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Southwest Jet Lands At Wrong Airport; Was Sandy Recovery Money Misused?; West Virginia Water Crisis; Ariel Sharon Laid To Rest; Spying Has "No Discernible Impact"; Iran Nuke Deal Start Date; Unemployment Plan Hits Snag In Senate; "Golden" Winners; Alex Rodriguez to Fight Suspension

Aired January 13, 2014 - 06:00   ET

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UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: They just came on and said that we had landed at the wrong runway.

CHRIS CUOMO, CNN ANCHOR: Breaking overnight, air scare. A Southwest Jet lands at the wrong airport. The runway half the size of the intended one. The plane comes to a screeching halt to avoid rolling into a highway. How did this happen?

KATE BOLDUAN, CNN ANCHOR: CNN exclusive. Another investigation surrounding Chris Christie, this time, into how he spent money to help New Jersey rebuild after superstorm Sandy. Were re-election needs put first? The details you'll only see here.

CUOMO: Golden night. Perhaps, one of the most surprising Golden Globes, yet, rambling speeches, shoes being tossed, and the winners, Jennifer Lawrence, Leonardo DiCaprio, taking home big prizes. We have all the must-see moments.

Your NEW DAY starts right now.

ANNOUNCER: This is NEW DAY with Chris Cuomo, Kate Bolduan, and Michaela Pereira.

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CUOMO: Good morning. Welcome to NEW DAY. It's Monday, January 13th, six o'clock in the east.

Breaking overnight, a Southwest Airlines jet with 125 passengers on board landing at the wrong Missouri airport and the landing was a nail biter. The Boeing 737 was supposed to touch down in Branson last night. Somehow, the pilot landed seven miles away at Taney County airport. That's where it was instead of where it was supposed to be. And get this, the runway was less than 4,000 feet. That is meaningful for a plane that size.

Rene Marsh is tracking all the latest developments from Washington. What happened here? RENE MARSH, CNN AVIATION AND GOVERNMENT REGULATION CORRESPONDENT: Well, we're still trying to get to the bottom of that, but I'll tell you this at this hour, one big math problem. That's right, math. So there are teams from Boeing, Southwest and this airport in Missouri, they're working on considering the weight of the plane, the length of the runway, weather conditions and many other factors to determine if this plane that ended up at the wrong airport on an awfully short runway can safely take off.

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MARSH (voice-over): A hard landing and the smell of burning rubber, two indications to passengers on Southwest Flight 4013 that something was wrong after their plane landed at the wrong airport coming within 300 feet of a steep embankment at the end of the runway.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: It sounds like a really rough landing. We were all like moving pretty close to the seats as we were landing because the runway, I guess, is too short for the plane.

MARSH: The plane carrying more than 100 passengers was scheduled to land at Missouri's Branson Airport Sunday night, but instead showed up at Taney County Airport, about seven miles from the intended destination.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: One of the planes ended up landing at point lookout airport and it needs mutual aid.

MARSH: The runway at Taney County Airport is about half the length of the runway at Branson.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We got a call saying the plane has landed at an airport nearby and we're thinking surely not a jet plane could land there.

MARSH: Officials say if the pilot didn't brake when he did, the plane could have overshot the runway and tumbled on to a nearby highway. Passenger, Scott Shiffer (ph), captured the aftermath on video, which shows passengers being evacuated from the plane before being bussed to the larger airport. This is the second case of a plane landing at the wrong airport.

In November, a Boeing 747 Dreamlifter cargo plane landed at the wrong Kansas airport on a runway half mile shorter than it usually uses. Despite fears, the Dreamlifter would be stuck indefinitely. The jumbo jet eventually took off without incident. Southwest is hoping for a similar successful outcome for their Boeing 737, although they've given no timetable as to when they plan to fly out.

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MARSH: Investigators say they don't have enough information at this point to say why this plane landed at the wrong location, but it's a frightening incident. It certainly raises some serious questions about how a mistake like this could happen -- Kate. KATE BOLDUAN, CNN ANCHOR: It really stumps you with all the computers they have on board how this could happen and I'm sure they are going to get to the bottom of it. Rene, thank you very much.

Well, it could be going from bad to worse for New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. CNN has learned exclusively that a federal investigation will be launched why money meant for Hurricane Sandy relief was used on a marketing campaign featuring Christie's family, and this all happened during an election year.

