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Packers fans know better than scheduling funerals during Super Bowl

MILWAUKEE – Lifelong Packers fans understand. Nothing much gets in the way of a game, and that includes death, or at least discretionary times for funeral observances.


Super Bowl features franchises that shine beyond sport itself

ARLINGTON, Texas – NFL commissioners can’t root, so Roger Goodell will just sit back and smile as he watches this Super Bowl. A season that saw pro football claim boffo …


Super Bowl will be filled with replacement players

DALLAS – Coming out of college two years ago, Ramon Foster wasn’t good enough to be drafted by an NFL team. Around the middle of this season, Erik Walden wasn’t …


Falling ice, snow hurt six workers at Cowboys Stadium

DALLAS – Jerry Jones has long looked forward to Super Bowl week, to the glitz and glitter sure to come with hosting the NFL’s biggest and most-watched event in his …


Pittsburgh’s Ward, Green Bay’s Driver act as mentors for young receivers

DALLAS – Hines Ward – soon to be all of 35 – stroked his whiskers and pondered the suggestion. Yes, he liked being called a mentor. Donald Driver, who just …


Steelers’ Harrison defends hard hits with twisted logic

FORT WORTH, Texas – James Harrison needs protection. From himself.


Super Bowl offers prime example of how NFL players have expanded

ARLINGTON, Texas – Casey Hampton is listed at 325 pounds. The way his jersey stretches tautly across his biceps (and belly) suggests the real number is north of that. Asked …


Norman Chad presents annual guide to watching the Super Bowl

Who doesn’t watch the Super Bowl? I recently polled all of America and discovered that the only people not hunkering down to football on the upcoming gridiron national holiday are …


Fans welcome Packers, Steelers to Texas

FORT WORTH, Texas – The big rodeo – the Super Bowl – is in town. If Monday is an indication, this could be a wild week in Big D. Video …


Avoid trash talk by throwing green party

If you have plans to host a Super Bowl party you may have to deal with trash talking between guests, but you don’t have to deal with bags of trash. …


In brief: ’Melo, Nuggets visit New Jersey

Basketball: Carmelo Anthony is heading to New Jersey – with the Denver Nuggets. Anthony (pictured) and the Nuggets make a visit to New Jersey tonight for the first time since …


Green Bay’s defense focuses on wrapping up Roethlisberger

GREEN BAY, Wis. – Linebacker Desmond Bishop says the Packers began preparing for Ben Roethlisberger by watching video of how not to bring down the Steelers’ big quarterback. The lowlight …


Super Bowl’s stage magnifies glaring mistakes

They are members of a fraternity they never wanted to join, united in their misery. Their initiation was the result of misfortune, incompetence or a combination of both. They have …


Bernard Lagat’s Wannamaker string ends

TRACK: Bernard Lagat was interested in only one thing when Ethiopian Deresse Mekonnen (front in photo) was asked if he’d be back to defend his title in the Wanamaker Mile. …


Steelers at a loss over odds

PITTSBURGH – The mighty Pittsburgh Steelers, equipped with a record six Super Bowl titles, a 14-4 record, the No. 2 AFC seed and a veteran roster on the verge of …


Steelers at a loss over odds

PITTSBURGH – The mighty Pittsburgh Steelers, equipped with a record six Super Bowl titles, a 14-4 record, the No. 2 AFC seed and a veteran roster on the verge of …


Super snow part of the plan

NEW YORK – With all that snow blocking roads, closing airports and even forcing a game to be postponed in Philadelphia, it’s easy to wonder how the NFL and the …


Victory revelry

NEW ORLEANS – Only a Super Bowl victory parade could upstage Mardi Gras in New Orleans. Carnival floats carrying Saints players, coaches and team owner Tom Benson rolled past tens …


Super Bowl tops ‘M-A-S-H’ finale as most watched TV show

The Super Bowl was watched by more than 106 million people, surpassing the 1983 finale of “M-A-S-H” to become the most-watched program in television history.


All the way back

MIAMI, Fla. – The ultimate underdogs, they ain’t. Not anymore. The Saints are Super Bowl champions now. Who Dat? Try Drew Brees, Sean Payton and a team that has reversed …


Risks rewarded

MIAMI – Sean Payton coaches a football team that for decades personified the stubbornness of futility. He coaches in a city that in recent years has come to represent the …


Manning’s mistake costly

MIAMI – Peyton Manning spent the whole season building toward a Super Bowl crown, a win that certainly would put him among the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history. And then …


Victory completes parallel journeys for Brees, Big Easy

MIAMI – Drew Brees grew up in Texas and started playing for pay in faraway San Diego. But he made New Orleans his home and its cause uniquely his own. …


Saints’ Brees earns free trip to Denny’s

It wasn’t Giants-Patriots or Steelers-Cardinals, but Saints-Colts was almost scintillating and almost sensational. America is on the uptick; I’ll bet you even bin Laden was watching. With Super Bowls like …


Saints win Super Bowl

Drew Brees and the Saints are NFL champions, rallying to beat Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts 31-17 Sunday night


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 …


We need dem Saints

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – One helmet is an ancient symbol of rebirth, an eternal emblem of hope. The other helmet is footwear for a horse.


Offensive sparks forecast in Miami

MIAMI – Hoosiers and Who Dats. And, oh yes, the two best teams in the NFL also happen to be on hand for today’s Super Bowl.


Kramer owed instant replay of another sort

They’ll award the Vince Lombardi Trophy for the 44th time on Sunday. Jerry Kramer dates his as being even a few years older, and instead of sterling silver it may …


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. …