Celebration in New England. Yawns everywhere else. How America's papers reacted to the lowest-scoring Super Bowl ever.

By Dan Gartland
February 04, 2019

Super Bowl newspaper roundup

Print newspapers may be going out of style but they’re still a joy to look at after big events like the Super Bowl. The Newseum in D.C. has a database of every newspaper front page that is a must-see on days like this. Here’s how papers across the country reacted to that snoozer of a game. 

Metro (NY)

New York Post

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Daily News

The Sun (Lowell, Mass.)

Toronto Sun

The Times-Picayune (New Orleans)

The Trentonian (NJ)

The Patriot Ledger (Quincy, Mass.)

Boston Herald

Boston Globe

Highlights from the game

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Inside the Patriots locker room and after party

The celebration after New England’s win was just as raucous as ever. 

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Patriots haters at least have this

Yes, America has to deal with the Patriots winning a sixth Super Bowl and third in five years, but we can take solace in the fact that the Pats are hardly immune to internal drama. NFL Network’s Michael Giardi reported before the game that the Patriots are suspicious Gronk’s injuries this season can be blamed on him following the TB12 Method instead of the team’s workout plan. 

The best of SI

Bill Belichick’s gameplan was all about stopping the Rams’ running game. ... The ball that hit off Brandin Cooks’s hands in the end zone will haunt the Rams. ... The Patriots lost a key defensive player to injury but adjusted wonderfully.

Around the sports world

The Cubs signed 37-year-old pitcher Luke Hagerty, a former first-round pick who hasn’t pitched professionally since 2008. ... ESPN anchor Adnan Virk was reportedly fired for leaking sensitive information to the media. ... Rams lineman Andrew Whitworth put things in perspective with a fatalistic quote after the loss

Meanwhile, in New Orleans

Saints receiver Michael Thomas is still salty

Shoutout to Walter Iooss, who has photographed literally every Super Bowl

Ah, the old bounce shot

Did they play without a shot clock?

And that’s why Ed Reed is a Hall of Famer

Kyle Kuzma might ask to get traded just to skip town after this

That’s two games in a row interrupted by bats in San Antonio

My theory is that this is how Brook suddenly learned to shoot threes

Stuffing the stat sheet

Not sports

I can’t believe I’d never seen Adam Pally and Ben Schwartz’s disastrous late night show before. ... A sternly worded letter sent to Paul McCartney’s lawyer and signed by the other three Beatles is up for auction. ... There’s a new Tony Hawk video game but it stinks

Burger King can sell Big Macs in Europe now


A banana?

This beach belongs to the seals now

The only good robots are the ones that do useless tasks

A good song

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