February 7, 2016

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Super Bowl 50: Denver Broncos beat Carolina Panthers –
The Denver Broncos produced a defensive masterclass to upset the Carolina Panthers 24-10 and win Super Bowl 50. Carolina were heavy favourites, having lost only once all season and with the league’s Most Valuable Player of the season Cam Newton at quarterback. But Newton was smothered by the Broncos defence and gave up three turnovers, including one that led to a touchdown. That helped Denver, quarterbacked by veteran Peyton Manning, open a 10-0 lead early on and they never lost it. It had been rumoured the game would be 39-year-old Manning’s last, but he said afterwards he would “take time to reflect”. [BBC]

Coldplay and Beyonce star in half-time show –
British group Coldplay were the main performers at the half-time and they were joined by Beyonce, Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson. Coldplay opened the show by singing ‘Yellow’ and ‘Viva La Vida’ as children carrying multi-coloured umbrellas and violins streamed onto the pitch. Mars and Ronson performed their hit ‘Uptown Funk’, before Beyonce sang her new song ‘Formation’. The artists closed the show by performing a mash-up of Coldplay’s hit ‘Fix You’ and Beyonce’s ‘Crazy In Love’. [BBC]

Twitter suspends 125,000 ‘terrorism’ accounts –
Twitter says it has suspended more than 125,000 accounts since mid-2015 “for threatening or promoting terrorist acts”. In a blog, the US-based firm said the accounts “primarily related to ISIS” (the so-called Islamic State group). “We condemn the use of Twitter to promote terrorism,” it said, adding that it had increased its report reviewing teams to react faster. Twitter has more than 500 million users around the world. [BBC]

Video of the Day –

“NFL 2016: PART TWO” — A Bad Lip Reading of the NFL

Part One available here

List of the Day –

List of Superbowl Champions [from Wikipedia]