This comes on the heels of last week's firings of several staffers who were accused of orchestrating a traffic as political payback. Let's get the very latest from CNN's investigative correspondent, Chris Frates, who is breaking all of these details for us for this morning. Good morning, Chris.

CHRIS FRATES, CNN INVESTIGATIVE CORRESPONDENT: Good morning, Kate. Yes, it could well be more bad news for Governor Chris Christie this morning. Federal officials are now looking into a controversy surrounding an advertising campaign that featured the New Jersey governor and his family.

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FRATES (voice-over): When Hurricane Sandy hit New Jersey last year, Chris Christie led from the trenches and his skillful response to the devastating superstorm shot him into political super stardom. But a new federal investigation into how the New Jersey governor spent some of the Sandy relief money could threaten to wash away the foundation of his political brain.

CNN has learned that federal investigators will examine the state's $25 million tourism marketing campaign, a campaign that was paid for with Sandy recovery money.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: The Jersey Shore is open.

GOVERNOR CHRIS CHRISTIE, NEW JERSEY: Because we're stronger than the storm.

FRATES: A campaign that featured Christie and his family during an election year. Democratic Congressman Frank Pallone, a vocal Christie critic requested the investigation and tells CNN it's now moving ahead, but he says this is not about politics.

REPRESENTATIVE FRANK PALLONE (D), NEW JERSEY: This was money that could have directly been used for Sandy recovery. As you know, many of my constituents still haven't gotten the money that is owed them to rebuild their homes or to raise their homes of to help.

FRATES: Pallone says promoting New Jersey tourism after the superstorm was a good idea, but he has a big question about how much taxpayer money was spent to make those ads. The winning bid, a $4.7 million campaign featuring Christie and family. The next lower bid that lost out was nearly half the price at $2.5 million and wouldn't have featured the governor. The ads caused controversy as they hit the airwaves while Christie was running for re-election. Democrats slammed him arguing it gave the incumbent governor an unfair advantage. At the time his aides said the winning bid provided more value. The office of the inspector general at the Department of Urban Development has concluded there is enough evidence to launch a full-scale investigation according to Congressman Pallone.

PALLONE: Taxpayer dollars that could have been used for Sandy relief were used for adds promoting the government because he was in them with his family during an election campaign.

FRATES: But as bad as the George Washington Bridge scandal has been for Christie, if the investigation finds he misused funds, it could get far worse tarnishing the signature achievement that has helped propel toward the White House.

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FRATES: Now, Chris, we've reached out to Christie's office and the inspector general, but they've yet to get back to us with a response. Now Representative Pallone tells us that the investigation by the HUD inspector general is likely to take months, but it will result in an official report.

CUOMO: Chris Frates, thank you for the leg work this morning coming out of D.C.

New hope this morning as well as West Virginia's tainted water crisis builds into a fifth day. Overnight, officials announced they will issue new zones for people to access clean tap water. Remember, 300,000 residents across nine counties have been forced to go without tap water since Thursday. Why? Well, a chemical used to clean coal leaked into the water supply.

CNN's Alexandra Field is in Charleston, West Virginia -- Alexandra.

ALEXANDRA FIELD, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Good morning, Chris. No one has been given the green light to go ahead and turn on their tap water just yet. But officials are already saying that once the water was deemed to be safe, there could be more problem if everyone is brought back into the system at once so they have designed zones. People will notified by zone when their water is safe and zones with hospitals in them are likely to get that notification first. But there is still no word on when exactly that notification will come.

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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: In a state of emergency, you do whatever it takes.

FIELD (voice-over): Firefighters in Charleston, West Virginia come to the rescue with water. The lines to collect keep growing, 300,000 people have been forced to get by on bottled water since Thursday. That's when a chemical leak was found to have tainted the water supply. Schools are shut down, water samples are being tested around the clock for signs of improvement. EARL RAY TOMBLIN, GOVERNOR, WEST VIRGINIA: I believe that we're at a point where we can say that we see light at the end of the tunnel.

FIELD: But there's still no specific timeline for lifting the water use ban. It will happen in phases.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: People are anxious. They don't have certainty of what's going on.

