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Why We Debate If Eli Manning Is Elite

Tom Brady will lead the New England Patriots into Super Bowl 46 in Indianapolis on Sunday. He's already won the Super Bowl three times before. Standing in the way of yet another Patriots victory are Eli Manning and the New York Giants. But a debate is raging over whether Manning belongs among the elite in the game.
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Dedicated Fans Have Never Missed A Super Bowl

Though most people will never attend a single Super Bowl, there are three men who have seen them all. Don Crisman and Larry Jacobson are part of a group that calls itself the "Never Missed a Super Bowl Club," and they have no plans to end the streak any time soon. Guest host David Greene catches up with them as they prepare for Sunday's game in Indianapolis.
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The Top College Ball Team You've Never Heard Of

The top 10 teams in men's college basketball are mostly the usual suspects, Kentucky, North Carolina and the like. One team no one expected has snuck into the polls this week: the Murray State Racers. Guest host David Greene is joined by Ricky Martin, the sports editor of the Murray Ledger-Times.
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Virginia House Education Committee Passes 'Tebow Bill'

A bill that would allow homeschooled students to participate in public school athletics has passed the House Education Committee, despite receiving criticism from public school administrators, teachers and PTA advocates.

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NFL Safety Ad Hopes To Remind Fans Of History

Host Audie Cornish talks with Stefan Fatsis about the Super Bowl — including the NFL player safety ad that aims to remind fans about the history of the game amid all the concussion scandals.
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The Physics Of A Football Player's Performance

The New York Giants' Brandon Jacobs is a 6'4", 270 pound running back. And with that kind of size, you think he'd be able to run right through would-be tacklers, especially when he only needs to pick up a few yards. But he often can't — Jacobs's stats are below average in those situations. A couple NFL greats and a physics professor have the answer.

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