jueves, 25 de febrero de 2010



College Superstar QBs Tim Tebow, Colt McCoy and DT Ndamukong Suh
Among More Than 300 NFL Prospects on Display in Indianapolis

New Video & Information Technology Enhance Viewer Experience on
NFL Network and NFL.com

NFL Draft Expert Mike Mayock Leads NFL Network’s Roster of Analysts &
Reporters For More Than 30 Hours of Live Programming

NFL.com Offers Live All-Access Video of Group Workouts

NFL Network and NFL.com’s exclusive week-long coverage of the league’s next generation of talent kicks off February 25 with more than 30 hours of live coverage of the 2010 NFL Scouting Combine, Presented by Under Armour. For seven days, NFL Network will broadcast live from Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, providing an up-close look at the 329 players getting set to embark on their NFL careers. Coverage begins Thursday, February 25 at 2:30 PM ET with NFL Total Access at the 2010 NFL Scouting Combine press conference coverage live from Lucas Oil Stadium.

More than 600 NFL personnel including head coaches, general managers and scouts converge on Indianapolis to evaluate players through on-field drills, physical testing exams and interviews. NFL Network and NFL.com is the only place to see exclusive coverage of everything on and off the field live.

On NFL Network, viewers are given an all-access pass to 2010 NFL Scouting Combine with more than 30 high-definition hours of live programming from Indianapolis. Draft expert Mike Mayock headlines NFL Network’s and NFL.com’s 21-person roster that also includes more insight into the evaluation process through the eyes of coaches and team personnel with former coaches Steve Mariucci, Brian Billick and Jim Mora, former GM Charley Casserly and former front office executive Michael Lombardi offering their perspectives.

In addition to press conferences, positional workouts and drills, NFL Network’s combine coverage will go beyond the statistics to learn more about the prospects using interviews and features.

Fans can also follow the action on NFL.com LIVE. NFL.com’s coverage includes an all-access look inside the workouts and positions drills of each group per day, as well as analysis, post-workout interviews and commentary on player performances and team needs.

A breakdown of NFL Network’s combine programming and technological enhancements:

* Live Workouts:
Host Rich Eisen is joined by analysts Mike Mayock and Charles Davis for daily reports on the prospects participating. Additional expert commentary includes Jamie Dukes on offensive linemen, Marshall Faulk and on the quarterbacks and running backs, Michael Irvin on wide receivers, Jim Mora on linebackers and defensive linemen and Deion Sanders on defensive backs. Airs live Saturday, February 27 through Tuesday, March 2 beginning at 10:00 AM ET each day.

* NFL Total Access:
NFL Total Access is on location at Lucas Oil Stadium with recaps, news, analysis and interviews featuring host Fran Charles alongside analysts Steve Mariucci, Brian Billick, Jim Mora and Jamie Dukes with reports from Jason La Canfora, Michael Lombardi and Charley Casserly. Airs live Thursday, February 25 through Monday, March 1 at 7:00 PM ET.

* Press Conferences:
Player, coach and general manager press conferences from the combine anchored by Kara Henderson and Jamie Dukes. Airs live Thursday and Friday at 2:30 PM ET, as well as Saturday at 2:00 PM ET.

* NFLN-Focus Camera Technology:
A high-speed camera that allows moving targets to stay in the camera frame longer, highlighting the smallest details. This camera will have a tremendous presence in coverage of the 40-yard dash, both at the start and finish line and will also be used in other events including the vertical and broad jumps, three-cone and position drills.

* Simulcam Camera Technology:
Making its second appearance at the NFL Scouting Combine, Simulcam is back for 2010, providing an unparalleled, in-depth comparison and analysis of the position, style, speed and trajectory of competitors through the use of background recognition and camera-matching technology. Simulcam will be a key contributor to NFL Network’s 40-yard dash coverage.

For video from last year’s Scouting Combine coverage highlighting the use of Simulcam, please visit: http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-network-total-access/09000d5d80eea0dc/Rich-Eisen-s-40-yard-dash

* QB Tracking Information Technology:
New to NFL Network’s coverage, QB Tracking provides additional, unofficial statistics for viewers during the quarterback and wide receiver pass and reception workouts. QB Tracking records the distance thrown, ball velocity, and time it takes to go from the hand of the quarterback to that of the wide receiver.

