January 25, 2010 |
Lord, how I want to be in that number. On a raging Sunday in the bayou, they marched, through 42 years of football misery, through the jagged remains of human tragedy, to a Super Bowl that will surely taste like gumbo and feel like salvation. In a chilly and deafening building that a few years ago was a symbol of Hurricane Katrina, the New Orleans Saints finally came marching in to an NFC championship victory that seemed as much destined as deserved. "This is for everybody in this city who's had homes who used to be wet," Coach Sean Payton shouted after one of the most memorable, meaningful games in NFL playoff history.
January 27, 1991 |
Sunday's Super Bowl by the numbers: 1: Super Bowls the Giants have won. 2: Super Bowl teams this year with 15-3 records. 3: Pre-Super Bowl NFL championships the Giants have won. 4: Eyes used by Buffalo quarterback Jim Kelly and New York linebacker Lawrence Taylor to judge a bikini contest during Super Bowl week. 5: Miles around Tampa Stadium in which aircraft, including the Goodyear blimp, will be restricted as part of heightened security because of Persian Gulf war.
February 3, 2007
Times staff writer Lonnie White uses a video game to take you step-by-step through the key plays and defensive schemes that Coach Lovie Smith of the Bears and Coach Tony Dungy of the Colts will probably use in Super Bowl XLI. latimes.com/keyplays
January 29, 1999 |
Bernie Kukar, a 15-year veteran, will referee his first Super Bowl. The other officials are umpire Jim Daopoulos, head linesman Sanford Rivers, line judge Ron Baynes, field judge Tim Millis, side judge Gary Lane and back judge Don Hakes. Referee Gerry Austin and umpire Chad Brown will be alternates.
February 9, 1999 |
For their $1.6-million-per-30-seconds slot, Super Bowl advertisers received a 48% boost in visitors to their Web sites that day compared with the prior Sunday, according to Media Metrix Inc., a New York firm that measures Internet traffic. The survey also found that four out of five visitors to Super Bowl advertisers' sites Sunday and Monday were men, representing a 32% increase in male visitors over the prior week.
February 4, 2014 |
As our regular readers might recall, Pop & Hiss didn't especially enjoy Red Hot Chili Peppers' appearance Sunday night during the otherwise-delightful Super Bowl halftime show by Bruno Mars. Did our distaste for the band's rendition of "Give It Away" have anything to do with the fact that Flea appeared to be playing a bass that wasn't plugged in, as a number of keen-eyed observers pointed out following the performance? It did not. Before it's a concert, the Super Bowl halftime show is -- like the football game that surrounds it -- a full-tilt TV spectacle, one far more dependent on energy and charisma and visual style than on whether actual instruments are being actually played before our eyes and ears.
February 2, 1991
Gary L. Kirkland and his "drinking group" (Viewpoint, Jan. 26) show the low mentality of many sports fans. Their thinking never goes beyond the football field. Disgusting. FLORENCE GLICK Pasadena