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It’s Butler Vs. UConn For NCAA Championship


Kemba Walker of the Connecticut Huskies goes to the hoop Saturday past Josh Harrellson and Doron Lamb of the Kentucky Wildcats during the national semifinal game of the NCAA  Men's Basketball Championship in Houston. Connecticut beat Kentucky to advance to the championship game against Butler.

Kemba Walker of the Connecticut Huskies goes to the hoop Saturday past Josh Harrellson and Doron Lamb of the Kentucky Wildcats during the national semifinal game of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship in Houston. Connecticut beat Kentucky to advance to the championship game against Butler.



One team is a longtime national powerhouse. One is an upstart that nonetheless played for a title a year ago.

Now, at the end of a tournament filled with upsets and unexpected twists, these two teams — Connecticut and Butler — will face each other Monday night for the NCAA men’s national basketball championship.

Butler’s 70-62 win over VCU and Connecticut’s 56-55 victory over Kentucky set up Monday’s intriguing final. Connecticut is a two-time national champion, while Butler returns to the title game for the second straight year, not as lovable underdogs but a team intent on making up for last year’s heartbreak. The Bulldogs were defeated by Duke last year for the championship.

“We’re not going to settle on just getting back,” said Zach Hahn, who came up big off the bench in Butler’s victory. “I remember the sour taste it left in my mouth last year, and I just think this group, we’re here now and we have a chance. That’s all you can ask.”

Shelvin Mack scored 24 points, Hahn scored all eight of his points during a 90-second span in the second half that gave Butler control of the game for good and the Bulldogs shut down hot-shooting VCU with their trademark unforgiving defense. The eighth-seeded Bulldogs (28-9) are the lowest-seeded team to play for the national title since Villanova won it as a No. 8 seed in 1985.

“We’ve just got to be one shot better than last year,” coach Brad Stevens said.

VCU (28-12) sure didn’t look like a team critics dismissed as “unworthy” — and a whole lot worse — after it skidded into the NCAA tournament with five losses in its last eight games. But Butler’s stifling defense was too much for the Rams, only the third No. 11 seed to reach the Final Four.

“Butler was the aggressor for the majority of the game,” VCU coach Shaka Smart said. “We had our runs.”

But not enough of them.

Jamie Skeen scored 27 and Bradford Burgess had 15, including three 3-pointers before the game was even seven minutes old. But Stevens is known for his tactical acumen, and this game was no different. He tweaked Butler’s defense, and Burgess had just one more three the rest of the night.

Butler also dominated the boards, outrebounding VCU 48-32.

“It’s not one guy making plays,” said Hahn, whose total Saturday was one point less than he’d had in Butler’s previous four tournament games combined. “It’s literally a collective effort; it’s all 14 guys.”

Butler’s run last year inspired mid-majors everywhere, including VCU. The Rams had won a grand total of five games in the NCAA tournament before this year, never more than one at a time.

Connecticut Edges Kentucky

Kemba Walker scored 18 points Saturday night to help Connecticut keep its remarkable postseason run going with a 56-55 victory over Kentucky that placed the Huskies one win away from their third, and most improbable, NCAA title.

UConn won despite not making a field goal over the final 2:29.

Walker also had seven assists, as UConn (31-9) won its 10th game in a row — a string that began with a five-win-in-five-night leg-drainer at the Big East tournament and now includes five straight in the tournament that really matters.

The Huskies haven’t lost since they fell to Notre Dame on Feb. 5 and finish their Big East regular season at 9-9.

They locked up this game with good defense and a remarkable cold spell by fourth-seeded Kentucky (29-9), which went 5:39 down the stretch without a point. That turned a 48-48 tie into a 54-48 UConn lead and the Huskies barely hung on.

Brandon Knight led Kentucky with 17 points, but they came on 6-of-23 shooting. DeAndre Liggins hit a 3-pointer with 1:37 left to get the Wildcats within 54-51.

Connecticut was last in the Final Four in 2009, the only time in coach Jim Calhoun’s three previous appearances the Huskies didn’t win the national championship.

“It’s an amazing feeling,” Walker said. “It’s a little surreal right now, but hopefully we can bring it back to Storrs (CT).”

“We’ve got a heck of a challenge on Monday night, but the fact that we’re playing Monday night, that’s beautiful,” Calhoun said.


