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Todd McKernan, son of late Broncos Barrel Man Tim McKernan, rallies fans as they wait for the team to board a plane at Denver International Airport on its way to Super Bowl 50. (Associated Press)

Mile High anxiety: Broncos fans fear yet another Super Bowl blowout

- The Washington Times

Fans of the Denver Broncos are reeling from a bad case of Mile High anxiety. With this year’s game, the Broncos now share the NFL record for most Super Bowl appearances with eight. But the team has also lost more championship games than any other team with five, none of them close, most recently the nightmare 43-8 blowout against the Seattle Seahawks two years ago.

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Band's frontman: No Super Bowl halftime show for Metallica

- Associated Press

While Metallica has steadily attracted more of a mainstream audience throughout its 35-year career, frontman James Hetfield feels they will never play the Super Bowl, and he doesn't seem to mind.

Inglewood's stadium rising soon, hoping to host Super Bowls

- Associated Press

The 50-yard line is still dirt and weeds around a protruding yellow pipe used for water table measurement. There isn't much more than vacant space and idle construction equipment within a few minutes' walk in any direction.

FILE - In this Nov. 20, 1946, file photo, Army's, from left, Glenn Davis, Felix "Doc" Blanchard and Arnold Tucker (17) pose after they defeated Navy 21-18 in a football game in Philadelphia, Pa. A little thing like being on opposite sides in one of the most storied college football games ever played couldn't even come between Pete Williams and Arnold Tucker, a pair of Miami High grads who had starring roles in the 1946 Army-Navy game, one that Grantland Rice called the greatest ever played.  (AP Photo/File

Even now, the 1946 Army-Navy game worth remembering

- Associated Press

A few dozen people were gathered inside a small theater for a brunch get-together, the room decorated with all sorts of military accoutrements. Soldiers past and present were there, some in dress uniform, some decades into retirement. They snapped to attention when the nation's colors were presented, recited the Pledge of Allegiance with pride and told stories for hours.

Oregon RB Thomas Tyner takes medical retirement

- Associated Press

Oregon running back Thomas Tyner has decided to take a medical retirement after sitting out all of last season because of a shoulder injury.