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Oakland Raiders head coach John Madden and quarterback Ken Stabler celebrate after defeating the Minnesota Vikings in Super Bowl XI on Jan. 9, 1977 in Pasadena, Calif.  The Hall of Fame coach and former color commentator turned 78 today. (Heinz Kluetmeier/SI)

Oakland Raiders head coach John Madden and quarterback Ken Stabler celebrate after defeating the Minnesota Vikings in Super Bowl XI on Jan. 9, 1977 in Pasadena, Calif.  The Hall of Fame coach and former color commentator turned 78 today. (Heinz Kluetmeier/SI)

Jimmy Graham played in the NCAA Tournament as a junior with Miami in 2008, when the No. 7 Hurricanes played Texas to a close 75-72 loss in the second round after eliminating St. Mary’s. Graham finished with 15 points off the bench in the two games and brought his dunking ability to the NFL as part of his touchdown celebrations, much like Tony Gonzalez, but the NFL has ruled against such celebrations next season. (Richard C. Lewis/Icon SMI; Al Tielemans/SI)

GALLERY: From the NCAA Tournament to the NFL

Jimmy Graham played in the NCAA Tournament as a junior with Miami in 2008, when the No. 7 Hurricanes played Texas to a close 75-72 loss in the second round after eliminating St. Mary’s. Graham finished with 15 points off the bench in the two games and brought his dunking ability to the NFL as part of his touchdown celebrations, much like Tony Gonzalez, but the NFL has ruled against such celebrations next season. (Richard C. Lewis/Icon SMI; Al Tielemans/SI)
GALLERY: From the NCAA Tournament to the NFL

Peyton Manning (right), Cooper and baby Eli sit for a family portrait with mom Olivia and dad Archie in 1981 at their home in New Orleans.  Peyton turns 38 today. (Lane Stewart/SI)

GALLERY: Rare Photos of Peyton Manning

Peyton Manning (right), Cooper and baby Eli sit for a family portrait with mom Olivia and dad Archie in 1981 at their home in New Orleans.  Peyton turns 38 today. (Lane Stewart/SI)
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Peyton Manning

Tampa Bay Buccaneer Darrelle Revis dressed as one during a photo shoot for SI Kids last season.  Revis was acquired by the Buccaneers in a trade with the Jets for a first-round and conditional fourth-round pick last April, then signed a six-year, $96 million deal (not guaranteed).  Tampa Bay released the elite cornerback yesterday, who the Patriots immediately signed to a one-year, $12 million contract. (Bill Frakes/SI)

Tampa Bay Buccaneer Darrelle Revis dressed as one during a photo shoot for SI Kids last season.  Revis was acquired by the Buccaneers in a trade with the Jets for a first-round and conditional fourth-round pick last April, then signed a six-year, $96 million deal (not guaranteed).  Tampa Bay released the elite cornerback yesterday, who the Patriots immediately signed to a one-year, $12 million contract. (Bill Frakes/SI)

Steelers DB Rod Woodson deflects a pass intended for Cowboys WR Michael Irvin during Super Bowl XXX on Jan. 28, 1996.  An 11-time Pro Bowler and 6-time First-Team All-Pro, Hall of Famer Rod Woodson turns 49 today. (Walter Iooss Jr./SI)

Steelers DB Rod Woodson deflects a pass intended for Cowboys WR Michael Irvin during Super Bowl XXX on Jan. 28, 1996.  An 11-time Pro Bowler and 6-time First-Team All-Pro, Hall of Famer Rod Woodson turns 49 today. (Walter Iooss Jr./SI)

Tony Gonzalez dunks the football between the goal posts with the Kansas City Chiefs (2003) and Atlanta Falcons (2013).  The 14-time Pro Bowler and 6-time First-Team All-Pro tight end turns 38 today. (David E. Klutho, Simon Bruty/SI)

Tony Gonzalez dunks the football between the goal posts with the Kansas City Chiefs (2003) and Atlanta Falcons (2013).  The 14-time Pro Bowler and 6-time First-Team All-Pro tight end turns 38 today. (David E. Klutho, Simon Bruty/SI)

Giants linebacker Lawrence Taylor pushes Rams tackle Robert Jenkins aside on Sept. 8, 1991 at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ.  10-time Pro Bowler and 8-time First-Team All-Pro Hall of Famer L.T. turns 55 today. (John Iacono/SI)

Giants linebacker Lawrence Taylor pushes Rams tackle Robert Jenkins aside on Sept. 8, 1991 at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ.  10-time Pro Bowler and 8-time First-Team All-Pro Hall of Famer L.T. turns 55 today. (John Iacono/SI)

Peyton Manning watches the ball snapped by center Manny Ramirez roll into the end zone for a safety on the first play of Super Bowl XLVIII. A mere 12 seconds in, Seattle led 2-0 with the quickest score in Super Bowl history.  The Seahawks defeated the Broncos 43-8. (Heinz Kluetmeier/SI)

GALLERY: The 10 Worst Super Bowls

Peyton Manning watches the ball snapped by center Manny Ramirez roll into the end zone for a safety on the first play of Super Bowl XLVIII. A mere 12 seconds in, Seattle led 2-0 with the quickest score in Super Bowl history.  The Seahawks defeated the Broncos 43-8. (Heinz Kluetmeier/SI)
GALLERY: The 10 Worst Super Bowls