NFL.com will be on location for the duration of 2010 Scouting Combine to give fans the opportunity to design their own experience with features such as:

• NFL.com LIVE:

Fans can choose between viewing two groups as the players make their way through workouts and position drills. Coverage also includes post workout interviews with various prospects in the featured groups with Scott Hanson, Bucky Brooks, Paul Burmeister and Steve Wyche offering analysis and commentary.

* Workout results:
Top performers from each position posted to NFL.com throughout each day of workouts.

* Extensive Database of Prospects:
Profiles of every participant, including scouting reports and statistics.

* Explanation of Workouts:
Mike Mayock takes fans through each event and position drills, explaining what coaches and scouts are looking for and evaluating.

* Exclusive Video and Photo Gallery:
Player interviews, news conferences, NFL Total Access segments and other event coverage.

* Use of Simulcam, NFLN-Focus and QB Tracking Technology:
NFL.com video and web content will also include the use of Simulcam and NFLN-Focus technology, as well as QB Tracking information.

In addition, NFL MOBILE LIVE only from Sprint features participant bios, top performer stats and extensive video coverage. The latest news and stats from Indianapolis will also available via wireless by visiting NFL.com on any mobile device.

Under Armour is the presenting sponsor of NFL Network and NFL.com combine coverage. All participants will be outfitted in Under Armour gear.

The 2010 NFL Scouting Combine marks the beginning of NFL Network’s and NFL.com’s series of draft programming building up to the 2010 NFL Draft April 22-24 at Radio City Music Hall in New York. For the first time ever, the NFL Draft will kick off in primetime and NFL Network will provide gavel-to-gavel coverage starting with the first round Thursday, April 22 at 7:30 PM ET, second and third rounds Friday, April 23 at 6:30 PM ET and rounds 4-7 Saturday, April 24 at 10:00 AM ET.

Following is the NFL Network and NFL.com day-by-day combine coverage schedule (all times listed in ET):

Thursday, February 25
12:30 PM – Hey Rookie: Welcome to the NFL – 2004
1:30 PM – Hey Rookie: Welcome to the NFL – 2005
2:30 PM – NFL Total Access Scouting Combine Press Conferences (HD)
5:00 PM – Hey Rookie: Welcome to the NFL – 2006
6:00 PM – Hey Rookie: Welcome to the NFL – 2006, part II
7:00 PM – NFL Total Access at the Scouting Combine (HD)
8:00 PM – Top 10 Rookie Performances
9:00 PM – Top 10 Draft Busts

Friday, February 26
12:30 PM – NFL’s Top 10 Rookie Performances
(Encore at 5:00 PM)
1:30 PM – NFL’s Top 10 Draft Busts
(Encore at 6:00 PM)
2:30 PM – NFL Total Access Scouting Combine Press Conferences (HD)
7:00 PM – NFL Total Access at the Scouting Combine (HD)
8:00 PM – 2010 Senior Bowl (HD)

Saturday, February 27
10:00 AM – 2010 NFL Scouting Combine Coverage
11:00 AM – Workouts: Kickers, Offensive Linemen, Tight Ends (HD)
(Encores in its entirety at 4:00 PM with cut-down versions at 8:00 PM & 11:00 PM)
2:00 PM – NFL Total Access Scouting Combine Press Conferences (HD)
7:00 PM – NFL Total Access at the Scouting Combine (HD)
(Encores at 10:00 PM & 1:00 AM)

Sunday, February 28
10:00 AM – 2010 NFL Scouting Combine Coverage
11:00 AM – Workouts: Quarterbacks, Wide Receivers, Running Backs (HD)
(Encores in its entirety at 4:00 PM with cut-down versions at 8:00 PM & 11:00 PM)
2:00 PM – Workouts: Quarterbacks, Wide Receivers, Running Backs extended coverage
7:00 PM – NFL Total Access at the Scouting Combine (HD)
(Encores at 10:00 PM & 1:00 AM)

