January 24th, 2014
09:50 PM ET

Richard Sherman is facing fines, backlash, and admiration

With just days to go before the Super Bowl, news broke today that the NFL is fining Richard Sherman nearly $8,000 for his actions at the end of the NFC Championship Game. But it's the finish of that game that has everyone talking. Rachel Nichols spoke to Richard Sherman and told John Berman "it's fascinating to watch the wave of reaction to Richard Sherman."

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January 17th, 2014
10:35 PM ET

RidicuList: Counting his Seahawks before they hatch

The Super Bowl is still weeks away. The Seattle Seahawks still have another round of playoffs to get through before earning a spot in the big game. But that did not stop one fan from getting a tattoo proclaiming the team Super Bowl 48 champs. Is he a jinx? Watch the RidicuList. 
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February 5th, 2013
09:55 PM ET

New questions about Superdome blackout

Superdome memos show power system recently upgraded, NFL reports power supply fluctuations during Beyoncé rehearsals.

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February 15th, 2010
03:01 PM ET

New Orleans is storming back

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James Carville | BIO
CNN Contributor

In September of 2005, no one could have anticipated what we saw in New Orleans last week. What happened on the football field and parade route after the Saints' Super Bowl victory is amazing and uplifting. But what's happening elsewhere in New Orleans also rises to that standard.

Consider the following:

The day before the Super Bowl, New Orleans participated in a historic mayoral election, as Lt. Gov. Mitch Landrieu won a stunning 66-percent of the vote, with unprecedented support among all races.

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Filed under: Hurricane Katrina • James Carville • New Orleans • Super Bowl
February 8th, 2010
10:20 PM ET

New Orleans: An Inspiration for America?

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David Gergen | BIO
AC360° Contributor
CNN Senior Political Analyst

The country took a well-deserved time-out last night from bleak news about jobs, deficits, health care, Iran and the like. Even if you were pulling for Peyton Manning and the Colts, you had to agree that the epic upset victory by the New Orleans Saints was the best feel-good moment for the country in more than a year.

Drew Brees and the Saints did more than deliver a storybook ending to a storybook year. They made New Orleans a fresh symbol of the American spirit – what we can do as a people when we have our backs to the wall and join together in search of a comeback.

As almost everyone knows by now, Drew Brees is himself a story of overcoming the odds. Even though he was a high school star, most colleges weren’t interested in him as a player because he was so short – six feet in cleats, far below today’s stereotype. By grit and determination, he made it into the pros but four years ago, diving on a fumble, injured his shoulder so badly that no one wanted him except for the Saints, a team with such a sorry record that it was often nicknamed the “Aints” back home.


February 8th, 2010
04:45 PM ET

The Best and Worst Super Bowl Commercials 2010

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James Poniewozik

Every year, viewers look forward to watching the commercials during the Super Bowl just as much – if not more – than the big game. Companies shelled out $2.6 million for each 30-second slot, with some ads impressing TV critic James Poniewozik more than others. See how he grades the commercials of Super Bowl XLIV.


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February 5th, 2010
09:13 PM ET

Video: New Orleans backing its Saints

As CNN's John Zarrella reports, the NFL's New Orleans Saints are more than just distraction for the city with soul.

John Zarrella
CNN Correspondent

Filed under: John Zarrella • New Orleans • Super Bowl
February 5th, 2010
01:27 PM ET

Video: Who owns dat Saints cheer?

Program note: Tune in at 10pm ET tonight to find out more about the origins of the "Who Dat?" craze.

February 5th, 2010
11:00 AM ET

The Super Bowl goes high-tech

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Doug Gross

As the players, coaches and halftime performers - not to mention the Lombardi Trophy - make their way to Miami's Sun Life Stadium for the Super Bowl on Sunday, Jerry Hunter and company will be keeping a close eye on them.

The Super Bowl has contracted with Hunter's US Fleet Tracking to use its real-time GPS tracking system, which uses satellite technology that can "ping" a vehicle's location every few seconds.

The Web-based mapping system will be just one of the high-tech gadgets used Sunday to make sure the party for 74,000 people runs smoothly.

"You think you and your wife have a struggle throwing a dinner party with 30 guests - making sure everything is where it's supposed to be at the right time?" he said. "Imagine the Super Bowl."

Sunday's Super Bowl in Miami, Florida, will unfold against a backdrop of new high-tech stadium features, smartphone applications and video technology.

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February 2nd, 2009
04:06 PM ET

Bruce Springsteen: Cooler than all of us combined

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Jack Gray
AC360° Associate Producer

I’ve always thought that, as far as bona fide rock stars go, there isn’t anyone more incredible than Mick Jagger, strutting around like a peacock in leather pants and a red bathrobe, singing “Brown Sugar.” But Bruce Springsteen, last night at the Super Bowl, damn, if that wasn’t one of the greatest performances of all time I don’t know what was. He’s like one of the Seven Wonders of the World, right up there with The Great Wall of China and Fresca.

I’m assuming, of course, that you saw the Halftime Show. If not, I hope you have a good excuse. And no, “I was out in the front yard trying to break up a fight between my brother-in-law and the pizza delivery guy” doesn’t count. What do you think this is, Easter?

Anyway, Mr. Springsteen was sublime. Granted, he doesn’t have David Bowie’s panache, Stevie Nicks’ mysticism or Bono’s sunglasses, but The Boss is, well, The Boss. And last night he rocked the crowd in a way it hadn’t been rocked since John Madden bodysurfed the nosebleed seats.

As I watched his performance, I thought of how one of the great things about Springsteen is his versatility. He is simultaneously a rocker and a poet. Someone who can pump us up with his roaring anthems and turn us introspective with his somber ballads. The kind of guy whom you expect to belt out “Born in the USA” with the E Street Band but by whom you wouldn’t be totally surprised if he brought out the Von Trapp children for a chorus of “Edelveiss.”


Filed under: 360° Radar • Bruce Springsteen • Jack Gray • Super Bowl