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  • January 30, 2019

    The NFL's virtual first-down line, explained

    At this point, it's hard to imagine watching football without the yellow line.

  • February 2, 2018

    25 Super Bowl commercials that explain Super Bowl commercials

    Celebrity cameos, patriotism, and nostalgia abound.

  • February 7, 2017

    The Super Bowl won’t be the end of anti-Trump consumer ads

    Brands target the young, Trump’s supporters are old.

  • February 6, 2017

    The story behind 84 Lumber’s Super Bowl ad about Trump’s border wall

    “The Entire Journey” follows a mother and daughter making a harrowing trek, and then confronting a giant wall.

  • February 6, 2017

    24: Legacy is 24 all over again, with none of the impact

    The original series had a cumulative gravitas that the new series (wrongly) assumes it can easily borrow

  • February 6, 2017

    Super Bowl 2017: watch all the movie trailers that aired during the game

    Mutants, superheroes, and transformers …

  • February 6, 2017

    Super Bowl commercials: 2017’s winners and losers

    Whether on purpose or not, things got political, fast.

  • February 6, 2017

    Watch: Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl halftime show reminded America she’s a star

    Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl halftime show was political, weird, dazzling, and Gaga.

  • February 5, 2017

    One of Budweiser’s 2017 Super Bowl ads is a tribute to the company's immigrant roots

    “Born the Hard Way” highlights Adolphus Busch’s journey from Germany to America.

  • February 5, 2017

    Super Bowl 2017: start time, TV schedule, and how to live-stream Patriots vs. Falcons

  • February 5, 2017

    What to expect from Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl halftime performance

    There’s one confirmed guest. (Sorry, it’s not Beyoncé.)

  • February 5, 2017

    Every year, more people watch the Super Bowl. Why did it hit its ratings peak in 1982?

    It's all thanks to US population growth.

  • January 23, 2017

    7 things you never knew about being a sports camera operator

    Think you could be a sports camera operator? Learn what it's really like.

  • January 23, 2017

    Why Super Bowl ads are so expensive

    It's not just a big audience; it's also a unique opportunity.

  • February 7, 2016

    25 Super Bowl commercials that explain Super Bowl commercials

    Featuring everything from casual misogyny to Clydesdales.

  • February 7, 2016

    America’s love affair with the chicken wing, explained

    Our attempt to explain why Americans will eat 1.3 billion chicken wings this weekend.

  • February 5, 2016

    I used to hate the Super Bowl. Then I turned it into my own holiday.

    I don't follow football. Commercials are commercials. But these days, I don't dread the big game — I look forward to it. But not because I'm a football convert. It's just the opposite: I don't celebrate the Super Bowl.

  • February 4, 2016

    Most people know of the NFL concussion problem, but will still let their kid play football

    The people who would let their kid play football: Super Bowl watchers, men, Tea Partiers.

  • February 1, 2016

    Chart: NFL games are mostly commercials and replays

    Very little of the average three-hour NFL game involves people playing football.

  • February 1, 2016

    5 things I never knew about the Super Bowl until I played in it

    An NFL Hall of Famer reflects.

  • January 31, 2015

    Chart: NFL players have become absolutely enormous

    This is one of the biggest shifts in the evolution of the NFL.

  • January 31, 2015

    Want to buy liquor for the Super Bowl? In 12 states, you'll have to do it before Sunday.

    Depending on where you live, your mileage could vary.

  • January 30, 2015

    Research explains why so many people are obsessed with sports

    The answer: mirror neurons, testosterone, and dopamine.

  • January 5, 2015

    We lost our son to football and brain disease. This is our story.

    Debra Pyka and Jeffrey Chernach talk about the death of their son Joseph — and their discovery that he had CTE.

  • October 14, 2014

    40 maps and charts that explain sports in America

    The passes, the shots, the players, the teams, the dollars, and of course, the fans.