Monday, March 1
10:00 AM – 2010 NFL Scouting Combine Coverage
11:00 AM – Workouts: Linebackers, Defensive Line (HD)
(Encores in its entirety at 4:00 PM with cut-down versions at 2:00 PM, 8:00 PM & 11:00 PM)
7:00 PM – NFL Total Access at the Scouting Combine (HD)
(Encores at 10:00 PM & 1:00 AM)

Tuesday, March 2
10:00 AM – 2010 NFL Scouting Combine Coverage
11:00 AM – Workouts: Defensive Backs (HD)
(Encores in its entirety at 4:00 PM with cut-down versions at 2:00 PM, 8:00 PM & 11:00 PM)

Wednesday, March 3
8:00 PM – 2010 NFL Scouting Combine Wrap-Up Show (HD)
(Encore at 11:00 PM and on 3/4 at 12 NOON and 5:00 PM)

NFL Network and NFL.com Scouting Combine Talent:
Brian Billick - Analyst
Bucky Brooks - Analyst
Paul Burmeister - Host/Reporter
Vic Carucci - Reporter
Charley Casserly - Analyst
Fran Charles - Host
Charles Davis - Analyst
Jamie Dukes - Analyst
Rich Eisen - Host
Marshall Faulk - Analyst
Scott Hanson - Host/Reporter
Kara Henderson - Host/Reporter
Michael Irvin - Analyst
Pat Kirwan - Reporter
Jason La Canfora - Reporter
Michael Lombardi - Reporter
Steve Mariucci - Analyst
Mike Mayock - Analyst
Jim Mora - Analyst
Deion Sanders - Analyst
Steve Wyche - Reporter

NFL Network airs seven days a week, 24 hours a day on a year-round basis and is the only television network fully dedicated to the NFL and the sport of football. For more information, log on to www.nfl.com/nflnetwork. NFL.com is the exclusive internet home of NFL Network.

lunes, 8 de febrero de 2010

Super Bowl XLIV Game Notes - Ingles


Super Bowl XLIV Game Notes

With their win, the New Orleans Saints become the 18th different franchise to win a Super Bowl game. They join the Ravens, Jets and Buccaneers as winners in their only Super Bowl appearance. The first NFL championship for the Saints comes in their 43rd season.

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The Saints are the first #1 Seed to win the Super Bowl since the 2003 New England Patriots won Super Bowl XXXVIII. The last NFC #1 Seed to win the Super Bowl was the 1999 St. Louis Rams who won Super Bowl XXXIV. The Saints are also the first team that led the NFL in regular season scoring to win the Super Bowl since that Rams team.

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In their path to victory in Super Bowl XLIV, the Saints became the first team ever to defeat three quarterbacks who previously won Super Bowls in Kurt Warner, Brett Favre and Peyton Manning. In the three games immediately prior to meeting the Saints in these playoffs, the three QBs combined for 12 TD passes without an interception. Against the Saints, they only combined for two TD passes and four interceptions.

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The Saints matched the biggest deficit overcome to win a Super Bowl by rallying from 10 points down. That deficit, 10-0 at the end of the first quarter, is identical to the 10-0 deficit overcome by the Denver Broncos against the Washington Redskins in Super Bowl XXII on January 31, 1989. Washington scored the remaining 42 points in that game for a 42-10 win. These Saints outscored the Colts 31-7 the rest of the way.

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SEAN PAYTON is now the 28th different coach to win a Super Bowl. This is the fifth consecutive year that a new coach has been added to the list (Mike Tomlin, Tom Coughlin, Tony Dungy and Bill Cowher).

Super Bowl XLIV Game Notes - 2

TRACY PORTER’s 74-yard TD interception return was the fourth-longest in Super Bowl history, the third-longest that went for a touchdown. The record is 100 yards by James Harrison of the Steelers in last year’s game.