FIELD: Officials now believe as many as 7,500 gallons of a chemical used to clean coal leaked into a water supply from a 1 inch-hole in the underground part of a storage tank. The problem was discovered around 8:00 Thursday morning when someone reported smelling the sense of licorice. Freedom Industries, which owns the tanks says it became aware of the leak around 10:30.

TOMBLIN: I think there should be a thorough investigation of what happened and why this happened at Freedom Industries.

FIELD: Investigators say it will take weeks to determine whether the leak could have somehow been prevented and just how quickly it was detected. For another day people in West Virginia are left high and dry.

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FIELD: CNN has reached out to Freedom Industries for their response to this report. They have not responded over the weekend. They held a press conference offering an apology. Right now health officials say they are just focused on monitoring the potential impact of this leak. Ten people are hospitalized, 169 people have already been treated and released -- Kate.

BOLDUAN: We sure hope that's the extent of how bad this could have gotten. You know, it could have been much worse. Alexandra, thanks so much. She'll be tracking that for us.

Now let's turn to Israel where one of the country's most controversial statesmen will be laid to rest. Right now, military services about to begin for former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. Earlier this morning a state memorial ceremony was held for him. World leaders, including Vice President Joe Biden attended the service. CNN's Matthew Chance is live at Sharon's ranch where he will be buried. Hi, there.

MATTHEW CHANCE, CNN SENIOR INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Kate, thanks very much. It's been an extraordinary few days here in Israel with the passing of Ariel Sharon, one of the most controversial military and political leaders this country has ever seen.

Earlier today and the past 24 hours there's been an official memorial service where world leaders gathered to pay their respect, including U.S. Vice President Joe Biden. The coffin carrying Ariel Sharon is now making its way to the south of the country in Southern Israel on to his own farm, his ranch here where within the next hour or so we expect he will be buried on top of this mound behind me, next to the grave of his second wife, Lilly, who died in 2000.

It will be a full military burial. His coffin, we're told will be carried by senior figures, generals of the Israeli military. There will be eulogies as well from his two sons there. U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will also be attending along with other world leaders like Sergey Lavrov, the Russian foreign minister and Tony Blair, the former British prime minister as well.

It's an opportunity for the Israeli public after eight years of Ariel Sharon being in a coma to finally pay their respects and bid farewell to this huge leader in this country -- Kate.

BOLDUAN: A huge leader and clearly a huge celebration in honoring him and tribute to him this morning. Thanks so much, Matthew Chance. We'll be following those events. Let's go to John Berman now in for Michaela for some of the top stories that we're looking at this morning.

JOHN BERMAN, CNN GUEST ANCHOR: Let's take a look at some of the other headlines today. A new analysis this morning suggests the NSA surveillance program may not help prevent terror attacks. The study coming from the New America Foundation finds traditional law enforcement methods provides evidence to initiate most terror cases. These findings are largely in line with those from a White House appointed review group. The analysis looked at 225 domestic terror investigations since the September 11th terror attacks.

New developments this morning, Iran's nuclear deal with six major world powers now has a start date. That date is January 20th. That is when the country pledges to start eliminating some of its uranium stockpile. The deal freezes Iran's disputed nuclear program in exchange for eased economic sanctions. Once the interim deal starts Tehran and world powers will start negotiating a final settlement at least trying to.

It's not looking good for 1.3 million Americans who have lost their long-term unemployment benefits. This evening a Senate vote is scheduled on a compromise plan to restore those benefits, but this has hit a new snag now that a group of Republicans say they do not like the way the Democrats plan to pay for this bill. Most observers say it's unlikely this bill has enough support to pass.

Developing this morning, Tyson Foods is recalling nearly 34,000 pounds of chicken that may be contaminated with salmonella. The chicken was produced in October and shipped for institutional use. The Department of Agriculture says it was not sold in retail stores. The chicken has been linked to seven illnesses at a Tennessee correctional facility.

A privately launched supply ship finally made it to the space station. What Did Santa leave? Some eagerly awaited Christmas gifts from the astronauts' family, fresh fruit from NASA and 3,000 pounds of groceries, as well as equipment and experiments. Groceries not usually a sexy gift, but imagine very welcome for those astronauts.

BOLDUAN: It's all relative. CUOMO: And less calories because it's weightless in space. That's science. And speaking of science, it's time for Indra Petersons with what's going on meteorologically.

