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New York football fans come out in support for Michael Sam

LEXINGTON, KY - NOVEMBER 9: Michael Sam #52

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New York's gay football fans are overjoyed to finally have an "openly proud gay man," as the Division I defensive lineman Michael Sam announced himself to be, possibly heading to the NFL.

"It's pretty phenomenal," said Rory Ray, commissioner of the New York Gay Flag Football League, which has about 300 members. Such an announcement coming from a top-ranked athlete demolishes yet another stereotype,...

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Record 24.9M tweets sent during Super Bowl

Percy Harvin?s touchdown scored the most buzz.

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The game wasn't exactly a nail-biter, but a lack of suspense on the field didn't stop football fans from taking to Twitter during this year's Super Bowl.

The social network set a new record: Twitter logged more than 24.9 million tweets over the course of the game, up from last year's 24.1 million, the tech giant said yesterday.

The most buzzed-about moment, the Seahawks' touchdown from...

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Seahawks trounce Broncos to win Super Bowl XLVIII

Seattle Seahawks owner Paul Allen celebrates with the

(Credit: Seattle Seahawks owner Paul Allen celebrates his team's Super Bowl XLVIII win. (Getty Images))

UPDATED 2/2/14, 10:58 P.M.: The Seahawks started on the right foot 12 seconds into the game.

On the first offensive play, a bad Broncos snap settled near the back of the end zone, where it was downed for a safety. 

From there, things only got better for Seattle. The Seahawks defense more than lived up to its lofty reputation in bringing the city its first NFL championship with...

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Brain damage doesn't worry football fans

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - FEBRUARY 02: Running back

(Credit: Broncos' Knowshon Moreno during Super Bowl XLVIII on Feb. 2, 2014. (Tom Pennington/Getty))

"They know what they are getting into."

That is the overwhelming refrain of football fans from around the world who gathered in New York City Sunday to watch the Seahawks and Broncos battle, despite growing evidence that veterans of the game risk a heightened incidence of brain damage and early onset dementia.

"Man up, dammit! If you're going to participate, you run the risk," said Matt...

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In the end, hours-long commute was worth the hassle, fans say

Left, a young Seattle Seahawks fan cheers before

(Credit: Super bowl fans cheer on Feb. 2, 2014, at MetLife Stadium. (Timothy Clarty/Getty)))

Hours-long train commutes, clogged lines through security checks and even feeling overdressed for the relatively mild temperatures didn’t dampen the moods of football fans who trekked to the MetLife Stadium for what many deemed a “once-in-a-lifetime” experience — Super Bowl XLVIII.

Chris Ilsley, 34, of Hicksville, said people headed for the big game were “corralled” for at least a half-hour...

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Super Bowl forecast: No snow, temps above freezing

metlife stadium

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Snow may no longer be part of the Super Bowl weather discussion, with only a slight chance of showers Sunday. But temperature has become an increasingly interesting element -- higher, not lower.

With all the angst over the possibility of blizzard conditions for the game, the high for the day is now forecast to be in the mid-40s, meteorologists say.

Based on Thursday morning's data, look...

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Football players soak in the city while in town for the Super Bowl

People walk past "Super Bowl Boulevard," which runs

(Credit: People walk past Super Bowl Boulevard on Jan. 28, 2014. (Getty))

They love New York.

The Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos have been having a blast since arriving on Sunday for this weekend's Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. Some grew up in the area, some have come here before, and a few are experiencing the city for the first time.

amNewYork spoke with members of both teams at Tuesday's Super Bowl Media Day at the Prudential...

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College Bowl rundown: Don't miss these games

Andre Williams

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Most college football fans didn't bother marking this week's first few bowl games, such as the Gildan New Mexico Bowl or the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl. The vast majority who look forward to bowl season get excited for the games around New Year's and after. With 10 of the 35 bowl games slated for New Year's Eve or Day, it's one of the busiest two-day stretches of the college football season and will...

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Fantasy Football: Charles was in charge throughout season

Jamaal Charles

(Credit: Jamaal Charles erupted for five touchdowns in his last game. (Getty))

With most of the fantasy season in the rearview mirror, let's take a moment to highlight the players who has the greatest influence on the fantasy football landscape in 2013.

 

Fantasy MVP

Jamaal Charles (RB, Chiefs) was a consistent force and top RB all year. But he also managed to put up the most impressive fantasy performance in years during the peak of the fantasy playoffs...

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Fantasy Football: Big Blue's Brown a must-start RB

Andre Brown

(Credit: Andre Brown scored two touchdowns last week. (Getty))

The fantasy playoffs have started for many of you. Here are some players worth starting and sitting in Week 14.

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Nick Foles (QB, Eagles) He has put up stunning numbers thus far and now is a legitimate QB1.

Andre Brown (RB, Giants) As long as he stays healthy, he should be in your lineup.

Kendall Wright (WR, Titans) This reception machine has a matchup in which his team...

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