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UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 20, 2019, 10:21 p.m.

Super Bowl: Patriots vs. Rams in a meeting of Past vs. Future

It all began in 2002, back when the Rams were in St. Louis and the Patriots were a plucky underdog standing in the way of a potential dynasty. So much …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 20, 2019, 10:24 p.m.

New England Patriots headed to their third straight Super Bowl

The New England Patriots are headed to their third straight Super Bowl, once more thanks to Tom Brady. The five-time NFL champion guided the Patriots 75 yards after winning the …


Mark Rypien rolls with veteran quarterbacks in NFL conference championship games

Mark Rypien is pulling for the veteran quarterbacks, Tom Brady and Drew Brees, to somehow continue to forestall the forces of aging and physical attrition. He understands the ultimate futility …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 15, 2019, 5:29 p.m.

John Parry will lead 7-person officiating crew for Super Bowl

Referee John Parry will lead the seven-person crew of on-field game officials working the Super Bowl in Atlanta. This will be the third Super Bowl that Parry has worked. Three …


Super Bowl heroes Mark Rypien, Jerry Kramer headline night of ‘Super Stories’

On Jan. 28, The Spokesman-Review and KHQ/SWX will host an evening of great storytelling with Super Bowl XXVI MVP Mark Rypien and NFL Hall of Famer Jerry Kramer, who played …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 13, 2018, 4:34 p.m.

Larry Stone: Seahawks have finally exorcised the spirits lingering from their 2015 Super Bowl loss

When Frank Clark declared, “Richard Sherman and his era is over here” after the Seahawks’ victory over Minnesota on Monday, that comment and others directed at Sherman predictably exploded on …


Amy Schumer supports Kaepernick, sits out Super Bowl ads

Don’t look for Amy Schumer in any Super Bowl LIII commercials this time around. She’s sitting this one out as she stands with Colin Kaepernick and his take-a-knee protest against …


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 …


Dana Milbank: With no Eagles around, Trump acts like a turkey

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 …


Talk about political football: No Eagles at the White House

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.

Trump calls off Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles visit over anthem dispute

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 …


Jeep in hot water over ad showing SUV romping through river

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 …


Nielsen says 103.4 million watch Super Bowl

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.

Super Bowl 52 was filled with calls befitting a classic

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.

Ram truck Super Bowl ad using MLK speech draws backlash

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 …


On game day, normally packed Spokane venues feel like a ghost town

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.


Humor, social messages proliferate at a tame Super Bowl

This year’s Super Bowl ads ran the gamut from tame humor to … tame messages about social causes.


Good thing fans are inside for coldest Super Bowl Sunday

The coldest Super Bowl Sunday won’t be felt inside cozy U.S. Bank Stadium.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 4, 2018, 8:09 p.m.

Game updates: Foles’ late TD pass leads Eagles to 1st Super Bowl title

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.

10 ads that stand out during Super Bowl 52

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.

Trump: Service members make Super Bowl Sunday possible

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.

Protesters block trains near Super Bowl, march on stadium

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 …


Around the remote: From Super Bowl to Olympics, sports dominate TV week

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 …


Philadelphia Eagles adopted New England Patriots’ method of no egos

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’s family roots run deep, strong in Minnesota

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 has busy Super Bowl week as DJ, gospel singer

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.

With the flu, Pink powers through pre-Super Bowl concert

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.

Column: No cure for Patriot Fatigue, so savor the greatness

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 …


John Mellencamp takes a knee for Black Lives Matter

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.

Super Bowl ads shy from politics and mind their manners

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. …