The only certainty is that Malcolm Butler isn’t going to play. Beyond that, it’s anyone’s guess what to expect in Super Bowl LIII between the Patriots and Rams Sunday night. Maybe this will be the first time New England handily beats an opponent for the Lombardi Trophy. Maybe the Rams will be the second coming of the Chicago Bears with their own blowout, or worse yet, another representative of hard-luck twice handed down by the New York Giants. For all the sustained greatness over the past 17 years, these Tom Brady-Bill Belichick Super Bowls have been anything but leisurely, one-sided affairs. After decades of the Super Bowl delivering an overhyped bore, the past 20 years have instead promised considerable drama, with the Patriots delivering most of the memorable showdowns. Consider that of the nine times the Patriots have been here since 2001, they have played in five or six of the greatest Super Bowls ever. Not in franchise history, but in all NFL history. Will this … [Read more...] about The latest predictions for the 2019 Super Bowl
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By Chris Haire | [email protected] | Long Beach Press-TelegramPUBLISHED: January 29, 2019 at 1:47 pm | UPDATED: January 30, 2019 at 10:12 pm The iconic Randy’s Donuts sign has gotten one super makeover. The giant doughnut marquee at Randy’s original Inglewood location – an L.A. landmark shown in films such as “Iron Man 2” and “2012”– has been repainted from its regular beige to yellow-and-blue to celebrate the Rams making it to Super Bowl LIII. The Rams will play the New England Patriots on Sunday – trying to bring Los Angeles its first NFL championship since the Raiders beat Washington in 1984’s Super Bowl 18. The Rams returned to L.A. from St. Louis in 2016 after more than 20 years. John Back poses with his doughnuts as paint crews complete the conversion of Randy’s Donuts in Inglewood in support of the LA Rams for the Super Bowl on Tuesday, January 29, 2019. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer) Paint … [Read more...] about The Randy’s Donuts sign in Inglewood is sporting Rams colors for the Super Bowl
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Dugan Arnett Globe Staff January 30, 2019 Where’s the buzz? Where’s the electricity? Where are the downtown rallies and the entrepreneurial types hawking bootleg team merchandise from busy intersections, city ordinances be damned?Where is the unbridled emotion befitting a Super Bowl lead-up, a force so potent that it has been known to inspire bouts of relative insanity, like the Philadelphia gentleman so moved by the Eagles Super Bowl victory last year that he bent over a pile of horse manure on a city street and took a celebratory bite?It seems fair to wonder, as the Patriots prepare to make their unprecedented ninth Super Bowl appearance in the past 18 years — including their third straight — whether some of the thrill is gone. Advertisement Or, to paraphrase American president and Patriots enthusiast Donald Trump, has the team simply … [Read more...] about Spoiled Patriots: In success-soaked Boston, has all the winning dimmed the excitement?
Combine fatigue and apathy and you’ve got the recipe for the Super Bowl LIII ticket market. In New England, there’s a lot of “been there, done that, spent that” after nine Super Bowl appearances in the Bill Belichick-Tom Brady era. In Los Angeles, there’s a whole lot of, “The Rams? When did they get back?” “This is almost the worst possible combination of teams,” ticket reseller Michael Lipman told Sports Illustrated. “There’s no fan base in L.A. Though there is a ‘Tom Brady’s last hurrah’ situation that is attracting a number of people. But other than that, there’s no draw.” Lipman told SI that upper deck seats were going for about $3,500 as of Thursday. According to Yahoo Finance, that’s already about $500 to $1,000 lower than the normal get-in price at this time. And the game is still more than a week away. “In a normal year, Super Bowl ticket prices on resale sites spike … [Read more...] about What NFL experts are predicting for the 2019 Super Bowl
Jordan Fenster, Connecticut Post Updated 12:18 pm CST, Thursday, January 24, 2019 Tom Brady of the New England Patriots celebrates after defeating the Kansas City Chiefs in overtime during the AFC Championship Game at Arrowhead Stadium on January 20, 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri. The Patriots defeated the Chiefs 37-31. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) less Tom Brady of the New England Patriots celebrates after defeating the Kansas City Chiefs in overtime during the AFC Championship Game at Arrowhead Stadium on January 20, 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri. The ... more Photo: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images Photo: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images Image 1 of / 93 Caption Close Image 1 of 93 Tom Brady of the New England Patriots celebrates after defeating the Kansas City Chiefs in … [Read more...] about Kentucky kid proves Tom Brady, New England Patriots are cheaters, wins science fair