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A Super Bowl ad, Spokane style

“Moments,” developed by Spokane ad agency Magner Sanborn, is a 60-second Super Bowl ad featuring music by The Who, remixed by will.i.am, frontman for The Black Eyed Peas. It aired …


His name of fame

MIAMI – With the NFL championship game barely 72 hours away, Coach Lombardi took a break from his team’s preparations to revisit the notion that winning is the only thing. …


NFL’s running era has passed into history

MIAMI – In the 1973 Super Bowl, Bob Griese threw a grand total of 11 passes to help the Miami Dolphins complete the NFL’s only perfect season. The sport was …


Brees hit New Orleans, ignited moribund franchise

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – The New Orleans Saints arrived during a Florida rainstorm Monday afternoon. Practice was moved indoors, to a different location, and the Saints had to put on …


It’s a soggy start to Super Bowl week

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Rain drove the New Orleans Saints indoors Monday. The NFL scrambled to move today’s media day activities under cover. And tourism officials tried to shrug off …


Saints start week with a laugh

DAVIE, Fla. – Sean Payton had taken a few pages from the playbook of the late coaching great Bill Walsh before. Not quite like this, though. Ever focused on the …


Norman Chad: The Who and Favre have a lot in common

Best I can tell, one Manning or the other will be taking his team to the Super Bowl for the rest of our natural lives. Meanwhile, it appears that the …


Success never a doubt

LOS ANGELES – The first time Peyton Manning hunkered into an NFL huddle, called an NFL play, scanned the field and fired a pass to an NFL receiver, didn’t come …


Carroll starts talent search

MOBILE, Ala. – Pete Carroll’s sunglasses were perched atop his head. Reading glasses hung from his neck. They were his tools of the trade for a day spent eyeballing football …


Manning in Saints’ way

Who dat say dey gonna beat dem Saints? Well, Archie’s boy might have something to say about that.


Haitians on Garcon’s mind

INDIANAPOLIS – Pierre Garcon celebrated the biggest day of his NFL career by honoring his Haitian relatives. The Colts receiver, whose parents emigrated to the U.S. from the earthquake-ravaged nation, …


Favre’s retirement watch begins again

NEW ORLEANS – Battered and beaten, Brett Favre limped off the field for perhaps the last time. His head down, the pained look on his face was brought on as …


New Seahawks coach Carroll adds assistants

RENTON, Wash. – Pete Carroll’s coaching staff with the Seattle Seahawks is coming together with a heavy mix of NFL experience and some ties with Carroll’s last coaching job at …


Colts vow to stay late

INDIANAPOLIS – Peyton Manning is on a simple mission this week: Strike fast, stay on the field and take the Colts back to Miami. The four-time MVP and his Colts …


Jets, Colts will meet again

The New York Jets can expect to see Peyton Manning for four quarters this time. With a 17-14 upset of the San Diego Chargers on Sunday, brash coach Rex Ryan …


Favre, 40, up to his old ways

MINNEAPOLIS – “This is what I came back for.” For the adrenaline rush. For the in-your-face touchdown. For another shot at the Super Bowl.


Ryan still channeling Namath

SAN DIEGO – Rex Ryan is on a roll. The rookie coach who declared his team Super Bowl favorites after he figured out they were still in the playoffs is …


Carroll takes reins in Seattle

RENTON, Wash. – Pete Carroll pumped his fist. He talked excitedly and forcefully. He chopped the air with his hands, commanding his new audience. Even though he had stepped back …


Packers’ Woodson named NFL defensive player of year

NEW YORK – In his own view, Charles Woodson put together his best pro season in 2009. How appropriate, then, that he is the Associated Press 2009 NFL Defensive Player …


Seahawks throw big challenge at successful USC coach

SEATTLE – Pete Carroll is coming to Seattle as more than the eighth head coach in 34 years, but not the general manager. He will be the vice president of …


Mora ‘stunned’ by his firing

SEATTLE – When Jim Mora was told to go ahead with his end-of-season news conference last week, the Seattle Seahawks head coach figured he could speak freely about his plans …


Despite stumbles, Colts, Saints on Super course

The Indianapolis Colts went from 14-0 to 14-2. The New Orleans Saints went from 13-0 to 13-3. And after each perfect season dissolved into season-ending imperfection, this was the loud …


Arizona outlasts Packs in record-breaking OT shootout

GLENDALE, Ariz. – Old master Kurt Warner and playoff newcomer Aaron Rodgers staged a passing duel to rival any the NFL has seen. And when the highest-scoring postseason game in …


Patriots unravel, fall to Baltimore

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – In a matter of minutes, the Patriots went from being the team of the last decade to looking old, overmatched and, oddly, inept. Fans sat in frozen …


Cards, Ravens hit road

It took a few extra minutes, but the lineup for the divisional round of the NFL playoffs is set. The Arizona Cardinals beat the Green Bay Packers 51-45 in overtime …


Rooney Rule gets scrutiny

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Recent minority interviews for NFL coaching jobs in Washington and Seattle under the Rooney Rule have raised questions whether the spirit of the rule has been violated. …


Former Patriots praise Carroll as coach, man

SEATTLE – Pete Carroll was dismissed from professional football 10 years ago, regarded as one heck of a guy with a not-so-terrible overall record who was nonetheless considered ill-suited to …


Cowboys rediscover their glory years by plucking Eagles

ARLINGTON, Texas – Jerry Jones exclaimed, “demons are GONE!” Keith Brooking pretended to pull a monkey off the back of coach Wade Phillips. And Tony Romo waxed poetic about the …


Jets’ rookies declaw Bengals

CINCINNATI – With the kind of bravado only his father, Buddy Ryan, has matched over the last two-plus decades, Rex Ryan said his team should be favorites throughout the playoffs …


Pete Carroll to meet with Seahawks CEO today

SEATTLE – The chief executive of the Seattle Seahawks is headed to California to meet with Pete Carroll, as the struggling team closes in on a deal with the charismatic …