The Philadelphia Eagles’ flight from last to first ended with a Lombardi Trophy when they beat the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, at the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski can be heard on a 911 call calmly telling a dispatcher that his home was burglarized while he was at the Super Bowl. Police in Foxborough, Massachusetts, released a portion of the call on Tuesday. He can be heard telling the dispatcher on Monday: “This is Rob Gronkowski calling, and while I was gone my whole house got robbed, while on the Super Bowl trip. And I just got back.”
The NFL’s ratings slide continued through its final game of the season. According to Nielsen data released Monday, viewership for Super Bowl LII was measured at 103.4 million, the lowest figure for the game since 2009 and a 7 percent drop from last year’s game.
As their delirious fans sang their theme song and their owner lifted the Lombardi Trophy, the Philadelphia Eagles finally could breathe freely. Yo, Philly, you really did beat Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in a thrilling Super Bowl that rewrote the offensive record book.
If any of us is lucky enough to live long enough, perhaps we will see the day in which Bill Belichick is outcoached and Tom Brady isn’t forever 25 and the loathsome, damnable New England Patriots don’t get every break and every call en route to winning every other Super Bowl. Then again, maybe we’ll be lucky enough to have the football heavens drop the Philadelphia Eagles out of the sky on a clear and cold Minneapolis evening. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Justin Timberlake ended his Super Bowl halftime show on Sunday with no unintentionally exposed body parts. Still, the singer made reference to the infamous 2004 Super Bowl “wardrobe malfunction,” the incident where he raised a ruckus by yanking off part of Janet Jackson’s costume and freeing her bare breast.