Stories tagged: super bowl
Sun., Aug. 12, 2018, 5 a.m.
John Blanchette: Handing the ball to Marshawn Lynch in Super Bowl XLIX turns the Seahawks into an unstoppable dynasty – or he’s stopped short
Not that you need any reminders. It is the wound that won’t scab over, the acid reflux that won’t go away. In this part of the country, it’s the rebuke …
Fri., June 8, 2018
Patriotism, Samuel Johnson told us long ago, is the last refuge of a scoundrel. President Trump just made it the last refuge of the jilted. Here, on the South Lawn …
Tue., June 5, 2018, 3:58 p.m.
Taking on the NFL and football’s Super Bowl champs, President Donald Trump gave the boot to a White House ceremony for the Philadelphia Eagles on Tuesday and instead threw his …
UPDATED: Mon., June 4, 2018, 8:21 p.m.
President Donald Trump has called off a visit by the Philadelphia Eagles to the White House on Tuesday due to the dispute over whether NFL players must stand during the …
Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 6:55 p.m.
The head of one of the nation’s largest fish conservation groups says Fiat Chrysler Super Bowl ads “glorified” the destruction of aquatic habitat in an apparent attempt to appeal to …
Mon., Feb. 5, 2018, 10:56 p.m.
An estimated 103.4 million people watched the Super Bowl on NBC, a 7 percent drop from last year that indicates that television’s biggest event may have peaked in popularity.
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 5, 2018, 9:36 p.m.
Not only was the Philadelphia Eagles’ knockout of New England a thrill-a-minute slugfest, it produced some of the biggest calls the Super Bowl has ever seen.
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 5, 2018, 3:36 p.m.
The ad shows people doing service-oriented tasks set against audio of King’s speech, which urges people to be “great” by serving the greater good rather than being successful. It was …
Mon., Feb. 5, 2018
It’s one of the best days of the year to bring down the house – or have it all to yourself, depending on your preference.
Sun., Feb. 4, 2018, 8:19 p.m.
This year’s Super Bowl ads ran the gamut from tame humor to … tame messages about social causes.
Sun., Feb. 4, 2018, 4:07 p.m.
The coldest Super Bowl Sunday won’t be felt inside cozy U.S. Bank Stadium.
UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 4, 2018, 8:09 p.m.
In a record-setting shootout between Nick Foles and Tom Brady, the Eagles backup quarterback led a pressure-packed 75-yard drive to the winning touchdown, 11 yards to Zach Etrz with 2:21 …
UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 4, 2018, 3:29 p.m.
From Steven Tyler de-aging for Kia to Amazon’s imagining of different voices for Alexa, here are 10 ads that are likely to be talked about.
UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 4, 2018, 8:32 p.m.
President Donald Trump expressed appreciation for U.S. service members on Super Bowl Sunday, saying their bravery and sacrifice help make occasions like the year’s most-watched football game possible and renewing …
UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 4, 2018, 9:50 p.m.
Police arrested 17 activists who blocked a light-rail line carrying Super Bowl ticketholders to U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday in a protest against police brutality and privileges enjoyed by wealthy …
Sun., Feb. 4, 2018
Ah, Super Bowl Sunday: The day we gather around the TV set, shovel thousands of calories into our faces and pretend we’re down with football, even if we don’t know …
Sat., Feb. 3, 2018, 5:34 p.m.
Bill Belichick’s impressive resume makes it easy for the five-time championship head coach to mandate that players check their egos before joining the New England Patriots.
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 3, 2018, 5:06 p.m.
Tom Brady has never lost in Minnesota, with his latest game in the land of lakes this weekend at the Super Bowl of course looming as the largest yet.
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 3, 2018, 3:44 p.m.
Snoop Dogg’s Super Bowl week is almost as busy as that of the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots players. He headlined BET’s Super Bowl Gospel Celebration and debuted music …
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 3, 2018, 3:44 p.m.
Battling the flu, pop star Pink powered through a pre-Super Bowl concert, still hitting high notes, flying in the air and dancing onstage days before she will sing the national …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 2, 2018, 8:17 p.m.
Outside of New England, we’ve all become a bit nauseated at the sight of these guys in the Super Bowl year after monotonous year, a numbing, inevitable exercise that’s transformed …
Fri., Feb. 2, 2018, 12:30 p.m.
Just days before the Super Bowl, John Mellencamp sank to his knees in support of the Black Lives Matter movement after performing a political ballad on the “Late Show With …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 2, 2018, 12:09 p.m.
This year’s Super Bowl advertisers – with a few notable exceptions – are trying hard to steer clear of divisive subjects and are instead running mild-mannered ads that don’t offend. …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 1, 2018, 4:39 p.m.
Jeffrey Lurie danced like nobody was watching after the Philadelphia Eagles won both of their playoff games.
Thu., Feb. 1, 2018, 12:33 p.m.
The debate over whether the NFL should let players kneel during the national anthem flared up in state government this week as some legislators and a governor disparaged the league.
Wed., Jan. 31, 2018, 4:28 p.m.
It was really only a few seconds, a snippet, maybe four or five counts, when I improvised in my giant blue shark costume. But people went crazy. And the phenomena …
Tue., Jan. 30, 2018, 4:46 p.m.
Carson Wentz watched both playoff games from the sideline – the victory over the Falcons on crutches and the rout of the Vikings on a cane.
Mon., Jan. 29, 2018, 6:09 p.m.
Couch Slouch: As a public service, I usually provide an annual Super Bowl Viewing Guide (for Super Bowl Parties of Six or More). But this year, all of you are …
Mon., Jan. 29, 2018, 4:41 p.m.
Soon after Carson Wentz went down with a season-ending knee injury and Philadelphia’s Super Bowl hopes were placed on backup Nick Foles’ right arm, Jeff Hostetler’s phone lit up. Out …
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 29, 2018, 5:29 p.m.
After a year of political and cultural upheaval, Super Bowl advertisers appear to be pulling back from themes of unity in favor of in-game stunts and ads that aim for …