Broncos, Panthers set for Super Bowl

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton

Peyton Manning vs. Cam Newton makes for historic Super Bowl – USA Today
It’s the perfect intersection of the NFL’s past, present and future. Peyton Manning trying to win one more title in what would be the storybook ending to what has been one of the finest careers in NFL history. Cam Newton looking for the ring that would solidify his status as the new face of the league.

If Chargers pick LA, Raiders prepared to pounce on San Diego – Los Angeles Daily News
San Diego is a very real and viable option for the Raiders. It’s a market the NFL absolutely wants to be in, and one the league is comfortable the Raiders would dominate.

In fact, don’t be surprised if the NFL either waived any relocation fee to facilitate a possible Raiders move to San Diego or set one at a price extremely affordable. Also, the additional $100 million the league promised to the Raiders to go toward a deal in Oakland is expected to be available to them in a move to San Diego.

3 thoughts: SDSU 70, Utah State 55 – San Diego Union-Tribune
The SDSU Aztecs basketball team rode their defense to another victory, their seventh in a row, but it was the expected return of Matt Shrigley that has everyone wondering what will happen to the team going forward.

Gulls Bow to Stars, 5-2, in Texas
The San Diego Gulls fell behind the Texas Stars by two goals in the first period and were unable to recover late, falling by a final score of 5-2 in front of 5,460 fans at Cedar Park Center just north of Austin, Texas. San Diego completed their three-game Texas road trip with a 2-1-0 record, capturing four-of-six points.

Unfulfilled promise: Rymer Liriano DFA’d – San Diego Union-Tribune
An undrafted free agent signed as a teenager in 2007 when Kevin Towers was still calling the shots, Liriano was not only considered the jewel of the organization’s underwhelming push in the Dominican Republic, he was still thought of as a corner outfielder of the future even after all that whiffing in 2014.

Now, after being designated for assignment by the Padres, his future with the club may be over.

Quiz: Players with 8 or more seasons with the Padres – Gaslamp Ball
This is fun! How many of the players that spent 8+ seasons with the San Diego Padres can you name in 3 minutes without looking it up?


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