“My hands have been, oh my gosh, in the middle of the night they hurt like crazy … They kept saying I’ll need a knee replacement when I can’t walk … It acts like a lazy eye to some degree because every time you’re tired, it kind of goes wherever it feels like a little bit.” Those are just a few outtakes of Joe Montana talking about his body, a few years removed from his remarkable NFL career.

+ Vox: Most people have heard of the NFL concussion problem. Most will still let their kid play football.

+ Like the past few Super Bowls, the week leading up to this one has been riddled with stories of concussions and other long term damage. And like the past few Super Bowls, this one will be huge. From NYT Mag: Roger Goodell’s Unstoppable Football Machine.

+ A less dangerous, but often more exciting, part of the game is the commercials. Here are 25 Super Bowl commercials that explain Super Bowl commercials. And here are the highs and lows of the American economy as told through Super Bowl ads. (So this year we should see a guy bursting into tears as he looks at his tech stock portfolio.)