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NCAA Division I Games
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Men’s College Basketball Schedule – Tuesday, Feb 22 -Coach’s Sports Bar and Grille

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UFC 127: Penn vs. Fitch at Coach’s Sports Car and Grille in Lancaster / Rosamond

A poster or logo for UFC 127: Penn vs. Fitch.

UFC 127: Penn vs. Fitch is an upcoming mixed martial arts event to be held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on Saturday, February 26, 2011 at Acer Arena in Sydney, Australia.[1] This will mark the second time the UFC has held an event in Sydney, following the sell-out UFC 110 in 2010.


Tickets for UFC Fight Club members went on sale on December 14, 2010. UFC 127 sold out moments after going on public sale on December 16, 2010, selling faster than tickets for UFC 110, and making it the fastest-selling event, along with UFC 115, in UFC history.[2]. Many of these tickets, however, were picked up by scalpers, and to date remain sitting on eBay, with some prices sitting at $2,000 for a single ticket (a 400% markup over the original ticket price)

ESPN in U.K. will air the Ross Pearson vs. Spencer Fisher fight, which was confirmed by Jon Anik on ESPN MMA Live.[3]

On February 9, it was announced that a knee injury had forced Carlos Condit out of his bout with Chris Lytle.[4] and was replaced by promotional newcomer Brian Ebersole.[5]

Official fight card

Main card

Preliminary card (ESPN U.K.)

Preliminary card

Contents [hide]

  • 1 Background
  • 2 Official fight card
    • 2.1 Main card
    • 2.2 Preliminary card (ESPN U.K.)
    • 2.3 Preliminary card
  • 3 References

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Super Bowl XLV Super Bowl Media Day 2011 Super Bowl Commercials

A collage of the helmets for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers.



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Super Bowl XLV

ARLINGTON, TX - FEBRUARY 01:  Quarterback Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers speaks during Super Bowl XLV Media Day ahead of Super Bowl XLV at Cowboys Stadium on February 1, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. The Pittsburgh Steelers will play the Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl XLV on February 6, 2011 at Cowboys Stadium.  (Photo by Michael Heiman/Getty Images)

Media day is here…let the hype begin. Michael Heiman/Getty Images


Super Bowl XLV Media Day: 2 Great QBs, 2 Great 3-4s


Derek Crouse

(Contributor) on February 1, 2011

The Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers will face off at the new Cowboy Stadium February 6th at 5:30ET in Superbowl XLV.

Both teams have a national fanbase that stretches coast to coast. Steelers’ fans are known around the country as the best traveling fans in the NFL.

From Aaron Rodgers to Ben Roethlisberger and two potent defenses, this game has everything a football fan wants from a Super Bowl.

The Packers have been on a tear. They went on the road to face the Philadelphia Eagles, Atlanta Falcons, and Chicago Bears and won every game convincingly.

While the Packers were a favorite early in the season, injuries came often this year and team had to adapt to new personnel.

They had to win games late in the season just to get a shot at the playoffs. They’ve shown character overcoming the obstacles of the season whether it is losing players or the multiple concussions for Aaron Rodgers.

The Steelers started the season with controversy. Ben Roethlisberger was suspended by league for being accused of another sexual assault.

This wasn’t the first time Big Ben’s reckless behavior became a PR nightmare, so Roger Goodell decided a 4-game suspension was the punishment. The Steelers held their own without Big Ben going 3-1 with the only loss coming from the Baltimore Ravens.

108694574_crop_340x234Will this be the first of many media days for Rodgers?
Scott Halleran/Getty Images

With the Cinncinati Bengals hitting rock bottom again, the Steelers capitalized and came away with the division and reached the Super Bowl beating the Ravens in a close battle and destroying the Jets early in the AFC Championship.

Aaron Rodgers is quickly becoming on of the top quarterbacks in the league.

In a tiny town where the quarterback is worshipped, he has taken all the pressure effortlessly. When Brett Favre isn’t mentioned during a NFC Championship game, it shows Rodgers is finally starting to get out of Favre’s shadow.

He has the most talented receiving nucleus in the NFL. He is cerebral against the blitz, which will come into play with Dick LeBeau’s exotic 3-4 defense who loves to bring pressure from blitzes, zone coverages, and overloading the line.

On and off the field, Ben Roethlisberger is reckless. While some would think of being reckless as a bad trait that isn’t the case when it comes to him.

On 3rd downs when it looks like Ben is going to be taken down in the backfield, he moves out of the pocket and finds an open man when the play breaks down.

