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Super Bowl 46

Giants coach and son-in-law Snee, working together (
"Chris is a blue-collar guy and he's a quiet guy, he doesn't have to say much," Diehl said. "He lets his play and work ethic do the talking for him. And with coach Coughlin, he's treated everyone the same way. If Chris messes up, he'd yell at him just like he'd yell at any of us."

Mathias Kiwanuka less reserved this time (
"You still feel like you’re a part of the team because I put in 10 solid games and training camp, so I know I contributed to the team," Kiwanuka said. "But it’s just not the same in the sense that you always want to be out there on the field. You want to be contributing. You want to be tired at the end of the game, whether it’s win or lose."

Super Bowl 2012 -- New York Giants' Mark Herzlich encourages others stricken with cancer (ESPN New York)
"He was very inspiring," Johnson said. "When people hear that you have cancer, they say, 'I'm so sorry,' but Mark wanted me to stay positive about it. He told me to be strong, have faith, and to know that I can do exactly what he did."

New York Giants' Tom Coughlin remembered for nasty style (The Tennessean)
"He was always super-friendly, and when I saw him after signing day I bounced up to him and was like, ‘Hey Coach, do you know where I’m going to be living on campus next year?’ " said Hasselbeck, now quarterback for the Titans. "With a straight face he was like, ‘Yes, have you seen the weight room?’ And that was the whole conversation. That’s all he said. He was dead serious.

Super Bowl XLVI A Sad Reminder Of Better Times At Boston College (SB Nation Boston)
Boston College football was once a proud program, as seen by the six players representing the school for the New York Giants and New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI. Alas, the glory days are gone, and all we have are memories.

Mark Herzlich, cancer survivor, inspires at Super Bowl (The Boston Globe)
"It was gut-wrenching, heartbreaking, when you saw him go through it,’’ BC defensive coordinator Bill McGovern said. "But the way he did it with the energy, with the commitment, the determination, and the passion, and the way he was so positive about everything, was just so inspiring.’’


Getting to know… Boston College LB Luke Kuechly (IMG Academies Blog)
…his proudest achievement at BC: My sophomore year, we were one game away from not being bowl-eligible. We were 2-5 and went on to win five straight games. We had a bunch of players hurt. Alex Albright, a guy from my high school and a big reason why I went to BC, broke his leg. He was a fifth-year senior and could probably make it back in time for the bowl game if we made it, so that motivated me. We came together and won five straight games and made a bowl game. It was just cool to see everyone come together.

Draft Diary: Boston College LB Luke Kuechly (
"My favorite player for awhile has been Ray Lewis," Kuechly said, explaining that he watched Lewis and the Ravens face his hometown Bengals growing up. "His passion for the game is the number one thing. He loves playing football, and that's helped him be great."