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Good Morning, Broncos fans! Following the monstrosity that is Media Day, the two teams will get back to actual football preparation on Wednesday.

Matt Prater, who was held out of last week's practices due to illness, says he's feeling a lot better and is ready to go.

Meanwhile, the forecast for Sunday continues to look good; Accuweather is calling for 32 degrees with a 21% chance of precipitation that evening.

Broncos Comments

Alarmingly, Wes Welker doesn't seem to have learned much about the gravity of concussions.

As if his Denver story alone isn't impressive enough, consider that Manny Ramirez was a mere backup on the 0-16 Lions.

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie's list of the game's top five corners is a rather poor one.

Humble as ever, Julius Thomas attributes his smashing successes to his physical attributes, but aside from his own traits, Julius does have Brady Quinn to thank for helping him learn the NFL ropes.

Knowshon Moreno owes plenty to the grandmother who raised him, including her old slippers.

Trindon Holliday thinks he'd have been an Olympian, had he not instead pursued an NFL career.

Assistant secondary coach and Bronx native Sam Garnes has been imploring his players to put off their fun until after the big game.

Practice squad wideout Greg Wilson was selling solar panels just a couple of weeks ago, and now he's at the SB.

Broncos News

Videos: BTV checks in from Media Day and retells Nate Irving's remarkable story; John Elway visits with NFLN.

A study suggests that concussions occur less frequently at altitude.

Unsurprisingly, John Elway threw a lot of good money at the losing side of the last presidential election.

Broncos Analysis

Doug Farrar hits up the tape from how the Broncos offense fared against the Seattle defense in their preseason loss.

Benjamin Hochman shares an excellent profile of hometown hero Knowshon Moreno.

Mark Kiszla predicts a Denver victory while turning to Warren Sapp for an assessment of Richard Sherman's shtick.

Peyton Manning

As retold by Greg Knapp, Manning made a point of educating his coaches and fellow QBs on some Broncos history after final cutdowns.

Judy Battista contrasts the paths to stardom for Peyton and Russell Wilson.

While there's a self-serving element to Bill Polian (as always with Polian) defending Peyton's legacy, he's of course correct.

Seahawks

Richard Sherman said all the right things on Tuesday, while Marshawn Lynch hardly said anything at all.

Ben Stockwell and Bill Barnwell discuss what makes Lynch so effective, while Sam Monson examines Seattle's read option.

Over at Field Gulls, some excellent analysis of the matchups and Darrell Bevell's offense.

Mike Tanier thinks Sherman is a modern day Sir Charles.

SB 48 News

Not only have ticket prices been falling, but with vacancies galore, so are hotel rates.

New Jersey's inferiority complex is on full display this week.

A pair of alleged ticket counterfeiters were arrested on Monday in the Bronx.

Renee Fleming admits she's a little nervous about singing the Star-Spangled Banner on Sunday.

How ridiculous is it that a $9+ billion/year business has unpaid volunteers for its biggest event?

Way to go General Mills, for not backing down from the bigotry provoked by its commercial that featured a biracial family.

SB Analysis

Are rampant holding fouls the key to what makes Seattle so great in pass defense?

Giants punter Steve Weatherford and Jets kicker Nick Folk discuss what it's like to kick at the Meadowlands.

Bill Barnwell studies the numbers on Denver's offense and Seattle's defense.

Scott Kacsmar ranks quarterbacks according to postseason drive data.

Jesse Byrnes of the CSG says President Obama should just admit he's rooting for the Broncos.

Media Day

Transcribed quotes from the Broncos and Seahawks.

Champ Bailey won an Xbox One for his rendition of a Destiny's Child song.

Does it get any worse than having to listen to Deion Sanders and a PR flack going at it? No, not really.

News

Carolina signed coach Ron Rivera to a three-year extension; Dallas promoted Rod Marinelli to DC and demoted Monte Kiffin; Mini Shanny interviewed for the Browns OC gig.

The Patriots were reportedy interested in trading for Arizona wideout Larry Fitzgerald during the season.

In an interview with Tony Dungy, Jonathan Martin says he "felt trapped" with the Dolphins and saw no other solution than to walk out.

Former Lions running back Jahvid Best is suing the NFL and Riddell over the concussions that ended his career so prematurely.

As we'd figured, it's not just the Raiders who treat their cheerleaders like shit. Cue the lovely "they don't have to take the job" commentary.

SB Party Fare

Sam Sifton and Saveur share some ideas to improve your SB spread.

Stocking the fridge with some Denver and Seattle microbrews would certainly help that cause.

Chase Stuart explains which squares you should try to trade for in your SB pool, plus a way to create a more egalitarian one.

Doug is IAOFM’s resident newsman and spelling czar. Follow him on Twitter @IAOFM

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