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Cowboys Receiver Caught Fullback Pass for Super Bowl TD

Golden Richards' score sealed Dallas victory in 1978

(Newser) - Golden Richards, the former Dallas Cowboys receiver known for his flowing blond hair who famously caught a touchdown pass off a gadget play in the 1978 Super Bowl, died Friday of congestive heart failure at his home in Murray. He was 73. The former BYU star spent seven seasons in...

Some 49ers Players Were Unaware of a Big Rule Change
'Brilliant' Coach Takes Flak
Over an Overtime Call
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'Brilliant' Coach Takes Flak Over an Overtime Call

But San Francisco's decision to receive the ball at start of OT has defenders as well

(Newser) - With Super Bowl 58 in the books , one of the lingering issues is about overtime—and specifically San Francisco coach Kyle Shanahan's decision to receive instead of kick off at the start of extra time. Shanahan is taking a heat for that decision after his team's loss to...

Usher Squeezes In a Big Vegas Tradition After Super Bowl

Superstar weds longtime partner Jenn Goicoechea after headlining NFL championship game

(Newser) - Usher and longtime partner Jenn Goicoechea married in Las Vegas just hours after the R&B superstar's headline appearance at the Super Bowl halftime show by an officiant known to dress as an Elvis Presley impersonator. The couple married Sunday at Vegas Weddings, according to a marriage certificate made...

This Super Bowl Shattered Viewing Records

NFL's biggest game of the year averaged 123.4M viewers

(Newser) - It was the longest Super Bowl ever, but that wasn't the only record broken in Las Vegas on Sunday during the NFL's biggest game of the year. The matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers, which ended with a 25-22 overtime win for the Chiefs,...

Some of the Best Super Bowl Ads, and a Letdown
Who Won the
Super Bowl Ad Wars?

Who Won the Super Bowl Ad Wars?

Critics liked Ben Affleck, Christopher Walken spots; a 'Friends'-themed ad was deemed a 'letdown'

(Newser) - The Chiefs won the game, but who won the Super Bowl ad wars?
  • Twins: The USA Today Ad Meter contest gives a nod to the "Like a Good Neighbaaa" State Farm commercial featuring a Twins reunion of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito. Watch it here .
  • Walken: New York Times

One Word Being Used to Describe the Chiefs
One Word Being Used
to Describe the Chiefs

One Word Being Used to Describe the Chiefs

'Dynasty' is the term of choice after three championships in 5 years

(Newser) - They've won three Super Bowls in five years and made it to the championship game in one of those "off" years. As a result, a common theme is easy to spot in Monday morning's coverage of Sunday's thrilling overtime win for Kansas City:
  • "It's

Biden Tweaks Conspiracy Theorists After Super Bowl

'Just like we drew it up,' he tweets, channeling the Dark Brandon meme

(Newser) - President Biden didn't tip his hand on which team he was rooting for in Super Bowl 58, but he took advantage of Kansas City's win afterward to mock conspiracy theorists. "Just like we drew it up," he tweeted after the overtime victory , reports Deadline . Biden did...

Kansas City Wins a Nail-Biter in Overtime
Kansas City Wins
a Nail-Biter in Overtime
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Kansas City Wins a Nail-Biter in Overtime

Chiefs defeat the 49ers 25-22

(Newser) - The game more than lived up to the hype. The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl 58 on Sunday in overtime, 25-22, per ESPN . The Chiefs thus become the first team to win back-to-back championships since the Patriots two decades ago. The 49ers got a...

Was There Ever a Doubt? Taylor Swift Is at the Game

Superstar makes it to Vegas to cheer on boyfriend Travis Kelce

(Newser) - The start of Sunday's Super Bowl brings to an end some feverish celeb speculation: Taylor Swift is indeed at the game in Vegas to cheer for boyfriend Travis Kelce of the Kansas City Chiefs, reports the AP . She had to fly in over nine time zones from Japan on...

They Placed 180 Bets on 49ers Before the Season Even Started

California couple's wedding guests could earn $19 per $2 ticket if team wins the Super Bowl

(Newser) - At their wedding in September, Matt and Jessica Grime chose to convey their love for the San Francisco 49ers with their party favor. The South Lake Tahoe couple purchased $2 sports bets for the 49ers to win the Super Bowl for each of their 180 guests. "You bet on...