He doesn’t put up the gaudy numbers that Aaron Rodgers does, but its effective in the Steelers offense.

On multiple occasions, Ben made plays to win games where all hope was lost. Clutch play isn’t a statistic, but if it was he would be one of the league leaders.

The Packer 3-4 defense, led by defensive coordinator Dom Capers, runs a version of the Steelers 3-4 that is coordinated by the respected Dick LeBeau.

Both teams have linebackers that are fast and physical.

In Green Bay, Defensive Player of the Year runner-up, Clay Matthews has improved by leaps and bound since he was drafted out of USC. He puts so much pressure on the edge and still can take on a left tackle if the coverage calls for it.

James Harrison has been a target for the league looking to hand out fines (over $100,000) for hard hits. What many see is one of the best at the position playing with physicality and explosiveness.

Both of these players have to be accounted for on every down; their versatility makes them dangerous.

Super Bowl XLV is going to be played on a fast track. Like Drew Brees, Rodgers is very effective on turf. That could be seen against Atlanta. It might not matter if the Steelers put a big hit on Rodgers.

With that hit from Julius Peppers in the NFC Championship, many think he might have suffered a slight concussion but the Jay Cutler injury became the story and the lack of medical staff looking at Rodgers went unnoticed.

Multiple concussions are a catalyst to getting more in a short period of time. If Harrison wants to get a fine that is worth the money, putting a hard hit on Rodgers could take the Steelers to the Promised Land.

Look for the Rodgers to beat the Steelers blitz, but if the Steelers can get the lead and use the run game, they will come out on top.





Super Bowl Commercials 2011: Captain America, Super 8, Cowboys & Aliens




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Super Bowl XLV



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Super Bowl XLV will be the 45th annual edition of the Super Bowl in American football, and the 41st annual championship game of the modern-era National Football League (NFL). The game, to be played on February 6, 2011, will pit the AFCchampion Pittsburgh Steelers against the NFC champion Green Bay Packers to decide the NFL champion for the 2010 season. The game will be held at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, the first time that the Super Bowl will be held in theDallas–Fort Worth area; and the third time it will be held in Texas (Houston was the host city to Super Bowls VIII andXXXVIII). Kickoff time is approximately 5:25pm CST (UTC-06). This will be the eighth appearance in the Super Bowl for the Steelers (who hold the record with 6 Super Bowl wins) and the fifth for the Packers (who hold the record with 12 overall NFL titles, including 3 Super Bowl wins and 9 league titles prior to the Super Bowl-era).

As of January 28,[1] The Packers are two to three point favorites, making this the first Super Bowl in which the Steelers were underdogs since Super Bowl XXX. In all four previous Super Bowls that Green Bay played in, they were favored to win.

The Steelers and Packers did not play each other this season. The last time the two teams met was December 20, 2009, when the Steelers defeated the Packers 37–36 at Heinz Field. That game was marked by four lead changes in the fourth quarter and a game-winning touchdown pass from Ben Roethlisberger to Mike Wallace as time expired.

Host selection process for Super Bowl XLV

Three NFL cities presented bids for the game:

  • On January 31, 2007, the city of Indianapolis, led by Colts owner Jim Irsay and Indianapolis Mayor Bart Peterson, officially announced details about their intentions to bid for Super Bowl XLV.[6] Indianapolis would have hosted the game at Lucas Oil Stadium, which opened in the late summer of 2008. They got Super Bowl XLVI, to be played the following year, instead.

The NFL owners voted to select the North Texas site on May 22, 2007.[8]


Pittsburgh Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers finished the 2010 season with a 12–4 record. They earned the AFC North division title, and the second seed in the AFC and advanced to their 8th Super Bowl, tying the Dallas Cowboys‘ record of most Super Bowl appearances.

This was the third Super Bowl appearance for the Steelers since Ben Roethlisberger became the team’s starter in 2004. However, Roethlisberger was hindered by off-field problems before the season began. For the second time since 2008, he was accused of misconduct and sexual assault, this time accused of raping a 20-year old college student. No charges were ever filed, but in response, the NFL suspended him for the first four games of the year due to a violation of the NFL’s personal conduct policy. Still, the team managed to win three of those four games, and after Roethlisberger returned following a week 5 bye, he led them to a 11–3 finish over the rest of the year.

