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Record-Breaking Super Bowl Could Be the Hottest Ever

Winter heat wave arrives in Southern California in time for the big game

(Newser) - This year's Super Bowl is on its way to setting records before a point is scored. Tickets are the most expensive in history, per CBS Sports ; parking passes are going for more than $5,000, per KTLA ; and more people are betting more money on the game than on...

Gambling Group Predicts Record-Breaking Super Bowl

Group says 31.5M expected to place bets

(Newser) - A record 31.5 million Americans plan to bet on this year's Super Bowl, according to estimates released Tuesday by the gambling industry's national trade group. The American Gaming Association forecasted that over $7.6 billion will be wagered on pro football's championship game set for Sunday....

Super Bowl Hasn&#39;t Seen a Bigger Underdog in 23 Years
Super Bowl Hasn't Seen
a Bigger Underdog in 23 Years
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Super Bowl Hasn't Seen a Bigger Underdog in 23 Years

Bengals, who will play the Rams, were 200-1 longshots before the season began

(Newser) - The early favorites to win Super Bowl LVI are the Los Angeles Rams. Odds-makers have made the Rams a 3.5-point favorite against the Cincinnati Bengals after each team advanced to the championship on Sunday, reports ESPN . By chance this year, the game will be played at the Rams' home...

Guy Pretends to Be Patriots Player, Swindles Super Bowl Ring

Which he then sold fraudulently

(Newser) - A New Jersey man has agreed to plead guilty in a convoluted fraud scheme involving Super Bowl rings. It all started in September 2017, the year the New England Patriots won Super Bowl LI, when Scott Spina, 24, sent an Instagram message to a former Patriots player who had left...

There'll Be No 'I' Onstage for Next Super Bowl Halftime

Team effort will include Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, and Kendrick Lamar

(Newser) - Five big names will team up for the next Super Bowl halftime show, taking the stage together for the first time. Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, and Kendrick Lamar will form a hip-hop supergroup for the event in Inglewood, California, on Feb. 13, the Los Angeles Times...

Buccaneers Take to the Water to Celebrate Bowl Victory

Thousands of fans gathered to cheer for the team

(Newser) - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers celebrated their Super Bowl victory Wednesday with a boat parade amid continued concern over the coronavirus pandemic, the AP reports. The parade got started around 1pm on the Hillsborough River near downtown Tampa. Thousands of fans decked out in Buccaneers gear lined the river on a...

Super Bowl Underwhelmed in Another Way

The Brady-Mahomes matchup only pulled in 96.4M viewers

(Newser) - So just how many people were eager to watch veteran quarterback Tom Brady take on hungry new QB Patrick Mahomes on Super Bowl Sunday? Not a heck of a lot, relatively. Ratings for the NFL's biggest day of the year are in, and CNBC reports the matchup between the...

Brady Covers Nike Logo During Super Bowl Celebration

Under Armour endorser pulls a 'reverse Michael Jordan'

(Newser) - Tom Brady hoisted the Vince Lombardi trophy for a record seventh time Sunday—but he wasn't so swept away by the moment that he forgot about his sponsors. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback appeared to cover up a Nike logo on his undershirt after he noticed it while taking...

Tampa Fans Ignore Warnings to Ease Up on the Celebrations

They were out in force in streets and bars after Super Bowl win

(Newser) - Two things have health authorities keeping a worried eye on Florida. On Sunday, the state became the first to report 200 cases of variant COVID strains, reports USA Today . The second involves the Super Bowl, specifically the celebrations surrounding it. Before the game, authorities including Dr. Anthony Fauci had implored...

24 of the Best Super Bowl Commercials
24 of the Best Super Bowl Ads

24 of the Best Super Bowl Ads

Including a 5-second spot from Reddit

(Newser) - This year's Super Bowl may have been a little bit different thanks to the coronavirus pandemic (a lot of the "fans" in attendance were cardboard ), but one thing remained the same: the commercials were great. View some of the best in our gallery, or visit CNET and...

Super Bowl Streaker Reaches End Zone
What We Know About
the Super Bowl Streaker

What We Know About the Super Bowl Streaker

Fan reached the end zone, got charged with trespassing

(Newser) - This year's Super Bowl wasn't attended by nearly as many fans as usual, but one of them, clad in a pink thong leotard, still managed to make his way onto the field and streak down it with 5:03 left in the game. The AP identifies him as...

