John Tomase of the Boston Herald writes that Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and wide receiver Deion Branch earned two of the most intense boos when introduced as part of a pregame ceremony honoring former Super Bowl MVPs. The Steelers fans in attendance - and they seemed to fill 75 percent of stadium - let their rivals have it with a prolonged boo after Branch and Brady were introduced first. Steelers fans jeered Brady again before he performed the ceremonial coin flip. Brady just smiled.
Ray Frager of the Hartford Courant writes that New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick broke down defensive keys of past Super Bowl winners during ABC's Super Bowl XL pregame show. Frager writes that Belichick was one of the highlights of the pregame show.
The Sun Chronicle reports that the Racearama n' Trade Show, which has been held in West Springfield for the past 25 years, will be held March 3-5 at the Dana Farber Fieldhouse next to Gillette Stadium. The show will feature displays of from 150 to 250 race cars, along with displays from speed equipment manufacturers, racing teams and short track and super speedway racing venues.
Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe offers a recap of the Pittsburgh Steelers 21-10 win over the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XL.
Tom Curran of the Providence Journal offers his daily sports blog with Patriots notes and commentary.