It was the second time in an NFL game that Porter had scored a TD on an interception return – and that other INT TD was also at Sun Life Stadium. He returned a pass thrown

By Miami’s Chad Henne 54 yards for a score when the Saints also rallied for a victory. It also came in the fourth quarter with New Orleans holding a one-score lead and provided the final points in a 46-34 victory.

Teams that have scored on an INT return are now 10-0 in the Super Bowl, including in six of the last 10 SBs.

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DREW BREES tied the Super Bowl record of 32 completions with his touchdown p SEAN PAYTON is now the 28th different coach to win a Super Bowl. This is the fifth consecutive year that a new coach has been added to the list (Mike Tomlin, Tom Coughlin, Tony Dungy and Bill Cowher).

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The selection of DREW BREES as the MVP marks the 23rd time the choice has been the winning quarterback.

Brees finished the game by completing 10 consecutive passes, which equals the second-longest streak in a Super Bowl. Joe Montana has the record of 13 in Super Bowl XXIV.

DREW BREES became the third quarterback from Purdue to start and win a Super Bowl. That ties Alabama for the most SB-winning QBs from one school. The other Purdue QBs to win Super Bowl games are Bob Griese (VII and VIII) and Len Dawson (IV). Bart Starr, Joe Namath and Ken Stabler are the three from Alabama.

Super Bowl XLIV Game Notes - 3

By surpassing 169 yards passing in Super Bowl XLIV, PEYTON MANNING joined Brett Favre (5,855) and Joe Montana (5,772) as the only quarterbacks to have passed for more than 5,000 yards in the postseason in their careers. Manning now has 5,164 yards passing in his postseason career.

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With seven catches and 86 yards receiving, DALLAS CLARK became the most prolific postseason receiver among all tight ends. His 64 catches surpass the 62 in postseason play of Jay Novacek and Shannon Sharpe while his 847 yards receiving top Keith Jackson’s 834.

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With 66 yards receiving in Super Bowl XLIV, AUSTIN COLLIE has 241 in the postseason, coming one yard shy of Torry Holt’s record for the most yards receiving by a rookie in one postseason (Rams, 1999).

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Colts kicker MATT STOVER became the oldest player (42 years, 11 days) ever to participate in a Super Bowl game. His miss on a field goal attempt of 51 yards early in the fourth quarter ended a streak of 16 consecutive field goals made in postseason play. His last miss came in a Wild Card game on this field for the Ravens against the Dolphins on January 13, 2002.

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The Colts’ 96-yard TD drive in the first quarter tied the longest in Super Bowl history. The Bears also had a 96-yard TD drive against the Patriots in Super Bowl XX.

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With his 47-yard field goal late in the third quarter, GARRETT HARTLEY became the first kicker in Super Bowl history to make three FGs of 40-plus yards in one game.

Super Bowl XLIV Game Notes - 4

DREW BREES completed 82.1% of his passes (32-39) in Super Bowl XLIV. That is the second-highest percentage in a Super Bowl behind the record of 88.0% (22-25) by Phil Simms for the Giants in Super Bowl XXI. Based on a standard of 30 pass attempts, he did set a Super Bowl career completion percentage record, previously held by Troy Aikman at 70.0%.

Brees achieved a passer rating of 114.5 in Super Bowl XLIV which ranks as the 11th-best performance in a Super Bowl. With one more attempt, he would have qualified for the NFL’s career Super Bowl list, and that mark of 114.5 would rank third behind Joe Montana (127.8) and Jim Plunkett (122.8).

Brees completed this postseason with eight TD passes and no interceptions. He is the fifth QB to complete eight or more TD passes in a postseason without an interception – and all five of them won the Super Bowl. The other four are Joe Montana of the 1989 49ers (13-0), Steve Young of the 1994 49ers (9-0), Phil Simms of the 1986 Giants (8-0) and Troy Aikman of the 1992 Cowboys (8-0). Brees completed 72 of 102 (70.6%) passes in this postseason for 732 yards, eight TDs and 0 INTs. That figures to a passer rating of 117.0.

In his postseason career, Brees is 150 of 225 (66.7%) for 1,648 yards, 11 TDs and two INTs. That figures to a rating of 103.7, second in NFL postseason history to Bart Starr’s 104.8. Kurt Warner upped his mark to 102.8 in this postseason.