Roethlisberger finished the season with 3,200 yards and 17 touchdowns, with just 5 interceptions, giving him a 97 passer rating. He also rushed for 176 yards and two touchdowns. The team’s top receiver was Mike Wallace who caught 60 passes for 1,257 yards and 10 touchdowns, giving him a 21 yards per catch average. Other reliable options included 13-year veteran Hines Ward (59 receptions for 755 yards and 5 tds), the Steelers all-time leading receiver, and tight end Heath Miller who caught 42 passes for 512 yards. HalfbackRashard Mendenhall was the team’s leading rusher, gaining 1,273 yards and 13 touchdowns while also catching 23 passes. The line was led by center Maurkice Pouncey, the Steelers only pro bowl selection on offense.

The Steelers had a superb defense, leading the NFL in sacks (48), and fewest points (14.5) and rushing yards (62.8) allowed per game, while ranking second in fewest total yards (276.8). The line was anchored by pro bowl tackle Brett Keisel. The Steelers also had four excellent linebackers: LaMarr WoodleyJames HarrisonJames Farrior, and Lawrence Timmons. For the third year in a row, Woodley and Harrison both recorded at least 10 sacks each. Woodley also forced three fumbles and Harrison forced six. Farrior had 109 total tackles and six sacks. Timmons led the team with 135 total tackles, while also recording three sacks and two interceptions. The secondary was led by pro bowl safety Troy Polamalu, who intercepted seven passes and returned them for 101 yards and a touchdown.

Coach Mike Tomlin, already the youngest coach to ever win a Super Bowl, became the youngest coach ever to make it to the Super Bowl twice (age 38).

Green Bay Packers

The Green Bay Packers finished the season with a 10–6 record and became only the second #6 seeded team to reach the Super Bowl. They defeated the Chicago Bears in theNFC Championship Game at Soldier Field and will be playing in their fifth Super Bowl. Ironically, the only other #6 seed to reach the Super Bowl was the Pittsburgh Steelers, who won Super Bowl XL following the 2005 season. Green Bay also joined the 2005 Steelers as the only teams ever to defeat the top three seeded teams on the road in the playoffs.

The offense was led by quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who was in his third year as a starter after taking over for the team’s all time leading passer Brett Favre. Rodgers finished the season completing 65.7% of his passes for 3,912 yards and 28 touchdowns, with only ten interceptions, giving him his second consecutive season with a triple digit passer rating (101.2). He was also a good rusher, adding 356 yards and 4 touchdowns on the ground. His top target was pro bowl receiver Greg Jennings, who caught 76 passes for 1,265 yards and 12 touchdowns, giving him a 16.6 yards per catch average while also ranking him fourth in the NFL in yards and second in touchdown catches. Other reliable targets included receivers James Jones (50 receptions, 676 yards, 5 tds), Donald Driver (51 receptions, 565 yards, 4 tds), and Jordy Nelson (45 receptions, 582 yards, 496 kick return yards). The Packers lost star tight end Jermichael Finley (21 receptions 301 yards, 1 td) to injury in week five who was then their leading receiver at the time. The Packers ground game was crippled by injures, especially the loss of Ryan Grant, who had rushed for over 1,200 yards in each of the last two years. In his absence, the team relied on prominently on Brandon Jackson, who rushed for 703 yards and caught 43 passes for 342, along with fullback John Kuhn, who added 281 yards on the ground. The team’s offensive line was anchored pro bowl tackle Chad Clifton, an 11-year veteran.

The Packers defensive ranked second in the league in fewest points allowed per game (15). The line was led by Cullen Jenkins, who racked up 7 sacks in just 11 games, and 338-pound defensive tackle B. J. Raji, who had 6.5. Behind them, Green Bay had two superb linebackers in pro bowler Clay Matthews and A. J. Hawk. Matthews ranked fourth in the NFL with 13.5 sacks, while Hawk led the team in combined tackles (111) and intercepted three passes. Three of the Packers starters in the secondary had made the pro bowl.Tramon Williams led the team with a career high 6 interceptions, while adding 326 punt return yards. Other pro bowl selections included safety Nick Collins (4 interceptions and 70 combined tackles) and hard hitting 13-year veteran cornerback Charles Woodson, who record 92 total tackles and forced five fumbles, while also intercepting two passes.


