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Falling ice mars Super Bowl preps

posted 5 Feb 2011, 05:13 by Mpelembe Admin   [ updated 5 Feb 2011, 05:15 ]
Six people were injured, one critically, after ice fell from the roof of Cowboys Stadium, the site of this year's Super Bowl. Jon Decker reports.
USA-SUPER BOWL ICE - At the site of this year's Super Bowl, snow and ice fell from Cowboys Stadium Friday injuring six people.

In the aftermath, many of the football stadium entrances have been closed- due to safety concerns.

While stadium and NFL officials dealt with the snow and ice, the Pittsburgh Steelers, winners of a record six Super Bowls, continued their practice indoors for Sunday's championship game.

Steelers' head coach Mike Tomlin.

PITTSBURGH STEELERS HEAD COACH MIKE TOMLIN ON SUPER BOWL TROPHY SAYING:

"Fortunately for us we have what you can't buy which is legacy, which is a standard and an expectation and all of those are great things."

Also practicing indoors - the Green Bay Packers, winners of three Super Bowls, who are considered slight favorites to win a fourth title.

GREEN BAY PACKERS HEAD COACH MIKE MCCARTHY SAYING:

"It's the last game of the year and it's the opportunity to bring the Lombardi Trophy home and we're going to give it everything we've got."

The biggest unknown heading into Super Bowl XLV, whether Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers will be 100 percent after suffering multiple concussions this season.

Jon Decker, Reuters.

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