INDRA PETERSONS, AMS METEOROLOGIST: All I can think of is tang and those little frozen ice creams. Yum! All right, let's talk about temperatures today. We are still going to be above normal for another day or so, but the trend is that we are going to start to see those temperatures changing.

Take a look at the Midwest. This looks cold, we're talking about 20s and 30s out there, but again these are above normal temperatures. You may want to look to the northeast or south where you're seeing 50s or 60s. Keep in mind it is changing. A series of cold fronts will be making their way through cooling as off. But remember, it is not going to be as cold as the arctic air from the poles.

That cold air is staying up there. That's the good news, but again, we will start to see a cooling off as we go towards the end of the week day by day. There will be a series of these cold fronts making their way through. You'll start seeing rain in the south that will spread into the Ohio Valley by tomorrow. By tomorrow pay attention on the east coast. You'll see this low form. As it does so, it will be bring along the east coast.

As long as it stays right on the border there, the bulk of the rain will actually stay offshore. Then this guy clears off. By tomorrow another system makes its way through. A bit of a wintry mix the farther north you are, but again still some light rain out of this. Not a big story here as far as how much we are expecting, several inches of rain, the bulk of the rain farther down around the gulf.

A little bit of snow, of course, around lake, but overall, not a biggie here. We are just cooling off a little bit each day, a little rain, very mild and I feel like I'm getting a break.

BOLDUAN: Thanks, Indra.

Let's talk about mild weather. Los Angeles has some mild weather and the a-listers were out in force yesterday for the Golden Globes. Meryl Streep, Sandra Bullock, Tom Hanks, just to name a few, all showing up for the ceremony. And there were some big winners, including -- become really the award show sweetheart, Jennifer Lawrence.

But the night's biggest winners may have been the hosts, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.

Nischelle Turner was there, watching it all live in L.A. for us this morning.

Short night for you, my friend. Give us the highlights.

NISCHELLE TURNER, CNN ENTERTAINMENT CORRESPONDENT: Yes, it's like good morning, good night. I'm not sure which one it is, Kate.

(CROSSTALK) TURNER: Exactly. But I'm here. And yes, by the way, I do still have Golden Globe's make up and hair, don't judge me. It just the way it is this morning.

But the first reviews are in. They're in for the ladies, the reviews are this morning. And once again, they are stellar for Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. The words being used for them: gorgeous, funny. And people are loving the fact that they called Matt Damon the garbage man. One of my favorite moments of the night.

It was no surprise though that they were going to be extremely funny. But I've been telling you guys, the Hollywood foreign press loves to shock. And some of the night's winners left many of us saying whoa.

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TURNER (voice-over): Hollywood's biggest stars uninhibited.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I'm going to go up there and take that statue no matter what name is called.

TURNER: And megawatt energy turned up the red carpet.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I feel good.

TURNER (on camera): You feel good?

(voice-over): Once inside, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler --

TINA FEY, ACTRESS: "Gravity" is nominated for best film.

TURNER: -- didn't hold nothing back.

FEY: It's the story of how George Clooney would rather float away into space and die than spend one more minute with a woman his own age.

TURNER: Poehler even donned a wig --

AMY POEHLER, ACTRESS: Your name is Sochi (ph). What are you, the Olympics?

TURNER: And took her wild antics into the crowd.

POEHLER: It was a night full of nerve racking wins.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I'm as nervous as everybody else. What happens?

POEHLER: And tipsy star speeches.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I have a few vodkas under my belt.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: OK.

TURNER: Best mini series actress Jacqueline Bisset stole the time with a lengthy minute walk up and the bizarre two and a half minute speech.

JACQUELINE BISSET, ACTRESS: I said like my mother, what did she say? She used to say, go to hell and don't come back.

TURNER: The infectious Jennifer Lawrence won best supporting actress for her '70s throwback role in "American Hustle."

JENNIFER LAWRENCE, ACTRESS: I'm sorry I'm shaking so much. Don't ever do this again.

TURNER: Seasoned Leonardo DiCaprio graciously won best actor in the comedy for "The Wolf of Wall Street."

LEONARDO DICAPRIO, ACTOR: This is an incredibly, incredibly honor.

TURNER: Utter shock rang through former "SNL" cast members when they nabbed the Globe.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I didn't prepare anything!

