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Time for Super Bowl TV ad trivia

All those years of sitting on the couch and consuming mass quantities of pizza on Super Bowl Sunday are about to pay off. You’ve seen a bazillion ads. You’ve watched …


Title contest features contrasts

TAMPA, Fla. – Dynasty vs. doormat. The Pittsburgh Steelers have signified success in the Super Bowl era with their stable ownership, brilliant coaching and throwback style. A victory today would …


Rush toward the title

TAMPA, Fla. – For the Arizona Cardinals and Pittsburgh Steelers, today’s Super Bowl is about the rush. For Arizona, it will be rushing the ball to give quarterback Kurt Warner …


Super Bowl catalyzes two distinct groups

If you need convincing that Super Bowl Sunday has evolved into a national holiday, consider this: It’s now possible to hear arguments about the proper way to observe the occasion. …


Innovator LeBeau never shows his age

TAMPA, Fla. – He is a master of disguise, so perhaps it’s not surprising that Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau once was actor Michael Caine’s double in a movie. …


Aches gone, but memories still fresh for Hornung, Sayers

Paul Hornung and Gale Sayers share assorted memories and stories, membership in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, an agent, 40-year-old aches and duties as the featured guests at Sunday’s …


Coaches still partners, with less sparring

TEMPE, Ariz. – Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt and offensive coordinator Todd Haley shared a closet-sized office as assistant coaches with the New York Jets in 2000. They swapped …


Troopers watching Super Bowl partiers

State troopers will be keeping an extra eye on Super Bowl XLIII partiers who imbibe then drive in Washington, Idaho and Montana.


Hair-raising tales expected in Tampa

TAMPA, Fla. – Try this in high school or at the mall, and you’d have an all-out brawl. But at the Super Bowl, it’s perfectly OK: Go ahead and grab …


Steelers, Cards not above trick plays

TAMPA, Fla. – Trickery has a place at the Super Bowl, and the Steelers and Cardinals aren’t above using it to win. Yes, both teams’ repertoires are spiced with shenanigans. …


Local fans offer favorite Super Bowl snacks

Ed Drouin has been a San Francisco 49ers fan ever since 1952, when he entered kindergarten. Bedridden for months with a kidney infection, Drouin lay in the living room in …


Super Bowl has first Australian

TAMPA, Fla. – He will be the first Australian to play in the Super Bowl. A punter with a former life in Australian Rules Football, which could make him a …


Harrison lets play do talking

TAMPA, Fla. – Troy Polamalu looked down from his podium at a 10-deep crush of media. Well, at least some of the questioners were actually reporters. Ben Roethlisberger’s audience was …


Cardinals, Steelers hit Tampa

TAMPA, Fla. – The pilot of their airplane stuck a team flag out the cockpit window as the Arizona Cardinals landed in a place few could have imagined. Ever.


Cards live Chad’s dream

In James Brooks’ fabulous 1987 film, “Broadcast News,” William Hurt’s character asks, “What do you do when your real life exceeds your dreams?” To which Albert Brooks’ character responds, “Keep …


Foes once joined forces

TAMPA, Fla. – They wore hand-me-down jerseys, the little rips and tears widening with every loss. The holes at quarterback and kicker were more obvious. The brief World War II …


Familiarity shouldn’t provide edge

TAMPA, Fla. – Yes, Arizona coach Ken Whisenhunt knows the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offense like no one else from another team. He helped design it. He taught Ben Roethlisberger to run …


Steelers have support of President Obama

TAMPA, Fla. – President Barack Obama is a Bears fan who apparently will root for the Steelers in Super Bowl XLIII. Why? Because Steelers owner Dan Rooney was a major …


Steelers know Fitz can give anyone fits

PITTSBURGH – There’s a lot of buzz this week among the Pittsburgh Steelers about the ability of 6-foot-3 Larry Fitzgerald of the Arizona Cardinals to “high point” the ball – …


Look beyond the stars in Super Bowl

For the key to the Super Bowl, look beyond the hair. The hair, of course, belongs to Arizona’s Larry Fitzgerald and Pittsburgh’s Troy Polamalu – two of the biggest stars …


Destiny leads Cardinals to Super Bowl 43

In a 48-hour period that will change America forever, the Arizona Cardinals are going to the Super Bowl and Barack Obama is going to the White House. What price would …


Steelers will play for sixth title

PITTSBURGH – Tough and mean, like the original Steel Curtain. These Pittsburgh Steelers delivered too many hard hits and their quarterback was steady enough to outplay the kid and the …


Super Bowl TV ad sales still strong

The Super Bowl is on track to remain one big, glitzy bash even in these tough economic times. That’s not to say some advertisers aren’t nervous about buying expensive ad …


Waiter, give me some Super treat

Time to start deciding what would look best on the menu for Super Bowl. No, no. Not the eternal dilemma between salsa and cheese dip for the taco chips. Which …


Cable dispute hits Super Bowl fans

The big-screen TV in the Golden Spike Estates clubhouse in Rathdrum will be dark this Super Bowl Sunday for the second year in a row. The annual game day potluck …


Packers Fans Never Tire Of Waiting On The List

In NFL lore, “The Drive” is the thrilling comeback John Elway engineered in leading Denver to a dramatic playoff victory over Cleveland in 1986. Pittsburgh has its “Immaculate Reception” - …


Fans Eager To Put Bets On Packers Early Odds Favor Green Bay By 14 Points

Green Bay’s not the only place that loves the Packers. In this city’s sports books, the rush is on to bet the favorite in the Super Bowl, despite a prohibitive …