The RP’s Weekly Web Gems: The Politics of Pigskin

The Politics of Pigskin

As we all know the final football game, the biggest TV extravaganza, and what is practically a national holiday is this Sunday. Of course I’m referring to the Super Bowl – this year being played by the New York Giants and New England Patriots. There is so much coverage of this game that I could write a 2000 word post and not even scratch the surface of all the stories being written. However, a good start is CBS’s Super Bowl central. [CBS Sports]

Here are 12 of the most important things you should know about the highest profile player in this year’s game, Tom Brady. [ESPN]

If you are not familiar with the story of Mark Herzlich then you’re missing out. His tale of battling back from cancer to playing in the Super Bowl is just fantastic. [Sporting News]

The Giants’ defense is really good and it starts with their spectacular defensive line. [CBS Sports]

Sure, gambling on football isn’t exactly legal. But that doesn’t make looking at prop bets any less fun, right? [Football Outsiders]

I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention that Wednesday was national signing day for college football. Click through to see where your alma mater finished in the rankings. []


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