Bryan Cox, Sr. spent the last three seasons as the defensive line coach for the Atlanta Falcons. He was fired three days after the team’s historic defensive collapse in the Super Bowl, along with defensive coordinator Richard Smith. Cox isn’t quite sure about how this happened.
Robert Klemko and Jenny Vrentas have a deep dive today on the Tom Brady Super Bowl jersey theft—it’s even part of Sports Illustrated’s “True Crime” series —and it’s an interesting look at the complicated steps law enforcement had to take in order to retrieve the Super Bowl LI jersey. Cops recovered it, along with…
Super Bowl LI was an incredible game that featured a historic comeback and two of the greatest catches in Super Bowl history. But you might not get a sense of how bonkers the Patriots’ unholy comeback was from watching the limp highlight reel that FOX played at the end of the game. If you want the good shit, Austria’s…
Rob Gronkowski, who gained his powers after he was accidentally left behind during a government test of a nuclear sacktap, missed the Patriots’ Super Bowl run with a back injury, but he was in attendance for the championship parade in Boston today. The tight end played his greatest hits.
On top of everything else, Donald Trump is the scummiest kind of sports fan. The Patriots were losing 28-3 in the third quarter when he ditched his Super Bowl watch party in Florida:
Nine minutes and 40 seconds before the end of Super Bowl 51, the Atlanta Falcons were about to cap off what had until then been a snoozer. Leading 28-12, the Falcons had a 99.9% win probability and had just gotten the ball back, giving them the chance to truly heal America by defeating the New England Patriots. Then,…
The Deadspin staff convened in our staff chatroom last night to discuss and coordinate our coverage of Super Bowl 51 while we all watched it from our various homes and/or Super Bowl parties. As the game unfolded, staffers suggested various headlines for our postgame story; I’ve compiled them into a grimly illuminating…
You’ve watched enough football games to understand what’s supposed to happen when a team is up 28-12 and has the ball with 9:40 left to play. They run the ball as much as they can, they squeeze every second out of the game clock, and they win the goddamn game.
James White’s touchdown in overtime gave the Patriots their fifth NFL title and ended one of the wildest Super Bowls in history. Here’s how that championship-winning play sounded on nine different broadcasts, including, in order: Fox, Fox Deportes, Patriots radio, Falcons radio, BBC Radio 5, Westwood One Radio,…
Those wild, magical assholes managed to do it again. For the fifth time in seven appearances, the New England Patriots are Super Bowl champions.
One of Lady Gaga’s dancers was really into it during tonight’s Super Bowl halftime show.
So far the biggest moment of tonight’s Super Bowl was Tom Brady throwing a pick-six. For the purposes of critical and educational analysis, we allow you to listen to and discuss the play as it was called by announcers on Fox Deportes, BBC 1, PULS 4 (Austria), and Televisa (Mexico). Which broadcasters called it best?
Julio Jones hauled in a fantastic sideline catch en route to the Falcons’ second touchdown tonight—one viewers around the world felt deserving of the Moonwalker treatment.
We’ve illustrated Kirk Cousins’s legendary competitiveness a few times, but the Washington QB may have taken it a bit far today at a charity flag football game when he got very angry and shoved a volunteer official.
We updated the rosters. We updated the uniforms. We even updated the end zones. It’s time to CPU vs. CPU simulate Sunday’s Super Bowl in Tecmo Super Bowl, LIVE:
Patriots-Falcons in Super Bowl 51 is being billed as a showcase of the NFL’s two most prolific offenses, at the height of their powers. The Patriots, of course, are the known entity: Tom Brady and [insert name here] on offense, along with a defense that frequently schemes its way into being greater than the sum of its…
The Super Bowl is allegedly this weekend, and reports indicate that the contest will be played in Houston between the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots.
When asked by the media about Donald Trump’s Muslim ban this afternoon, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell responded like Tom Brady and essentially grunted, “Football.”
Kyle Shanahan is about to coach in the biggest game of his career. He might need his playbook this weekend, but he lost it after the backpack he was carrying it around in at NFL media day got nabbed! Who could have pulled off such a dastardly caper?