POEHLER: I never win. So, I can't believe I won.

TURNER: The three-hour show was also a fun farewell for crime drama series, "Breaking Bad."

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Such a lovely way to say goodbye to say that meant so much to me.

TURNER: Taking home best actor and TV series for its last season. But two based on true story flicks, "12 Years a Slave" and "American Hustle" took home the night's biggest honors, best motion picture drama and comedy.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: One of the wonderful benefits of the motion picture business is that we get to make films about people, about the art of survival, resilience and about reinvention.

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TURNER: Now, I know we're going to have time a little bit later on, for our take this morning. But I have to tell you, hours later, people are still saying "Brooklyn Nine-Nine", best comedy series? Andy Samberg, best actor in a comedy? Wow.

And I think Andy Samberg was even saying, huh, how did this happened?

And yesterday, I was on the red carpet saying the best actor in a drama category would be a very interesting category because while (INAUDIBLE) was the favorite, guys, everyone should watch out for both Robert Redford and Matthew McConaughey. What happened? Matthew McConaughey won for "Dallas Buyers Club". So this could change the landscape come Oscar nomination time.

And by the way, I think one of my favorite moments yesterday was the whole Jacqueline Bisset thing. She was so taken aback and flummoxed, it's almost like what happened when I first met Chris Cuomo. Do you remember? I couldn't talk, couldn't sleep.

CUOMO: Yes, I specifically remember saying to you, Nischelle, my advice is, go to hell and don't come back -- just like my mother used to say.

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BOLDUAN: Oh my God. I don't even know what to do with you, two.

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CUOMO: If you say it with a British accent, it always sounds good.

BOLDUAN: That was good. Oh, Nischelle, that's why you love the Golden Globes because they're drinking the whole time.

TURNER: Exactly.

BOLDUAN: We'll talk more about it a little later, thanks Nischelle, I can't wait to talk to her a little later.

TURNER: All right.

CUOMO: Good stuff, good stuff.

Coming up on NEW DAY, we turn to something that is no laughing matter. Robert Gates speaking out -- the harsh allegations about the president's war strategy had the White House in damage control after his book came out. But now, he is the one on the defensive. New information you will want to hear.

BOLDUAN: Also ahead, A-Rod banned from baseball for an entire season. He's still denying using steroids and still refusing to give up without a fight. The latest, coming up next.

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CUOMO: Welcome back to NEW DAY.

New developments this morning in the Alex Rodriguez alleged doping scandal. The Yankee slugger is planning to file a lawsuit in federal court as soon as today to fight his historic 162-game ban from baseball. This as the man who says he personally gave A-Rod banned substances is speaking out.

"EARLY START" anchor John Berman is here with more. That was a big interview.

BERMAN: One hundred and sixty-two games is the longest suspension for performance-enhancing drugs in baseball history. Why so long? Well, there are the stunning new allegations this morning for the man who says he gave A-Rod drugs and allegedly exchanged hundreds and hundreds of text messages with the star about how to beat the tests.

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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Testosterone, insulin growth factor one, human growth hormone and some different forms of peptides.

ALEX RODRIGUEZ, NEW YORK YANKEES: Give me a break, guys.

BERMAN (voice-over): A new damaging blow for embattled baseball star Alex Rodriguez. The former chief of now defunct anti-aging clinic Biogenesis telling "60 Minutes" that he personally delivered and injected Rodriguez with banned substances.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Alex is scared of needles. So at times he would ask me to inject.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You've injected him?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Personally?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Personally.

BERMAN: An arbitrator has banned Rodriguez for 162 games, the entire upcoming season. But A-Rod says he's not done yet, releasing a statement saying, "I have been clear that I did not use performance- enhancing substances. In order to prove it, I will take this fight to federal courts."

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: My advice to Alex Rodriguez would be the same advice I gave Lance Armstrong years ago -- just fess up.

BERMAN: Rodriguez and 13 other players were suspended last year, after Major League Baseball says it discovered they had used performance-enhancing substances.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: It's been a very difficult process.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Why he continues to fight in this capacity, no one but him really knows.

