

FOXBORO, MA - OCTOBER 16: Nick Folk #2 of the New York Jets attempts a a field goal during the fourth quarter against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on October 16, 2014 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Five Things: Jets vs. Patriots Thursday Night Roundup

he ice-cold Jets gave the red-hot Patriots all they could handle Thursday night, but a blocked field goal as time expired sealed a 27-25 New England victory. The Pats moved to 5-2 while the Jets lost their sixth straight, their longest streak under Rex Ryan, to fall to 1-6.

10/17/2014

Image from YouTube video of high school football player Apollos Hester's postgame interview. (TWC NEWS AUSTIN)

Texas High School Football Player’s Interview Turns Into Viral Motivational Speech

During a local TV post game interview, a high school football player took the time to not only open up on why his team was able to stay positive and triumph, but to impart some wisdom on the people watching.

09/22/2014

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Las Vegas’ 8 Locks To Make The NFL Playoffs

Who are Vegas bookies betting on to make the playoffs? Seven teams pay worse than even money to make the playoffs this year, according to gaming website Bovada. Can You guess them all? Let’s go from most obvious to least.

07/31/2014

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