NY Giants @ New England Patriots Super Bowl XLVI

With the Super Bowl quickly approaching there’s lots of little nuggets and tidbits of information you may have missed so this is our attempt at trying to keep you informed of the minutia.

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A Hartford, CT animal control officer was one of the winners of the Patriots “Super Bowl for Super People” contest.

Patriots G Donald Brown has a rubber ducky collection and he plans on taking them to Indianapolis.

Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez has played for some famous coaches, Bill Belichick, Urban Meyer and UConn’s Geno Auriemma.

Gifts were all around in the Patriots locker room this weekend before leaving for Indianapolis.  Apparently QB Tom Brady bought each player a pair of the Uggs Boots he endorses, while WR Chad Ochocinco bought 70 pairs of Dr. Dre’s Beats Headphones, valued at $400 each, for all the players and coaches.  That’s $28,000 worth of headphones.

Here is a picture of the Lucas Oil Stadium field with the end zones and logos painted.

Patriots director of pro personnel Jason Licht lost out on the general managers job with Chicago Bears, who selected Kansas City Chiefs director of college scouting Phil Emery.  Emery, a former area scout for the Bears, has worked with former Patriots execs Thomas Dimitroff in Atlanta and Scott Pioli in Kansas City.

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They have temporarily changed the name of the street outside of Lucas Oil Stadium to “Patriots Path”.

The Patriots reported that 25,000 fans attended the send off rally on Sunday at Gillette Stadium prior to the team leaving for Indianapolis.

OL Nick McDonald went to the Super Bowl last season with Green Bay and won a ring, this year he gets to go back with the Patriots in search of a second one.

Two flawed teams will be playing in Super Bowl XLVI on Sunday in Indy.

Ever wondered how Brady responds from multiple interception games?

James Ihedigbo was meant to be with the Patriots.

Former Patriots safety and now NBC Sports studio analyst Rodney Harrison says the Patriots will need their best game.

Giants WR Mario Manningham can’t wait to face Patriots two way player Julian Edelman.

Where are the 2001 Patriots now?

New England special teamers are primed for the challenge of the Giants at Super Bowl XLVI.

Evidently Patriots T Matt Light gets under the skin of Giants DE Osi Umenyiora.

Patriots head coach Bill Belichick turned up the heat in the teams practice facility this week and this is why.

The Twitter feed of the Indianapolis Host Committee is @SuperBowl2012.  It’s a great resource if you’re in town for the game, you can find information there and they even answer your questions.

A relaxed Bill Belichick led the media parade after the Patriots arrived in Indianapolis on Sunday night.

Pro Football Talk says TE Rob Gronkowski will likely play on Sunday but will probably need arthroscopic surgery after the Super Bowl.

New England has set their practice schedule for the week.

The Patriots will face the New York Giants on February 5 at 6:30 p.m. at Lucas Oil Stadium in Super Bowl XLVI.  Look for the Sox & Dawgs “In The Red Zone Game Preview” available this Friday.

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