Super Bowl XLV was always going to be big - having Texas as a host makes sure of that - but fans could hardly of dreamt up a better match up than the Pittsburgh Steelers versus the Green Bay Packers.
NEW Orleans' Super Bowl victory over the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday was destiny, according to Drew Brees, the Saints quarterback.
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SO YOU think a half-time appearance by The Who in tonight's Super Bowl extravaganza is something of a culture clash? Well, you ain't seen nothing yet. If the National Football League has its way, the lads from Shepherd's Bush may not be the last from Great Britain to take centre stage on the gridiron. Give it a decade or two, and one of the teams could be from this side of the Atlantic.
NEW Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton is confident his players can cope with Indianapolis Colts' Peyton Manning in tomorrow's Super Bowl at Miami's SunLife Stadium, just as they have dealt with other highly rated quarterbacks en route to the season's big finale.
THE New Orleans Saints are heading to their first Super Bowl after beating Brett Favre and the Minnesota Vikings 31-28 in overtime with Garrett Hartley's 40-yard field goal.
A WORLD-renowned producer involved in creating the showpiece US Super Bowl is to give an exclusive events talk in the Capital.
PITTSBURGH STEELERS quarterback Ben Roethlisberger admitted he thought he had thrown Super Bowl XLIII away before Santonio Holmes' athletic catch saw them defeat the Arizona Cardinals 27-23 in Tampa.
LAWRENCE TYNES, the Greenock-born Super Bowl winner, has signed a new contract with the New York Giants.
PLUMBER Ryan Hunter and aero-engineer Rab Beveridge are hoping to swap their nine-to-five jobs for a place in the NFL.
WHEN New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning kneeled down to run the final second off the clock and clinch Super Bowl XLII against the New England Patriots in the early hours of yesterday morning, it completed one of the biggest upsets in the 42 stagings of American football's showpiece.
TWO hours before the kick-off of Super Bowl XLII, Lawrence Tynes will lace his cleats, left shoe – as always – before right. Focus, tranquillity and accuracy are the mantras preached by American football's kicking specialists.
TWENTY-FOUR hours after clinching a berth at Super Bowl XLII, the New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady went to see his girlfriend, the Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen.
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IF PEYTON Manning blows this one, he may never get another chance. By contrast Rex Grossman can scarcely believe his chance has come at all. Manning’s entire career has been spent inching towards this moment; Grossman has spent most of his simply trying to justify his mere presence on the field.
THE team may have won the Super Bowl to become this year's American football champions, but a growing number of people are starting to suspect the Pittsburgh Steelers are cursed.
BILL Cowher, the longest-serving NFL coach, finally got his hands on American football's greatest prize when his Pittsburgh Steelers team won Super Bowl XL late on Sunday. On a night when satisfaction was more than just Mick Jagger's signature song that closed the half-time show, Cowher ended his 14th season with the Steelers by overseeing a 21-10 victory over the Seattle Seahawks at Ford Field.
IT WASN'T pretty at times, but then that's not their style as the Pittsburgh Steelers gritted out a Super Bowl win to hand Jerome "The Bus" Bettis the perfect send-off to his Hall of Fame career.
BIG Ben Roethlisberger was on hand to Steel the show as the young quarterback single-handedly halted the charging Denver Broncos to book Pittsburgh's place at Super Bowl XL.
GRIDIRON: Only four teams will remain standing in the race to Super Bowl XL by tonight but Chicago Bears star Brian Urlacher has shrugged off suggestion that his team are likely to face an upset exit at the hands of the Carolina Panthers in the Divisional Round of the NFL play-offs (Sky Sports Xtra, 9pm).