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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 …


Prospect of Super Bowl overtime scary thought

MIAMI – Go ahead, try to make heads or tails of this scenario: The Super Bowl is tied after four quarters. The captains from Indianapolis and New Orleans trudge wearily …


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 …


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 …


Pile it on for the big game

If you’re going to do nachos for the Super Bowl, they’d better live up to the hype of the big event. And so we give you a platter of double-layered …


Need Super Bowl fare? Think subs

If you’re looking to feed a Super Bowl crowd fast and cheap, giant subs are the way to go. Depending on how much other food you plan to serve, one …


OT win sends New Orleans to first Super Bowl

NEW ORLEANS – A 40-yard field goal in overtime by a little-known kicker could become as famous as jambalaya in these parts. The New Orleans Saints, a team with no …


Manning in Saints’ way

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


Indy’s rally silences brash Jets

INDIANAPOLIS – This is perfect for the Indianapolis Colts: They have Peyton Manning and they’re back in the Super Bowl. The four-time MVP threw three touchdown passes and the Colts …


Big Ben a worthy hero

The last time he was at the Super Bowl, Ben Roethlisberger knew he barely survived. Three years ago, he was the kid who was being asked to simply manage a …


Troopers arrest 35 for drunken driving over weekend

Police on the lookout for drunken drivers over Super Bowl weekend arrested 35 people suspected of driving under the influence in the Spokane and Coeur d’Alene areas. This was the …


Amazing battle of big plays

TAMPA, Fla. – Within seconds everything kept changing. This is how it is in today’s NFL. The greatness doesn’t come over long drives with plenty of grinding and banging by …


Holmes makes catch of lifetime

TAMPA, Fla. – He chased rabbits on the way to pulling a Super Bowl out of his hat. Santonio Holmes came out of the muck pits of Belle Glade, Fla., …


Warner’s chance at history comes up short

TAMPA, Fla. – As the ball slipped out of his hand and to the plush turf with 7 seconds to play, the chance for history was lost for Kurt Warner. …


Pittsburgh sets black-and-gold NFL standard

TAMPA, Fla. – They stand alone now, as true royalty must. The Pittsburgh Steelers are the Yankees. Without the tabloid headlines.


The Boss rocks Super Bowl halftime show

TAMPA, Fla. – One was a 12-minute party, the other a 2-minute proclamation. Bruce Springsteen and Jennifer Hudson used the Super Bowl stage for two very different performances Sunday night: …


Norman Chad: Team of Destiny reaches end of run in Tampa

On this day of destiny, the Team of Destiny had a date with destiny. Alas, the Pittsburgh Steelers spit in destiny’s face and chewed up destiny’s darlings. And, so, my …


Steely determination

TAMPA, Fla. – When the Pittsburgh Steelers won their fifth Super Bowl three years ago, the franchise dubbed it “one for the thumb.” Sunday night’s 27-23 victory over the Arizona …


Bad times show in TV commericals

NEW YORK — Along with the usual punchlines, cartoonish violence and car chases, the real world of a depressed economy slipped into the showcase of Super Bowl commercials.


‘Boss’ delivers high-energy halftime show

Bruce Springsteen looked into the camera Sunday night and told the people watching at home to “put the chicken fingers down and turn the television all the way up!”


Rush toward the title

TAMPA, Fla. – For the Arizona Cardinals and Pittsburgh Steelers, today’s Super Bowl is about the rush. For Arizona, it will be rushing the ball to give quarterback Kurt Warner …


Time for Super Bowl TV ad trivia

All those years of sitting on the couch and consuming mass quantities of pizza on Super Bowl Sunday are about to pay off. You’ve seen a bazillion ads. You’ve watched …


Title contest features contrasts

TAMPA, Fla. – Dynasty vs. doormat. The Pittsburgh Steelers have signified success in the Super Bowl era with their stable ownership, brilliant coaching and throwback style. A victory today would …


Super Bowl catalyzes two distinct groups

If you need convincing that Super Bowl Sunday has evolved into a national holiday, consider this: It’s now possible to hear arguments about the proper way to observe the occasion. …


Innovator LeBeau never shows his age

TAMPA, Fla. – He is a master of disguise, so perhaps it’s not surprising that Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau once was actor Michael Caine’s double in a movie. …


Aches gone, but memories still fresh for Hornung, Sayers

Paul Hornung and Gale Sayers share assorted memories and stories, membership in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, an agent, 40-year-old aches and duties as the featured guests at Sunday’s …


Coaches still partners, with less sparring

TEMPE, Ariz. – Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt and offensive coordinator Todd Haley shared a closet-sized office as assistant coaches with the New York Jets in 2000. They swapped …


Troopers watching Super Bowl partiers

State troopers will be keeping an extra eye on Super Bowl XLIII partiers who imbibe then drive in Washington, Idaho and Montana.


Hair-raising tales expected in Tampa

TAMPA, Fla. – Try this in high school or at the mall, and you’d have an all-out brawl. But at the Super Bowl, it’s perfectly OK: Go ahead and grab …