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6dElizabeth Merrill

Cam Newton's text put Michael Oher back in the spotlight

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton told offensive lineman Michael Oher that he needed him. Oher said the message made him feel at home.

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6dDanyel Smith

From The Mag: The night Whitney won SBXXV

Ten days after the U.S. entered into war, Whitney Houston didn't just sing the national anthem at Super Bowl XXV -- she owned it. This is the story of her moment in time.

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12dScott T. Miller

The ultimate Super Bowl 50 preview

Five months, 266 games and way too many arguments over what constitutes a catch later, we're here -- and somehow, so is Peyton Manning. How will he fare against the Panthers and their ferocious D? Our ultimate big-game breakdown explains all.

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6dJohn Clayton

Clayton: Ranking all 49 Super Bowls

What's the best Super Bowl of all time? What's the worst? With the event's golden anniversary upon us, John Clayton puts the previous 49 games in order.

Cam Newton's unquestionable talent (2:05)
How Broncos and Panthers got here (2:03)
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1dJohn Clayton

Clayton: Broncos' defense is among best ever

Though Denver's defense doesn't quite have a nickname to match its stellar play, it does have the talent and swagger to be considered among the best units of all time.

SportsCenter's Hall of Fame preview (2:22)


Jeff Legwold ESPN Staff Writer 

Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe on Broncos sideline taking pictures with his phone -- must be a big game.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

The King has spoken. Seven-time Sprint Cup champion Richard Petty, at Levi's Stadium, picks the Panthers in Super Bowl 50. "As good as Cam and the Panthers are playing, they are going to be tough to beat. If they play the way they have been playing, it may not be close. I can see the Panthers scoring four or five touchdowns and winning."

Cam Newton's mom sends pregame love

Your son's team hasn't been to the Super Bowl in more than a decade. So what's a mother to do to take the pressure off? A pregame peptalk

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Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

Original letter to fans giving them instructions to order Super Bowl I tickets in 1967 (limited to 20 tickets)

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Denver quarterback Peyton Manning is not wearing gold cleats.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

I'll just leave this right here...

FPI gives Panthers edge in Super Bowl 50

ESPN's Football Power Index has correctly picked the winner of all 10 games this postseason. Will the perfect record continue? FPI gives the Panthers a 55.7 percent chance to beat the Broncos on Sunday. Super Bowl HQ

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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

I case you missed the Panthers are in their black jerseys with silver pants. They are 0-2 in the black jerseys in playoff games. Then again they are 0-1 in Super Bowls when wearing white jerseys.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Yeah, it's starting to get crowded.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Gold cleats, headphones, and Superman logo for Cam

Ian O'Connor ESPN Senior Writer 

A personal note from the Super Bowl. I played/sat for Greg Olsen's father, Chris, my first 2 years of HS football. I can still hear him screaming at me, but it was all good stuff. It's a bit strange, at 51, talking to a 30-year-old Super Bowl tight end who looks and sounds exactly like a 30-year-old coach who got in your face at age 15. But I'm glad Olsen's dad got in my face. Anyone who played high school sports can tell you a coach can make you better and tougher for bigger games decades down the road.

Carlos Nava Columnist, ESPN Deportes 

El ala defensiva Jared Allen está activo y listo para hurgar el Súper Bowl a pesar de la fractura en pie derecho que impidió jugará en el Juego de Campeonato de Conferencia #Panthers #SBxESPN

David Purdum ESPN Staff Writer 

An hour and half before Super Bowl kickoff, the best-case scenario for Station Casinos' sportsbook is -- "Anything other than Panthers and Over."

Smart Money picks for Super Bowl 50

ESPN sports betting analyst Jeff Ma looks at his favorite prop bets for Super Bowl 50.


Jeff Legwold ESPN Staff Writer 

BRONCOS INACTIVES: QB Trevor Siemian, CB Lorenzo Doss, CB Taurean Nixon, RB Juwan Thompson, G/C Sam Brenner, G Robert Myers Jr., NT Darius Kilgo.

Curry predicts a Panthers blowout

Steph Curry & Co. took care of business. Then, he predicted the Panthers would take care of business.


David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

PANTHERS INACTIVES: WR Brenton Bersin, CB Lou Young, S Dean Marlowe, RB Brandon Wegher, RB Cameron Artis-Payne, WR Kevin Norwood, DE Ryan Delaire.

Heather Burns ESPN.com 

Not sure who to root for? There's a jersey for that.

Thirteen years between Cam and Peyton

Today's matchup will mark the largest age gap between starting QBs in Super Bowl history. Cam Newton was 9 years old when Peyton Manning scored his first career TD with the Colts.

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Carlos Nava Columnist, ESPN Deportes 

El Jugador Más Valioso de la NFL Camerón Newton ya realiza ejercicios de estiramiento antes de empezar el calentamiento formal con sus Panthers previo al Súper Bowl 50 ... Manning aún no sale al campo #SBxESPN

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

In case you are worried the media won't go hungry today.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton headed out for warmups. He has the word LOVE in gold letters written across the back of his warmup shirt. Gold "Superman" emblem on the front.