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Super Bowl news and analysis from The Nation
February 8, 2016
Super Bowl 50: Brought to You by Toe Fungus
The game was not only godawful to watch. It also gave us a hell of a window into the NFL’s three-ring circus.
February 4, 2016
The Streets of San Francisco: ‘Super Bowl City’ Meets Tent City
A city in the grip of a housing crisis just spent $5 million on the Super Bowl. Yes, people are angry.
February 4, 2016
Start Making Sense: How Bernie Went From Trailing by Double Digits to Tying in Iowa
Plus our Super Bowl concussion preview with David Zirin.
Start Making Sense
February 2, 2016
Why Bay Area Residents Are Protesting the Super Bowl
An interview with Davey D on gentrification, police brutality, and protests against Super Bowl L.
January 29, 2016
Cam Newton: The Bridge to Somewhere
The Carolina Panthers quarterback, once derided as a phony, is using this Super Bowl to announce to the world that he does not have to be anyone but his authentic self.
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January 19, 2016
Dear Cam Newton: Please Don’t Read This
The Carolina Panthers quarterback has become a bizarre source of consternation for some NFL fans.
November 5, 2015
Fight Transphobia and Move the Damn 2017 Super Bowl
The idea that the Super Bowl must never be affected by politics flies in the face of the game’s own history.
February 4, 2015
Following Up on the Conspiracy Theory Surrounding the Super Bowl’s Final Moments
Decisions are often made in sports out of sentiment. Boston fans should know that as well as anyone.
February 2, 2015
The Conspiracy Theory Surrounding The Seahawks’ Last Play
Why did Seattle choke away the Super Bowl? Some inside their locker room think that it’s because they were more concerned about optics than results.
January 30, 2015
Solidarity—and the Seattle Seahawks—Forever
The Seattle Seahawks are representing a new sports/politics paradigm, one that with a Super Bowl win could be felt for a generation.