Game Date Winning team Score Losing team Venue City Attendance
50 February 7, 2016 Denver Broncos† 24–10 Carolina Panthers* Levi’s Stadium Santa Clara, California (2)[note 1] 71,088
(8, 3–5) (2, 0–2)
XLIX February 1, 2015 New England Patriots† 28–24 Seattle Seahawks* University of Phoenix Stadium (2) Glendale, Arizona (3)[note 1] 70,288
(8, 4–4) (3, 1–2)
XLVIII February 2, 2014 Seattle Seahawks* 43–8 Denver Broncos† MetLife Stadium East Rutherford, New Jersey 82,529
(2, 1–1) (7, 2–5)
XLVII February 3, 2013 Baltimore Ravens† 34–31 San Francisco 49ers* Mercedes-Benz Superdome (7) New Orleans, Louisiana (10) 71,024
(2, 2–0) (6, 5–1)
XLVI February 5, 2012 New York Giants* 21–17 New England Patriots† Lucas Oil Stadium Indianapolis, Indiana 68,658
(5, 4–1) (7, 3–4)
XLV February 6, 2011 Green Bay Packers* 31–25 Pittsburgh Steelers† Cowboys Stadium Arlington, Texas 103,219
(5, 4–1) (8, 6–2)
XLIV February 7, 2010 New Orleans Saints* 31–17 Indianapolis Colts† Sun Life Stadium (5)[note 3] Miami Gardens, Florida (10)[note 2] 74,059
(1, 1–0) (4, 2–2)
XLIII February 1, 2009 Pittsburgh Steelers† 27–23 Arizona Cardinals* Raymond James Stadium (2) Tampa, Florida (4) 70,774
(7, 6–1) (1, 0–1)
XLII February 3, 2008 New York Giants* 17–14 New England Patriots† University of Phoenix Stadium Glendale, Arizona (2)[note 1] 71,101
(4, 3–1) (6, 3–3)
XLI February 4, 2007 Indianapolis Colts† 29–17 Chicago Bears* Dolphin Stadium (4)[note 3] Miami Gardens, Florida (9)[note 2] 74,512
(3, 2–1) (2, 1–1)
XL February 5, 2006 Pittsburgh Steelers† 21–10 Seattle Seahawks* Ford Field Detroit, Michigan (2)[note 1] 68,206
(6, 5–1) (1, 0–1)
XXXIX February 6, 2005 New England Patriots† 24–21 Philadelphia Eagles* ALLTEL Stadium Jacksonville, Florida 78,125
(5, 3–2) (2, 0–2)
XXXVIII February 1, 2004 New England Patriots† 32–29 Carolina Panthers* Reliant Stadium[note 3] Houston, Texas (2) 71,525
(4, 2–2) (1, 0–1)
XXXVII January 26, 2003 Tampa Bay Buccaneers* 48–21 Oakland Raiders† Qualcomm Stadium (3)[note 3] San Diego, California (3) 67,603
(1, 1–0) (5, 3–2)
XXXVI February 3, 2002 New England Patriots† 20–17 St. Louis Rams* Louisiana Superdome (6) New Orleans, Louisiana (9) 72,922
(3, 1–2) (3, 1–2)
XXXV January 28, 2001 Baltimore Ravens† 34–7 New York Giants* Raymond James Stadium Tampa, Florida (3) 71,921
(1, 1–0) (3, 2–1)
XXXIV January 30, 2000 St. Louis Rams* 23–16 Tennessee Titans† Georgia Dome (2) Atlanta, Georgia (2) 72,625
(2, 1–1) (1, 0–1)
XXXIII January 31, 1999 Denver Broncos† 34–19 Atlanta Falcons* Pro Player Stadium (3)[note 3] Miami Gardens, Florida (8)[note 2] 74,803
(6, 2–4) (1, 0–1)
XXXII January 25, 1998 Denver Broncos† 31–24 Green Bay Packers* Qualcomm Stadium (2)[note 3] San Diego, California (2) 68,912
(5, 1–4) (4, 3–1)
XXXI January 26, 1997 Green Bay Packers* 35–21 New England Patriots† Louisiana Superdome (5) New Orleans, Louisiana (8) 72,301
(3, 3–0) (2, 0–2)
XXX January 28, 1996 Dallas Cowboys* 27–17 Pittsburgh Steelers† Sun Devil Stadium Tempe, Arizona[note 1] 76,347
(8, 5–3) (5, 4–1)
XXIX January 29, 1995 San Francisco 49ers* 49–26 San Diego Chargers† Joe Robbie Stadium (2)[note 3] Miami Gardens, Florida (7)[note 2] 74,107
(5, 5–0) (1, 0–1)
XXVIII January 30, 1994 Dallas Cowboys* 30–13 Buffalo Bills† Georgia Dome Atlanta, Georgia 72,817
(7, 4–3) (4, 0–4)
XXVII January 31, 1993 Dallas Cowboys* 52–17 Buffalo Bills† Rose Bowl (5) Pasadena, California (7)[note 1] 98,374
(6, 3–3) (3, 0–3)
XXVI January 26, 1992 Washington Redskins* 37–24 Buffalo Bills† Metrodome Minneapolis, Minnesota 63,130
