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Can ‘Madden 18’ predict the Super Bowl winners? Probably

Can ‘Madden 18’ predict the Super Bowl winners? Probably

Ulises Duenas

February 3, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Mobile Headlines, Reviews

Why listen to sports experts when a computer can do all the work for you? "Madden 18" uses sophisticated technology to accurately simulate the outcome of any NFL match-up. The Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots were pitted against each other in a best of five competition to see who was more...

Despite strong postseason, Eagles still face uphill battle in Super Bowl LII

Despite strong postseason, Eagles still face uphill battle in Super Bowl LII

Austin Schreiber

January 27, 2018


Filed under Football, Mobile Headlines, Showcase, Sports

On Feb. 4, the defending champions, the New England Patriots, will face off against the Philadelphia Eagles. Kickoff is scheduled at 3:30 p.m. PST and will be held at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.Both teams finished the regular season 13-3.The Patriots won the Super Bowl in 2017 and 2015 and have bec...

Tom Terrific does it again

Patrick Pace

January 31, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports

Tom Brady is like a fine wine, he just gets better with age. After (unfairly) being suspended for the first four games of the season for his role in "DeflateGate," Brady led his team to his 7th Super Bowl trip in 16 seasons as the New England Patriots starting quarterback. Most quarterbacks retire in their ...

Duffy’s Wing Fling brings new excitement to classic bar

Duffy’s Wing Fling brings new excitement to classic bar

February 4, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

On Super Bowl Sunday, Duffy's will open its doors to the football fans and wing-lovers of Chico during the first annual Super Bowl Sunday Wing Fling. "The 'Wing Fling' is basically a revival of the chili cook-off that we had here for years," said Steve Swim, a consultant at Duffy's Tavern. "We thought...

You can’t stop Cam from dancing

You can’t stop Cam from dancing

February 2, 2016


Filed under Sports

Cameron "Cam" Newton is the consensus favorite to win the 2015 NFL MVP Award this season, and he and his team, the Carolina Panthers, will be playing the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl on Feb. 7. These are remarkable accomplishments, but what makes them even more special is that Newton is doing this...

From sports superstars to has-beens

From sports superstars to has-beens

December 16, 2015


Filed under Sports

Growing up as a kid, my superheroes didn't wear capes or have super powers. My superheroes did their work on the football field or the basketball court. I have nothing against Superman or Batman; I mean, I watched "The Dark Knight" three times in theaters when it came out. But it were the amazing plays by Peyton Manning and Kobe Bryant that glued my eyes to the telev...

Injuries make football hard to love

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

October 12, 2015


Filed under Sports

In every relationship there are parts you love and parts you hate. My relationship with football is no different. There are parts of football that I absolutely adore, but at the same time, I find myself conflicted with the amount of damage it does to the body. I can't seem to fully commit to the sport, a...

The Super Bowl sucks

The Super Bowl sucks

Dylan Dewit

January 30, 2015


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

This Sunday, I’m going to either squeeze through the crowds at The Banshee or Riley’s, or let myself be dragged to a friend’s family’s house and stare indifferently into a television screen showing a football game I don’t care about. It’s the Super Bowl, and whether you’re a football...

‘Cat Bites: Tackling Super Bowl essentials

‘Cat Bites: Tackling Super Bowl essentials

Nicholas Woodard

February 1, 2014


Filed under Sports

The greatest Sunday in the sports world is nearly upon us. In a matter of days, people across Chico and the rest of the world will be screaming at TVs, laughing at commercials and stuffing down more food than they care to remember. That’s right — it's Super Bowl Sunday. In the midst of all of this hysteria, ho...

Readers, Digest: Sodium-savvy Super Bowl nachos

Readers, Digest: Sodium-savvy Super Bowl nachos

Christina Saschin

January 24, 2014


Filed under Features

Super Bowl Sunday is approaching quickly. If you're throwing a Super Bowl party and don't know what to make, try this recipe for grilled chicken nachos. These nachos are easy to make, yet they are healthier than other snacks like chicken wings. For example, one serving of these grilled chicken nachos...

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