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Super Bowl Sunday Pits Broncos Against Seahawks

The Broncos and the Seahawks take the field Sunday to play for the Vince Lombardi Trophy in New York. Sports correspondent Mike Pesca speaks with NPR's Rachel Martin about the Super Bowl.

5 Points To Help Simplify Sunday's Super Bowl

Ahead of Sunday's Super Bowl XLVIII, NPR's Mike Pesca dams up the river of hype to create a cool lagoon of Super Bowl reason.

How A Halftime Show Wardrobe Malfunction Changed The Internet

An accidental flash of skin during the 2004 Super Bowl contributed to the birth of YouTube. In another bid for eyeballs, Super Bowl ads are increasingly geared toward female fans.

Battles And Bashes: What's News In Sports

From the NFL's ban on head-to-head hits, the change in the playoff structure and predictions for the Super Bowl, A. Martinez from member station KPCC joins NPR's Arun Rath to discuss the latest in sports news.

How To Predict The Super Bowl Champions

This weekend is all about Sunday's Super Bowl matchup between the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks. NPR's Tom Goldman joins Scott Simon to talk about the history of the game, and the one key factoid that predicts Sunday's winner that no one has mentioned yet.

Opera Star Renee Fleming Brings Grace To The Super Bowl

Renee Fleming will sing the national anthem at the Super Bowl on Sunday in New Jersey. She is the first opera star to be asked. NPR's Scott Simon remembers how Fleming has performed under pressure many times, including when she sang "Amazing Grace" at the ruins of the World Trade Center after 9/11.

U.S. Figure Skaters Are Underdogs In These Games

The Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, are just days away, and some 230 athletes will be representing the United States. Representing team NPR is Sonari Glinton. He gives NPR's Scott Simon a rundown of who to watch on the ice.

Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close: Fans Risk Hearing Loss

When fans of the Seattle Seahawks set the record for loudest crowd in history, they clocked in at 137.6 decibels, which is as loud as a jet engine during takeoff. Ear protection can prevent hearing loss, but even acoustics experts can have a hard time giving up the roar of the crowd.

Sidelined By Brain Injury, Ex-NFL Player Copes With 'Desperation'

During his 10-year career, Sean Morey absorbed countless hits, more than a few of which resulted in concussions. "Every time I hit somebody it was like getting tasered," he says. Now, he suffers from lingering conditions, like debilitating headaches, and is an advocate for players' health.

Fans Hoping For A Snowy Super Bowl Will Be Disappointed

Sportswriter Stefan Fatsis joins Robert Siegel to speak about the Super Bowl. On the agenda for the conversation are the game's major storylines: the strengths of each team, the role the referees will play and a treat for fans attending the outdoor game — some surprisingly pleasant weather.