- Associated Press - Sunday, February 6, 2011

ARLINGTON, TEXAS (AP) - Just Wynn, baby.

Even before kickoff, Super Bowl Sunday was a big day for Green Bay Packers defensive lineman Jarius Wynn, who was present for the birth of his son at a Dallas-area hospital.

Wynn, a sixth-round draft pick in 2009, was released Sept. 4 before the start of this season. But he was re-signed Sept. 14 after a season-ending knee injury to defensive lineman Justin Harrell.

Wynn has played sporadically in a reserve role since rejoining the Packers. He played in the Packers‘ first two playoff games, but was inactive for the NFC championship game at Chicago.


SUNNY DAY: Finally, a decent day in Big D on Super Bowl Sunday.

Sunny, blue skies and temperatures in the mid-50s greeted Packers and Steelers fans as they streamed into gigantic Cowboys Stadium for the Super Bowl in suburban Arlington.

And the forecast for kickoff, set for 6:29 p.m. EST, called for temperatures in the low 40s with only a slight chance of rain. By game’s end, there’s a 15 percent chance of rain with temperatures maybe dipping below 40 degrees.

Most of the snow from the storm earlier in the week was cleared from around the stadium, but four of the 10 gates were not open a few hours before kickoff. Stadium officials established safe corridors around potential fall zones.

Six workers were injured Friday when sheets of ice fell from the stadium following a Thursday night snowstorm.


MEET THE STEELERS … AND PACKERS: A few hours before the Super Bowl inside cavernous Cowboys Stadium, actor Owen Wilson displayed a few nifty moves, eluding a “defender” and catching a pass in the end zone, then spiking the ball over his shoulder.

Asked who he was picking, Wilson said he liked the Steelers: “I have the Steelers in my pool,” he said to cheers, followed by some boos from the sparse crowd beginning to filled the stadium. “But I can see the Packers winning, too.”

Singer Sheila E was mostly booed for picking the Packers.


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