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It's the second biggest game in the world, and this year it's being played deep in the heart of tech. Silicon Valley's Levi's Stadium boasts some of the most advanced stadium tech in the world, and will play host to Sunday's Super Bowl. While this has those lucky enough to score a ticket giddy with the possibility of staying connected to friends, the Internet, and even the snack bar during the game, it also has cybersecurity experts worried.

With all that connectivity, could someone hack the Super Bowl or its attendees? And what information is at risk?

Super Bowl Surprise: NFL Concussion Reports Rise

Super Bowl 50 is almost upon us and football frenzy is about to reach its annual heights. Parties are being planned, snacks prepared, and most-comfy-armchairs called. But before you settle in to see this year's big win, let's consider a few new and disconcerting facts about football, this classic American pastime.

Former Texas Longhorns and Tennessee Titans quarterback Vince Young was arrested in Austin after he was seen driving erratically last Saturday night. According to the affidavit for his arrest, Young's speech was slurred, his eyes were glassy, and he refused to provide a blood or breath sample.

Young was charged with misdemeanor driving while intoxicated and released on $2,000 bail.

Lawrence Phillips, former Nebraska Cornhusker, St. Louis Ram, Miami Dolphin, and San Francisco 49er running back was found unresponsive in his jail cell yesterday at Kern Valley State Prison in California. He was later pronounced dead at a hospital and prison officials are investigating his death as a suspected suicide.

Phillips was serving a 31-year sentence for various domestic abuse offenses, and had been charged with murdering his prison cellmate in September. The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said that at the time he was found, he was in a single-person cell.

Electronic Arts' iconic Madden NFL franchise is probably the most popular football video game in history. The game debuted in 1988 and since the 90's has used actual players and teams from the NFL. By all accounts, it is the most realistic depiction of professional football in a video game.

And therein lies its problem. Former NFL players sued EA for using their likenesses without permission, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals agreed. Now EA is appealing to the Supreme Court, claiming the First Amendment protects their "right to create expressive works -- in any form -- that relate to real-life people and events."

The NFL has been dangling a Los Angeles franchise as a carrot to owners seeking to leave their current locations and a stick to cities and fan bases to pony up for new stadiums to keep their teams. And the San Diego Chargers, Oakland Raiders, and St. Louis Rams have each officially entered the three-way battle royale for L.A.

All three teams filed applications for relocation to the NFL on Monday, and league officials will begin meeting on Wednesday to decide which team(s) will begin the 2016 season in L.A., and a formal recommendation is expected by the owners meetings in Houston on January 12th and 13th.

When The Huffington Post broke the news that an undercover Al Jazeera investigation uncovered evidence that Peyton Manning received performance-enhancing human growth hormone (HGH), Manning took to ESPN to issue a stern denial: "It's completely fabricated. Complete trash, garbage."

And now that the documentary featuring the allegations has aired, Manning has told Sports Illustrated's Peter King that he will "probably" sue Al Jazeera over the report. Defamation claims are notoriously difficult to win for public figures, and Manning has yet to file any lawsuits. But here are a few considerations if he does.

Ray-Ray Armstrong is a third-year linebacker for the Oakland Raiders. Ray-Ray is not a regular reader of our blogs. If he were, he'd know you can't go around barking at police dogs.

Instead, while coming onto the field in Pittsburgh on Sunday to play the Steelers, Ray-Ray lifted his shirt, pounded his chest, barked at the dog and allegedly told the K9's handler to "send the dog." Ray-Ray now finds himself under investigation for a felony.

Around 6 p.m. on Saturday evening, University of Missouri football players went on strike, joining a larger student protest against University President Tom Wolfe's inaction regarding several racist incidents on campus. Less than two days later, Wolfe had resigned and the team will be back at practice this afternoon.

It was an astonishing display of influence and risk, given that college athletes lack the protections of unionized employees and most athletic scholarships are not guaranteed. And it could portend of larger protests down the road.

Last year, the United States Patent and Trademark Office cancelled the Washington NFL team's trademark registration for its team mascot, saying the name is "disparaging to Native Americans." This week, the team appealed that decision by coming up with a novel defense of the name, basically listing a bunch of other trademarks with names just as or more offensive than its own.

This is an interesting tack to take, reminiscent of a sibling yelling at his parents, "You let my brother do it!" Will their "what's good for the goose is good for the gander" argument be persuasive? Let's take a look at the company the team is trying to put itself in.