MSN.com (via Fox Sports) has a piece up examining the biggest blunders in Super Bowl history. Included on the list, Janet Jackson’s nipple exposure, Buffalo Bills kicker Scott Norwood missing what would have been a game winning field goal, the New England Patriots spy gate scandal and more. You can check out the list at http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/gallery/super-bowl-gallery-lowlights-ray-lewis-janet-jackson-012113#tab=photo-title=Super+Bowl+lowlights&photo=31546760.
ESPN.com has a piece up regarding Jerome Boger being named as the lead official for this Sunday’s World Championship Game between the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens. Here is some of the piece:
In a season that began with criticism of replacement refs, the NFL found itself dealing with questions Wednesday about the qualifications of its lead official for the Super Bowl.
Jerome Boger, a member of NFL officiating crews for nine years, will be the referee Sunday in his first NFL title game amid accusations by a former official-turned-broadcaster that the league doctored his rating.
Boger has worked four divisional playoff games, including the San Francisco 49ers' victory over Green Bay this year. He entered the league as a line judge in 2004, and was promoted to referee in 2006. He is only the second black referee to work the title game, following Mike Carey five years ago.
For the entire article, log on to http://espn.go.com/nfl/playoffs/2012/story/_/id/8897592/super-bowl-xlvii-nfl-announces-officiating-crew.
Finally, in the last ten Super Bowls, the NFC and AFC have split 5-5 with the NFC winning the last three and four of the last five. In those ten games, the New England Patriots have four appearances, followed by the Pittsburgh Steelers, who have three. The New York Giants lead the NFC with appearances with two.