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540K FCC Complaints Won't Keep Him From Super Bowl

Justin Timberlake will perform at the Super Bowl Halftime Show in February

(Newser) - Fourteen years after "Nipplegate," the NFL is ready to have Justin Timberlake back for the Super Bowl Halftime Show. The singer—who accidentally exposed Janet Jackson's right breast to half the nation in 2004's notorious "wardrobe malfunction"—made the announcement in a Tonight Show... More »

Here's the Super Bowl Halftime Frontrunner

Justin Timberlake is rumored to return

(Newser) - The NFL has yet to announce the headliner of the 2018 Super Bowl Halftime show, but all signs point to a returning act: Justin Timberlake. Sources tell Page Six and Variety that Timberlake has agreed to return to the Super Bowl stage in February, following the release of a rumored... More »

Tom Brady's Missing Super Bowl Jersey Found

NFL believes someone posing as international journalist stole it

(Newser) - Jerseygate is over: Tom Brady's missing Super Bowl jersey has been found, Fox Sports reports. The jersey, which went missing from the locker room after the Patriots won the big game, was valued at $500,000. In a series of tweets, Fox Sports' NFL Insider Jay Glazer reveals that... More »

Texas Hunts 'Most Valuable NFL Collectable' Ever

That would be the jersey Tom Brady wore to win Super Bowl, which is MIA

(Newser) - The Super Bowl is over , but JerseyGate is in full swing. QB Tom Brady, who couldn't find his game-winning jersey after the main event Sunday, suspects it was stolen from the Patriots locker room , and now Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has called in law enforcement to track it... More »

2 Patriots Skipping Visit to White House

'I don't feel accepted' in Trump's White House, McCourty says

(Newser) - New England Patriots defensive back Devin McCourty says he "doesn't feel accepted" in the White House with Donald Trump as president and that he'll be skipping the team's ceremonial visit following their stunning Super Bowl win . "With the president having so many strong opinions and... More »

Mark Wahlberg Went to Game, Left Before Epic Comeback

He says his son wasn't feeling well

(Newser) - Any Falcons fan at Sunday's Super Bowl surely felt awful afterward. But how about a Patriots fan who left early and missed the record comeback? That happened to none other than Mark Wahlberg, who attended with his wife and two sons, reports US Weekly . This video shows the Wahlbergs... More »

Did Lady Gaga Pull a Fast One at the Super Bowl?

Opening with 'This Land Is Your Land' may have been political 'dog whistle'

(Newser) - Despite anticipation that Lady Gaga would make some kind of political statement during the Super Bowl halftime show, the pop star appeared to play nice , a performance of the LGBT-friendly "Born This Way" aside. Even prominent conservatives hailed her "apolitical" show, the Washington Post notes, with tweeted praise... More »

Here Are This Year's Most Talked-About Super Bowl Ads

Ad breaks were no escape from politics

(Newser) - This year's crop of Super Bowl ads included the usual range of funny, corny, and weird commercials—but there was no escaping 2017's political upheaval. This year's most talked about ad was 84 Lumber's ad " The Journey ," which told the story of a mother... More »

Tom Brady Can't Find His Game Jersey

QB fears someone stole it after the game

(Newser) - A weird whodunnit emerged after the Patriots' incredible Super Bowl win : Tom Brady's game jersey has gone AWOL. When the MVP greeted team owner Robert Kraft in the locker room after the game, Brady can be heard telling him, "Someone stole my game jersey," reports NFL.com... More »

Single Computer Operated Fleet of Drones for Gaga Show

300 drones formed shapes in sky

(Newser) - The opening of Lady Gaga's halftime show at the Super Bowl featured an amazing sight you can expect to see more of in the future: a fleet of 300 drones lighting up the sky and transforming into an American flag. The drones, dubbed the "Shooting Stars," did... More »

Brady, Patriots Complete Wild Comeback for Super Bowl Win

The Patriots trailed by as many as 25 points

(Newser) - Tom Brady has a record fifth Super Bowl win for a quarterback after the biggest comeback in the game's history, and one of the greatest catches, the AP reports. James White ran 2 yards for a touchdown on the first possession of overtime—the first in Super Bowl history—... More »

Lady Gaga Shines—But Doesn't Shock—at Super Bowl

The pop star avoided any major political statements

(Newser) - Lady Gaga shocked by not shocking during her halftime performance Sunday at Super Bowl LI. The Guardian reports she had no surprise guests (despite a rumor that Beyonce might turn up) or overt political statements—though she did sing "gay anthem" Born This Way, maybe as a dig at... More »

Georgia Sheriff Requests 4-Hour Break From Crime

All in the name of Super Bowl LI

(Newser) - A Georgia sheriff's office would really appreciate it if the population it serves could manage to refrain from criminal activity during Sunday night's Super Bowl. In a cheeky Facebook post , the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office explains "we all want to witness history here in Georgia this... More »

No TV? Here's How to Watch the Super Bowl Online

For free!

(Newser) - You can watch the Super Bowl online for free, but there are a few catches. For starters, you're out of luck on phones unless you're a Verizon customer. Verizon has exclusive rights on phones, where you can watch through the NFL Mobile app. Otherwise, find another device, reports... More »

Gambler Uses Phone App to Bet $1.1M on Falcons

Patriots are favored by 3 points in the game

(Newser) - It's one thing to pull for the underdog. It's another to bet $1.1 million that they'll cover the spread in the year's biggest NFL game. Sportsbook operator CG Technology took that bet from an unnamed customer Friday, someone who thinks the Atlanta Falcons will either... More »

Michigan Residents May Not Want to Flush at Halftime

Macomb County is worried about sinkhole trouble

(Newser) - A giant sinkhole in suburban Detroit is being threatened by the Super Bowl. Macomb County public works chief Candice Miller is worried that thousands of football fans will flush toilets at halftime Sunday night, reports AP . She tells radio station WWJ that it could overwhelm a broken sewer line blamed... More »

So Who's Going to Win the Super Bowl?

The experts are giving the edge to the New England Patriots

(Newser) - A lot of people don't know this, but there'll be an NFL football game played tomorrow amidst all the exciting Super Bowl commercials. It's true! Super Bowl LI is a showdown between the New England Patriots, who are seemingly here every other year and only lost two... More »

5 Movie Trailers to Watch for During Super Bowl

Including 'Guardians of the Galaxy' and maybe even 'Star Wars'

(Newser) - We already know we're going to see Melissa McCarthy save the world and Budweiser upset some anti-immigration viewers , but commercial breaks during Sunday's Super Bowl will also give us brand-new looks at a bunch of Hollywood movies. Here are five films the Independent reports may debut new trailers... More »

Budweiser's Super Bowl Ad Touches Chord on Immigration

Spot highlights journey of Anheuser-Busch co-founder Adolphus Busch

(Newser) - If you're hoping to watch the Super Bowl to escape from politics, at least one commercial will bring you right back to current events. Budweiser's homage to its co-founder, Adolphus Busch, is certainly "relevant," as Ad Age notes. The 60-second spot, called "Born the Hard... More »

After 2 Blowouts, the Super Bowl Is Set

Patriots will play the Falcons on Feb. 5

(Newser) - It's the Patriots vs. the Falcons in this year's Super Bowl. Tom Brady and New England easily beat the Pittsburgh Steelers, 36 to 17, while Atlanta routed the Green Bay Packers, 44-21. The championship game will be played Feb. 5 in Houston. In the New England game, the... More »

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