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UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 27, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 20, 2019

Super Bowl: Patriots vs. Rams in a meeting of Past vs. Future

It all began in 2002, back when the Rams were in St. Louis and the Patriots were a plucky underdog standing in the way of a potential dynasty. So much …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 20, 2019

New England Patriots headed to their third straight Super Bowl

The New England Patriots are headed to their third straight Super Bowl, once more thanks to Tom Brady. The five-time NFL champion guided the Patriots 75 yards after winning the …


Mark Rypien rolls with veteran quarterbacks in NFL conference championship games

Mark Rypien is pulling for the veteran quarterbacks, Tom Brady and Drew Brees, to somehow continue to forestall the forces of aging and physical attrition. He understands the ultimate futility …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 15, 2019

John Parry will lead 7-person officiating crew for Super Bowl

Referee John Parry will lead the seven-person crew of on-field game officials working the Super Bowl in Atlanta. This will be the third Super Bowl that Parry has worked. Three …


Super Bowl heroes Mark Rypien, Jerry Kramer headline night of ‘Super Stories’

On Jan. 28, The Spokesman-Review and KHQ/SWX will host an evening of great storytelling with Super Bowl XXVI MVP Mark Rypien and NFL Hall of Famer Jerry Kramer, who played …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 13, 2018

Larry Stone: Seahawks have finally exorcised the spirits lingering from their 2015 Super Bowl loss

When Frank Clark declared, “Richard Sherman and his era is over here” after the Seahawks’ victory over Minnesota on Monday, that comment and others directed at Sherman predictably exploded on …


Amy Schumer supports Kaepernick, sits out Super Bowl ads

Don’t look for Amy Schumer in any Super Bowl LIII commercials this time around. She’s sitting this one out as she stands with Colin Kaepernick and his take-a-knee protest against …


John Blanchette: Handing the ball to Marshawn Lynch in Super Bowl XLIX turns the Seahawks into an unstoppable dynasty – or he’s stopped short

Not that you need any reminders. It is the wound that won’t scab over, the acid reflux that won’t go away. In this part of the country, it’s the rebuke …


Dana Milbank: With no Eagles around, Trump acts like a turkey

Patriotism, Samuel Johnson told us long ago, is the last refuge of a scoundrel. President Trump just made it the last refuge of the jilted. Here, on the South Lawn …


Talk about political football: No Eagles at the White House

Taking on the NFL and football’s Super Bowl champs, President Donald Trump gave the boot to a White House ceremony for the Philadelphia Eagles on Tuesday and instead threw his …


UPDATED: Mon., June 4, 2018

Trump calls off Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles visit over anthem dispute

President Donald Trump has called off a visit by the Philadelphia Eagles to the White House on Tuesday due to the dispute over whether NFL players must stand during the …


Jeep in hot water over ad showing SUV romping through river

The head of one of the nation’s largest fish conservation groups says Fiat Chrysler Super Bowl ads “glorified” the destruction of aquatic habitat in an apparent attempt to appeal to …


Nielsen says 103.4 million watch Super Bowl

An estimated 103.4 million people watched the Super Bowl on NBC, a 7 percent drop from last year that indicates that television’s biggest event may have peaked in popularity.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 5, 2018

Super Bowl 52 was filled with calls befitting a classic

Not only was the Philadelphia Eagles’ knockout of New England a thrill-a-minute slugfest, it produced some of the biggest calls the Super Bowl has ever seen.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 5, 2018

Ram truck Super Bowl ad using MLK speech draws backlash

The ad shows people doing service-oriented tasks set against audio of King’s speech, which urges people to be “great” by serving the greater good rather than being successful. It was …


On game day, normally packed Spokane venues feel like a ghost town

It’s one of the best days of the year to bring down the house – or have it all to yourself, depending on your preference.