Dropping Pro Bowl possible, Goodell says
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said he is disappointed in the quality of last week's Pro Bowl and changes must be considered, perhaps even dropping the game.
Speaking on ESPN Radio, Goodell said this year's Pro Bowl wasn't "the kind of football we want to be demonstrating to our fans, and you heard it from the fans; (they) were actively booing in the stands."
Goodell has spoken to the National Football League Players Association about his disappointment, adding, "We are going to either have to improve the quality of what we are doing in the Pro Bowl or consider other changes, or even consider eliminating the game ."
The AFC won last week's game 59-41.
Eli recalls sibling battles with Peyton<.h3>
Giants quarterback Eli Manning, in an interview with Bob Costas that ran as part of NBC's pregame show, remembered that his older brother Peyton wouldn't let him win in basketball when they were growing up, and Peyton didn't speak to him "for the rest of the day and the next day" after Eli dunked over him. Eli now has two Super Bowl titles to Peyton's one.
NFC's coin toss streak ends at 14
The game began with a rare NFC loss. The Giants lost the pregame coin toss, ending a streak of 14 coin-flip wins by the conference in the Super Bowl. Special-teams captain Zak DeOssie called tails as he has all season referee John Parry flipped the coin, and it landed heads.
Canty's tweet pick is not too far off
Defensive end Chris Canty wasn't satisfied telling Giants fans to get ready for a Super Bowl parade. The veteran took it a step further. About five hours before kickoff, he predicted the game's final score on Twitter: "Giants 28, New England 17."
Underwood wishes his old team luck
Tiquan Underwood wished the Patriots good luck after they cut him Saturday. Underwood tweeted that he would use the release as motivation. Chad Ochocinco, who had a career-low 15 receptions this season, was activated for the game.
old-weather worries ease for 2014 game
It's still two years away, but there should be optimism a cold-weather Super Bowl in northern New Jersey in 2014 won't be a frigid one at least based on the past two years. The weather Sunday at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.: sunny, with temperatures around 40 degrees and almost no wind. It was sunny, 46 and winds 10 to 15 mph last year.
Forget Disneyland how about Aruba?
The Aruba Tourism Authority wants the Super Bowl loser sorry, Patriots to visit the island nation and is offering an all-expenses-paid trip as a lure. That doesn't sound goofy, does it?
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