Celebration in New England. Yawns everywhere else. How America's papers reacted to the lowest-scoring Super Bowl ever.
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.
New York Post
Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Daily News
The Sun (Lowell, Mass.)
The Times-Picayune (New Orleans)
The Trentonian (NJ)
The Patriot Ledger (Quincy, Mass.)
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.
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
Y’all better score more then 3 points in that new stadium— Michael Thomas (@Cantguardmike) February 4, 2019
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
Favorite Ed Reed on-field anecdote: He intentionally played a certain coverage wrong multiple times early in the season because he knew Peyton Manning would watch it on tape. 10 weeks later, Manning ran a play, threw deep, and Reed sprinted across the field and picked it off.— Kevin Van Valkenburg (@KVanValkenburg) February 2, 2019
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
Grambling State's Shakyla Hill had 21 points, 16 rebounds, 13 assists and 10 steals against Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Saturday.— espnW (@espnW) February 3, 2019
Hill has more quadruple-doubles in her career (2) than all Men's Division I players have combined (1), according to @ESPNStatsInfo. pic.twitter.com/J80GzzzOeE
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
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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