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January 29, 2009
Arizona vs. Pittsburgh    6 p.m., NBC10
NEWS
January 27, 1998
There's always Mississippi. That used to be the consoling thought for states with grim statistics on, say, poverty, education or infant mortality. No matter how bad your situation got, it couldn't be worse than Mississippi's. For years, the Denver Broncos and John Elway performed a similar service for Eagles fans. Sure, the Birds had never won a Super Bowl, but neither had they ever disgraced themselves on world television in quite the way ol' No. 7's Broncos had - three times.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 30, 2013
THE AVERAGE American football fan (male or female) eats 3,000 to 4,500 calories during the Super Bowl. Don't be average. 1FOCUS ON FRIENDS AND FAMILY. Instead of snuggling up to the guacamole and chips, snuggle up to the one you love. After all, isn't this gathering about family and friends? 2DRESS UP. Wear an outfit with zippers or buttons. No baggy sweats! They create the illusion of a bottomless stomach. In fitted clothing, you are more likely to stop eating when you are full.
SPORTS
January 21, 1990 | By Ron Reid, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Super Bowl has been pilloried more often than the Pentagon as the nation's most blatant example of wretched excess, a Roman-numeralled phenomenon that sanctions the outlandish, the boorish and the truly tasteless, all for the most trivial of reasons. You say your team made the Super Bowl? Congratulations. You now have the right to paint your teeth to match the color scheme of your darling NFL franchise, as a young Colorado woman with Broncos orange-and-blue dental work did only a few weeks ago. Perhaps she or her orthodontist had read about the vacuous black-and-gold smiles of a Pittsburgh couple who did the same thing in the 1970s - obviously to start a noble, if little known, Super Bowl tradition.
SPORTS
January 31, 2009 | Daily News Wire Services
Pittsburgh's Mike Tomlin plans to "wing" his final team speech before the Super Bowl, while Arizona's Ken Whisenhunt will know exactly what he wants to say. But the coaches are aligned on one thing: The buzzword leading up to tomorrow's matchup is "normalcy. " "I think the biggest thing that you have to do is you have to keep a sense of normalcy with your players," Whisenhunt said. "By and large, players in the NFL are creatures of habit and if you can keep that as normal as possible, there's a comfort level that goes with that.
SPORTS
March 18, 1999 | Daily News Wire Services
The San Francisco 49ers' troubles just got worse. NFL owners meeting in Phoenix yesterday withdrew the Super Bowl from the city for 2003. Co-owner Eddie DeBartolo turned over control of the team to his sister 16 months ago after he became embroiled in a Louisiana gambling fraud scandal, but now must stay away from the team under league sanctions. The fallout from his legal problems led to confusion and delays in the team's plans for a new stadium. Owners had awarded the Super Bowl contingent on San Francisco building a new stadium, but with the project going nowhere, they decided to offer the right to host the game to other cities.
SPORTS
February 3, 2015 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
LAST YEAR, Twitter reported that a record 24.9 million tweets were sent during the Super Bowl. That number was expected to be topped last night as the whole world was seemingly atwitter during and after the Patriots' win over the Seahawks. Here are some of the more interesting tweets we came across: * Former running back and NFL Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith (@EmmittSmith22): "That was the worst play call I've seen in the history of football. " * Former NFL receiver Terrell Owens (@terrellowens)
NEWS
January 18, 1995 | By Sam Carchidi, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
They used to be neighbors on the same street in Pennsauken. Now they're about to face each other in the Super Bowl. San Francisco 49ers wide receiver John Taylor and San Diego Chargers linebacker David Griggs are the pride of Pennsauken High. Griggs, who will turn 28 the week after the Super Bowl, may be having the strongest of his six NFL seasons. He starred in Sunday's upset win over the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC title game, and he had a highly productive regular season.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 24, 1986 | By Brian MacQuarrie, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Great Football Bacchanal, otherwise known as Super Bowl Sunday, is about to take over the nation's living rooms and bar stools for the 20th time. Since the Green Bay Packers dumped the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl I, the celebration surrounding the yearly championship brawl has grown to rival the game itself. This year, the mighty Chicago Bears are pitted against the upstart New England Patriots in a 5 p.m. battle that summons little natural allegiance among the Eagles' faithful.
NEWS
January 19, 2000 | By Dave Barry
We are coming up on the Super Bowl, which is by far the most important sporting event in the world as measured in total tons of free shrimp consumed by sportswriters. This year, the Super Bowl will be broadcast to many foreign nations, which, almost by definition, contain numerous foreigners. These people are often puzzled by American football, a highly complex sport that requires a knowledge of many technical terms such as "run," "pass," "cornerbacker," "blitzkrieg," "Texas Leaguer," "ligament" and "Hank Stram.
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May 15, 2016 | By Phil Anastasia, STAFF WRITER
Dwight Hicks thought he was going to be a first-round draft pick out of the University of Michigan. "I went in the sixth round," Hicks said. Hicks thought he would make an instant impact and quickly develop into an all-pro player in the NFL. "I was cut, not once, but twice," Hicks said. Hicks, the former San Francisco 49ers star defensive back, returned to Pennsauken High School on Friday. Hicks and former Pennsauken stars John Taylor and Billy Griggs were back at their old high school to present gold footballs to their alma mater as part of the NFL's Super Bowl 50 celebration.
