- Super Bowl 50 takes place this weekend between the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers
- Amy Bass: Fewer young people playing football, largely because fewer adults are letting them
Amy Bass, a professor of history at the College of New Rochelle, is the author of "Not the Triumph but the Struggle: The 1968 Olympics and the Making of the Black Athlete." As the supervisor of NBC's Olympic Research Room, she is a veteran of eight Olympics, with an Emmy win in 2012. Follow her @bassab1. The opinions expressed in this commentary are hers.
(CNN)It's Super Bowl time again, and with that comes all the usual kind of football questions: How will five-time MVP quarterback Peyton Manning match up against the Carolina Panthers' defense? Will Manning snag one more title before he retires, or will rising star Cam Newton lead his team to their first Super Bowl title? Oh, and will the balls be properly inflated?