Is This the Worst Super Bowl Commercial of 2021?

Or maybe Oatly actually ran the best one?

(Newser) - There were some awesome Super Bowl commercials Sunday night, and then ... there was Oatly. Featuring the CEO of the oat milk company, Toni Petersson, in a field singing and playing along to a song he wrote about oat milk, BuzzFeed calls it "either the worst or best thing we'...

For Tom Brady, It&#39;s Super Bowl Ring No. 7
For Tom Brady, It's
Super Bowl Ring No. 7
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For Tom Brady, It's Super Bowl Ring No. 7

Tampa Bay Buccaneers easily defeat the Kansas City Chiefs in the Super Bowl

(Newser) - In the end, the much-awaited matchup wasn't much of a contest. Tom Brady won his record seventh Super Bowl Sunday as his Tampa Bay Buccaneers overpowered the Kansas City Chiefs, 31-9. The 43-year-old Brady threw for three touchdowns, including two to his old teammate on the New England Patriots,...

Before the Super Bowl, a New Star Poet Speaks
Before the Super Bowl,
a New Star Poet Speaks
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Before the Super Bowl, a New Star Poet Speaks

Amanda Gorman recites a tribute to COVID heroes before kickoff

(Newser) - Super Bowl LV had an unusual kickoff to the kickoff. Amanda Gorman, the 22-year-old poet who gained fame at President Biden's inauguration, recited a poem in the pregame festivities. This, as you may have guessed, is a first for the NFL, reports the New York Times . Called "Chorus...

Astronauts Will Have 'Ultimate Nosebleed Seats' for Big Game

The space station will pass over Raymond James Stadium during the Super Bowl

(Newser) - The International Space Station will pass over Tampa's Raymond James Stadium on Sunday evening as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Kansas City Chiefs face off for Super Bowl LV. If the weather is clear, the seven astronauts aboard the station will be able to glimpse the stadium, per Space...

After Tragedy, a Bright Spot for Georgia 12-Year-Old

Taeden Johnson, who lost his family, is going to the Super Bowl

(Newser) - Taeden Johnson has aspirations to play in the NFL. But he has never had the chance to go to a game. That will change Sunday when the 12-year-old from Athens, Ga., attends Super Bowl LV. Johnson found out he is going to the big game during a Friday interview with...

Impairment Being Investigated in Crash Involving Chiefs Coach

Two children were injured—one seriously

(Newser) - A multi-vehicle crash involving Kansas City Chiefs assistant linebacker coach Britt Reid left a 5-year-old child with life-threatening injuries, KSHB reports. Authorities are trying to determine whether impairment played a role in the crash, which happened around 9pm Thursday on an I-435 onramp in Kansas City, near the Chiefs’ practice...

This Super Bowl Has an On-Field First

Sarah Thomas will be the first female referee in championship game

(Newser) - For the first time in Super Bowl history, a female referee will take to the field. Sarah Thomas, the NFL's first full-time female referee , will be one of eight officials overseeing Super Bowl LV this Sunday as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers take on the Kansas City Chiefs, NPR reports....

For First Time in 37 Years, No Super Bowl Ad From Bud
Budweiser Isn't Running
Super Bowl Ad. Instead, This

Budweiser Isn't Running Super Bowl Ad. Instead, This

Brand will use marketing dollars to boost COVID vaccine awareness in new digital commercial

(Newser) - One of the commercials people most look forward to on Super Bowl Sunday is the one from Budweiser—but this year, the Anheuser-Busch InBev brand is doing something a little different. Instead of its usual ad during the big game, it will be airing "Bigger Picture" digitally before and...

Brady Tells Patriots Fans: 'I Wouldn't Change Anything'

Next Sunday, star will make first Super Bowl appearance in another uniform

(Newser) - Playing in a Super Bowl is old hat for Tom Brady, but New England Patriots fans might find his appearance next Sunday hard to watch. The star quarterback assured them Thursday that they're not forgotten, NESN reports. Calling his tenure with the Patriots "incredible," Brady said, "...

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