SPORTS
March 8, 2016 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Columnist
PEYTON MANNING is doing it the right way. Later on Monday, the Denver Broncos quarterback will announce that after 18 seasons, he is retiring from the National Football League. The lasting image of Manning's spectacular career will be of him holding the trophy for Super Bowl 50. It does not matter that Manning played just below average in the Broncos' 24-10 victory over the Carolina Panthers. It does not matter that many of Manning's passes fluttered around Levi's Stadium, highlighting how much his physical skills had deteriorated at age 39. The only thing that matters is that Manning walked off the field that night as a champion.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 10, 2016 | Mary McNamara, Tribune News Service
It may have started with puppies, but now everyone wants in on the big game. Key and Peele, Alicia Florrick, Jason Bourne, Stephen Colbert, President Obama, Conan O'Brien, James Corden all showed up, in one way or another, during Super Bowl 50 Sunday. With diminishing audiences for just about everything, the Super Bowl has become one of the few mass-media platforms still standing, and it isn't just advertisers climbing aboard. It's the media themselves. While the Carolina Panthers unsuccessfully battled the Denver Broncos on Sunday: CBS took the opportunity to announce that the critically acclaimed series The Good Wife , and viewers' relationship with Julianna Margulies' Alicia, would end with this season; Universal unveiled a super-cut Matt Damon in the now officially named Jason Bourne ; and various publications circulated stories and statistics about the danger of the game that everyone was watching.
SPORTS
February 10, 2016 | By Jeff McLane, STAFF WRITER
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Here was Evan Mathis, eight months removed from being released by Chip Kelly, rocking the Lombardi Trophy like a baby in the 49ers locker room over which his former boss now presides. That Kelly thought cutting Mathis without better options would improve the Eagles in their quest for an elusive Super Bowl seems ludicrous now. The irony wasn't lost on the Broncos guard. "I really like your new facility," Mathis said when asked if he had a message for Kelly, the new coach of the 49ers.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 10, 2016
Beyoncé's naughty politics Have a wardrobe malfunction at the Super Bowl and you'll live to see another day. But woe unto the artist who comes onto the field with a political message. Woe to Beyoncé , whose Super Bowl 50 performance apparently was saturated with a pro-black power and anti-cop political subtext that has angered many a football fan and quite a few politicos, including former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani . Giuliani told Fox & Friends on Monday that Bey's performance of her new song "Formation," which was released Saturday, was anti-police.
SPORTS
February 9, 2016 | By Jeff McLane, STAFF WRITER
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Jordan Norwood was out of football in 2013. He spent the 2014 season on injured reserve after he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. On Sunday, the Broncos wide receiver set a Super Bowl record with a 61-yard punt return in the second quarter. The Penn State product fielded a high-arching 28-yard punt, and the Panthers appeared to think he had called for a fair catch. But Norwood never raised his hand. He escaped from two initial would-be tacklers - Colin Jones and Teddy Williams - at the 25 and raced around the corner down to the Carolina 14. "It was a short punt," Norwood said.
SPORTS
February 9, 2016 | By Jeff McLane, STAFF WRITER
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Peyton Manning got his second Super Bowl ring. Now he can ride off into the sunset a winner. But it was the Broncos defense - and in particular Von Miller - that provided the venerable quarterback with a Hallmark ending to his career. The Broncos badgered, battered, and bloodied Cam Newton for nearly 60 minutes Sunday night as they put the 26-year-old Panthers quarterback's coronation on hold for at least one year. They survived the ineptness of their own offense and their Hall of Fame quarterback and cemented their place in NFL history as one of the league's greatest defenses with a 24-10 win in Super Bowl 50 for their third championship.
SPORTS
February 9, 2016 | Paul Domowitch, Staff Writer
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - This wasn't quite how Hollywood would've written it. Their version of Peyton Manning's NFL farewell would have had him putting the Broncos on his 39-year-old back and leading them to victory in Super Bowl 50. Maybe throwing three or four touchdown passes or leading a valiant, fourth-quarter comeback. As it turned out, the future Hall of Fame quarterback was more passenger than driver in the Broncos' 24-10 victory over Carolina, which pretty much has been the case all season.
NEWS
February 8, 2016 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
I don't know if anyone else picked up on this, but glancing through the Super Bowl coverage leading up to Sunday's big game, I discovered last week that Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is African-American. This came as a big shock, as you might imagine, and must have been to a lot of other people as well, because there were news stories and columns and TV live shots, and all of them confirmed it, including Cam himself. "I've said this since Day One - I'm an African-American quarterback," Newton said.
SPORTS
February 8, 2016 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
HARRISBURG - Just before midnight on Saturday, Jan. 14, 1967, Joe Hirschmann arrived in Los Angeles on his way to Vietnam, rented a motel room for eight dollars a night, and wondered how he would spend his Sunday. Rising at 7 a.m. after a fitful sleep, he put on his Marines winter service uniform, having packed away the rest of his clothes before boarding a plane in Harrisburg on Saturday morning. He went to Mass in Inglewood, stuffed his gear into a locker at a Greyhound bus terminal, and called a cab. Someone had mentioned a football game, reminding him that there was indeed a big event taking place in the city that day: the NFL-AFL championship game between the Green Bay Packers and Kansas City Chiefs at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
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