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 Says 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

Man Utd, Chelsea fight to draw

Manchester United played one of its most aggressive matches all season, a far-cry from the boring tactics usually deployed by Louis van Gaal. But Diego Costa scored a goal in stoppage time to help Chelsea draw with United. 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»
Andrew Garda

NFL Honors Could Use More Drama

On Saturday night, the NFL Honors ceremony took place. Cam Newton got his MVP award (no surprise there), while Brett Favre and seven other NFL legends got the final nod to head to Canton. But did anybody notice? 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»
Cy Brown

Best pop culture Super Bowl moments

It should be no surprise that an event as big as the Super Bowl can penetrate all facets of pop culture. Because of the game's popularity, the plot or setting of lots of TV shows and movies have centered on the Super Bowl. Here are a few examples. More»
Michael Tunison

Manziel's Troubles Continue to Spiral

Johnny Manziel, still technically a member of the Cleveland Browns, was accused of assaulting and threatening to kill his ex-girlfriend last week. Police declined to charge the quarterback with a crime. His family has begged Manziel to seek help. 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»
Matt Brown

Mapping The 2016 Blue-Chip Recruits

The Gulf Coast area of the United States has dominated college football recruiting for years. With the class of 2016 mostly signed, let's break down how this year's class shapes up geographically, including a map of all of the blue-chip recruits. 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»
Joe Sparacio

Hail to the Chef! Dubs Visit Oval Office

The Golden State Warriors took a trip to the White House to celebrate winning the NBA Finals last year, and looked like they were right at home. Let's take a look at the top five moments. 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»
Andrea Hangst

Carolina's other Superman

Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis has a broken arm suffered less than two weeks ago against the Cardinals, and he had surgery a day after that. On Sunday, he'll suit up against the Broncos. He wouldn't and couldn't have it any other way. 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»
Kenneth Arthur

Fun facts about All 49 Super Bowls

From Joe Namath's surprisingly average performance to the Buffalo Bills' remarkable run of futility to the significance of the Giants' first upset over the Patriots, we have facts, figures and anecdotes for every Super Bowl. More»

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