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Walter Payton Man of the Year recipient Cameron Heyward, defensive lineman for the Pittsburgh Steelers speaks before the Kansas City Chiefs take on the San Francisco 49ers in NFL Super Bowl 58 football game Sunday, Feb. 11, 2024, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Doug Benc)

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🏈 Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid admitted that the play to win this year’s Super Bowl was the same as last year “Believe it or not, we had Corndog last year, and it was Corndog again. This was Corndog with a little mustard and ketchup.”

🏈 J.J. Watt got roasted on X for his new hairstyle at the Super Bowl.

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🏈 The Chiefs became the ninth team to win back-to-back Super Bowls. Only three teams that have won back-to-back Super Bowls made it to the conference championship game in the following season — all three lost to the eventual Super Bowl champion. The 1976 Steelers, 1990 San Francisco 49ers and 1994 Dallas Cowboys

🏈 49ers kicker Jake Moody became the first player to make multiple field goals from 50+ yards in a Super Bowl.

🏈 Pittsburgh Steelers defensive tackle Cam Heyward was honored prior to the Super Bowl for winning the 2023 Walter Payton Man of the Year. 

 

🏈 A catch by 49ers fullback Kyle Juszczyk in overtime of the Super Bowl brought flashbacks to the controversial Jesse James non-catch in 2017.

“Jesse James got called incomplete for that same exact type of ‘catch,'” former Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell wrote on X.

🏈 Kyle Juszczyk admitted he wasn’t aware of the new overtime rules: “I assumed you just want the ball because you score a touchdown and win.”

🏈 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan lost his third Super Bowl. He lost with the Atlanta Falcons as an offensive coordinator in Super Bowl LI and twice with the 49ers, both to Kansas City. Shanahan had a lead of 10 points or more in all three losses.

“There’s no right words right now. It hurts,” Shanahan told Evan Washburn of CBS after the game.

🏈 Andy Reid touched on Travis Kelce’s controversial outburst. Kelce got in Reid’s face and shoved him during the game. Reid, who nearly fell, said Kelce caught him off balance. He joked that normaly he would give Kelce a little bit but he didn’t have feet under him.

🎂 Happy Birthday to former Steelers outside linebacker and current Atlanta Falcon Bud Dupree, born on February 12, 1993 in Macon, Georgia. The Steelers’ first-round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, Dupree played six seasons in Pittsburgh before signing a five-year, $82.5 million free-agent deal with the Tennessee Titans. Dupree didn’t pan out in Tennessee, however, and had just seven sacks in two years. Injuries hindered Dupree’s production.

Dupree visited Pittsburgh last April and there seemed to be mutual interest between the two sides, but he left without a contract. According to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN, the Steelers wanted to sign Dupree to a two-year contract, likely for salary cap reasons, but he wanted a one-year deal. So he signed with Falcons. In 2023, Dupree started 16 games and recorded 39 tackles (17 solos), 6.5 sacks, eight tackles for loss, two forced fumbles and three passes defended.

🎥 Sunday marked the 23rd anniversary of the demolition of Three Rivers Stadium.

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NEWS FROM AROUND THE SPORTS NOW NETWORK

Pittsburgh Hockey Now: The Pittsburgh Penguins had a weekend to forget, losing their second game in two days to the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday, 2-1.

Pittsburgh Baseball Now: The Pittsburgh Pirates should already be thinking about how to keep Paul Skenes beyond his team-controlled years.

Pittsburgh Sports Now: Duquesne basketball outlasted St. Bonaventure for a key Atlantic 10 win, 75-69.

West Virginia Sports Now: One NFL analyst made a strong NFL Draft projection about West Virginia center Zach Frazier.

Nittany Sports Now: Penn State wrestler Carter Starocci extended the nation’s longest winning streak in the Nittany Lions’ dual meet against Iowa on Friday.

Pittsburgh Soccer Now: The Pittsburgh Riverhounds overcame a slow start to earn their first preseason win over Loudon.

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