February 7, 2010

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Saints beat Colts in Super Bowl –
New Orleans Saints made the most of their first Super Bowl appearance in the 42-year history of the franchise by defeating Indianapolis Colts 31-17 at Miami’s SunLife Stadium. The NFC-champion Saints came from 10-0 down at the end of the first quarter – equalling the largest deficit overturned to win a Super Bowl – and still trailed by a point at 16-17 heading into the fourth before dominating the final period to deny Indianapolis quarterback Peyton Manning and his side a second Super Bowl victory in four years. It was an emotional occasion for the city of New Orleans, less than five years after it bore the brunt of Hurricane Katrina, as a series of bold calls from head coach Sean Payton helped them claim the title. Saints quarterback Drew Brees was named MVP (See List of the Day). [Daily Mail]
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Italians spend £5 billion a year on fortune tellers and astrology –
Italy’s worst recession since the Second World War has prompted Italians to spend a staggering £5 billion a year seeking financial advice not from banks and brokers but fortune tellers and astrologers. Tarot card readers and pavement fortune tellers are doing a roaring trade, with about 30,000 Italians paying between 20 and 600 euros a day looking for advice to help them out of their financial woes. [Daily Telegraph]

Jazz star Johnny Dankworth dies aged 82 –
Tributes have been paid to British jazz legend Sir John Dankworth after his death at the age of 82. The saxophonist, whose career spanned more more than half a century, died on Saturday in King Edward VII hospital, London. He had been ill for several months. His death was announced last night by his jazz singer wife, Dame Cleo Laine, during a star-studded concert marking the 40th anniversary of the entertainment venue they set up together at their Buckinghamshire home. Dame Cleo broke the news to the artists before the concert began, but did not tell the 400-strong audience until just before the finale. [Daily Telegraph]
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Video of the Day –

Megan Fox Super Bowl Motorola advert

List of the day –

Super Bowl MVPs (from Wikipedia)

Year[a] Super Bowl Winner Team Position
1967 I Bart Starr * Green Bay Packers Quarterback
1968 II Bart Starr (2) * Green Bay Packers Quarterback
1969 III Joe Namath * New York Jets Quarterback
1970 IV Len Dawson * Kansas City Chiefs Quarterback
1971 V Chuck Howley + Dallas Cowboys Linebacker
1972 VI Roger Staubach * Dallas Cowboys Quarterback
1973 VII Jake Scott Miami Dolphins Safety
1974 VIII Larry Csonka * Miami Dolphins Running back
1975 IX Franco Harris * Pittsburgh Steelers Running back
1976 X Lynn Swann * Pittsburgh Steelers Wide receiver
1977 XI Fred Biletnikoff * Oakland Raiders Wide receiver
1978 XII Harvey Martin[b] Dallas Cowboys Defensive end
Randy White[b] * Defensive tackle
1979 XIII Terry Bradshaw * Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterback
1980 XIV Terry Bradshaw (2) * Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterback
1981 XV Jim Plunkett Oakland Raiders Quarterback
1982 XVI Joe Montana * San Francisco 49ers Quarterback
1983 XVII John Riggins * Washington Redskins Running back
1984 XVIII Marcus Allen * Los Angeles Raiders Running back
1985 XIX Joe Montana (2) * San Francisco 49ers Quarterback
1986 XX Richard Dent * Chicago Bears Defensive end
1987 XXI Phil Simms New York Giants Quarterback
1988 XXII Doug Williams Washington Redskins Quarterback
1989 XXIII Jerry Rice * San Francisco 49ers Wide receiver
1990 XXIV Joe Montana (3) * San Francisco 49ers Quarterback
1991 XXV Ottis Anderson New York Giants Running back
1992 XXVI Mark Rypien Washington Redskins Quarterback
1993 XXVII Troy Aikman * Dallas Cowboys Quarterback
1994 XXVIII Emmitt Smith * Dallas Cowboys Running back
1995 XXIX Steve Young * San Francisco 49ers Quarterback
1996 XXX Larry Brown Dallas Cowboys Cornerback
1997 XXXI Desmond Howard Green Bay Packers Kick returner/
punt returner
1998 XXXII Terrell Davis Denver Broncos Running back
1999 XXXIII John Elway * Denver Broncos Quarterback
2000 XXXIV Kurt Warner St. Louis Rams Quarterback
2001 XXXV Ray Lewis Baltimore Ravens Linebacker
2002 XXXVI Tom Brady # New England Patriots Quarterback
2003 XXXVII Dexter Jackson Tampa Bay Buccaneers Safety
2004 XXXVIII Tom Brady (2) # New England Patriots Quarterback
2005 XXXIX Deion Branch New England Patriots Wide receiver
2006 XL Hines Ward Pittsburgh Steelers Wide receiver
2007 XLI Peyton Manning # Indianapolis Colts Quarterback
2008 XLII Eli Manning # New York Giants Quarterback
2009 XLIII Santonio Holmes Pittsburgh Steelers Wide receiver
2010 XLIV Drew Brees # New Orleans Saints Quarterback
2011 XLV Aaron Rodgers # Green Bay Packers Quarterback
2012 XLVI Eli Manning (2) # New York Giants Quarterback
2013 XLVII Joe Flacco # Baltimore Ravens Quarterback
2014 XLVIII Malcolm Smith # Seattle Seahawks Linebacker
2015 XLIX Tom Brady (3) # New England Patriots Quarterback

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