It could be our inherent stubbornness, the part of us that continues to look through the eyes of the past and won't allow ourselves to see what the present offers. Generations pass. The gap widens. Change occurs.
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Denver is making its eighth trip, having won Super Bowls XXXII and XXXIII. The Broncos are a charter member of the American Football League dating to 1960. Carolina, founded as the league's 29th franchise in 1993 and having begun play two years later, lands in its second title game. It lost to the Patriots in Super Bowl XXXVIII.
The Carolina Panthers are 5½-point favorites over the Denver Broncos and the total is 45 in today's game. A survey of opinions from Review-Journal staff members, other media, oddsmakers and professional handicappers:
Despite all of the hype that mainly involves Cam Newton, Peyton Manning and the hundreds of propositions, for me, the Super Bowl 50 matchup comes down to the basics. One of those tried and true, basic principles is that defense usually wins big games, and this Denver defense is something special.
It took almost two weeks before some Super Bowl bettors bought into the other side of the story, but significant money is finally siding with Peyton Manning and the underdog Denver Broncos.
While everyone overanalyzes Super Bowl 50, it's time to take a look back at the best and worst title games. Here are my Super Bowl rankings, from worst to best:
I'll approach my Super Bowl 50 wagering on the fact that Denver has the NFL's No. 1 defense.
In a town that produced the National League's Most Valuable Player (Bryce Harper) and Rookie of the Year (Kris Bryant) in Major League Baseball last season, Las Vegas also will feature a linebacker on the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers when Super Bowl 50 kicks off Sunday at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California.
It's this time of year when Mike Cofer is reminded of having twice kicked a football on the game's biggest stage, and also that people can be (expletives) sometimes.
Super Bowl 50 kicks off Sunday. Here's everything you need to know ahead of the big game.
Here's a Super Bowl ad with a lot of meat on it. It's a spot for ketchup.
Lamar Hunt was creative, clever, a visionary, as forward a thinker as the NFL has known. I wonder what the late owner of the Kansas City Chiefs would have thought about the league housing a team in Las Vegas.
Fifteen years ago, quarterback Trent Dilfer stayed out of the way, avoided turnovers and allowed the Baltimore Ravens' historic defense to lead the way to a 34-7 victory over the New York Giants in the Super Bowl.
Super Bowl VII had ended in Los Angeles, and the Miami Dolphins had completed their perfect NFL season and a press box full of sports writers took to their computers to chronicle the 14-7 victory against Washington in January 1973.
Johnny Manziel is in serious trouble and perhaps fighting for his life, literally and as an NFL player.
When the Carolina Panthers meet the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50 — which is scheduled to kick off at about 3:30 p.m. Sunday in Santa Clara, Calif. — millions of football fans around the world will be watching. And so will millions of other people who couldn't possibly care less.
Roger Goodell has always owned a pretty loose definition of integrity when it comes to an NFL team ever moving to Las Vegas, on one hand standing behind the idea that his league should exhibit a blunt refusal to be compromised by sports gaming and on the other gladly accepting the massive levels of money and sponsorship and popularity it produces.
Bruno Mars confirmed that he will indeed join Coldplay and Beyonce on the Super Bowl 50 halftime stage this Sunday.
It's often said the next-best thing to being at the Super Bowl is being in Las Vegas to watch the game. But that's wrong. It's better to be here.
National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell took a pledge to help keep the Raiders in Oakland and the Chargers in San Diego.
This year's Super Bowl is a milestone for the big game — it's number 50 — and believe it or not, there are people out there who have been to every single one of the big games.
It's the one time each year when TV viewers don't fast forward through commercials but actually watch — and even look forward to watching — them.
Louisville has self-imposed a postseason ban on its men's basketball team for this season, the school announced Friday.
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