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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Super Bowl

Super Bowl signals end of football season — doesn’t it?

Football season ends with the Super Bowl. It’s time for basketball and golf and auto racing, right? Well, that’s true unless you’re a big-time college football fan; if so, you know that this week with National Signing Day on Wednesday, is one of the biggest weeks of the year. We encourage all to enjoy football if that’s your thing, the other sports if they or — or maybe just enjoy a few weeks away from the TV. (February 2, 2015, Page 4)

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    Singing the national anthem

    Local columnist T.J. Ray, with the Super Bowl coming Sunday, takes a look at how the national anthem is often sung before big events as well as how it is intended to be sung. (January 30, 2014, Page 4)

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      Does NFL really want cold, snowy Super Bowl?

      The coldest weather for an “outdoor” Super Bowl was the low-40s several decades ago. With “indoor” Super Bowls in domed stadiums, it’s been a comfortable 70 or so inside even if it was in the teens and snowing outside. In 10 days or so, records could be set with Super Bowl XLVIII set for MetLife Stadium – an outdoor venue in New Jersey! Editor Don Whitten wonders what the NFL really wants that evening and how the experiment will work out. (January 22, 2014, Page 4)

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        Hope on Super Bowl Day

        A local girl with cancer, Hope, is part of the national commercial to promote Super Bowl parties to raise funds for St. Jude Children Hospital this year. for more information, visit (February 1, 2013, Page 3A)

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          Watching the Super Bowl – the ads and the game

          Sunday’s Super Bowl in New Orleans will have lots of great storylines – former Ole Miss standouts on both teams, brothers coaching against one another, Ray Lewis retiring, et cetera. But don’t forget about the ads. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at what has become an integral part of watching the big game. (February 1, 2013, Page 4A)

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            Consider options for performing national anthem

            It happens all too often – the national anthem is botched at a big-time, televised event. The most recent? The Super Bowl. Local columnist T.J. Ray says the song is too important to be messed with and suggests other options when it comes to having it performed on the big stage. (February 18, 2011, Page 4A)

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              Saints over Colts: Destiny or too much Drew?

              How many of you New Orleans Saints fans out there started wondering about all of this “destiny” talk when the Indianapolis Colts bolted out to a 10-0 in Sunday’s Super Bowl? Thanks to a stingy defense, a gambling coach and quarterback Drew Brees’ record-setting performance, destiny – and the Saints – prevailed. (February 8, 2010, Page 4A)

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