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January 1, 2009 | From Times Wire Reports
Ads for this year's Super Bowl football game are selling for $3 million per 30-second spot, according to broadcaster NBC. About 90% of ads for the game have been sold, a spokesman for General Electric Co.'s NBC said.
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SPORTS
February 27, 2014 | BILL DWYRE
By design, the pulse of spring training beats slowly. That's why, in the world's current era of discontent and vitriol, it has become even more appealing. It would be nice to think that everything going on is right before us, plain as the nose on our face. It would be nice to think the only things that mattered Wednesday were Angels picture day, Josh Hamilton's sore leg and Mike Trout's new contract. Same with the Dodgers -- that their spring opener against the Arizona Diamondbacks and getting the kinks out for their early regular-season start in Australia were their only thoughts.
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SPORTS
November 18, 1990 | JULIE CART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Is the caller there? The lines are jammed at KFYI, an all-talk radio station here. Callers from around the state are waiting in an electronic line to talk to show host Bob Mohan. And Mohan has no doubt as to today's topic. It's the same thing callers have been talking about since the election Nov. 6. Dave from Glendale: "How dare anybody ask me, when I'm done voting, to justify my vote, to prove it.
SPORTS
January 30, 2009 | Sam Farmer
The Cardinals have had a lot of success in the playoffs running trick plays, or even just misdirections. Two that come to mind were long passes from Kurt Warner to Larry Fitzgerald. The first, at Carolina, was a fake pitch that froze the defense, followed by a bomb to Fitzgerald, who outleaped the two defenders sandwiching him and made the catch. Then, in the NFC championship game against Philadelphia, Warner pitched to J.J. Arrington, who threw it back to him.
SPORTS
January 30, 1994 | BILL PLASCHKE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Not that there isn't much mystery to Super Bowl XXVIII, but to understand it, all you have do is look up. It's right there on Interstate 85, the major highway running past the Georgia Dome. It's on two billboards featuring the face of Dallas Cowboy quarterback Troy Aikman. He appears to be sneering. He is accompanied by two words. GET REAL . Such is the Cowboys' inspiration, and Buffalo Bills' torment, as they meet today at 3:18 p.m.
SPORTS
January 27, 1993 | T.J. SIMERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nice assignment. Interview Dallas defensive end Charles Haley, and by the way, he doesn't like to talk with the media. "Wrote a whole story about him two weeks ago and got one quote from Charles: 'Get out of my face,' " said Ira Miller, who covers the 49ers for the San Francisco Chronicle. Tuesday morning, Dodger Stadium, 15 rows up between home plate and third base.
NEWS
February 2, 2001 | CHARLES PILLER JOSH MEYER and TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
When police used secret cameras to scan the faces of 100,000 people at the Super Bowl, they appeared to be fulfilling a longtime goal to rapidly identify criminals in a crowd. But worries about the invasion of privacy may be premature because the technology is still far from foolproof and not yet widely used.
SPORTS
January 30, 1993 | BILL PLASCHKE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The only real Dallas Cowboy owns a brick cabin in this town, seven miles from the nearest paved road, three hours from the nearest big city. There is a stuffed wild pig standing on the floor, a lasso hanging next to the fireplace and the Oregon Trail beyond the back porch. Bodies are supposedly buried every mile underneath that trail, which speaks to the real Dallas Cowboy of familiar tears of perseverance.
SPORTS
January 8, 1988 | Jim Murray
My late, lovely friend, Hamilton Beauregard Prieulx Maule--Tex to the rest of the world--must be in sportswriters' heaven today. Tex was a fascinating guy. He had a voice like thunder over the mountains and had lived a life most of us dreamed about. He was a seaman on a merchantman plying the sea lanes of the world, an "understander"--the strong man who held up the acrobatic pyramids in center ring--in a traveling circus and, finally, a writer and team official in the NFL.
BUSINESS
January 7, 1994 | SUSAN CHRISTIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Super Bowl halftime show is an odd bird. For starters, the audience comes for football, not for song and dance. The costly extravaganza lasts only 11 minutes, with only five minutes before and after to set up and tear down. And it must captivate the year's biggest U.S. TV audience--an estimated 130 million viewers--not to mention the 75,000 fans in the stadium.
