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UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 9, 2019, 10:21 p.m.

Sports letters: Pittsburgh Steelers being forgotten in ‘greatest Super Bowl team’ discussion

Before we bestow “Great Super Bowl Team” crown upon the New England Patriots, we should compare them with the other six-time winner, the Pittsburgh Steelers


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 5, 2019, 6:35 p.m.

Gonzaga, Duke headline list of contenders well-positioned for Final Four run

Now that the NFL season has reached an anticlimactic conclusion, the nation’s sporting eyes turn to college basketball for the next two months.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 5, 2019, 3:42 p.m.

What a (familiar) feeling: Boston fetes Super Bowl winners

Hundreds of thousands of jubilant fans jammed downtown Boston for a parade celebrating the New England Patriots’ sixth Super Bowl title. A party atmosphere enveloped the city as fans clad …


Arnie Stapleton: No love for the defense in Super Bowl 53

In a Super Bowl snoozer featuring a single touchdown by victorious New England and the high-scoring, newfangled, all-the-rage Los Angeles Rams managing a measly three points, the MVP trophy went …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 3, 2019, 10:03 p.m.

Goff, Rams’ electric offense shorts out in Super Bowl defeat

Jared Goff and the Los Angeles Rams’ electrifying offense shorted out in the Super Bowl


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 3, 2019, 9:46 p.m.

Pats’ defense stifles Goff, Rams’ offense in Super Bowl win

For most of the season the New England Patriots have been creatures of habit on defense, sticking to their principles and making just enough plays to win. They were much …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 3, 2019, 8:48 p.m.

Norman Chad: Time and again, Pats ruin it for him

The thing is, it’s not healthy to root against people or teams. Heck, I didn’t even root against the British in the Revolutionary War. But Super Bowl Sunday is ruined …


Trump: NFL people thankful he signed criminal justice bill

President Donald Trump said “a lot of people” from the NFL have been calling and thanking him for signing legislation addressing concerns with the criminal justice system.


Adam Levine says he expected controversy surrounding Maroon 5’s Super Bowl halftime performance

Maroon 5’s performance comes amid calls for Maroon 5 to back out of the gig out of support for former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who began protests of …


Heaven Can Wait: Back in L.A., Rams go for a Hollywood sequel

Years before Jared Goff or any of today’s Los Angeles Rams were born, Warren Beatty had been carried off on his teammates’ shoulders to celebrate a Rams title that only …


Super Bowl super fan can’t stop because Patriots won’t stop

One of the handful of fans who has seen every single Super Bowl is keeping the streak alive as he prepares to cheer for his New England Patriots.


Former Eastern Washington lineman Ed Simmons finds peace after years of pain-filled retirement

Ed Simmons had to be careful around stairs. The last few steps could be tricky. Sometimes he made it all the way down. Other times he fell.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 1, 2019, 10:58 p.m.

Perfect attendance: 3 fans to keep Super Bowl streak alive

Remember these hearty men – they are the three surviving members of the Never Miss a Super Bowl Club.


Patriots fans flock to Rhode Island to bet on the Super Bowl

Given their team’s success, die-hard fans of the New England Patriots have made Las Vegas like a winter home during Super Bowl week so they can enjoy a fair-weather party …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 28, 2019, 9:31 p.m.

Rams-Patriots Super Bowl matchup won’t affect bond between Jackie Slater and son Matthew

The meeting represents the sport’s ultimate, almost comic-book confrontation of separate allegiances, the name of the game even including the word “Super.” And there might not be a more intimately …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 28, 2019, 8:27 p.m.

Couch Slouch: It’s time to move to the boonies to escape Patriots

Couch Slouch: Usually at this time, I provide my annual Super Bowling Viewing Guide (for Super Bowl Parties of Six or More). Ain’t gonna happen. I cannot do this anymore. …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 27, 2019, 11:59 p.m.

Mark Rypien’s mental-health journey a positive work in progress

It’s been almost a year since Mark Rypien went public with the details of his suicide attempt, and of the “complex stew” of mental-health issues that took him to “dark, …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 26, 2019, 6:43 p.m.

Super Stories: Jerry Kramer instilled Vince Lombardi’s ideas into his daily life

His first recollections of the city were these: “I was operated on in Spokane when I shot myself with a shotgun, and I was also operated on at Deaconess (Hospital) …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 25, 2019, 7:59 p.m.

Super Stories: Mark Rypien proved his worth to Washington Redskins in Super Bowl-winning season

Mark Rypien’s greatest NFL season started out sketchy. His team’s owner, Jack Kent Cooke, called him “a bloody idiot.”


With voodoo dolls, cookies Saints fans protest missed call

A New Orleans bakery is turning out thousands of cookies with a picture of a referee with a circle and slash mark across it in red icing.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 24, 2019, 5:46 p.m.

From the archives: Jerry Kramer’s ‘Ice Bowl’ block a moment frozen in time

Editor’s note: The following story, written by former Spokesman-Review columnist Harry Missildine, appeared in The Spokesman-Review on Jan. 1, 1968, following the Green Bay Packers’ 21-17 victory over the Dallas …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 24, 2019, 4:59 p.m.

A Super Bowl shutout? Don’t bet on it

Anyone willing to wager that the high-scoring Patriots or Rams will get shut out in the Super Bowl can count on a big payday if that unlikely scenario occurs. William …


Patriots controlling clock, third downs during playoffs

The Patriots’ biggest weapon on offense this postseason has been their ability to keep the ball out of the hands of their opponent. New England’s commitment and success in the …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 24, 2019, 5:31 p.m.

Ray Lewis back at an Atlanta Super Bowl 19 years after arrest

Ray Lewis is coming back to Atlanta for another Super Bowl. It was after a Super Bowl party in 2000 when Lewis was arrested and charged with murder and aggravated …


Les Snead’s big bets on Rams’ future pay off in Super Bowl trip

Los Angeles Rams general manager Les Snead decided last year that his team had to jump through the championship window that had suddenly appeared. So they went out and added …


Patriots’ defense back on track heading into Super Bowl

It hasn’t been perfect, but after a slow start the Patriots have stabilized a defense that gave up 25 or more points four times in its first eight games and …


Staying inbounds: the risk of innuendo in Super Bowl ads

Super Bowl ads have long used raunchiness and sex to stand out during advertising’s biggest stage. Think Cindy Crawford downing a Pepsi wearing skimpy shorts in 1992 or the 2013 …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 23, 2019, 1:18 p.m.

Security inside stadium and out for Super Bowl in Atlanta

Legions of police and federal agents will be protecting Super Bowl fans inside and outside the Atlanta stadium hosting Super Bowl 53. Authorities won’t discuss specifics of their security plan. …


Build it and the Super Bowl will come

Build it and the Super Bowl will come. While that’s not exactly how the sites of the NFL’s championship extravaganza are determined, it sure doesn’t hurt to have a brand …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 21, 2019, 12:05 p.m.

Prop bets popular for Super Bowl, but NFL wants them gone

Many Americans in places where sports betting is legal for the first time are beginning to make wagers on the Super Bowl, including some bets on the performances of individual …