Today's Five Best Columns
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Feb 11, 2014 9:34AM ET
The imminent possibility of the NFL’s first openly gay player has everyone talking, and last night Stewart gave a breakdown of what it all means.
Feb 10, 2014 3:09PM ET
The likelihood that Michael Sam's decision to announce his orientation was in part influenced by NFL teams violating the collective bargaining agreement, in our amateur estimation, seems high.
Feb 10, 2014 11:26AM ET
Numerous quotes from throughout the season, before now out defensive end Michael Sam's personal details became public, show a Missouri team constantly harping on their great chemistry.
Feb 9, 2014 8:49PM ET
University of Missouri football player Michael Sam revealed that he is gay tonight, becoming what may well be the first publicly gay player in the NFL.
Feb 5, 2014 3:42PM ET
RadioShack's Super Bowl ad seems like a terrible choice of ad for a retailer that the Wall Street Journal just reported will shutter 500 of its retail locations.
Feb 5, 2014 1:18PM ET
After a bidding war, CBS will be the new home for the NFL's primetime Thursday Night Football package during the 2014 NFL season.
Feb 3, 2014 6:31PM ET
Super Bowl XLVIII was the most watched television event in United States history, according to Fox and Nielsen, with a reported average audience 111.5 million people.
Feb 3, 2014 11:11AM ET
JCPenney fooled us all with their drunk-seeming Super Bowl tweets, which they later revealed to be the result of "tweeting with mittens." Mittens you can buy at JCPenney, of course.
Feb 3, 2014 9:18AM ET
In case you'd forgotten about Hillary Clinton's maybe-I'm-not-but-I-definitely-am 2016 campaign, a well-timed Super Bowl tweet was there to remind you. No wonder Democrats are worried about breathing room.
Feb 3, 2014 9:05AM ET
The first play of Super Bowl XLVIII broke the Denver Broncos' back: a mis-timed snap ended up as a safety for the Seahawks and became the fastest-scoring play in Super Bowl History. So what exactly went wrong? Peyton Manning says it was because of the noise.
Feb 3, 2014 2:43AM ET
While the Super Bowl is a great time for companies to spend an egregious amount of money hawking beer and cars, it's also a chance for the film industry to advertise its art, such as a fourth Transformers movie.
Feb 2, 2014 11:34PM ET
There have been some good Super Bowls over the last few years. This wasn't one of them.
Feb 2, 2014 9:45PM ET
Bob Dylan's been in you-did-an-ad-you're-a-sell-out land before.
Feb 2, 2014 8:55PM ET
The Denver Broncos hadn't played against a top ten-ranked defense all season.
Feb 2, 2014 8:48PM ET
It wasn't as flashy as Beyoncé last year, but Bruno Mars turned in a lovely Super Bowl performance, and was joined by the underdressed (read: shirtless) Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Feb 2, 2014 8:43PM ET
The long-awaited Seinfeld reunion finally aired, and though Jerry Seinfeld himself told us it wouldn't be an ad or an episode of his web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, it ended up being both.
Feb 2, 2014 7:26PM ET
Super Bowl XLVIII is here! And I guess everyone got a little too excited, because we've already had some derpy moments.
Feb 2, 2014 7:21PM ET
Part of the Super Bowl tradition—at least when the Super Bowl is aired on Fox—is the semi-uncomfortable meeting of the minds between President Barack Obama and Fox News maestro Bill O'Reilly.
Feb 2, 2014 7:13PM ET
You have to wait until Sunday to see the Super Bowl, and as usual, you won't have to wait that long to see the famous ads.
Feb 2, 2014 12:14PM ET
Like me, millions of fellow red-blooded American men are gearing up for the veritable apex of manliness: Super Bowl Sunday. I'm also thinking about baking some kale chips.
Feb 2, 2014 2:02AM ET
Peyton Manning was already the first player to win four MVP awards when he was given the honor again on Saturday.
Feb 1, 2014 11:41AM ET
New Mexico is not happy about Denver Mayor Michael Hancock's appropriation of the green chile as a Denver treasure.
Jan 31, 2014 6:01PM ET
Nobody seems to be having as much fun with our -bowl obsession as Nat Geo Wild, which is going all out to promote a mysterious program called the Fish Bowl -- billed as a four-hour reality-style program monitoring the activities of break-out star, the goldfish Goldie.
Jan 31, 2014 2:15PM ET
Hazardous material units and bomb squads scattered across New Jersey and New York on Friday after letters mailed to at least five hotels near MetLife Stadium, where the Super Bowl will be played on Sunday, contained a white powder.
Jan 31, 2014 1:08PM ET
For professional football fans, this Sunday is Super Bowl XLVIII, the culmination of a tough season full of ups and downs and skittles and Omaha! and Richard Sherman telling people he's the best.
Jan 31, 2014 12:37PM ET
I saw a teaser ad for a Super Bowl spot in which an M&M is kidnapped. And I swore, at that moment, that I would never, ever find out what happened to that piece of candy, my own tiny act of rebellion.
Jan 31, 2014 3:18AM ET
Who will win? You could spend hours poring over stats, looking for some equation that will divine the outcome of the game for you. Or you could turn to the wisdom of animals.
Jan 30, 2014 1:04PM ET
After the Super Bowl airs, another game begins: How many viewers can a network hold on to for their post-game programming? One tried-and-true strategy has been celebrity cameos. We've ranked ten of the most notable.
Jan 28, 2014 1:05PM ET
The 1991 Super Bowl halftime show starring New Kids on the Block was the first to feature a contemporary pop music artist. Yet it was overshadowed at the time, and remains forgotten even as it began the star-laden halftime shows to come.
Jan 28, 2014 12:48PM ET
Weather worries have sent prices for Super Bowl tickets tumbling on the resale markets, but don't think you'll be able to snag a last-minute bargain. They are still ridiculously expensive.