WORLD
January 9, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
The top U.S. military commander in Iraq has authorized troops to drink beer -- but only two per person and only on Super Bowl night. The waiver from Gen. Ray Odierno marks the first time all American troops in Iraq will be allowed to break the ban on liquor in combat zones.
BUSINESS
January 1, 2009 | From Times Wire Reports
Ads for this year's Super Bowl football game are selling for $3 million per 30-second spot, according to broadcaster NBC. About 90% of ads for the game have been sold, a spokesman for General Electric Co.'s NBC said.
BUSINESS
November 26, 2008 | Associated Press
Most advertising slots for the 2009 Super Bowl that weren't sold in September still haven't moved, a change from earlier in the year when NBC announced the air time had been selling faster than usual. Super Bowl regulars such as FedEx Corp., Garmin Ltd., Salesgenie.com and General Motors Corp. are sitting out this year's football championship, to be held Feb. 1 in Tampa, Fla.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 30, 2008 | Randy Lewis
Bruce Springsteen will add his name to the roster of classic-rock stars who have performed during halftime at the Super Bowl with an appearance Feb. 1 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. Springsteen and the E Street Band follow the Rolling Stones, U2, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers and Paul McCartney taking the stage at the Super Bowl, which last year drew 148 million viewers. The Springsteen canon is deep and wide, so anything's possible for a Super Bowl set, but it's hard to imagine him not including such gridiron-ready numbers as "Tougher Than the Rest," "Cover Me," "Glory Days" and the slam-dunk choice, "Born to Run."
SPORTS
February 6, 2008 | Lonnie White, Times Staff Writer
Actor Todd Thomas is a transplanted New Yorker living in Southern California and he seldom gambles. But once Thomas found out that the Giants were double-digit underdogs to New England in this year's Super Bowl, he jumped at the chance to place his money on New York to win. It turned out to be a great decision when the Giants upset the Patriots, 17-14, on Sunday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 5, 2008 | Bob Pool, Times Staff Writer
Super Bowl hero Eli Manning acted like a quarterback Monday when it came time for his "I'm going to Disneyland!" moment: He passed. The New York Giants star was a no-show for a scheduled celebratory parade on Disneyland's Main Street, even though he shouted the familiar catchphrase on television Sunday night moments after his team's 17-14 victory over the favored New England Patriots.
SPORTS
January 27, 1992 | From Associated Press
The Buffalo Bills' fans confidently looked forward to their Super Bowl celebration. Then the game started. "This is awful," said Matthew Mulhern, owner of The Locker Room, as he watched the fourth-quarter crowd at his sports bar dwindle with each muffed play in the Bills' 37-24 loss to Washington Sunday. The dejected bar crowds were thinning out by late in the third quarter as it became clear the game was a lost cause for the Bills.
SPORTS
January 27, 1992 | CHRIS DUFRESNE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Buffalo quarterback Jim Kelly set Super Bowl records that didn't matter, picked the wrong year to score 24 points, took a step backward on the road to immortality and made it safe for John Elway to come outside. After the Bills' 37-24 loss to the Washington Redskins in Super Bowl XXVI, Kelly has some explaining to do back home in Western Pennsylvania, the cradle of Super Bowl champion quarterbacks. Joe Montana, who hails from Monongahela, has won four Super Bowls without a loss.
SPORTS
February 4, 2008 | Sam Farmer and David Wharton, Times Staff Writers
New York Giants defensive end Michael Strahan, who never met a microphone he didn't like, sat at his interview podium after the game and seemed as if he would have been happy answering questions all night. Did he think the Giants could dominate the New England Patriots' offensive line the way they did? "We felt like we could do that," he said. "We've done that all year.
SPORTS
February 4, 2008 | David Wharton, Times Staff Writer
It was supposed to be a coronation, a glittering moment in a perfect season for the New England Patriots. Then the New York Giants stole the crown. With a bullying defense and a last-minute touchdown drive, the underdog Giants engineered one of the most shocking upsets in football history, defeating New England, 17-14, in Super Bowl XLII on Sunday night. Their victory ended the Patriots' bid for the first 19-0 season in National Football League history and a fourth championship in seven years.
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