It was not a particularly thrilling game, occasionally a sloppy one, but that doesn’t mean the Super Bowl wasn’t good, not if you appreciate work on both sides of the ball. There is something uniquely enjoyable about watching an all-time defense successfully crack an elite offense, or a pass rush so intimidating that…
Roger Goodell banned NFL players from endorsing alcohol products almost a decade ago, so hearing Peyton Manning speak proudly of his thirst for a third-rate Belgian lager after winning tonight’s Super Bowl might have raised your eyebrows. But it’s not even the first time Peyton Manning has mentioned the brand; he did…
At least twice during the Super Bowl broadcast, Jim Nantz relayed an interesting fact to the audience: With Denver’s win, head coach Gary Kubiak—who backed up John Elway for nine seasons—became the first person to ever win the Super Bowl as a head coach for the same team he played for.
Did Denver have a tremendous amount of faith in its defense? Did Denver have absolutely no faith in Peyton Manning? Chicken-and-egg, but either way it worked, and Denver won Super Bowl 50, 24-10.
Earlier this week, the San Francisco 49ers cancelled a planned sleepover at Levi’s Stadium for the top cookie sellers from Girl Scout troops around Northern California. As a reward for selling the most cookies, the scouts were going to spend the night of May 14 eating pizza and watching a movie on the jumbotron. But…
The Panthers clawed back to within three points of the Broncos with this second quarter dive over the lines by Jonathan Stewart. With the hundreds of photographers in the stadium keyed up for a goal line touchdown, we got a ton of cool angles of Stewart’s touchdown.
Jonathan Stewart was born to hand jive. Broncos 10, Panthers 7.
Von Miller stripped Cam Newton and Malik Jackson recovered in the end zone for Denver’s touchdown that extended their Super Bowl lead to 10-0. Here’s how the very excited announcers on Germany’s SAT.1 network called the play.
During tonight’s Super Bowl MVP introductions, the crowd in Santa Clara let Patriots quarterback Tom Brady know exactly how much they loved him—which is to say that they booed lustily. We’re off to a good start tonight.
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The Celtics scored approximately one million points in a defense-optional win over the Sacramento Kings this afternoon. Isaiah Thomas, now an all-star, turned 27 today and he celebrated by getting up there and swatting former teammate DeMarcus Cousins’ layup attempt. “Get that shit out!” indeed.
The Orlando Magic downed the Atlanta Hawks at home today thanks to this wild turnaround buzzer-beater from Nikola Vucevic. This is eerily similar to a game Vucevic hit back in November against the Lakers. Maybe the Magic should make their whole offense out of Nik Vucevic turnaround jumpers?
I took the No More pledge last year. What do I have to show for it? I’m now very aware of when #NOMOREexcuses Law & Order: Special Victims Unit marathons are about to air, but that’s about it. I don’t know much more about domestic violence or sexual assault. I haven’t discovered new organizations working on policy or…
I’m told today there’s a big race (?) of some sort today, but it doesn’t involve anyone driving anything, somehow. I’m also told a non-spherical “ball” is involved, which makes no sense either. I checked it out, and it seems to be true, this “Superb Bowl.” Let’s try to jam some cars into this mess.