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.
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.
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 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