After another goodbye, Talib says Hello Again to Super Bowl

Football 02/01/19, 17:04

It may seem as though Aqib Talib says "goodbye" as often as the flight attendant standing at the front of the plane. And yet, he keeps resurfacing on good teams — and at the Super Bowl.The colorful cornerback brought his necklaces, his personality and, yes, even defensive coordinator Wade Phillips ...

Perfect attendance: 3 fans to keep Super Bowl streak alive

Football 02/01/19, 16:48

Don Crisman knows precisely when the streak began: Jan. 15, 1967. The ticket price for the Super Bowl at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum was $12."Good seats," Crisman, 82, said. "You could buy $6 tickets, and $10. There were three prices."On Sunday, Crisman, Gregory Eaton and Tom Henschel will attend ...

Pats’ Gostkowski still kicking entering 6th Super Bowl

Football 02/01/19, 16:31

Whenever he's ready to hang up his cleats, Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski's list of milestones should start with one word: consistency.Only two players on the Patriots' 2018 roster — Gostkowski and Tom Brady — were around for each of their previous five Super Bowl appearances.While the 41-year-old quarterback stays in ...

Game? What game? Saints fans plan Super Bowl boycotts

Football 02/01/19, 16:00

From the "Boycott Bowl" to the "Dunk the Referee" tank, people in New Orleans are finding creative ways to spend Sunday doing anything but watching the Super Bowl.As the rest of the country gathers to watch the New England Patriots face the Los Angeles Rams in the biggest football game ...

Patriots have habit of Super Bowl trips, Rams are newcomers

Football 02/01/19, 15:47

Hey, have you guys been here before?If you're a New England Patriot, the answer pretty much is "all the time."If you play for the Rams, the reply basically is "never in my life."So if experience is a factor in Sunday's Super Bowl, the overwhelming edge is with the 2½-point favorites ...

PHOTOS: Scenes from Atlanta ahead of Super Bowl 53

Football 02/01/19, 15:47

Mike Martufi, of Johnston, R.I., dressed as New England Patriots' Julian Edelman, walks through Centennial Olympic Park with his son Dillon, 10, after bumping into fellow Patriots fan Rafael Sharper, of Anchorage, Alaska, right, ahead of Sunday's NFL Super Bowl 53 football game between the Los Angeles Rams and the ...

Column: Super Bowl Stadium Scam stops in Atlanta

Sports 02/01/19, 15:29

The Great Super Bowl Stadium Scam rolls into another city.You're up, Atlanta.The NFL is a master when it comes to separating people from their money, but clearly its most effective technique is dangling the prospect of hosting its grandest event in front of any city that's willing to fork over ...

Rams have had a revolving door since loss to Patriots

Football 02/01/19, 14:20

The Rams moved from St. Louis to Los Angeles, had seven head coaches and used 20 starting quarterbacks since losing to the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl 17 years ago.Meanwhile, Bill Belichick and Tom Brady are still here and they're going for their sixth NFL title in the ...

Update: Giants’ Barnes receives Fritz Pollard award

Sports 02/01/19, 14:07

The Latest on Super Bowl 53 (all times EST): 2 p.m. Ronnie Barnes of the New York Giants has been given a lifetime achievement award at the Fritz Pollard Alliance Foundation's Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr.'s Salute to Excellence Awards. The foundation, which promotes diversity and minority hiring throughout the NFL, presented the award ...

Brady tops NFL Players Association merchandise sales list

Football 02/01/19, 13:32

Who's No. 1 in football?When it comes to merchandise sales, who else but Tom Brady?According to the NFLPA Top 50 Player Sales List, based on total sales of all officially licensed NFL player merchandise from March-November 2018 — the most updated survey available — the quarterback ranks ahead of Dallas ...

Game break: 10 Super Bowl ads to watch Sunday

Football 02/01/19, 11:52

This year's Super Bowl ads are designed to entertain and go down easy.Stella Artois is bringing back Carrie Bradshaw and "The Dude." Doritos is featuring a remix of "I Want It That Way" by the Backstreet Boys and Chance the Rapper. And some aim for the heart like Microsoft's ad ...

Bite my Picasso: Art museums drawn into Super Bowl rivalry

Football 02/01/19, 10:38

As the Super Bowl draws near, even art museums in the rival cities are giving each other the brush-off.Boston's prestigious Museum of Fine Arts and Los Angeles' venerable J. Paul Getty Museum are engaging in a little trash talk ahead of Sunday's showdown between the New England Patriots and the ...

Super Bowl: Limo shortage could bring ‘black eye’ to Georgia

Sports 02/01/19, 08:29

An executive with Atlanta's Super Bowl Host committee says she's been told limousine companies are 300 to 400 vehicles short of what's needed to transport NFL owners, corporate clients and Very Important People this weekend.In a letter to Georgia's public safety commissioner, Amy Patterson said she fears this will become ...

St. Louis blues: Fans watch their old team reach Super Bowl

Sports 02/01/19, 02:14

Consider St. Louis a big fan of the New England Patriots on Super Bowl Sunday.Seventeen years after the Patriots beat the Rams for the NFL championship, fans around here will again be watching when the two go at it in Atlanta. Thing is, allegiances have changed since the Rams moved ...

Rams’ Shields fights back from concussions to 2nd Super Bowl

Football 02/01/19, 02:10

Sam Shields is one of just four Los Angeles Rams who has played in the Super Bowl before. He finds the privilege much sweeter the second time around.In the big game against Pittsburgh eight years ago, Shields won a ring as an undrafted rookie defensive back making plays for Green ...

Heaven Can Wait: Back in LA, Rams go for a Hollywood sequel

Football 02/01/19, 02:06

Before there was Jared Goff, there was Warren Beatty.Years before Goff or any of today's Rams were born, Beatty had been carried off on his teammates' shoulders to celebrate a Rams title that only Hollywood could dream up.He played quarterback Joe Pendleton in the 1978 Academy Award nominated movie "Heaven ...

Pepsi using Super Bowl week to take a few digs at Coke

Football 01/31/19, 18:55

Pepsi is pouring it on in Coke's house — injecting some fizz into its biggest rivalry during the buildup to the Super Bowl.While the visitors had called for a "cola truce" on social media with the NFL title game in the shadows of its competitor's Atlanta-based headquarters, it seems to ...

Super Bowl 53 on TV: A viewer’s guide to Sunday’s game

Sports 01/31/19, 18:31

Sunday's Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams marks the biggest day of sports broadcasting for networks. Here are some things to know about CBS' coverage as well as other Super Bowl-related programming on other networks: ___ SUPER 20 FOR CBS This marks the 20th Super Bowl broadcast for CBS, ...

Lil Jon supports Maroon 5 canceling halftime press event

Football 01/31/19, 18:13

Lil Jon says he understands Maroon 5's decision to cancel its news conference to discuss the band's Super Bowl halftime performance with reporters.Maroon 5, with frontman Adam Levine, was supposed to speak with the media Thursday to promote their Super Bowl 53 appearance, but decided to cancel and let their ...

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