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Super Bowl XLVIII Week Day 5: Goodell, Garner, and Puppies 0

  • Gridiron Guru
  • Posted by: Grace Ybarra
  • January 31, 2014, 8:49 PM

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 1

  • Gridiron Guru
  • Posted by: Brendan Canning
  • January 31, 2014, 5:53 PM

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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! 3

  • Gridiron Guru
  • Posted by: Dante A. Ciampaglia
  • January 31, 2014, 2:48 PM

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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 0

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  • Posted by: Sachin Shenolikar
  • January 31, 2014, 12:00 PM

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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 0

  • Gridiron Guru
  • Posted by: Grace Ybarra
  • January 30, 2014, 10:30 PM

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:

AFC and NFC Championship Games, OYOed! 6

  • Gridiron Guru
  • Posted by: Dante A. Ciampaglia
  • January 30, 2014, 12:04 PM

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With all the build up to Super Bowl XLVIII happening the last couple of weeks, you might need a refresher in how the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks got here. So with our friends at OYO Sportstoys and The Four Monkeys animation, Sports Illustrated Kids presents the top plays of the AFC and NFC Championship games recreated in dynamic OYO form!
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Grace Ybarra

Super Bowl XLVIII Week Day 3: Journalism Tips from Gridiron Legends 1

  • Gridiron Guru
  • Posted by: Grace Ybarra
  • January 29, 2014, 10:40 PM

mike ditka super bowl xlviiiI started off my third day in New York at the Sheraton in Times Square. The hotel served as the media hub for the Super Bowl, and this morning it hosted an event featuring ESPN analysts Tedy Bruschi, Cris Carter, and Mike Ditka.

I began by talking with former Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi. He taught me a very important lesson about why NOT to try to spell difficult words on camera — it very well could end up all over the news. He told me at one Media Day, a kid like me asked him to spell Massachusetts. He quickly declined, knowing the penalty if he messed up. But one of his teammates tried and failed, and it ended up all over the news.

Next, I spoke to Coach Mike Ditka. He gave me some tips about journalism. One of the most important things he told me to not be afraid to ask anything. He said that there were no stupid questions, only stupid answers.
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