Super Bowl XLIV Game Notes - 5

PEYTON MANNING finished with 31 completions, one shy of the Super Bowl record now shared by Drew Brees and Tom Brady. The combined total of 63 completions is a Super Bowl record and is just one shy of the NFL postseason record of 64 completions in the 1981 AFC Divisional Playoff Game in Miami (Orange Bowl) between the Chargers and the Dolphins.

The 63 completions is six more than any postseason game that did not go to overtime and 10 more than the previous Super Bowl record of 53 combined completions.

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The victory by the Saints was the second for the NFC in the last three Super Bowls but only the second in the last seven games and third in the last 10. The NFC now leads 23-21 in Super Bowl play.

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JOSEPH ADDAI of the Colts has now played in two Super Bowls – and in each he has rushed for exactly 77 yards. He had 77 yards on 19 carries in Super Bowl XLI and 77 yards on 16 attempts in Super Bowl XLIV. With his 154 yards rushing in two Super Bowls, Addai now ranks 12th on the Super Bowl career list, seventh among those with two or fewer appearances.

martes, 2 de febrero de 2010


— Throughout Super Bowl week, more than 500 children from military
families, schools and Special Olympics programs will learn
flag football fundamentals, sportsmanship and teamwork
from area youth coaches and NFL players including Dwayne
Bowe, Kansas City Chiefs; Josh Cribbs, Cleveland Browns;
Tyrone Culver, Miami Dolphins; Joey Haynos, Miami
Dolphins; Brandon Jacobs, New York Giants; Nate Jones,
Miami Dolphins; Lousaka Polite, Miami Dolphins; Paul Soliai,
Miami Dolphins and Donald Thomas, Miami Dolphins. Clinics
will be held on Thursday, February 4 from 10:00 A.M.-3:00
P.M. and Friday, February 5, from 10:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M.
Friday’s events will also feature an NFL Girls Flag Football
Showcase for local female high school flag football players
from 12:30-3:00 P.M. All NFL Youth Football activities will
take place at the clinic fields within NFL Game Day Fan
Plaza, adjacent to Sun Life Stadium.

— South Florida area fifth graders will learn
about the differences that make them unique and the
similarities that bring them together as part of the NFL’s
diversity program “One World: Connecting Communities,
Cultures and Classrooms.” Eight classes from varying ethnic
and racial backgrounds who have been communicating with
each other through pen pal letters will meet their pen pals for
the first time and join together with NFL players, including
players from the Miami Dolphins to create a multicultural art
project, cook healthy snacks, listen to the sounds of jazz
and participate in a Latin dance activity. The One World
Super Huddle will be held on Monday, February 1 from 10:00
A.M.-1:00 P.M. at Miami Children’s Museum, 980 McArthur
Causeway in Miami.

- NFL PLAY 60 Kids’ Day gives
250 local children the opportunity to spend time with NFL
players at the NFL Game Day Fan Plaza (located adjacent
to Gates F, G and H at Sun Life Stadium) on Wednesday,
February 3, from 11:00 A.M-2:00 P.M. Area children will take
part in the excitement of Super Bowl Week alongside current
and former NFL players including Davone Bess, Miami
Dolphins; Greg Camarillo, Miami Dolphins; Josh Cribbs,
Cleveland Browns; John Denney, Miami Dolphins; Brandon
Fields, Miami Dolphins; Nate Garner, Miami Dolphins and
Lousaka Polite, Miami Dolphins. Kids will learn more about
the importance of healthy living during Kids’ Day as part of
NFL PLAY 60, aimed at helping youngsters get 60 minutes
of exercise each day. All Kids’ Day attendees completed the
NFL PLAY 60 Challenge. As part of the contest, local students
were challenged to get 60 minutes of physical activity a day.
As part of their Kids’ Day experience, children will participate
in interactive PLAY 60 fitness activities using the innovative
HOPSports training system; play games as part of the
Playworks program which focuses on active, inclusive play;
learn basic NFL FLAG skills and drills alongside NFL players
during NFL FLAG Football clinics; and participate in Cartoon
Network activities including a Football Obstacle Course, Ben
10 Bike Challenge, Jedi Training area and a photo area with
live characters from Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

— The NFL will conduct the NFL
Charities Youth Bowling Clinic at SpareZ Lanes on South
University Drive in Davie on Wednesday, February 3 at
11:00 A.M. Thirty boys and girls from the South Florida Youth
Education Town (YET) will learn basics of the game from
professional bowlers, including members of the PBA Tour.
NFL players from the Miami Dolphins including Nate Jones
will join the children following instruction.

