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Humor, social messages proliferate at a tame Super Bowl

This year’s Super Bowl ads ran the gamut from tame humor to … tame messages about social causes.


Good thing fans are inside for coldest Super Bowl Sunday

The coldest Super Bowl Sunday won’t be felt inside cozy U.S. Bank Stadium.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 4, 2018

Game updates: Foles’ late TD pass leads Eagles to 1st Super Bowl title

In a record-setting shootout between Nick Foles and Tom Brady, the Eagles backup quarterback led a pressure-packed 75-yard drive to the winning touchdown, 11 yards to Zach Etrz with 2:21 …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 4, 2018

10 ads that stand out during Super Bowl 52

From Steven Tyler de-aging for Kia to Amazon’s imagining of different voices for Alexa, here are 10 ads that are likely to be talked about.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 4, 2018

Trump: Service members make Super Bowl Sunday possible

President Donald Trump expressed appreciation for U.S. service members on Super Bowl Sunday, saying their bravery and sacrifice help make occasions like the year’s most-watched football game possible and renewing …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 4, 2018

Protesters block trains near Super Bowl, march on stadium

Police arrested 17 activists who blocked a light-rail line carrying Super Bowl ticketholders to U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday in a protest against police brutality and privileges enjoyed by wealthy …


Around the remote: From Super Bowl to Olympics, sports dominate TV week

Ah, Super Bowl Sunday: The day we gather around the TV set, shovel thousands of calories into our faces and pretend we’re down with football, even if we don’t know …


Philadelphia Eagles adopted New England Patriots’ method of no egos

Bill Belichick’s impressive resume makes it easy for the five-time championship head coach to mandate that players check their egos before joining the New England Patriots.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 3, 2018

Tom Brady’s family roots run deep, strong in Minnesota

Tom Brady has never lost in Minnesota, with his latest game in the land of lakes this weekend at the Super Bowl of course looming as the largest yet.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 3, 2018

Snoop Dogg has busy Super Bowl week as DJ, gospel singer

Snoop Dogg’s Super Bowl week is almost as busy as that of the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots players. He headlined BET’s Super Bowl Gospel Celebration and debuted music …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 3, 2018

With the flu, Pink powers through pre-Super Bowl concert

Battling the flu, pop star Pink powered through a pre-Super Bowl concert, still hitting high notes, flying in the air and dancing onstage days before she will sing the national …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 2, 2018

Column: No cure for Patriot Fatigue, so savor the greatness

Outside of New England, we’ve all become a bit nauseated at the sight of these guys in the Super Bowl year after monotonous year, a numbing, inevitable exercise that’s transformed …


John Mellencamp takes a knee for Black Lives Matter

Just days before the Super Bowl, John Mellencamp sank to his knees in support of the Black Lives Matter movement after performing a political ballad on the “Late Show With …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 2, 2018

Super Bowl ads shy from politics and mind their manners

This year’s Super Bowl advertisers – with a few notable exceptions – are trying hard to steer clear of divisive subjects and are instead running mild-mannered ads that don’t offend. …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 1, 2018

Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie is quietly influential with peers

Jeffrey Lurie danced like nobody was watching after the Philadelphia Eagles won both of their playoff games.


Georgia Senate blasts NFL denial of ‘Please Stand’ ad

The debate over whether the NFL should let players kneel during the national anthem flared up in state government this week as some legislators and a governor disparaged the league.


My dream of dancing at the Super Bowl came true. And then I became Left Shark.

It was really only a few seconds, a snippet, maybe four or five counts, when I improvised in my giant blue shark costume. But people went crazy. And the phenomena …


Carson Wentz goes from MVP contender to cheerleader for Philadelphia Eagles

Carson Wentz watched both playoff games from the sideline – the victory over the Falcons on crutches and the rout of the Vikings on a cane.


Couch Slouch gets the scoop from Bill Belichick himself

Couch Slouch: As a public service, I usually provide an annual Super Bowl Viewing Guide (for Super Bowl Parties of Six or More). But this year, all of you are …


Nick Foles follows Hostetler’s path from backup to Super Bowl

Soon after Carson Wentz went down with a season-ending knee injury and Philadelphia’s Super Bowl hopes were placed on backup Nick Foles’ right arm, Jeff Hostetler’s phone lit up. Out …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 29, 2018

Super Bowl ads aim for the heart – and sometimes lower

After a year of political and cultural upheaval, Super Bowl advertisers appear to be pulling back from themes of unity in favor of in-game stunts and ads that aim for …


Super Bowl LII point spread, kickoff time, streaming options, referee info, etc.

Miscellaneous information to help prep you for Super Bowl 52.


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 28, 2018

Duron Harmon still speaking up, playing big for New England Patriots

Duron Harmon thought it was time to speak up.


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 28, 2018

Strong Christian faith binds Philadelphia Eagles, attracts new fans

Seventy-two-year-old Susan Collesidis was never a football fan until she heard Carson Wentz talk about his faith.


New England’s Tom Brady practices without glove as Rob Gronkowski returns to practice

After getting stitches in his right hand and thumb prior to the AFC championship game last week, quarterback Tom Brady was on the practice field Saturday, gripping the ball without …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 27, 2018

Howie Roseman’s master plan has Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl

Howie Roseman wrapped his arms around Doug Pederson on the sideline in the final minute of Philadelphia’s lopsided win over Minnesota in the NFC championship game and flashed a big …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 21, 2018

Super Bowl: Haves vs. the have-nots

Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are going back to the Super Bowl in search of a sixth title. They’ll face a Philadelphia Eagles team looking for their first …


Gene Steratore will lead 7-person officiating crew for Super Bowl

Referee Gene Steratore will lead the seven-person crew of on-field game officials working the Super Bowl at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. The crew for the Feb. 4 game has …


Dale Earnhardt Jr. to help NBC Sports at Super Bowl and Olympics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Nearly every day brings a new experience for Dale Earnhardt Jr., who spent the first 43 years of his life living in a bubble that consisted of …


The ‘mother of all stats’ doesn’t see the Patriots as Super Bowl contenders

The NFL playoffs are set, giving us a chance to look over the field and separate the pretenders from the contenders.