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Former CU offensive tackle Nate Solder was attending high school in Buena Vista just six years ago. Now, him and the New England Patriots are preparing for Super Bowl XLVI.

Injured Patriots TE Gronkowski improving

Rob Gronkowski says he is getting better, but his status for the Super Bowl is still uncertain. The New England Patriots tight end -- who hasn't practiced since suffering a high left ankle sprain in the AFC championship game -- said Tuesday he is improving each day but did not offer any definite word on his status for Sunday's showdown with the New York Giants. "I...

Patriots guard Logan Mankins on the offensive line being called dirty: “That’s a compliment to us.”

With a defense that sacks opposing quarterbacks at a high rate, the N.Y. Giants defensive line and the Patriots offensive line are on a collision course come Sunday’s Super Bowl XLVI. And one thing’s for certain – players on the Giants defensive front aren’t exactly fans of the Patriots or their offensive linemen. Osi Umenyiora already said tackle Matt Light “really gets...

What Does The Great Belichick Have Under Those Sleeveless Sleeves?

One of thing that makes Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick such a good coach is his ability to put players in the position to be successful.  With all of the reports being focused on Patriots sensational 2nd year player Rob Gronkowski and his ankle injury or how will their offensive line be able to slow down the Giants defensive line. We are all familiar with Tom Brady and how...

Matt Light, Jerod Mayo Among Patriots Dealing With Illnesses

INDIANAPOLIS -- There's an illness circulating through the Patriots' locker room in the days leading up to the Super Bowl, and that's not exactly desirable at this point in the season. Linebacker Jerod Mayo said Tuesday he's got a cold, and he was visibly a little stuffed up. Also, left tackle Matt Light and right tackle Sebastian Vollmer are dealing with illnesses...

Chad Ochocinco, Deion Sanders Talk Catches, Twitter in Media Day Interview (Video)

Despite his career-low statistics in every possible category, Patriots wideout and Twitter enthusiast Chad Ochocinco seemed fairly optimistic in his media day interview with Hall of Fame cornerback Deion Sanders. It looked as though Deion was out to get Ochocinco in trouble a few times during this interview. The first came when Sanders asked if Ochocinco would rather have 100 catches...

Tom Brady is a Soft Cry Baby Who is Over Protected by NFL Refs

TweetIt's a fact, New England Patriots QB Tom Brady is a soft cry baby who is over protected by NFL refs. He goes by many names, "The Golden Boy", "Tom Terrific", I call him "Mr. Perfect" cause in the eyes of NFL referees he cannot do any wrong and cannot be touched. Just looking at Brady the wrong way may get a player flagged. As Super Bowl XLVI...

Scribes Ponder Bill Belichick's Evil Genius

New England coach Bill Belichick inspires fear and loathing in the professional football industry. He is the Dark Lord of the Gridiron, wearing a ratty hoodie and a perpetual scowl on the sideline while plotting his next unpopular triumph.Sports pundits are taking turns pondering Belichick’s mystique during Super Bowl week in Indianapolis. Perhaps seeking to throw the scribes off...

Kraft and Mara enjoy the fruits of their NFL labor

No one would have guessed while the NFL labor war raged last spring that the three of them would be so happy to see each other again. ''We met at a time when football looked like it might not continue,'' NFL players union chief DeMaurice Smith said, his arm draped over the shoulders of Patriots owner Robert Kraft. ''To be here now and watch a great game unfold...

New England Patriots Super Bowl report: Gronkowski may skip practices

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Super Bowl 2012: Tom Brady gives his take on history

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Patriots, Giants enjoy fan-flavored media day

Chad Ochocinco was recounting how much he had changed during his one season in New England, when a section of fans in the stands started to cheer.

At Super Bowl media day, wacky questions the norm

Quick, Wes Welker, spell Bill Belichick. Hey, Osi Umenyiora, know any other Elis besides that Manning guy? Rob Gronkowski, what's your favorite song by Madonna?

Colts owner Jim Irsay is happy for Patriots owner Robert Kraft … no really, he is

Colts owner Jim Irsay was part of the news conference celebrating the Indianapolis-based Super Bowl committee, putting on good face even amid his awful season. Afterward, he stopped and chatted with reporters in the hallway. Irsay was asked about Patriots owner Robert Kraft, and whether he’s happy that, after the offseason Kraft had, he was happy to see him on this stage. Irsay...

Man in motion

INDIANAPOLIS - The calendar says it has been less than six years but Aaron Hernandez feels that his trip from There to Here seems much longer. “Sometimes I still sit back and think how crazy it really is,’’ says the Patriots’ eclectic and electric tight end, who has made it from high school to the Super Bowl at fast-forward speed.
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