Andrew Garda

What Cam Really Heard on Sunday

By now everyone not living under a rock has heard, seen or dissected Cam Newton's Super Bowl postgame press conference. But context is missing from a lot of the talk, and we should recognize that a bad media setup contributed to his prickly demeanor. More»
Cy Brown

Daniel Bryan Ready to Retire

Daniel Bryan announced his retirement from the WWE on Monday because of consistent concussion problems. Bryan is the most-talented wrestler of his generation and the former WWE World Heavyweight Champion. More»
Terence Moore

Miller the Man For Denver

Thee Broncos defense is now what the West Coast offense of the San Francisco 49ers was to another generation: The model for teams throughout the NFL on how to win it all. And leading the charge is the unstoppable Von Miller. More»
Mike Lupica

Last Rodeo? Peyton's Call, Not Yours

When Super Bowl 50 was over and the Broncos were victorious, Peyton Manning wasn't going to announce his retirement. He wasn't going to say goodbye, at least not yet. At the end of an imperfect game from him, it was merely perfect. More»
Michael Pina

Go Fish: Who Will Coach Knicks Next?

After going 1-9 in their last 10 games, the Knicks fired Derek Fisher on Monday morning, as first reported by ESPN. Assistant Kurt Rambis will take over on an interim basis, but the longterm answer could come from elsewhere. More»
Ross Benes

Defense Still Wins Championships

The defenses in Super Bowl 50 were so dominating on Sunday that the reigning NFL MVP and the NFL's all-time leading passer both put up pedestrian numbers. But was the game statistically the worst offensive/best defensive Super Bowl ever? More»
Andrew Garda

NFL Stars Who Went Out On Top

Is there anything more satisfying than a walk-off finish to a great career? With the tea leaves seeming to indicate that Sunday's Super Bowl win will mark the end of Peyton Manning's career, it's worth taking a look at others who left the game on top. More»
Kenneth Arthur

Newton Gives Critics Ammunition

PFW Nolan Nawrocki's famously scorching assessment of Cam Newton has been roundly mocked. But, in the wake of the QB's less-than-stellar outing on Sunday, there are still questions that Newton will need to answer in the future. More»
Jason B. Hirschhorn

Kubiak, Phillips Get Last Laugh

Only winning can change one's perception in the NFL. With Peyton Manning's career winding down, Gary Kubiak and Wade Phillips' window of opportunity was closing just as they arrived in Denver, but they managed to prove the doubters wrong. More»
Andrew Garda

The 2015 Broncos Defense: Best Ever?

Led by Von Miller, the 2015 Denver Broncos put on a defensive clinic throughout the regular season and again in the Super Bowl. Where does this unit rank all-time when stacked up against the best defenses in history? More»
Jason B. Hirschhorn

Von In 60 Mins: Miller Is SB50 MVP

Denver's dominant defense benefitted from big games all over the field, but it all started with linebacker Von Miller, the Super Bowl 50 MVP. It was a fitting conclusion to a season in which the defense carried the Broncos start to finish. More»
Cy Brown

Gah! Thomas Davis' Arm Is a Nightmare

Just two weeks after breaking his forearm in the NFC championship game, standout Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis played in Sunday's Super Bowl loss to the Broncos. Afterward, he posted a photo showing just how much his arm had gone through. More»
Cy Brown

Ranking the SB50 movie trailers

Movie studios love to use the Super Bowl to get the word out about their biggest potential blockbusters every year, and Super Bowl 50 was no exception. More»
Will Leitch

Orange Crush: Denver D Conquers Cam

The Broncos' Super Bowl 50 win over the Panthers was't a particularly compelling performance, but they impressively dominated Carolina. That's all football is sometimes, and for Denver, the end result is all that matters. More»
Cy Brown

13 Best Super Bowl 50 commercials

On the field, the Super Bowl might not have been the most fast-paced of all time, but at least the ads provided some extra entertainment. Here's a look at the commercials that rose above the rest. More»
Michael Tunison

Cam Newton Hot Take 'Mad Libs'

A handy template for writing the most scalding Cam Newton take possible after the Super Bowl. Just insert your own damning words in the gaps. More»
Kenneth Arthur

Peyback For Teams Manning's Carried

For 17 years, Peyton Manning was asked to carry his team -- often a team with a bad defense -- to a Super Bowl championship. On Sunday, during the Broncos' Super Bowl 50 win, he had to lean on the defense to carry him. More»
Michael Tunison

