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Brady Gives Rookie Star His MVP Truck

Malcolm Butler collects the keys for his interception

(Newser) - Tom Brady won the MVP trophy, but the rookie who made the Super Bowl's clutch play is getting the truck. As a way to thank Malcolm Butler for his game-saving interception, Brady gave Butler the Chevy pickup that came along with Brady's MVP honors in Super Bowl XLIX,... More »

Super Bowl Sets All-Time US Viewing Record

Yet again, it's America's most-watched TV event ever

(Newser) - An estimated 114.4 million people watched New England's thrilling win over Seattle , making it the fifth time in six years that a Super Bowl game has set a record for the most-watched event in US television history. The viewership eclipses the 112.2 million who watched Seattle beat... More »

Katy Perry's Post-Super Bowl Activity: XLIX Tattoo

Plus: Did she or did she not diss Taylor Swift?

(Newser) - Katy Perry will never forget performing at last night's 49th Super Bowl—because after her halftime show was over, she got XLIX tattooed on her finger, the Daily Mail reports. "I thought it would be appropriate to draw blood tonight," Perry captioned an Instagram picture of the... More »

Depressing Ad Was Super Bowl's Most Talked-About

Childhood death ad one of many serious ones

(Newser) - Viewers who watched the Super Bowl mainly for the ads may have found this year a more somber affair than usual, with multiple advertisers stressing serious themes. But a Nationwide ad on preventable childhood death may have gone too far, if the backlash on Twitter is anything to go by,... More »

Patriots Win Nail-Biter, 28-24

Seahawks give up 10-point lead in second half

(Newser) - New England cornerback Malcolm Butler tonight stole Seattle's dream of a second straight championship, ESPN reports. With the Patriots leading 28-24 in the waning seconds of Super Bowl XLIX, the Seattle Seahawks drove down the field and even saw receiver Jermaine Kearse complete a miracle catch ( Bleacher Report... More »

Katy Perry Lets Out 'Roar' at Halftime

But did she diss Taylor Swift?

(Newser) - Did Katy Perry diss Taylor Swift , or just let out a huge roar? The pop princess emerged for her Super Bowl halftime show in a flaming dress riding an enormous mechanical beast and singing her hit song "Roar," reports the New York Times' Super Bowl Blog . As she... More »

Super Bowl Security Hits Even Katy Perry's Outfit

Law enforcement officials taking extra precautions at big game

(Newser) - Security is so tight at the University of Phoenix Stadium that even the costume Katy Perry is planning to wear during tonight's half-time show has been checked. "Katy Perry's stage came in last night," a customs and border protection official tells ABC News . "We've... More »

How Being a 'Lark' or 'Owl' Affects Performance

Study: Time one wakes, plays has a dramatic impact

(Newser) - If you're an early riser, your peak performance is earlier in the day, typically around lunchtime. If you're a night owl who prefers to sleep in, your prime time is closer to 8pm. One's internal body clock, which influences everything from alertness to risk of heart attack,... More »

Patriots Staffer Took Footballs Into Restroom: Reports

But he was only in there for 90 seconds

(Newser) - Reports are offering a potentially significant new development in DeflateGate : A Patriots locker room attendant was spotted in surveillance video taking 24 balls into a stadium bathroom. Half those balls were for the Patriots, the other half for the Colts, Pro Football Talk reports, citing an NFL source. That video,... More »

Bill Belichick: We Followed Rules 'to the Letter'

Patriots' coach makes unscheduled appearance amid DeflateGate

(Newser) - Saying his team "followed the rules to the letter," New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick explained how his team prepares its footballs on game day and defended his players from chatter that they made it to the Super Bowl by cheating via deflated game balls . In an unscheduled... More »

Patriots' Belichick: I'm 'Shocked' by DeflateGate

'I have no explanation for what happened,' Pats coach says about deflated footballs

(Newser) - The hands-on head coach who scrutinizes obscure rules in the NFL handbook to come up with controversial plays said today at a news conference that he never fully knew the process behind inflating footballs and that he is "shocked" and has "no explanation" for how 11 out of... More »

Patriots Rout Colts for AFC Title

They'll face Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl after 45-7 win

(Newser) - Bill Belichick and Tom Brady are headed to a special place where no coach or player has gone more—the Super Bowl. The New England Patriots dominant duo earned a sixth trip to the Super Bowl with a 45-7 wipeout of the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC championship game before... More »

Next Super Bowl Halftime Star: Katy Perry

NBC confirms 'Roar' singer will headline Feb. 1

(Newser) - Katy Perry will join the exclusive club of stars to take the stage at the Super Bowl halftime show on Feb. 1, NBC confirmed last night, in what the AP calls the fourth pick in a row aimed at younger performers and audiences. It's also a savvy pick, writes... More »

Next Super Bowl Act Said She Wasn't That 'Kind of Girl'

Katy Perry said she wouldn't pay to play halftime show

(Newser) - Billboard last night broke the news that, based on sources, the 2015 Super Bowl halftime performer will be neither Rihanna nor Coldplay but ... Katy Perry. Which is interesting, because when she appeared on ESPN's College GameDay on Saturday, as Rolling Stone notes, Perry talked about the fact that... More »

NFL to Would-Be Halftime Acts: Pay Up

League looking for money, with Coldplay, Katy Perry, and Rihanna the finalists

(Newser) - Coldplay, Katy Perry, and Rihanna: One of them will headline next year's Super Bowl halftime show, and it might just come down to whoever is willing to shell out for the privilege. Citing "people familiar with the matter," the Wall Street Journal reports that the NFL, in... More »

Super Bowl L? Nope, NFL Makes Exception

In 2016, it will be Super Bowl 50

(Newser) - Quick, how many Super Bowls have there been? If you don't know, it's probably because this year's game was promoted as Super Bowl XLVIII—and you'd be forgiven if your Roman numeral skills are rusty. Well, good news, my ancient-number-system-challenged friends: In 2016, the NFL is... More »

Minneapolis Awarded 2018 Super Bowl

New stadium helps city beat New Orleans, Indianapolis

(Newser) - If you build it, the Super Bowl will come. That message rang loud and clear yesterday when Minneapolis was awarded the 2018 game after a vote by NFL owners rewarded the city for its new stadium deal. The owners chose Minneapolis and the $1 billion stadium planned for the site... More »

Flea: Chili Peppers Faked It at Super Bowl

But Flea has a pretty good reason why

(Newser) - The Red Hot Chili Peppers weren't playing their instruments when they joined Bruno Mars for a Super Bowl halftime show watched by a record 115 million people , bassist Flea confirmed after photos surfaced on Vulture of him onstage with an unplugged guitar. In an open letter , he explains that... More »

FBI Rescues 16 Teens in Super Bowl Sex Sting

Some were only 13 years old; authorities arrest 45 alleged pimps

(Newser) - Sixteen kids ranging in age from 13 to 17 were rescued in a prostitution sting linked to the Super Bowl, reports Fox News . The teens came from 13 different states, and some had been reported missing by their families, reports AP . Some were foreign nationals. The FBI said it arrested... More »

Cops: Man Bit Off Brother's Ear at Super Bowl Party

Drunken 'play wrestling' turned brutal

(Newser) - This year's Super Bowl was watched by 111.5 million Americans who didn't bite anybody's ears off—and by Sean Fallon-Nebbia of Rochester, NY. Cops say the 27-year-old bit off part of his 26-year-old brother's ear and beat him unconscious after "play wrestling" at the... More »

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