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Wes Welker loves Tom Brady's toilet

The Patriots wide receiver recently sang the praises of Tom Brady's super-fancy toilet, even going so far to admit that "sometimes I just want to go over to his house and use the restroom."

Meet the new, relaxed Bill Belichick

My biggest takeaway from Sunday evening’s media session: Bill Belichick was in an unusually chipper mood. We mentioned even before the Patriots arrived Monday that Belichick has taken a more relaxed attitude during this year’s playoff run. Perhaps he’s just getting mellow as he gets older, but we doubt it. Everything Belichick does and says…

NFL Super Bowl XLVI predictions & preview

The final game of the 2011-2012 NFL season is finally upon us as Super Bowl 46 is finally here. The two teams, the NFC Champion New York Football Giants and the AFC Champion New England Patriots meet again for the 2nd time in 5 years. Related posts: Previous champions who are contenders to win Super Bowl XLVI Super Bowl XLV Predictions & Preview – Inside the Wheelhouse Examining...

Umenyiora no-show for media, fined $20K (AP)

New York Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora has been fined $20,000 by the NFL for missing a mandatory Super Bowl media session Wednesday morning. The NFL announced the fine less than two hours after the Giants wrapped up their 45-minute session. Umenyiora was supposed to be sitting at a riser answering questions, but he never showed up.

NFL fines Umenyiora $20,000 for media absence

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - A Super Bowl mistake cost Osi Umenyiora roughly the price of a championship ring.The Giants defensive end was fined $20,000 by the NFL on Wednesday, a few hours after he missed a mandatory morning media session."I misunderstood the schedule," Umenyiora said in a statement released by the ...

Bill Belichick praises athletic, in-shape Vince Wilfork

Vince Wilfork’s physique may not show it, but Patriots coach Bill Belichick says Wilfork is a great athlete who’s in great shape and one of the biggest reasons the Patriots are in the Super Bowl. At his press conference in Indianapolis today, Belichick praised Wilfork for making back-to-back big plays late in the fourth quarter…

Umenyiora apologizes for skipping media session, downplays impact

New York Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora insisted Thursday his absence from a mandatory media session four days before the Super Bowl was an honest mistake and not an attempt to blow off the function to spend time with his family.

Patriots RB Stevan Ridley says he’ll be active for the Super Bowl

Stevan Ridley didn’t get an explanation from Bill Belichick when he found out he was inactive for the Patriots AFC Championship game against the Baltimore Ravens. But after fumbling in two games in a row, he didn’t need one. “You got to hold the ball, regardless. I don’t really care who you are. Two fumbles in two weeks is unacceptable,” Ridley said. “And that’s what...

Patriots preparing for crowd noise

Inside the stadium, the Super Bowl is usually one of the quietest NFL games of the year. Neither team has all its home fans in the stands, and the folks who can afford tickets tend to be more the suit-and-tie crowd and less the “support your team” face-painting crowd. But Patriots coach Bill Belichick, who…

“Butterball” Vince Wilfork says people are surprised he can dunk

On Monday Patriots coach Bill Belichick gushed about how athletic and in shape defensive tackle Vince Wilfork is. But Wilfork says most people don’t realize just what a good athlete he is. Asked today what most surprises people that he can do, Wilfork said, “Probably dunk a basketball. People look at me and are like,…

Parcells proteges Coughlin, Belichick speak of comparisons to each other

More than 20 years ago, Tom Coughlin worked with Bill Belichick under Bill Parcells with the Giants. Alex Raskin says upon his arrival in Indianapolis, Coughlin recalls Belichick's competitiveness and creativity.
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