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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'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, "...

Tom Brady Is Racking Up the Incentive Pay

On top of the star quarterback's $15M base salary

(Newser) - Tom Brady won more than a ticket to the Super Bowl when Tampa Bay won the NFC Championship on Sunday: His contract includes a $500,000 bonus for the feat. And should the Buccaneers win the Super Bowl, Brady stands to collect another $500,000, ESPN reports. The star quarterback...

Buccaneers Will Face Chiefs in Super Bowl
It's Another
Super Bowl
for Tom Brady

It's Another Super Bowl for Tom Brady

Buccaneers will face Chiefs in Tampa

(Newser) - It took the Kansas City Chiefs five frustrating decades to make their second Super Bowl appearance. Now, the defending champs are headed there for the second straight year. Showing no lingering effects from his concussion, Patrick Mahomes sliced up Buffalo's secondary with ruthless efficiency Sunday night, helping the Chiefs...

7.5K Health Care Workers Will Attend Super Bowl Free

One-third of the 22K fans at the game will be invited as a thank-you

(Newser) - The NFL plans to admit 22,000 fans to watch the Super Bowl in person next month, roughly one-third of whom will be health care workers. The league announced Friday that 7,500 vaccinated health care workers will be given free tickets to the Feb. 7 championship game in Tampa...

Watch This Moving 9/11 Tribute That Aired Just Once
This 9/11 Ad Aired Only Once

This 9/11 Ad Aired Only Once

Moving Budweiser commercial was broadcast during the 2002 Super Bowl and never since

(Newser) - Some brands should completely stay away from trying to commemorate 9/11, but others have figured out how to appropriately, and movingly, mark that indelible moment. In Budweiser's case, it came up with what's been called "the best 9/11 commercial ever," and it's only officially aired...

Shakira's Tongue Provides a Cultural Lesson
Provides a
Cultural Lesson

Shakira's Tongue Provides a Cultural Lesson

People missed the significance of her 'tongue thing' during halftime show

(Newser) - At one point during her Super Bowl halftime performance, Shakira looked straight into a TV camera and got the world talking about her tongue. Watch it here . The musical moment quickly became, in the words of CNN , the meme of the night. But many of those initial memes didn't...

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