The Buzziest Super Bowl Ads So Far
The Buzziest
Super Bowl
Ads So Far

The Buzziest Super Bowl Ads So Far

The bazillion-dollar ad-palooza isn't waiting for the big game on Sunday

(Newser) - If you watch the Super Bowl for the commercials, you no longer have to wait until the big game to see what advertisers have in store. Many companies pre-release ads in hopes of recouping some of the reported $7 million that's the going rate for a 30-second spot by...

1 in 4 Americans Expected to Bet on the Super Bowl

Gaming group projects a record 68M people will partake

(Newser) - Nearly 68 million American adults—about 1 in 4—plan to bet on this year's Super Bowl, setting a record by a wide margin, according to the gambling industry's national trade association. Figures released Tuesday by the American Gaming Association include bets placed with legal outlets, as well...

Super Bowl Ads Are Pricier Than Ever

It's around $7M for a 30-second spot this year

(Newser) - If you've ever wondered how much of a pretty penny gets forked over for the ads you see during the Super Bowl, allow us to lift that veil off: It's a lot. About $7 million for a 30-second TV commercial, according to a December report by Ad Age...

2nd Member of Mahomes Family Lands in Legal Trouble

Patrick Mahomes Sr. gets DWI before son's Super Bowl game; QB's brother recently faced charges

(Newser) - The father of Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes was arrested in East Texas on at least his third charge of driving while intoxicated, according to jail records. The legal issue comes as the younger Mahomes prepares to lead his team into the Super Bowl against the San Francisco 49ers...

Taylor Swift's Far-Right Critics Float Epic Conspiracy Theory
Taylor Swift's Far-Right Critics
Float Epic Conspiracy Theory

Taylor Swift's Far-Right Critics Float Epic Conspiracy Theory

In some versions, the Super Bowl featuring her boyfriend will be rigged to help Democrats

(Newser) - Make no mistake: President Biden would love to get an endorsement from Taylor Swift, as he did in 2020. In fact, his team views that as the "biggest and most influential endorsement" to be had in the coming election, the New York Times reports. That may play some small...

This Nation Just Weighed In on Swift at the Super Bowl

DC's Japanese Embassy says star could technically get to Vegas 'comfortably' after her Tokyo concert

(Newser) - There's still no official word on whether Taylor Swift will be swooping into Las Vegas' Allegiant Stadium on Feb. 11 to watch boyfriend Travis Kelce play in the Chiefs-49ers Super Bowl—but Japanese officials are stepping in to assuage fears that the "Karma" singer won't be able...

Try Not to Gasp When You See Super Bowl Ticket Prices

Average ticket prices, a record, are hovering close to $10K–or 70% more than the average price last year

(Newser) - Missed the bulk of the NFL playoffs and thinking about catching the biggest game of the year in person? Open that wallet wide, because ticket prices for Super Bowl LVIII look like they're going to break some records. Citing data from TickPick , CNN Business reported earlier in the week...

49ers Overcome 17-Point Deficit to Advance to Super Bowl

They'll meet the Kansas City Chiefs in Las Vegas

(Newser) - Brock Purdy threw for 267 yards and a touchdown, and the San Francisco 49ers rallied from 17 points down at halftime to beat the Detroit Lions 34-31 on Sunday and reach the Super Bowl, the AP reports. The 49ers (14-5) scored 17 points in an eight-minute span of the third...

Post Malone, Reba McEntire to Kick Off Super Bowl
Super Bowl Sets
Anthem Singers

Super Bowl Sets Anthem Singers

Post Malone, Reba McEntire will perform before the game next month, as will Andra Day

(Newser) - The NFL announced its Super Bowl pregame lineup on Thursday: Country star Reba McEntire will sing "The Star-Spangled Banner" after rapper-singer Post Malone performs "America the Beautiful." The opening act will be Andra Day, who will do "Lift Every Voice and Sing," TMZ reports. Super...

Super Bowl Halftime Show Star Announced

And it's Usher

(Newser) - When Super Bowl LVIII is played at Sin City's Allegiant Stadium next year, Usher will be ushering in halftime. A series of announcement videos from Apple Music, which is sponsoring the halftime show along with Roc Nation, feature various people (including Kim Kardashian , Odell Beckham Jr. , and even Usher...

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