Lynch 'Announcement' Oddly Timed

After a report surfaced about Marshawn Lynch discussing possible retirement, "Beast Mode" tweeted a photo suggesting he was done during the fourth quarter of the Super Bowl. Ultimate troll job to the league he's occasionally been at odds with? More»
Cy Brown

Beyonce Saves Coldplay's Halftime

Coldplay didn't inspire much excitement as the headliner for the Super Bowl 50 halftime show, and their performance was just sort of meh. Fortunately, Beyonce and Bruno Mars took over. More»
Michael Tunison

Refs Say No Cotchery Catch

On the Panthers' second offensive drive of Super Bowl 50 on Sunday, Carolina lost a controversial challenge that ended up eventually leading to a Denver touchdown. Also: CBS officiating expert Mike Carey was wrong about the replay result. More»
Cy Brown

Gaga crushed the National anthem

The first big moment of the Super Bowl is the singing of "The Star-Spangled Banner." Lady Gaga had the honor this year and she nailed it with an all-time great performance. More»
SoE Staff

Super Bowl Live Rewind

Congrats to the Broncos, who are now Super Bowl champs after a hard-fought 24-10 win over the Panthers. Check out what our live NFL writers and others said on social media during the game. More»
Anthony Castrovince

Tanks for Nothing? Losing to Win

Tanking is an increasingly common -- and increasingly accepted -- form of a rebuild, and there are situations in which fans will actually salute such sandbaggery. But does that make it right? Do the ends always justify the means? Let's discuss. More»
Cy Brown

Leah Still Starred at NFL Honors

The most popular football players in the world attended the NFL Honors award show on Saturday night. But no person at the event was more popular than 5-year-old cancer survivor Leah Still, who presented the Comeback Player of the Year award to Eric Berry. More»
Erik Malinowski

Warriors Bowl Over Thunder

With Beyonce and Jay Z in the crowd and Super Bowl hype reaching a fever pitch in town, the Golden State Warriors took care of business against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Oracle Arena, 116-108. But it wasn't easy. More»
Jason B. Hirschhorn

Cam the Man at NFL Honors

The NFL Honors provides the league its biggest platform for individual awards, helping it crown new superstars and recognize ones from its past. This year's highlights include an MVP for Cam Newton, a Hall nod for Brett Favre and Leah Still. More»
Jason B. Hirschhorn

GOP Candidates Make Super Bowl Picks

On Saturday, the Republican candidates -- headlined by Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio -- squared off in the last GOP debate before the Feb. 9 New Hampshire primary and tried to one-up each other on the hottest topic of the day: the Super Bowl. More»
Terence Moore

Goodell Still Doesn't Get It

It's one thing to botch the serious issues that the NFL has faced in recent years. It's another to sound like everything is just fine in general, thank you. But Roger Goodell keeps smiling, and his bosses just pat him on the back. More»
Matt Brown

Louisville Imposes Postseason Ban

Louisville announced that it is self-imposing a 2016 postseason ban on its men's basketball team amid an ongoing NCAA investigation. The ban applies to both the ACC and NCAA tournaments, with Louisville missing the latter for the first time since 2006. More»
Terence Moore

Denver's Golden Boy

John Elway has lived a charmed sports life. He dominated everywhere he went as a player and ended his on-field career with a pair of Super Bowl championships, and now he's on the cusp of another running the show for the Broncos. More»
Alex Wong

The value of a players-only meeting

In today's NBA, it's rare to see a core group of players stick together for more than a few years. That makes establishing a rapport in the locker room a more pertinent issue. One way that happens: players-only meetings, often in a moment of crisis. More»
Lindsay Gibbs

The Panthers Write Their Own Rules

The Carolina Panthers enjoy themselves both on and off the field -- and that's okay. It's this uniquely light-hearted culture that elevates their game and makes teammates feel like family. More»
Robert Weintraub

The Super Bowl Rewatchability Index

There are few things to like about the endless two-week build up before the Super Bowl, but tripping down memory lane is one of them. Inevitably, the mind turns to ranking all 49 Super Bowls that have been played to date. More»
Joe DeLessio

Gaga and "Star Spangled" History

On Tuesday, the NFL announced that pop star Lady Gaga will sing the "Star Spangled Banner" prior to the Super Bowl kickoff this Sunday (scheduled for 6:30 p.m. ET on CBS). Let's take a look back at the best performances of the anthem at the big game. More»

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