Super Bowl

The World of Sports

Feb 7, 2018

On the eve of the Winter Olympics, we discuss the latest news from the world of sports.  Topics to be discussed may include the Nassar sentencing, the Super Bowl outcome, the baseball Hall of Fame nominees, why pickleball may be the sport of the future, and whether checkers is a sport. 

Guests:  Glenn Jordan, staff writer for the Portland Press Herald

Karen Given, senior producer for “Only A Game” 

Matt Rourke / Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA - Twelve people were taken to the hospital and six people were arrested during a post-Super Bowl disturbance at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
A university spokesman says about 2,000 people gathered outdoors at the Southwest Residential Area after the Philadelphia Eagles beat the New England Patriots 41-33 on Sunday night.
Campus police says fights broke out, the crowd threw objects and set off smoke bombs and firecrackers. Police used pepper balls to disperse the crowd and the area was cleared by 11:30 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine - New England Patriots fans in Maine will have the chance to celebrate the team's fifth Super Bowl championship this weekend.
The Vince Lombardi Trophy will be on display at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. It will be accompanied by a cheerleader and mascot Pat Patriot.
Officials in Bangor and Brewer announced the event on Wednesday.
A spokeswoman for the center says fans can have one photograph taken with the trophy and should arrive early due to time limits. Guests must bring their own camera.

Charles Krupa / Associated Press

BOSTON -  World War II-era amphibious vehicles known as duck boats are carrying MVP quarterback Tom Brady, head coach Bill Belichick and the rest of the team through downtown Boston.
Tens of thousands of jubilant fans have braved snow squalls and chilly winds to celebrate the Patriots' fifth Super Bowl title. Many are shouting: "Brady! Brady!'' and ``TB12!''

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - New England Patriots fans filled the parking lots outside the team's stadium on Monday and lined up for hours outside the souvenir shop in near-freezing temperatures hoping to buy Super Bowl championship gear.
The newly crowned NFL champions landed in Boston at around 5 p.m. and received a police escort for the 30-mile drive to their home stadium.
The pro shop at Gillette Stadium opened at 6 a.m., but fans began lining up outside in the middle of the night, just hours after the team's 34-28 victory over the Atlanta Falcons.

Matt Slocum / Associated Press

A season that began with Tom Brady serving a four-game suspension will end with him in the Super Bowl, where his New England Patriots will take on Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons.
While most of the attention between now and the NFL championship game on Feb. 5 in Houston will be focused on Brady vs. Ryan, the truly key matchup could be Atlanta's score-at-will offense, which produced the most points during the regular season, against the unheralded defense of New England, which allowed the fewest.