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Grace Ybarra

Super Bowl XLVIII Week Day 5: Goodell, Garner, and Puppies

super bowl xlviii jennifer garnerI started off my day by going back to Rose Theater – Jazz at Lincoln Center, at the Time Warner Center for Commissioner Roger Goodell’s press conference. He addressed issues such as concussions and the NFL’s global expansion to England. And, like everyone else in New York for the Super Bowl, he talked about how he would be braving the cold on Sunday. 

After the press conference, I traveled back to the Sheraton, specifically to Radio Row. I was able to catch up with Indianapolis Colts tight end Coby Fleener. We exchanged journalism tips with each other and laughed at the fact that I probably have had more experience than him. A little later, in the media lounge, I was able to grab Reverend Jesse Jackson for a quick photo.

Then I headed over to the Time & Life Building, where the Sports Illustrated Kids offices are located. My mom and I were there to have lunch with my two editors, Dante and Gary. It was definitely a lot of fun to be able to talk and hang out with them.
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Brendan Canning

Three to Watch on Super Bowl Sunday

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Super Bowl XLVIII features many star players on both the Broncos and Seahawks. And if you hear quarterbacks screaming “Omaha!” or cornerbacks going crazy during the game, you’ll know it’s one of these three guys. These are the big-name quarterbacks and trash-talking cornerbacks that will make the difference Sunday.

Broncos? Seahawks? SI Kids Picks Super Bowl XLVIII!

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After two weeks of buildup and anticipation and analysis, it's finally here — Super Bowl XLVIII!

For the first time in a long time, the big game features the two best teams in football. The Denver Broncos, led by record-breaker Peyton Manning, had one of the greatest offenses of all time this season. The Seattle Seahawks, meanwhile, had one of the most dominant defenses in the league, led by corner Richard Sherman. (The Seahawks offense, with Russell Wilson and Marshawn Lynch, wasn't too shabby, either.) 

Will the Broncos offense overrun Seattle's D? Will the Seahawks soar about Denver? How will the weather affect the outcome? The editors of SI Kids think they have the answers! Check out our picks below, then hit the comments section to tell us what team you think will win Super Bowl XLVIII!
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Sachin Shenolikar

WNBA Star Swin Cash on Peyton Manning, Seattle, and the Polar Vortex

  • Hoophead
  • Sachin Shenolikar
  • January 31, 2014, 11:00 AM

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It’s no stretch to say that Swin Cash is well-schooled in the art of winning. She won two national championships in college at UConn, two Olympic gold medals with Team USA, and three WNBA titles with the Detroit Shock and Seattle Storm. The Pittsburgh native has also experienced her share of championship glory off the court as a die-hard Steelers fan.

SI Kids caught up with the Chicago Sky forward in New York City to talk about Peyton Manning, Super Bowl predictions, and braving the frigid temperatures brought on by the polar vortex.
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Grace Ybarra

Super Bowl XLVIII Week Day 4: Super Bowl Boulevard and Bruno Mars

grace ybarra super bowl xlviii Today, I started off my day by doing an interview for our NBC Affiliate back in Indianapolis, WTHR. We walked up and down Super Bowl Boulevard, which is actually part of Times Square that has been shut down for Super Bowl week. The streets are jam packed with Super Bowl events and activities like a Play 60 Challenge course and a Toboggan Run. There are also news sets for channels like FOX, CNN, and ESPN placed centrally in the middle of Super Bowl Boulevard. 
After my interview, I travelled up to the Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater in Columbus Circle for the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Press Conference featuring none only than Bruno Mars.  I was one of about 10 reporters who got to ask him a question:
Brendan Canning

The Three Greatest Super Bowls

lombardi trophySuper Bowl XLVIII is coming up, with Peyton Manning leading his Broncos against Russell Wilson’s Seahawks. Of course, everyone thinks the four-time MVP Manning will fall because of his lack of wins in big games, although he was the MVP of Super Bowl XLI. I’m predicting Manning will hold up and lead the Broncos to victory, but it’s not for me to decide.

With nearly 50 Super Bowls played, there have been a lot of memorable moments, both good and bad. Sometimes big-name players and teams succeed under pressure and sometimes they collapse. Here are my top three Super Bowls of all-time.
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Oilers Goalie Ben Scrivens Has Record Night

  • Puckhead
  • Dante A. Ciampaglia
  • January 30, 2014, 3:10 PM

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With so much attention focused on the Super Bowl, it's easy to forget that there are other sports being played right now. So here's a reminder from the world of hockey.

The Edmonton Oilers have had a terrible season. They're the worst team in the Western Conference. and their fans have had very little to celebrate. But last night, the Oilers won their third in a row by defeating the San Jose Sharks in Edmonton, 3-0. That's a quality win, any way you look at it. What makes it special, though, is the performance of Oilers goalie Ben Scrivens.

Yes, Scrivens got the shutout — his fourth of the season. But he had to make 59 saves to earn it. And that's something no other goalie in NHL history has ever done. By stopping all 59 shots, he set an league record for most saves in a regulation shutout, as well as an Edmonton record for most saves in a game.

That's a career night — and here are the highlights:
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