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Taylor Swift arrived at LAX on her trip from Tokyo to the Super Bowl, online sleuths say
Will he make it in time? Intrepid online flight trackers seem to think so.
On social media, Taylor Swift fans and aviation journalists believe they have identified Swift’s private jet, dubbed the “Football Era.” It arrived from Tokyo’s Haneda Airport to Los Angeles’ LAX Airport shortly after 3:30 p.m. local time on Saturday.
Her transportation plans to Las Vegas, where her boyfriend, NFL star tight end Travis Kelce, will play in Sunday’s Super Bowl, have not yet been revealed.
Why will the Chiefs win the Super Bowl? His vast experience
If the Chiefs beat the 49ers for their third Super Bowl title in four trips in the last five years, it will be for one simple reason: experience.
The Chiefs can lean on what they learned and endured during a dominant six-year run with Patrick Mahomes at quarterback. In fact, when the Chiefs beat the 49ers in Miami for their first title during this streak, San Francisco quarterback Brock Purdy, wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk and many others were still in college.
Add to that the fact that Chiefs coach Andy Reid will be in his fifth Super Bowl, third in NFL history, and has a chance to win a third ring, the bench knowledge of Kansas City will be too big an advantage for the team. 49ers to overcome.
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Why will the 49ers win the Super Bowl? Improved QB play
The 49ers had Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs on the ropes four years ago in the Super Bowl before everything fell apart, leading to a 31-20 loss that still stings today.
The difference when the teams meet in Sunday’s rematch? This time, the 49ers will have a quarterback in Brock Purdy who is capable of making a big play down the stretch.
Purdy has gone from “Mr. Irrelevant” as the final pick in the 2022 draft for the franchise quarterback who has elevated coach Kyle Shanahan’s offense in less than two years. He led the NFL in passer rating (113) and yards per attempt (9.6), and his ability to throw deep and scramble added new wrinkles to the offense.
Purdy also has a much better group of playmakers than the one surrounding Jimmy Garoppolo four years ago.
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Three old friends have attended every Super Bowl and have no intention of stopping
As long as they have each other, they will continue to go to every Super Bowl.
That’s the sentiment shared by three friends who say they are the last fans who can claim membership in the exclusive “never missed a Super Bowl” club. And they’re back again for number 58, Super Bowl 58, this year.
The three fans, all in their 80s, are Don Crisman of Maine, Gregory Eaton of Michigan and Tom Henschel, who splits his time between Florida and Pennsylvania. The three will meet this weekend in Las Vegas for the big game and hope to make it to the sixtieth edition of the game within two years.
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Taylor Swift’s connections to sports date back to her early days performing the national anthem.
Before Taylor Swift became a global superstar and the talk of this Super Bowl, she began her singing career performing the national anthem at sporting events as a child and teenager.
He sang the anthem before 45,900 fans in Game 3 of the 2008 World Series. The US Open. NASCAR. The World Series. Yes, even the Double-A Reading Phillies.
Swift was an unsigned artist looking for any kind of respite by belting out the song about the land of the free and the home of the brave in front of as many crowds as she could find.
For Native American activists, the Kansas City Chiefs are wrong
Dozens of Indigenous activists traveled to Las Vegas to gather outside the Super Bowl and demand that the Kansas City Chiefs change their name and abandon their logo and in-game rituals.
Rhonda LeValdo founded and leads a group called Not In Our Honor that calls for change. The Acoma Pueblo journalist and Haskell Indian Nations University faculty member has been in the Kansas City area for more than two decades.
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Everyone hopes that the Super Bowl between Chiefs and 49ers does not come down to an arbitration decision
One of the biggest fears when it comes to football’s biggest games is that a high-profile refereeing error will influence the outcome.
So all seven referees on the field will have plenty of screen time when the Kansas City Chiefs take on the San Francisco 49ers in Sunday’s Super Bowl.
The referee in charge of the black and white uniformed team will be Bill Vinovich. He also refereed when the Chiefs beat the 49ers in the Super Bowl four years ago, and when the Rams beat the Saints in the 2019 NFC championship game after an infamous missed call.
-Read about some of the most memorable Super Bowl calls.
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Here’s what you can expect from Super Bowl commercials this Sunday
Advertisers will pull out all the stops on Super Bowl Sunday: They’ll recruit the biggest actors, invest in the most dazzling special effects and, they hope, laugh as they try to win over viewers.
Most companies seem to be doubling down on their flights of fancy or light humor, often with a dose of nostalgia and plenty of mini-reunions of TV characters.
Big names like Jennifer Anniston, Christopher Walken, Arnold Schwarzenneger, Ice Spice, Jenna Ortega, Lionel Messi, Tom Brady, “Judge Judy” Judy Sheindlin, Super Bowl Halftime Show headliner Usher and more will appear during game breaks. And as always, there will still be some surprises on game day.
The game. Announcements. Music. The puppies. Here’s why millions of people are excited for Super Bowl Sunday
Millions of Americans will find something to be excited about come Super Bowl Sunday. That’s before you even take into account Taylor Swift’s influence.
Four in 10 American adults are extremely or very excited about at least some part of the Super Bowl Day festivities. It could be the game, the commercials, the halftime show or the Puppy Bowl, according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.
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49ers All-Pro offensive tackle Trent Williams savors first trip to Super Bowl in 14th season
Trent Williams’ accomplishments are already worthy of a Hall of Fame career with 11 Pro Bowl nods, three first-team All-Pro selections and near-universal recognition as the best left tackle of his generation.
All the San Francisco 49ers star was missing was something he never imagined would be possible as he spent the first decade of his career mired in dysfunction and ineptitude in Washington.
Williams got that missing piece with his first opportunity to play in the Super Bowl this week against Kansas City.
High school football gave hope after the deadly Maui wildfire. Team captains will be in the Super Bowl
The captains of a Hawaii high school football team whose town was destroyed by a deadly wildfire are at the Super Bowl as guests of the NFL.
The four students and three of their coaches serve as honorary captains of the pregame coin toss.
A little more than two months after the Aug. 8 fire, tickets for Lahainaluna High School’s homecoming game sold out in minutes. That was an indication of how much Lahaina residents needed a ray of hope amid a tragedy that claimed at least 100 lives.
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