— The NFL has teamed up with
Telemundo Network to present Tazón Latino IV for the fourth
consecutive year. The nationally televised flag football game
between former NFL players and Latino celebrities will take
place on Wednesday, February 3 at 2:00 P.M. at the Tazón
Latino Field at Lummus Park and will air on Telemundo
Network on Saturday, February 6 at 3:30 P.M. Former NFL
players taking part in this event include Marcus Allen, Tim
Brown, Rocket Ismail, Fuad Reveiz and Vinny Testaverde.
Latino celebrities include Jencarlos Canela, Angeline
Moncayo and Monica Noguera. Tazón Latino IV will be
hosted by Edgar Lopez and Karim Mendiburu of Telemundo.

— As part of NFL PLAY 60, the league’s youth health and
fitness campaign, NFL players Josh Cribbs, Cleveland
Browns and Brian Hartline, Miami Dolphins will visit Sunset
Elementary (5120 Sunset Drive, Miami) for a special fitness
activity on Tuesday, February 2 at 9:30 A.M. The NFL PLAY
60 Challenge, developed in conjunction with the American
Heart Association, is the primary in-school curriculum for
NFL PLAY 60. Fifth graders at Sunset Elementary took part
in the NFL PLAY 60 Challenge, a Super Bowl program that
taught students the importance of getting 60 minutes of daily
physical activity. Over 14,000 South Florida 4th and 5th
graders participated in the Challenge in the months leading
up to Super Bowl Week.

— The NFL and its community partners will celebrate the work of the
South Florida NFL Youth Education Towns (YET). The NFL
YET program is aimed at positively impacting youth in at-
risk neighborhoods. There are two NFL Youth Education
Towns in South Florida, one in Fort Lauderdale and one in
Miami. The Miami NFL YET opened following Super Bowl
XXIX and the Fort Lauderdale NFL YET opened as a legacy
of Super Bowl XXXIII. Current and former NFL players who
received NFL Charities grants and NFL Youth Football Fund
grants within the past year will host a youth football clinic with
NFL YET children at the Fort Lauderdale Youth Education
Town (2621 S.W. 15th Street, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. 33312) on
Thursday, February 4, from 3:00-4:00 P.M.
The clinic will be immediately followed at the same location
by a press conference where NFL Commissioner Roger
Goodell will announce a $1 million NFL gift to the two South
Florida NFL YETs and celebrate the ways that the centers
have benefited the surrounding community. Commissioner
Goodell will be joined by government officials, host committee
members, Miami Dolphins representatives and NFL players
including Pro Football Hall of Famer and ESPN analyst Steve
Young; ESPN Monday Night Football analyst Ron Jaworski;
Miami Dolphins quarterback Chad Pennington; and Denver
Broncos linebacker Darrell Reid. The press conference will
also include the announcement of a donation of photography
equipment valued at $150,000 by Canon, a community
partner of the initiative, to fund the use of photography
equipment by youth at each of the 13 NFL Youth Education
Towns across the country. Canon will also participate in
the youth football clinic, hosting a photography station as
part of the event. Canon spokesperson Archie Manning
will participate in the press conference. Young, Jaworski,
Manning, Pennington and Reid will participate in the youth
football clinic from 3:00 P.M.-4:00 P.M. A bus will depart the
Media Center for this event at 3:00 P.M.