(5, 3–2) (2, 0–2)
XXV January 27, 1991 New York Giants* 20–19 Buffalo Bills† Tampa Stadium (2) Tampa, Florida (2) 73,813
(2, 2–0) (1, 0–1)
XXIV January 28, 1990 San Francisco 49ers* 55–10 Denver Broncos† Louisiana Superdome (4) New Orleans, Louisiana (7) 72,919
(4, 4–0) (4, 0–4)
XXIII January 22, 1989 San Francisco 49ers* 20–16 Cincinnati Bengals† Joe Robbie Stadium[note 3] Miami Gardens, Florida (6)[note 2] 75,129
(3, 3–0) (2, 0–2)
XXII January 31, 1988 Washington Redskins* 42–10 Denver Broncos† Jack Murphy Stadium[note 3] San Diego, California 73,302
(4, 2–2) (3, 0–3)
XXI January 25, 1987 New York Giants* 39–20 Denver Broncos† Rose Bowl (4) Pasadena, California (6)[note 1] 101,063
(1, 1–0) (2, 0–2)
XX January 26, 1986 Chicago Bears* 46–10 New England Patriots† Louisiana Superdome (3) New Orleans, Louisiana (6) 73,818
(1, 1–0) (1, 0–1)
XIX January 20, 1985 San Francisco 49ers* 38–16 Miami Dolphins† Stanford Stadium Stanford, California[note 1] 84,059
(2, 2–0) (5, 2–3)
XVIII January 22, 1984 Los Angeles Raiders† 38–9 Washington Redskins* Tampa Stadium Tampa, Florida 72,920
(4, 3–1) (3, 1–2)
XVII January 30, 1983 Washington Redskins* 27–17 Miami Dolphins† Rose Bowl (3) Pasadena, California (5)[note 1] 103,667
(2, 1–1) (4, 2–2)
XVI January 24, 1982 San Francisco 49ers* 26–21 Cincinnati Bengals† Pontiac Silverdome Pontiac, Michigan[note 1] 81,270
(1, 1–0) (1, 0–1)
XV January 25, 1981 Oakland Raiders† 27–10 Philadelphia Eagles* Louisiana Superdome (2) New Orleans, Louisiana (5) 76,135
(3, 2–1) (1, 0–1)
XIV January 20, 1980 Pittsburgh Steelers† 31–19 Los Angeles Rams* Rose Bowl (2) Pasadena, California (4)[note 1] 103,985
(4, 4–0) (1, 0–1)
XIII January 21, 1979 Pittsburgh Steelers† 35–31 Dallas Cowboys* Miami Orange Bowl (5) Miami, Florida (5)[note 2] 79,484
(3, 3–0) (5, 2–3)
XII January 15, 1978 Dallas Cowboys* 27–10 Denver Broncos† Louisiana Superdome New Orleans, Louisiana (4) 76,400
(4, 2–2) (1, 0–1)
XI January 9, 1977 Oakland Raiders† 32–14 Minnesota Vikings* Rose Bowl Pasadena, California (3)[note 1] 103,438
(2, 1–1) (4, 0–4)
X January 18, 1976 Pittsburgh Steelers† 21–17 Dallas Cowboys* Miami Orange Bowl (4) Miami, Florida (4)[note 2] 80,187
(2, 2–0) (3, 1–2)
IX January 12, 1975 Pittsburgh Steelers† 16–6 Minnesota Vikings* Tulane Stadium (3) New Orleans, Louisiana (3) 80,997
(1, 1–0) (3, 0–3)
VIII January 13, 1974 Miami Dolphins† 24–7 Minnesota Vikings* Rice Stadium Houston, Texas 71,882
(3, 2–1) (2, 0–2)
VII January 14, 1973 Miami Dolphins† 14–7 Washington Redskins* Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (2) Los Angeles, California (2)[note 1] 90,182
(2, 1–1) (1, 0–1)
VI January 16, 1972 Dallas Cowboys* 24–3 Miami Dolphins† Tulane Stadium (2) New Orleans, Louisiana (2) 81,023
(2, 1–1) (1, 0–1)
V January 17, 1971 Baltimore Colts† 16–13 Dallas Cowboys* Miami Orange Bowl (3) Miami, Florida (3)[note 2] 79,204
(2, 1–1) (1, 0–1)
IV January 11, 1970 Kansas City Chiefs^ 23–7 Minnesota Vikings‡ Tulane Stadium New Orleans, Louisiana 80,562
(2, 1–1) (1, 0–1)
III January 12, 1969 New York Jets^ 16–7 Baltimore Colts‡ Miami Orange Bowl (2) Miami, Florida (2)[note 2] 75,389
(1, 1–0) (1, 0–1)
II January 14, 1968 Green Bay Packers‡ 33–14 Oakland Raiders^ Miami Orange Bowl Miami, Florida[note 2] 75,546
(2, 2–0) (1, 0–1)
I January 15, 1967 Green Bay Packers‡ 35–10 Kansas City Chiefs^ Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Los Angeles, California[note 1] 61,946
(1, 1–0) (1, 0–1)

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