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New England Patriots win Super Bowl LII as Brady stars again

Last Sunday, The National Football League season reached its zenith as the New England Patriots played the Los Angeles Rams in the fifty-third annual Super Bowl. The Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta was the stage for the lowest-scoring Super Bowl in history, as the Patriots ground out a 13-3 victory. This season’s finale was notable for […]

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Foles-inspired Eagles upset Patriots in record-breaking Super Bowl LII

The Philadelphia Eagles banished memories of their defeat at the hands of the New England Patriots in 2005, winning a thrilling shootout 41-33 in Super Bowl LII against the same opponents, to claim their first ever Super Bowl title on a night when records galore fell in Minneapolis. Victory for the unfancied Eagles completed a […]

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Lady Gaga’s message of liberation is frequently dismissed

Lady Gaga, as an openly bisexual woman who challenges gender norms, has long been an icon for queer communities. The NFL’s choice of Gaga for the Super Bowl halftime show was thus significant, as it is a league which has often had problems with misogyny. It is even more significant now, considering Donald “likes women […]

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Lucrative Super Bowl ads: the highlight for many viewers

Some watch the Super Bowl for the conclusion of the season’s football action. For others it is the food, the ritual, the chance to bond with friends or the excuse to yell. For 26 per cent of 18-24 year olds, the key moment is neither the touchdowns nor the taquitos, but the adverts. This often […]

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Patriots stun Falcons with record comeback to win Super Bowl LI

Just when we thought we’d seen it all, this was a game for the ages. The New England Patriots delivered the biggest comeback in Super Bowl history from 28-3 down to beat the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 in overtime, on a night when records galore tumbled at NRG Stadium in Houston. The Falcons were left to […]

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New England Patriots to face Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI

Super Bowl LI in Houston on Sunday will see the New England Patriots face the Atlanta Falcons for the sport’s biggest prize: the Vince Lombardi Trophy. New England overcame Pittsburgh in the AFC Championship game while Atlanta crushed Green Bay in the NFC Championship game, signing off at the Georgia Dome in style ahead of […]

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Defense dominates as the Broncos edge the Panthers in Super Bowl 50

If this is to be Peyton Manning’s last ride, then it is fitting that he can walk away from the modern game he did so much to help shape as a Super Bowl champion. It was not necessarily the prettiest or the most dramatic of performances, but the Denver Broncos came with a game plan […]

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Carolina Panthers to face Denver Broncos in 50th Super Bowl

  Super Bowl 50 on Sunday 7 February will pit the Carolina Panthers against the Denver Broncos at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California. It promises to be an interesting tussle between the old and new breeds of quarterback: Peyton Manning epitomising the traditional pocket-passer, against the athletic Panthers signal-caller Cam Newton. This has already […]