February 8, 2010 In New Orleans, it's a holiday of sorts after the Saints' come-from-behind victory in the Super Bowl on Sunday night in Miami. New Orleans beat Indianapolis 31-17, setting off a celebration in the streets. Some residents see the win as a sign of the city's rebirth after Hurricane Katrina, which devastated parts of the city.
February 7, 2010 One thing football fans hear over and over again is that a team must run in order to be successful. You can't win in the NFL without a ground game, TV experts still say. But that doesn't seem to be the case in the Super Bowl, and it doesn't seem to be the case overall in the NFL. Running, as a means to victory, is under aerial assault from the passing game.
February 5, 2010 Last month, the Supreme Court handed corporations a new way to spend their funds — on ads advocating for or against political candidates. So what could corporations get if they put money into a campaign instead of buying a $2.5 million Super Bowl ad? Experts say that kind of money could cover enough ads to sway some House and Senate races.
February 5, 2010 Having a tough time trying to figure out the football part of the Super Bowl? These Super Bowl conversation starters can help you wage a good offensive game on Sunday.
February 4, 2010 Last week, CBS turned down a commercial produced by a new gay dating site called ManCrunch.com. The ad raises questions about not just what networks want in Super Bowl advertisements, but what potential advertisers really want from the Super Bowl.
February 4, 2010 When the Saints captured the NFC Championship two weeks ago, music roared from every neighborhood and spontaneous brass-band parades shut down streets: New Orleans rhythms exploded across the city in a way that seemed natural for celebrations of football glory. Now, you can hear 10 songs which typify the music in the New Orleans air right now.
February 4, 2010 During his nine years as the coach of the Baltimore Ravens, Brian Billick led the team to a Super Bowl win in 2001. Now a commentator for Fox Sports and the NFL Network, he joins Fresh Air to discuss the upcoming Super Bowl — and the future of the NFL.
February 4, 2010 Football fans are looking forward to this Sunday's Super Bowl –- and a day full of good food. But the menu doesn't have to be limited to pizza and nachos. We asked two chefs from the Colts' and Saints' hometowns about what they'd be cooking this weekend.
February 3, 2010 See how the New Orleans Saints and Indianapolis Colts match up in the NFL title game. AP writer Barry Wilner gives a preview of the game, along with a breakdown of key players and team statistics.