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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. …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 1, 2018, 4:39 p.m.

Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie is quietly influential with peers

Jeffrey Lurie danced like nobody was watching after the Philadelphia Eagles won both of their playoff games.


Georgia Senate blasts NFL denial of ‘Please Stand’ ad

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.


My dream of dancing at the Super Bowl came true. And then I became Left Shark.

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 …


Carson Wentz goes from MVP contender to cheerleader for Philadelphia Eagles

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.


Couch Slouch gets the scoop from Bill Belichick himself

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 …


Nick Foles follows Hostetler’s path from backup to Super Bowl

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.

Super Bowl ads aim for the heart – and sometimes lower

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 …