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Archive: February 2011

There will be no work stoppage

There will be no work stoppage in the NFL because Commissioner Roger Goodell and NFLPA leader DeMaurice Smith are too smart to let that happen when football is at its peak.

By Michael Kun | February 9, 2011; 11:08 AM ET | Comments (0)

That was it?

The classic Super Bowl matchup and all of its trimmings didn't live up to the hype, leaving me unsatisfied with a lockout looming.

By Anthony Stalter | February 8, 2011; 1:10 PM ET | Comments (0)

One to treasure

Super Bowl XLV showcased two teams with quality coaches and great front offices who were rewarded for their patience and vision with a spot in the big game -- in short, the NFL at its finest.

By Jason Maloni | February 8, 2011; 1:02 PM ET | Comments (0)

A deal will get done

The NFL, its owners and players know that football is at its peak and they cannot afford a lockout. Expect a deal to get done no later than June 1.

By Richard Boadu & Claude Clayborne | February 8, 2011; 11:04 AM ET | Comments (0)

Rodgers emerges

Super Bowl XLV will be marked by the emergence of MVP QB Aaron Rodgers, and while the NFL braces for a potential lockout, at least fans in Green Bay can cherish that winning feeling once again.

By Brandon Benson | February 8, 2011; 10:54 AM ET | Comments (0)

In the top 5

Super Bowl XLV was an instant classic - and the sometimes sloppy nature of the game only added to its value. But after setting a viewership record, the NFL and its players need to get over themselves and resolve their labor dispute or risk ruining a game at its peak in popularity.

By Dave Goldberg | February 8, 2011; 10:35 AM ET | Comments (1)

Go out with a bang

Millions of people who can't locate Green Bay on a map or spell Pittsburgh without Google will tune in, Sunday, to watch what may be the last NFL game ever.

By Emil Steiner | February 4, 2011; 3:35 PM ET | Comments (0)

A Super Bowl of Super Bowls

Packers-Steelers is a showcase and celebration of what makes pro football great: Blue-collar teams hailing from gritty, all-American towns. Crushing defenses, power running attacks, rifle-armed, cold-blooded quarterbacks.

By Richard Boadu & Claude Clayborne | February 2, 2011; 12:58 PM ET | Comments (1)

Packers will take flight

With Aaron Rodgers under center and a host of weapons in the receiving game, the Green Bay Packers get the slight edge in a great Super Bowl XLV matchup.

By Brandon Benson | February 2, 2011; 12:17 PM ET | Comments (0)

Which team will win Super Bowl XLV?

Which team will win Super Bowl XLV?

By Reader Poll | February 2, 2011; 9:50 AM ET | Comments (1)

Let's try overtime

Everything about the game, including the historic nature of the franchises, points to one conclusion: it's time to test the new overtime rules.

By Brian Tarcy | February 2, 2011; 9:39 AM ET | Comments (0)

Steelers all the way

No team can beat you in more ways than Pittsburgh, which is why the Steelers will hoist their seventh Lombardi trophy Sunday at Super Bowl XLV.

By Jason Maloni | February 2, 2011; 9:31 AM ET | Comments (0)

Another Steel trophy

In a matchup of two of the NFL's most historic franchises, look for the Steelers to hoist their third Lombardi trophy in five years at Super Bowl XLV.

By Matt Loede | February 2, 2011; 9:23 AM ET | Comments (0)

The spread was the easy part

Someone will win Super Bowl XLV 23-20, but choosing between two evenly matched teams in the Packers and Steelers is a tall order.

By Dave Goldberg | February 2, 2011; 9:06 AM ET | Comments (1)

Ice, ice baby

I'll be pulling for the Packers and a welcome distraction from the impending "Iceaggedon" expected to hit the Midwest this weekend.

By Dawn Knight | February 2, 2011; 8:59 AM ET | Comments (0)

Pick the Pack

Call it destiny, call it fate, or just call it a great team receiving its due: the Packers will win Super Bowl XLV.

By Anthony Stalter | February 2, 2011; 8:53 AM ET | Comments (0)

Flip a coin

The Packers and Steelers are so evenly matched that anyone asked to pick the winner of this Sunday's game might as well flip a coin.

By Michael Kun | February 2, 2011; 8:44 AM ET | Comments (0)

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