Quarterback Jim McMahon moons a news helicopter as it hovered over the Chicago Bears’ practice field in New Orleans prior to Super Bowl XX in Jan. 1986. (Bettmann/Corbis)

GALLERY: Super Bowl Controversies

Quarterback Jim McMahon moons a news helicopter as it hovered over the Chicago Bears’ practice field in New Orleans prior to Super Bowl XX in Jan. 1986. (Bettmann/Corbis)
GALLERY: Super Bowl Controversies

Broncos quarterback Charlie Morton looks to pass against the Cowboys during Super Bowl XII at the Louisiana Superdome on Jan. 15, 1978.  Morton completed 4 of 15 passes for 39 yards and 4 interceptions in Denver’s 27-10 loss to Dallas. Based on the assumption that it gets no worse than zero — Morton’s record-low passer rating on this day — this is easily the worst performance by any quarterback in Super Bowl history. (Walter Iooss Jr./SI)

GALLERY: Worst QB Performances in a Super Bowl

Broncos quarterback Charlie Morton looks to pass against the Cowboys during Super Bowl XII at the Louisiana Superdome on Jan. 15, 1978.  Morton completed 4 of 15 passes for 39 yards and 4 interceptions in Denver’s 27-10 loss to Dallas. Based on the assumption that it gets no worse than zero — Morton’s record-low passer rating on this day — this is easily the worst performance by any quarterback in Super Bowl history. (Walter Iooss Jr./SI)
GALLERY: Worst QB Performances in a Super Bowl

Bengals rookie Cris Collinsworth answers questions before Super Bowl XVI in 1982. The wide receiver would go on to catch five passes for 107 yards in a losing effort.  (Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

GALLERY: Super Bowl Media Day Over the Years

Bengals rookie Cris Collinsworth answers questions before Super Bowl XVI in 1982. The wide receiver would go on to catch five passes for 107 yards in a losing effort.  (Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
GALLERY: Super Bowl Media Day Over the Years

Months after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, U2 delivered a moving tribute to America and the victims of 9/11 during halftime of Super Bowl XXXVI at the Superdome in New Orleans on Feb. 3, 2002. The Irish rockers opened with “Beautiful Day,” followed by the subdued “MLK” and a powerful rendition of “Where the Streets Have No Name.” As The Edge played the hypnotic guitar part, the victims’ names scrolled to the heavens on a towering backdrop. At the end, when Bono opened his jacket to reveal a stars-and-stripes lining, the whole stadium erupted. (Bill Frakes/SI)

GALLERY: The 10 Best Super Bowl Halftime Shows

GALLERY: The 10 Worst Super Bowl Halftime Shows

Months after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, U2 delivered a moving tribute to America and the victims of 9/11 during halftime of Super Bowl XXXVI at the Superdome in New Orleans on Feb. 3, 2002. The Irish rockers opened with “Beautiful Day,” followed by the subdued “MLK” and a powerful rendition of “Where the Streets Have No Name.” As The Edge played the hypnotic guitar part, the victims’ names scrolled to the heavens on a towering backdrop. At the end, when Bono opened his jacket to reveal a stars-and-stripes lining, the whole stadium erupted. (Bill Frakes/SI)
GALLERY: The 10 Best Super Bowl Halftime Shows
GALLERY: The 10 Worst Super Bowl Halftime Shows

Steelers quarterback Terry Bradshaw scrambles before throwing one of his four touchdown passes in Super Bowl XIII at the Orange Bowl in Miami on Jan. 21, 1979. Pittsburgh defeated the Dallas Cowboys 35-31 to become the first team to win three Super Bowls. (Walter Iooss Jr./SI)

Steelers quarterback Terry Bradshaw scrambles before throwing one of his four touchdown passes in Super Bowl XIII at the Orange Bowl in Miami on Jan. 21, 1979. Pittsburgh defeated the Dallas Cowboys 35-31 to become the first team to win three Super Bowls. (Walter Iooss Jr./SI)

Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman redirects a pass intended for 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree in the end zone with 30 seconds left in the game.  Seahawks linebacker Malcolm Smith (right) intercepted the ball, clinching the NFC Championship for Seattle 23-17 over San Francisco on Jan. 19, 2014 at CenturyLink Field.  (Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman redirects a pass intended for 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree in the end zone with 30 seconds left in the game.  Seahawks linebacker Malcolm Smith (right) intercepted the ball, clinching the NFC Championship for Seattle 23-17 over San Francisco on Jan. 19, 2014 at CenturyLink Field.  (Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

One of the most famous plays in NFL history, Dwight Clark’s leaping, fingertip touchdown grab of a Joe Montana pass — forever known as “The Catch” — gave the 49ers a 28-27 lead over the Cowboys with just 51 seconds on the clock in the NFC Championship on Jan. 10, 1982.  San Francisco would go on to win the game and the Super Bowl. (Walter Iooss Jr./SI)

GALLERY: NFL’s Best Conference Championship Games

One of the most famous plays in NFL history, Dwight Clark’s leaping, fingertip touchdown grab of a Joe Montana pass — forever known as “The Catch” — gave the 49ers a 28-27 lead over the Cowboys with just 51 seconds on the clock in the NFC Championship on Jan. 10, 1982.  San Francisco would go on to win the game and the Super Bowl. (Walter Iooss Jr./SI)
GALLERY: NFL’s Best Conference Championship Games