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  1. Did NFL offer enough for displaced fans?

    Mike Sando

    A woman shouting obscenities caught my attention moments before kickoff at the Super Bowl. I turned quickly and made eye contact. "That's right, I said it!" she yelled in my direction. She was walking down a corridor framed by the Pittsburgh...

    Blog | February 08, 2011
  2. 10 NFC West thoughts after Super Bowl

    Mike Sando

    Those responsible for making sure fans had Super Bowl seats weren't responsible for maintaining seats on airplanes leaving Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. I'm home, in other words. Ten thoughts relating at least tangentially to the NFC...

    Blog | February 07, 2011
  3. A closer look at the Packers' final stand

    Mike Sando

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Needing one stop on fourth-and-5 to win the Super Bowl, the Green Bay Packers knew history was not on their side. They hadn't been able to stop Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger on fourth-and-7 or third-and-10 ...

    Blog | February 07, 2011
  4. 49ers among leaders in postseason wins

    Mike Sando

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Passing along from ESPN Stats & Information ... NFL Teams With At Least 20 Postseason Victories Rank Team Postseason Victories 1 Pittsburgh Steelers 33 1 Dallas Cowboys 33 3 Green...

    Blog | February 06, 2011
  5. The day ahead: Hall of Fame voting awaits

    Mike Sando

    FORT WORTH, Texas -- A quick look at the Pro Football Hall of Fame candidates with ties to teams currently aligned in the NFC West: Marshall Faulk, running back. Faulk began his career with Indianapolis before becoming the NFL's offensive player ...

    Blog | February 05, 2011
  6. How the NFC West stacks up with Steelers

    Mike Sando

    FORT WORTH, Texas -- Close your eyes for a moment after reading this sentence and imagine your favorite NFC West team lining up against the AFC champion Pittsburgh Steelers in the Super Bowl. How would your team's offense measure up, starter for s...

    Blog | February 04, 2011
  7. Field positions: No mud to sling Sunday

    Mike Sando

    FORT WORTH, Texas -- Postseason visitors Seattle and Green Bay weren't the only ones to notice the shoddy playing surface at Soldier Field. The Chicago Bears' own players cast 21 "poor" votes for their playing surface in the NFL Players Associatio...

    Blog | February 03, 2011
  8. What happened to the flagship 49ers?

    Mike Sando

    DALLAS -- This Super Bowl features two marquee franchises in the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers. The San Francisco 49ers once qualified as such, but eight consecutive seasons without a playoff appearance has done more than change percep...

    Blog | February 02, 2011
  9. The Cardinals, Steelers and Keith Butler

    Mike Sando

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Keith Butler didn't want to say much, at least initially, about his prospects as a candidate to become the Arizona Cardinals' defensive coordinator. "I'm Sergeant Schultz -- I know nothing," the Pittsburgh Steelers' linebackers...

    Blog | February 01, 2011
  10. Media day highlights: Keith Butler, etc.

    Mike Sando

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- A few subjects I'll be expanding upon following Super Bowl media day at Cowboys Stadium: Keith Butler, linebackers coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers, could be a prime candidate to become defensive coordinator for the Arizona C...

    Blog | February 01, 2011
  11. NFC West coaches and finding right balance

    Mike Sando

    FORT WORTH, Texas -- New head coaches sometimes "lay down the law" to take control of their teams. Mike Singletary went this route upon taking over for Mike Nolan as the San Francisco 49ers' coach during the 2008 season. Singletary put players thr...

    Blog | February 01, 2011
  12. Draft hindsight: Big Ben and beyond

    Mike Sando

    FORT WORTH, Texas -- The Pittsburgh Steelers appeared loose and comfortable during their first Super Bowl 45 media session. They've been in big games before, and frequently, thanks largely to shrewd drafting. This is the Steelers' third Super B...

    Blog | January 31, 2011
  13. On the ground in, well, let's say Texas

    Mike Sando

    DALLAS -- The NFL's Texas-sized Super Bowl spread looks like this: media center in Dallas, Pittsburgh Steelers hotel in Fort Worth, Green Bay Packers hotel in Las Colinas (near Irving) and buses shuttling between all three. The game itself is in A...

    Blog | January 31, 2011