Main article: 2010–11 NFL playoffs

Pittsburgh advanced to the Super Bowl with two close wins in the playoffs. After a first-round bye, the Steelers defeated the rival Baltimore Ravens 31–24, with Ben Roethlisberger‘s 58-yard completion to Antonio Brown on third down and 19 setting up Rashard Mendenhall‘s game winning 2-yard touchdown run with 1:33 left in the game. Roethlisberger finished with 226 passing yards and two touchdowns, while the defense forced three turnovers and sacked Baltimore QB Joe Flacco six times, three by James Harrison.

Then the Steelers defeated the New York Jets 24–19 in the AFC title game. Pittsburgh seemed to be in complete control at first, taking a 24–0 points in the first half. New York quarterback Mark Sanchez rallied his team back, cutting the score to 24-10 going into the fourth quarter. The Jets then drove to the Steelers 2-yard line on a 17-play drive, but the Pittsburgh defense made a key stand, keeping them out of the end zone on four consecutive plays near the goal-line to force a turnover. New York subsequently forced a safety and scored a touchdown with just over three minutes left, but Roethlisberger’s 14-yard completions to Brown and Heath Miller allowed Pittsburgh to hang on to the ball until time expired. Mendenhall finished with 121 rushing yards and a touchdown, along with 2 catches for 32 yards.

Green Bay started off their postseason with a 21-16 win over the Philadelphia Eagles after Tramon Williams intercepted a pass from Michael Vick in the end zone with less then a minute left to play. Aaron Rodgers threw for 180 yards and three touchdowns while James Starks, who only rushed for 101 yards during the season, rushed for 123 yards in the game.

The Packers then went to Georgia, where the top seeded 13–3 Atlanta Falcons were waiting. Although the Falcons took advantage of an early turnover and a kick return touchdown to build a 14–7 lead, Green Bay quickly buried the Falcons with 35 straight points. By the end of the first half, the Packers held a 28-14 lead, and went on to win comfortably, 48-21. Rodgers was nearly perfect, completing 31 of 36 passes for 366 yards and three touchdowns, while adding another score on the ground. Jordy Nelson and James Jones both had touchdown catches, while John Kuhn added scores by air and ground and Tramon Williams returned one of his two interceptions 70 yards for a touchdown. Green Bay’s special teams unit never had to punt the ball, while Mason Crosby contributed two field goals.

Green Bay next faced the Chicago Bears in the NFC championship game, beating them 21-14. This time Rodgers had a rougher day then his last two games, throwing no touchdown passes and being intercepted twice. But he did score on a 1-yard touchdown run, while Starks added 74 rushing yards, including a touchdown run in the second quarter. Meanwhile, Green Bay’s defense knocked Chicago quarterback Jay Cutler out of the game and intercepted three passes, one of which was returned 18-yards for a touchdown by B. J. Raji. The other two were made by rookie Sam Shields, who recorded his second interception near his own end zone with 37 seconds left to put the game away.

Presidential appearance

During a press conference on January 19, 2011 President Barack Obama (a longtime Chicago Bears fan) said he would attend Super Bowl XLV if the Chicago Bears defeated theGreen Bay Packers, saying “If the Bears win, I’m going no doubt”.[9] Chicago ended up losing the NFC Championship game a few days later on January 23 to Green Bay 21-14 and therefore will not be representing the NFC in the Super Bowl. In a post-game locker-room speech by Green Bay Packers corner Charles Woodson he poked fun at the President’s comment saying “The president don’t want to come watch us at the Super Bowl, guess what? We’re going to see him” (implying that Green Bay would win the Super Bowl and visit the White House as the winning team does each year). Woodson then broke the Packers meeting with a team cheer of “White House!”.[10] On January 26 President Obama visited Green Bay and was greeted by Mayor Jim Schmitt and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker who presented the President with 2 Green Bay Packers Jerseys. The first had Obama’s name on the back with the number 1 and the second was an autographed Charles Woodson jersey with the message “See you at the White House. Go Packers!” written on the back by Woodson. [11]

Obama, who is also a Steelers fan and considers the team to be his second-favorite after the Bears, himself openly supported the Steelers two years earlier in Super Bowl XLIIIafter the Rooney family helped with his campaigning work and later appointed Steelers chairman Dan Rooney, an ethnic Irish Catholic, the U.S. Ambassador to Ireland.[12]

Super Bowl pregame news and notes

The Packers and Steelers have many ties between each other. Packers defensive coordinator Dom Capers served in the same capacity in Pittsburgh from 1992-1994. Two former Steelers players who played under Capers in Pittsburgh are currently Packers assistants. Packers outside linebackers coach Kevin Greene played in Pittsburgh from 1993-1995, earning his only Super Bowl appearance as a player in the Steelers loss to the Dallas Cowboys in Super Bowl XXXDarren Perry, the defensive backs coach, played in Pittsburgh from 1992-1998 and also played in Super Bowl XXX, earning a Super Bowl ring as the Steelers defensive backs coach in Super Bowl XL.

