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Pre-Super Bowl Scandals, A Non-Scandal Scandal and a Sundance Roundup

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The Super Bowl is this Sunday. We talk about some of the weird stories bubbling up around it, including Marshawn Lynch’s media blackout and “deflate gate.” Then, concussions in the NFL are on the decline, but how much safer is the game really getting? After that, we take a look at a mini-scandal over the LAPD’s involvement in shuttling an ex-Mexican Mafia member to give a talk to a downtown business group. In our weekly film segment, it’s a Sundance Film Festival extravaganza. And finally, the tale of a ridesharing startup that did the opposite of Uber -- they followed all the rules -- and failed.

General view of the Vince Lombardi Trophy and helmets for the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots during a press conference for Super Bowl XLIX at Phoenix Convention Center. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports