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Maroon 5's Super Bowl Worries Take New Turn

The band is asking for a side act. Interested?

(Newser) - With the NFL's anthem controversy still swirling, Maroon 5 has a problem: Who will perform with them at halftime? The band has approached several stars but can't get a yes. "Nobody wants to be associated with it," an insider tells Variety . Cardi B, Andre Benjamin, Mary... More »

Petition: Spongebob Must Sing at Halftime

A fan petitions the NFL

(Newser) - Spongebob Squarepants' creator may be gone, but he's far from forgotten. A fan's petition has garnered nearly 300,000 signatures as of this writing asking the NFL to have "Sweet Victory" performed at the next halftime show, Fox News reports. Spongebob performed the '80s-style power ballad... More »

48K Sign Petition Urging Maroon 5 to Turn Down Super Bowl

Because of NFL's treatment of Colin Kaepernick

(Newser) - Thousands of people are not on board with Maroon 5 headlining the Super Bowl halftime show . At least 48,541 people, to be exact. That's how many people, as of this writing, had signed a Change.org petition asking the band to drop out of the performance. But no,... More »

Here's Your (Alleged) 2019 Super Bowl Halftime Act

Maroon 5 will perform at the big game, sources claim

(Newser) - Two sources tell Variety the Super Bowl LIII halftime act has been chosen, and it's Maroon 5. Another source tells Us , "The offer has been extended and they’ve pretty much accepted," while ETOnline says the band is the "frontrunner" to perform. The band itself, fronted... More »

Trump: Super Bowl Champs Disinvited to White House

He calls off Eagles visit, cites anthem issue after fewer than 10 players agree to come

(Newser) - This year's Super Bowl champs will not be visiting the White House as planned on Tuesday—and President Trump says it is because of the NFL national anthem controversy. "The Philadelphia Eagles Football Team was invited to the White House," Trump tweeted on Monday. "Unfortunately, only... More »

Burglars Knew He Wasn't Home. He Was Playing in Super Bowl

Police investigate break-in at home of Patriots player Rob Gronkowski

(Newser) - Celebrities have been warned not to give out their locations in real time for fear of opportunistic intruders entering their vacant homes. Unfortunately for Rob Gronkowski, just about everyone knew the New England Patriots tight end would be at the Super Bowl in Minneapolis on Sunday. Upon returning home from... More »

Summer Tweet on Eagles Will Be Pricey for Bud Light

Company will give every adult at city's parade a free beer

(Newser) - Every adult who attends Philadelphia's parade for the Super Bowl champ Eagles can crack open a Bud Light if they'd like. The company will honor a pledge it made over the summer to that effect, when the odds of a Philly championship were long indeed, reports ESPN . It... More »

CNN Worker Finds Sensitive DHS Docs in Plane Seat Pocket

Papers were marked 'important to national security,' tied to Super Bowl bioterrorism exercises

(Newser) - Before you get off the plane, always check the seat-back pocket for your headphones, any magazines you might want, and those super-sensitive Homeland Security documents outlining how to protect Super Bowl attendees from an anthrax attack. One government scientist apparently didn't do so, as a CNN employee found out... More »

Ram Trucks Face Backlash Over MLK Super Bowl Ad

Company had the year's most controversial ad

(Newser) - During this year's Super Bowl, advertisers mostly played it safe—apart from Fiat Chrysler, which faced a major backlash after using a Martin Luther King Jr. speech in an ad for Dodge Ram trucks. "Recognize that he who is greatest among you shall be your servant. That's... More »

Philly Goes Wild After First Super Bowl Win

'I was hoping they would do it before I died, and they did it'

(Newser) - The rain and hail that pelted Philadelphia for much of the day dissipated just as people across the city spilled out of sports bars, apartments, and houses. They all had one destination: Broad Street. It was time for a celebration 58 years in the making. On Sunday night, just as... More »

The Underdogs Do It: Eagles Defeat Patriots

Philadelphia holds off Patriots 41-33

(Newser) - The underdog Philadelphia Eagles defeated the New England Patriots Sunday to win Super Bowl LII in a wildly entertaining game. This time, there were no last-minute heroics for Tom Brady, who nonetheless threw for more than 400 yards. With his team trailing 38-33 with a little more than 2 minutes... More »

Watch One of the Craziest Super Bowl Touchdowns

Quarterback Nick Foles catches a TD pass

(Newser) - The Eagles went into the half with a 22-12 Super Bowl lead thanks to a brave play call. Quarterback Nick Foles caught a 1-yard touchdown pass from tight end Trey Burton on fourth down late in the second quarter. Watch it here . The odd TD came after Tom Brady dropped... More »

Yes, That Was Dead Air During the Telecast

NBC has a technical glitch, but viewers didn't miss any of the game

(Newser) - One of the commercial breaks generating a lot of buzz during the Super Bowl wasn't actually a commercial at all. TV screens went black for about 30 seconds after NBC cut to a commercial in the second quarter following a Philadelphia touchdown, reports CBS . While some may have suspected... More »

National Anthem Is Drama-Free

No players kneel, and Pink, ailing with flu, makes it through

(Newser) - Super Bowl LII is underway, and even the national anthem had opportunity for a little drama. But as Deadline notes, none emerged. For one thing, no players were kneeling or sitting in protest during the rendition by Pink, reports the AP . And as for Pink herself, she managed to make... More »

Coldest Super Bowl Ever? Getting Ready for the Big Game

Halftime rumors addressed on Prince and Janet Jackson

(Newser) - As fans are warming up for the Super Bowl LII matchup between the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles, weather pundits are warning those watching the game in person to get literally warmed up, as it's looking to possibly be the coldest Super Bowl in history, per USA Today ... More »

10 Best, Worst Cities for Football Fanatics

Fans may be having the best time in Green Bay, apparently

(Newser) - Super Bowl Sunday is here, and across the nation fans are donning their jerseys, making chili, and checking their squares. Some cities may be more pumped than others, per WalletHub , which looked at nearly two dozen metrics across 240 metropolitan areas to see which cities rated the best for football... More »

Dad Posts Viral Video of His Favorite Groggy Eagles Fan

Team is 'like my sisters,' says daughter Haley Parks as she's coming out of anesthesia

(Newser) - Two million views and counting. Thanks, Dad. When a die-hard Philadelphia Eagles fan woke up groggy from recent dental surgery, she had one big fear: "Did I miss the Super Bowl?!?" Haley Parks' father posted a video on Facebook this week showing her coming out of anesthesia after... More »

'Oh Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy!' Bus Driver Gets Best Surprise Ever

NJ community raises money to send Eagles fan Gary Kelmer to the Super Bowl in Minneapolis

(Newser) - When you get an amazing school bus driver, you treat him or her like gold—or, in the case of a New Jersey community, you buy him tickets to watch his favorite team play in Super Bowl LII. The AP reports on the obsession Gary Kelmer has for the Philadelphia... More »

The Backup vs. the Legend: Super Bowl Is Set

Tom Brady and the Patriots against Nick Foles and the Eagles

(Newser) - Nick Foles threw for three touchdowns and the Philadelphia Eagles made big play after big play Sunday night, winning the NFC title in a stunning 38-7 rout of the Minnesota Vikings. Next up: the Eagles' first Super Bowl appearance since 2005, against the team that beat them then, AFC champion... More »

'Crisco Cops' Grease Light Poles Ahead of NFL Game

Philadelphia city workers are on the case

(Newser) - Football fans who react to big playoff games by climbing light poles should probably stay away from Philadelphia today. That's because a crew of city workers calling themselves the "Crisco Cops" spent the morning slathering poles throughout the city in grease to prevent fans from climbing them after... More »

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