BERMAN: Rodriguez says he still plans to travel to Tampa for spring training, a technicality that was not included in his suspension. Whether he'll be back to play in 2015 will be up to the Yankees, with baseball still engaged in its battle with performance-enhancing drugs.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Unfortunately this is part of baseball. This is part of baseball. When you ask these guys to play a hundred plus games back to back, jump on a plane, get off a plane, all these road trips, their bodies break down. This has always been part of the game.

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BERMAN: I think a lot of people would disagree that performance- enhancing drugs should be part of baseball.

A-Rod stands to lose more than $20 million by sitting out next year. But keep in mind, he's still owed $61 million when he gets back. His attorneys will likely ask a federal judge for an injunction that will allow him to keep playing while he continues his legal battle to clear his name. And I should point out, the players union is absolutely livid that Bosch and officials from Major League Baseball sat down and give this interview with "60 Minutes." This arbitration process is supposed to be confidential.

BOLDUAN: And it really has been anything but. This entire thing has played out so publicly.

BERMAN: A lot of that is A-Rod's fault but you're right, anything but confidential.

CUOMO: Thanks, John.

BOLDUAN: Thanks, John.

BERMAN: Thank you.

CUOMO: All right. Coming up now, we've heard the perspective of the man who alleges he gave all these drugs to A-Rod. What's A-Rod's response? Well, we're going to have his attorney with us to answer the swirling questions and tell what are the steps that are coming forward? That interview her exclusively.

BOLDUAN: All right. It's time for your "Bleacher Report" of the morning.

The final four is set in the NFL. NSC championship, we have Seahawks and 49ers, and the AFC, we have another colossal matchup between Tom Brady and Peyton Manning.

Why do I say that with a sad voice, Andy Scholes? Because it has been a very sad weekend for me and John Berman, having him sit at this desk hurts me. It really cuts to the core.

ANDY SCHOLES, BLEACHER REPORT: Yes. You know what, Kate? I know it hurts.

But for fans who are teams already out, this really couldn't have worked out much better. Not only are we going to get to see the best four teams in the league go at it, for a chance to the Super Bowl.

We're going to get to see Tom Brady versus Peyton Manning for the 15th time. Now, Peyton Manning, he struggled in the playoffs in the past but he was solid yesterday afternoon against the charges yesterday, through two touchdowns in the first half. And the Broncos, they held off a late charge by San Diego to get to win 24-17. So, now, we're going to get Brady/Manning for the third time in the AFC championship team.

Kickoff is set for 3:00 p.m. Eastern on Sunday. Now, in the NFC, the 49ers went in to Carolina. They beat the Panthers, punched their tickets to their straight NFC title game. Colin Kaepernick leading the way for San Fran.

Check out in touchdown in the third quarter, guys. He's going to mock Cam Newton's celebration touchdown. Here we go. Here's the touchdown I'm talking about. Once he gets to the end zone, he mocks Cam Newton's touchdown celebration and his kiss of the bicep. Final was 23-10 49ers. They're now heading to Seattle to play the Seahawks for the NFC title.

Number one in the lineup section of BleacherReport.com, if the Niners fans want to follow the team in Seattle, they're going to have to go somewhere other than the box office to buy the ticket. Seahawks are limiting ticket sales to people who live in neighboring states, as well as Montana, Alaska and Hawaii.

That's right Niners fans, no California on that list. You're going to have to go to the secondary ticket market. Broncos are doing this as well, and teams have done it before. They're trying to keep that home field advantage for these big playoff games, and keep all those ticket scalpers away from getting all the good seats.

BOLDUAN: Andy, what do we do? I don't know what to do with you either now. You said the best four teams in football -- I just -- I don't know what to do.

SCHOLES: Record-wise, they were the best four teams. So --

BOLDUAN: There you go. I need context, OK? Not the best in our hearts. Always.

Thanks, Andy Scholes.

CUOMO: It wasn't even a good one. The Colts just got smacked around.

BOLDUAN: Let's not talk about it.

CUOMO: I felt bad for them.

BOLDUAN: Let's not talk about it.

CUOMO: I felt the Patriots were going to die of exhaustion.

BERMAN: They had to score another touchdown. Imagine!

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CUOMO: They had Gatorade around his belts and all the Colts couldn't catch him.

Coming up on NEW DAY: Dennis Rodman is speaking out again. The former NBA star has new comments as he's getting ready to head back to America. Remember, he had nearly a week in North Korea.