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.
February 8, 2013
That was a tremendous Super Bowl, a superb roller coaster ride, which ended in a most dubious way with a horrible non-call hold on fourth down that cost the 49ers a sixth Super Bowl victory. Were those replacement refs? But this game personified why football is our national passion. Now, what do we do for the next six months until the NFL Hall of Fame game? Gino Cirignano Playa del Rey :: I am not convinced the better team won the Super Bowl. But I know with certainty the better coach won it. With first and goal and the NFL's best running quarterback at the helm (a guy who is averaging nine yards per carry in this game)
January 30, 2011 |
Even if you are among those who have made an effort to disregard football since high school jocks shouldered you in the halls, next weekend's Super Bowl will be worth watching. Why? Reason No. 1: It's not soccer. American exceptionalism is alive and thriving on Super Bowl Sunday. National Football League franchises are overwhelmingly owned, managed and manned by American citizens. Even as other major sports have growing numbers of Latin American, Asian and Eastern European players, pro football remains ours alone.
February 26, 2013
New England quarterback Tom Brady just signed a contract extension that will keep him with the Patriots for the next five seasons. Writers from around the Tribune Co. will discuss how many times the three-time Super Bowl champ will lead his team back to the big game. Feel free to join the conversation with a comment of your own. Sam Farmer, Los Angeles Times Tom Brady's decision to do a bargain-basement extension with the Patriots is remarkable in a business where getting as much as you can is everyone's end game.
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, 2013 |
That's how you start a Super Bowl. Twenty-six students from Sandy Hook Elementary School got the Super Bowl off to an emotional start as they joined Jennifer Hudson in singing "America the Beautiful" before the game on Sunday. The students, members of the school that was the scene of a mass shooting in December, gave a great performance, which you can watch above. "We have come to New Orleans to represent the Sandy Hook Family and the community of Newtown, Connecticut," the students said in a statement.