On Sunday, Seattle goes for a second straight huge piece of candy. The mother of all Snickers bars. The Patriots go for a fourth.
Roger Goodell held his annual Super Bowl news conference Friday and answered questions ranging from his job performance to deflated footballs to franchise relocation to Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch refusing to engage much with reporters this week.
Who will win this Super Bowl? The answer is coming Sunday night from Glendale, Ariz., and there are compelling arguments for both sides.
You knew it was going to be that kind of day when his first tee shot landed closer to a fairway home than the fairway. Bad went to worse, and worse went to awful, and suddenly Tiger Woods was sculling shots off the fringe to 20 feet past the green.
Columnist had a front-row seat for the Daily Racing Form/National Thoroughbred Racing Association National Handicapping Challenge at the Treasure Island. He watched John O’Neil of Huntington Station, N.Y., out-handicap the field to take the first prize of $800,000.
I never viewed Pete Carroll much of a Hamlet type, but if you’re talking about a guy whose impulse for revenge will play out mostly inside his head this week, the Seattle Seahawks coach can certainly act the part.
It was a little before 2 p.m. Monday at Cashman Field. A man from the grounds crew was spreading fertilizer in the outfield, walking from the Dotty’s casino sign in deepest left-center field to the right-field foul line. Another grounds crew man was working on the pitcher’s mound in the left-field bullpen.
Long-suffering Cubs fans bought tickets to see a young, talented club led by a skipper who knows how to mold a World Series contender. But a Series title would be bittersweet because their heroes, Ron Santo and now Ernie Banks, won’t be around to see it.
A few days ago, Tom Brady’s future was shrouded in uncertainty. Would he flee the country or confess to the hideous modern-day NFL crime of deflating footballs for a big playoff game?
The Rebels, a talented if rudderless bunch, had somehow slipped to 1-5 coming into Saturday.