It’s official: Lady Gaga will headline the Super Bowl halftime show.
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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.
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.