— The South Florida Regional Planning Council
and 20 of the area’s leading minority business leadership
groups will join the NFL and Sprint to host the “Super
Bowl XLIV Business Leadership Forum,” an event that will
bring together corporate leaders, up-and-coming business
executives, entrepreneurs and small, minority and women
business owners to discuss leadership, winning business
strategies and realities of a diverse workplace in America.
NFL players turned businessmen, such as Keith Sims, Pat
Ballage and Kim Bokamper, will be joined by nationally
recognized business leaders during a 60-minute exchange
of thoughts, perspectives and business strategies, led by
WPLG anchor Kristi Krueger and Kevin Gale, editor of the
South Florida Business Journal. The event will take place on
Thursday, February 4 from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the Miniaci
Theatre on the campus of Nova Southeastern University in
Fort Lauderdale, with a networking reception to precede the

— The musical and award-winning talents of Rihanna, Nelly
Furtado, Justin Bieber and Paulina Rubio will be showcased
at South Beach. Rihanna, Justin Bieber, and Timbaland
and Friends will kick off the series on Thursday, February
4 at 7:00 P.M. The series continues on Friday, February 5
with the Pepsi Música Super Bowl Fan Jam featuring Nelly
Furtado, Paulina Rubio and Pitbull.

— The NFL will conduct the fifth NFL Charities/GoBowling.com Super Bowl
Celebrity Bowling Classic at SpareZ Lanes in Davie on
Thursday, February 4 at 8:00 P.M. Amateur bowlers compete
with current and former NFL players including Pro Football
Hall of Famers in the event which benefits the NFL Youth
Education Town (YET) initiative.

— “The Art of Football,” an exhibition of
Steve Sabol’s thought-provoking, very colorful football-
themed art will be on display from January 19 to February 9
at the Avant Gallery on N. Miami Avenue in the historic Miami
Design District. Sabol will be making appearances during the
week leading up to Super Bowl.

— The finalists for the 2010 Walter Payton NFL
Man of the Year Award will be available at a news conference
Friday, February 5 at 9:00 A.M. at the Media Center, press
conference rooms Floridian Ballroom A-D. The finalists
are London Fletcher, Washington Redskins; Mike Furrey,
Cleveland Browns; and Brian Waters, Kansas City Chiefs.
The winner will be announced on-field prior to the national
anthem at the Super Bowl.

— Rebuilding Together, the nation’s leading
nonprofit preserving affordable homeownership, will
celebrate the 15th annual “Kickoff to Rebuild” on Thursday,
February 4, with a project at the corner of Elizabeth Street
and Thomas Avenue in Coconut Grove. NFL players and
volunteers will help repair the building, focusing on providing
energy efficient repairs. A news conference will be held at noon.

— The 25th annual Super Bowl XLIV NFL Charities Celebrity Golf Classic
will be held at Doral Golf Resort Saturday, February 6 at 11:00 A.M.
Amateur golfers team up with current and former NFL players
including members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in the
event. The event benefits the NFL Youth Education Town
(YET) initiative.

— The NFL will count down the hours to the Super Bowl with O.A.R.,
Barenaked Ladies, Robert Randolph & The Family Band
and a fireworks spectacular at Ft. Lauderdale Beach Park.
The free open-to-the-public event will include live musical
performances capped off by the Super Bowl Fireworks
Spectacular. Festivities begin at 4:00 P.M.

— Taste of the NFL is the premier
food and wine tasting extravaganza at Super Bowl, featuring
a top chef from each of the 32 NFL team markets, paired
with a current or retired player from each team. The event
has donated more than eight million dollars to help tackle
hunger since its inception in 1992. Proceeds from the Taste
of the NFL will benefit affiliates of Feeding America and other
national hunger-relief organizations in every NFL city. The
event will take place on Saturday, February 6 at 7:00 P.M.
at the Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center
in Fort Lauderdale. Media wishing to cover the event should

— Motorola will be at the forefront of the media
center excitement this year with a number of activities
showcasing the power of MOTOBLUR, the first solution to
sync contacts, posts, messages, photos and much more,
from all of your social networks. Media, players, celebrities
and other VIPs will be invited to relax and refresh in the
MOTOBLUR Media Lounge, where Motorola’s latest devices
will be on display and available for trial.