Among active players, Steelers punter Jeremy Kapinos, signed midseason to replace an injured Daniel Sepulveda, played for the Packers from 2008-2009, while Packers fullbackJohn Kuhn played for the Steelers from 2005-2006. Kuhn earned a Super Bowl ring with the Steelers in Super Bowl XL by virtue of being part of the team’s practice squad, and also attended Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, located 171 miles east of Pittsburgh down the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

Packers head coach Mike McCarthy is a Pittsburgh native, and coached at the University of Pittsburgh from 1989-1992.

Both teams also hold longevity records: the Steelers, founded in 1933, are the oldest franchise in the AFC (all other teams in the conference were acquired via the AFL–NFL mergerand by expansion), while the Packers have spent more years in the same city than any other team in NFL history (having played in Green Bay since its founding in 1919, prior to the league’s founding).

Both teams are known to have sizable fanbases that often travel to away games, largely due to the home games themselves having decades-long waiting lists.[13] In August 2008, ranked the two teams tied as having the best fans in the NFL.[14] ESPN‘s own John Clayton, a Pittsburgh native, broke the tie in favor of the Steelers.

As the Packers are the designated “home” team in the annual rotation between AFC and NFC teams, the team elected to wear their green jerseys. Although both teams are known to wear their colored jerseys at home and have rarely worn white at home (the Packers briefly wore white at home in 1989), the Packers decision starkly contrasts with the Steelers decision as the “home” team in Super Bowl XL to wear white jerseys. Both the 2005 Steelers and 2010 Packers were #6 seeded teams when they reached the Super Bowl, forcing them to play all of their postseason games on the road and wearing their respective white jerseys in those games.[15]




Fox Sports is scheduled to televise the game in the United States, with Joe Buck as the play-by-play announcer and Troy Aikman, himself a three-time Super Bowl winner as aDallas Cowboys quarterback, as the color analystMike Pereira will join Buck and Aikman in the broadcast booth to comment on instant replay reviews,[16] while Pam Oliver andChris Myers will serve as sideline reporters. The pre-game show will feature the Fox NFL Sunday crew of host Curt Menefee and a group of analysts with extensive Super Bowl experiences of their own: Terry Bradshaw (4 time Super Bowl winning QB with the Pittsburgh Steelers), Howie Long (one-time Super Bowl winning linebacker with the then-Los Angeles Raiders), Michael Strahan (one-time Super Bowl winning defensive end with the NY Giants) and Jimmy Johnson (two-time Super Bowl winning head coach with the Cowboys).


Since September 15, 2010, Fox has sold 90% of all available slots. Pepsi-Cola will return after a one-year retreat with three ads for their Pepsi Max drink, which is the official soft drink of the NFL. Pepsi’s Frito-Lay brand will also advertise Doritos. Both brands will have their advertisements created by web users as part of the annual USA Today Super Bowl Ad Meter contest, which offers a prize of US $5 million.[17] In addition, Anheuser-Busch InBevGoDaddy.comCoca-Cola, and Hyundai have announced plans to buy ad time. Also, E*Trade may be in the commercial list. Advertisements for 15 films have been announced and will be shown during the Pre-Game, Game, and Post-Game.[18] These include the following:



  • Brazil: The game will be broadcast live on BandSports.
  • Canada: The game will be broadcast live on CTV in English (using the FOX feed) and RDS in French. As in past years, CTV is expected to exercise its simultaneous substitution rights over American stations carrying the game on Canadian cable and satellite providers.
  • France: The game will be broadcast live on W9.
  • Norway: The game will broadcast live on NRK with the FOX feed and reactions from experts in studio during commercial breaks. The Bridgestone Halftime Show will also be broadcasted.
  • Sweden: The game will be broadcast live on TV10.


Westwood One will broadcast Super Bowl XLV across the United States and Canada. Kevin Harlan and Boomer Esiason will call the game for Westwood One. Univision Radio will carry a Spanish language feed for its stations. The flagship stations for each team will also carry the game with their respective local announcers: WTAQ-AM/FM and WIXX-FM in Green Bay and WTMJ-AM in Milwaukee (with Wayne Larrivee and Larry McCarren announcing) and WDVE-FM and WBGG-AM in Pittsburgh (with Bill Hillgrove and Tunch Ilkinannouncing).

