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NEW YORK — Concussions and other injuries, expanded playoffs, Thursday night games and HGH testing could be among the topics NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell addresses during his annual pre-Super Bowl news conference on Friday. By Pro Football Writer Howard Fendrich. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 4 p.m.
FBN--SUPER BOWL-WHY THE BRONCOS
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The Seattle Seahawks walloped the Denver Broncos in the preseason but that was with Ronnie Hillman fumbling, Montee Ball stumbling and Peyton Manning grumbling. They're a much different team now. Manning hardly gets touched while directing the highest-scoring team in NFL history and the defense has righted itself just in time. For good measure, they have the best kicker in football. All of this should add up a second ring for Manning. By Pro Football Writer Arnie Stapleton. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 6 p.m.
FBN--SUPER BOWL-WHY THE SEAHAWKS
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The Seattle Seahawks have a good blend of youth and experience, and have the hopes of making these Super Bowl appearances regular over the next few years. First things first. Quarterback Russell Wilson, coach Pete Carroll and the rest of the NFC champions must orchestrate their gameplan in order to win this one over the Denver Broncos. By Tim Booth. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 6 p.m.
FBN--SUPER BOWL-POT ROAST
JERSEY CITY, N.J. — When Jeremy Mincey joined Terrance Knighton in Denver last month, he couldn't believe his friend and former Jaguars teammate had tried to ditch his nickname "Pot Roast." ''I'm like, 'Dude, that's a great name. Like, it makes you seem colossal," Mincey recounted. Knighton has sure come up huge in the playoffs. By Pro Football Writer Arnie Stapleton. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 6 p.m.
NEW YORK — There are dueling billboards near the Super Bowl stadium — some advocating the legalization of marijuana, others wanting to keep things as they are in 48 states. While there are legitimate arguments on both sides of the issue, it's time for the NFL — and all sports leagues, for that matter — to remove pot from their drug-testing programs. It has no business being lumped in with substances that can cause more serious problems. By National Writer Paul Newberry. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos by 6 p.m.
FBN--SUPER BOWL-TRANSIT CHECKPOINT
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Transportation officials discuss how they plan to avoid a bottleneck at a train station where they'll screen all bags carried by the estimated 15,000 travelers expected to take the one rail line that leads to the Super Bowl. UPCOMING: 400 words by 3 p.m.
FBN--SUPER BOWL ADS-TOP 10
NEW YORK — It's the Super Bowl, advertising's greatest showcase, and advertisers have pulled out all the stops with glittering celebrities, cinematic story lines and adorable animals. Here's the top 10 ads to watch out for during the big game this Sunday. By Mae Anderson. SENT: 830 words, photos, video.
If it's on TV, it's on Twitter, at least when it comes to blockbuster events like the Super Bowl. Between jokesters and advertisers, Twitter chatter and hashtags seem to grow each year. But last year's big game was interrupted by a blackout that got a lot of fans and advertisers chirping on social media. Absent such an unexpected interruption, will this be another Twitter Bowl? By Barbara Ortutay. UPCOMING: 750 words by 2 p.m.