– Scientists from the Gatorade Sports Science Institute (GSSI) will
conduct Athlete Performance Testing on several NFL
players, including Eli Manning. Testing at the Gatorade
Performance Lab will demonstrate the scientific engineering
behind the development of the G Series – a new line of
products for athletes that provide fuel, fluid and nutrients
before, during and after activity. The testing will be viewable
via the GStream channel on uStream.com. Hours: Monday,
February 1 through Friday, February 5 with hours posted
at the Lab. Media Center, Exhibit Hall B.

— 11:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M., Sunday, January 31; 1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.,
Sunday, February 7 (to Super Bowl ticket-holders only). 2010 marks
the introduction of the interactive football experience,
located adjacent to Sun Life Stadium, which will be open to
the general public, free of charge, on Pro Bowl Sunday and
to ticket-holders only on Super Bowl Sunday. Four different
interactive games will challenge fans’ football skills and
plenty of concessions will keep even the hungriest of fans
satisfied, while sponsor exhibit areas will offer a wide variety
of entertainment and giveaways. Game Day Fan Plaza will
also showcase the NFL FLAG Tournament of Championships
on the Youth Clinic field at 12:30 P.M. and feature free NFL
player autographs on Pro Bowl Sunday. Attendees will have
the ability to see the Vince Lombardi Trophy as well as Super
Bowl rings up close.

lunes, 1 de febrero de 2010


The NFL’s annual Pro Bowl is a celebration of the season’s best. The 2010 version is also a chance to honor some of the decade’s biggest stars.

The complete 2000s NFL All-Decade Team was revealed during a special Pro Bowl edition of ESPN’s Sunday NFL Countdown earlier today.

Twelve players named to the 2000s NFL All-Decade Team will compete in tonight’s Pro Bowl before a sellout crowd in excess of 70,000. Broadcast live on ESPN at 7:20 p.m. ET from Sun Life Stadium, the Pro Bowl will for the first time be held prior to the Super Bowl and serve as the signature kickoff event of Super Bowl week.

All-Stars from the Super Bowl competing teams will not participate in the Pro Bowl, but they will attend the game and be honored as part of the pregame festivities. Three of those players have also been selected to the All-Decade Team: quarterback PEYTON MANNING and defensive end DWIGHT FREENEY of the Colts and safety DARREN SHARPER of the Saints.

The NFL All-Decade teams are chosen every 10 years by the Pro Football Hall of Fame Selection Committee members. The 2000s will mark the ninth All-Decade team to be selected in NFL history.

This decade’s 53-player team will be comprised of two quarterbacks, four running backs, one fullback, four wide receivers, two tight ends, four offensive tackles, four guards, two centers, four defensive tackles, four defensive ends, six linebackers, four cornerbacks, four safeties, two kickers, two punters, two kick returners and two punt returners. Two head coaches have also been chosen.

(2010 Pro Bowl participants listed in Bold/Italics)


Tom Brady
Peyton Manning

Lorenzo Neal

Antonio Gates
Tony Gonzalez

Shaun Alexander
Jamal Lewis
Edgerrin James
LaDainian Tomlinson

Marvin Harrison
Torry Holt
Randy Moss
Terrell Owens

Walter Jones
Jonathan Ogden
Orlando Pace
William Roaf

Olin Kreutz
Kevin Mawae

Larry Allen
Alan Faneca
Steve Hutchinson
Will Shields

Bill Belichick
Tony Dungy


Dwight Freeney
Julius Peppers
Michael Strahan
Jason Taylor

La’Roi Glover
Warren Sapp
Richard Seymour
Kevin Williams

Ronde Barber
Champ Bailey
Ty Law
Charles Woodson

Brian Dawkins
Troy Polamalu
Ed Reed
Darren Sharper

Derrick Brooks
Ray Lewis
Joey Porter
Zach Thomas
Brian Urlacher
DeMarcus Ware


Shane Lechler
Brian Moorman

Dante Hall
Devin Hester

David Akers
Adam Vinatieri

Joshua Cribbs
Dante Hall