Sirius Satellite Radio will also carry multiple radio feeds of the game, as will the FieldPass subscription Internet radio service at Due to contractual restrictions, only Sirius XM and FieldPass will be permitted to carry the local team broadcasts along with WTAQ, WIXX, WTMJ, WDVE and WBGG, with the teams’ other network radio affiliates instead airing the Westwood One feed.

In the United Kingdom, the game will be carried on BBC Radio 5 Live.

Local commemoration

From June 15, 2010, through February 6, 2011, the 30-mile section of Interstate 30 between Dallas and Fort Worth along which Cowboys Stadium is situated has been temporarily designated as the “Tom Landry Super Bowl Highway” in commemoration of Super Bowl XLV.[19] The former Dallas-Fort Worth Turnpike is now normally known as the “Tom Landry Highway” in honor of former Dallas Cowboys coach Tom Landry.[19]


During the New Orleans SaintsDallas Cowboys game on November 25, 2010, it was announced that the Black Eyed Peas would play as the Bridgestone Halftime Show in Super Bowl XLV.[20][21] Pop singer Christina Aguilera, a native of Rochester, Pennsylvania near Pittsburgh, will sing the national anthem.[2]

An episode of Glee titled “The Sue Sylvester Bowl Shuffle” will be the lead-out program.[22]


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Super Bowl XLV
Super Bowl XLV logo
Pittsburgh Steelers Green Bay Packers
1 2 3 4 Total
PIT 0 0 0 0 0
GB 0 0 0 0 0
Date February 6, 2011
Stadium Cowboys Stadium,Arlington, Texas
Favorite Packers by 2.0-3.0, as of January 28 [1]
National anthem Christina Aguilera[2]
Coin toss
Referee Walt Anderson
Halftime show Black Eyed Peas
TV in the United States
Network Fox
Announcers Joe Buck and Troy Aikman
Nielsen ratings
Market share
Cost of 30-second commercial US≈ $2.8 – $3 million
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Keep close eye on injured running backs


December, 23, 2010

DEC 23


By Eric Karabell


Some would argue this is without a doubt the most important, most critical week of the calendar year. Tensions will be high, stress levels go way up … oh, it’s Christmas on Saturday, too? Well yeah, of course. I knew that. But it’s also fantasy football championship week for many owners, and obviously there is plenty on the line. Luckily for many they get to spend this critical time with family. OK, I jest. Well, kind of.

But while many will be traveling to faraway places and therefore must need to set lineups — in the most important week of the season — well in advance of Sunday’s games, the fantasy news about lineups and injuries will just keep on coming. Here are five situations to keep an eye on leading up to Sunday because, as we saw last week, you might need some last-minute adjusting to get your best stocking stuffers, er, fantasy options, out there.

Be reminded that the week starts Thursday night with the potentially one-sided Pittsburgh SteelersCarolina Panthers game, and there’s another game on Saturday night between theDallas Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals before the fun really gets going the day after Christmas.


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Polamalu won’t play tomorrow against Carolina

Polamalu won’t play tomorrow against Carolina

Steelers strong safety Troy Polamalu did not participate in today’s walk through and has been ruled out for tomorrow night’s game against the visiting Carolina Panthers.
Tight end Heath Miller, who has missed the last two games because of post-concussion symptoms, is expected to play in the 8:20 p.m. game after practicing yesterday and taking part in the walk through at Steelers’ headquarters.
Millier, who sustained a concussion in a 13-10 win against the Ravens on Dec. 5, is not listed on the Steelers’ injury report.
Polamalu, who is tied for second in the NFL with six interceptions, will miss his second consecutive game after aggravating a lower leg injury. The Steelers would like to rest Polamalu until the playoffs, and they have a chance to clinch the AFC North prior to their Jan. 2 regular-season finale in Cleveland.
If the Steelers, who have already qualified for the playoffs, beat the Panthers and the Ravens lose to the Browns on Sunday the Steelers win their third division title in four years under coach Mike Tomlin. 
In addition to Polamalu, wide receiver Arnaz Battle (chest) has been ruled out for tomorrow night’s game. Defensive tackle Steve McLendon (stinger) is listed as probably for it.



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