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Super Bowl Sunday Links

Today is Super Bowl Sunday. It seems like it’s been a month since the NFL Conference Championship Games and the only thing we’ve been hearing is Spygate and Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Specter’s hot air, but thankfully the game is here.

By the way, one person whom with I’ve been impressed this week is 49ers QB Trent Dilfer. He’s been doing analysis on the NFL Network for the Super Bowl and I can definitely see him in the studio or in the booth when his playing career is over. He hasn’t shown nerves or stumbling when he’s done his spots in Arizona, definite signs of a TV rookie. He’s been very smooth and not afraid to speak out. If I’m Fox or CBS, I try to snatch him up because he’s going to be very good.

Let’s get to some links shall we?

Newsday’s Neil Best catches up with Fox Sports’ Terry Bradshaw who regrets calling Giants coach Tom Coughlin a jerk four seasons ago. And in his blog, Neil follows up his column with the fact that Terry may make a surprise pick on the pregame show today. Neil also recaps his conversation with 60 Minutes’ Andy Rooney who’s been a long time Giants fan. Finally Neil is wondering where are all the fans?

The New York Post’s Phil Mushnick praises ESPN for giving two of its corporate tickets to a sick 12 year old Giants fan.

The New York Daily News’ Bob Raissman says the YES Network is seemingly denying that steroids exist. You read it. In a sidebar column, Raissman talks with Giants radio voice Bob Papa.

Jim Williams of the DC/Baltimore Examiner says ESPN and Fox will have plenty of coverage leading up to the Big Game today.

Ray Frager of the Baltimore Sun in his Medium Well blog advises us to keep an ear on how much Fox will reference Spygate during the game.

Barry Jackson in today’s Miami Herald says Fox’s Super Bowl pregame show is more than just about football.

David Barron of the Houston Chronicle previews the Super Bowl ads in his Four DVRs, no waiting blog. And he has the rundown of today’s viewing.

The Gothamist gives you some Super Bowl viewing alternatives.

Jonathan Okanes of the Contra Costa Times says things worked out for Fox in the end.

Matt Egan of Fox Business wonders what would be the price of having a Super Bowl overseas.

Awful Announcing is keeping track of ESPN’s Sunday NFL Countdown and has already posted a video of Chris Berman coughing during the open. And AA has SportsCenter’s Stan Verrett apologizing for using the term “wife beater”.

This has nothing to do with the Super Bowl, but it’s pretty damn funny. It’s Sarah Silverman on Jimmy Kimmel live doing, “I’m F*cking Matt Damon”.

And there you have it. Enjoy the game.