Super Bowl XLV News Headlines

In case you missed the media coverage from the past two weeks, below are headlines linking to stories surrounding Super Bowl XLV. Read the description for each story and then click on the link for the full text.

Dorsett: Big Ben “lucky” to still be a Steeler
Something that hasn’t gone unnoticed amidst all the Super Bowl hype is the fact that Ben Roethlisberger has come a long way since his offseason troubles. It seems like decades ago that Big Ben missed the first four games of the season after being suspended by commissioner Roger Goodell for his off-field behavior. And as Hall of Famer Tony Dorsett pointed out to ESPN’s Matt Mosley, Roethlisberger is fortunate to be where he is right now.

Aaron Rodgers, Nick Barnett iron out issues
After Nick Barnett took a swipe at Aaron Rodgers via Twitter this weekend, the two have apparently kissed and made up. Kumbaya and a bonfire are set for later this week.

Super Bowl XLV ticket prices are high
Everyone knows the Super Bowl is an expensive ticket. But as Calvin Watkins of ESPN writes, this year’s Super Bowl matchup as well as the location (oil-rich Texas) has pushed prices even higher.

Should Aaron Rodgers be the 2010 NFL MVP?
Towards the end of the season, the NFL MVP race was seemingly down to two players: Tom Brady and Michael Vick. The Associated Press votes after the regular season and before the playoffs, so postseason play is not taken into account when determining the winner of this award.

Maurkice Pouncey ruled out for Super Bowl
After speaking to a league source, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on Sunday NFL Countdown that Steelers’ center Maurkice Pouncey will not play against the Packers in Super Bowl XLV.

Goofing around at the Super Bowl
Alana G of Yardbarker had a chance to ask some of the Steelers a few goofy questions at the Super Bowl’s media day. There was quite the debate about what a player should do when he has to pee during a game.

Pouncey on crutches, in a hard cast – is he doubtful for the Super Bowl?
The injury news on Steelers’ Maurkice Pouncey has gone from bad to worse. Three days after suffering a high ankle sprain in a win over the Jets, Steelers’ insider Jim Wexell tweeted that Pouncey was on crutches and sporting a hard cast on Wednesday morning. Following Sunday night’s AFC title game, the rookie was optimistic that he would play in the Super Bowl, but his hopes just got bleaker.

Nick Barnett takes swipes at Rodgers via Twitter
Injured Packers’ linebacker Nick Barnett hasn’t played since Week 4 because of a wrist injury, but he’s keeping himself relevant this week by speaking out about everything from Jay Cutler to hurt feelings over a team photo. Now, he’s deleting his Twitter account after taking a few swipes at quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

Aaron Rodgers’ secret weapon vs. Steelers? Kurt Warner.

Kurt Warner completed 72 percent of his passes for 377 yards and three touchdowns against Pittsburgh in Super Bowl XLIII two years ago. So if there were anyone that could help Aaron Rodgers try and master the Steelers’ defense, it would be him. According to Rodgers, he’s already had at least one conversation with Warner and he hopes there are many more in the following week.

The MAC will be well represented at this year’s Super Bowl
The MAC, with its 15 players, is second only to the SEC (18) in terms of representatives at Super Bowl XLV. According to Mt. Pleasant Morning Sun writer and fellow TSR contributor Drew Ellis, the Packers have nine former MAC players on their roster, including Central Michigan’s Cullen Jenkins, Frank Zombo and Josh Gordy, Western Michigan’s Greg Jennings, Buffalo running back James Starks, Miami of Ohio’s Tom Crabtree, offensive lineman T.J. Lang of Eastern Michigan, safety Atari Bigby of Central Florida and linebacker Diyral Briggs of Bowling Green.

Could the Steelers be without Pouncey for the Super Bowl?
He still has two weeks to receive treatment but Steelers’ center Maurkice Pouncey may not play in the Super Bowl after suffering a high-ankle sprain against the Jets on Sunday.

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