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A detail of a New England Patriots player raising the Vince Lombardi Trophy after the Patriots defeat the Los Angeles Rams 13-3 during Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on February 3, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Matthew Ferreira

February 10, 2019

Sunday's big game brought with it the dreadful fact that the NFL season has come to an end. For many football fans, this can feel as if the dark ages have started all over again. But fear not, there are plenty of ways to cope with the coming months.There are all kinds of options to keep you entertain...

Maroon 5, Travis Scott deliver sub-par performance

Maroon 5—including its lead singer, Adam Levine—faces pressure to decline the N.F.L.’s offer to perform at the Super Bowl halftime show, in light of the league’s treatment of Colin Kaepernick. Photograph by Gilbert Carrasquillo / Getty

Mitchell Kret

February 5, 2019

Super Bowl LIII will likely be remembered as one of the least entertaining Super Bowls to date, and the halftime show was the laughably bad icing on the cake. Adam Levine sounded (and looked) way past his prime and Travis Scott’s entrance only signified our generation’s crushed dreams of...

Wildcat Rumble: The boys are back in town

Tom Brady of the New England Patriots gestures at the line of scrimmage during the first half against the Houston Texans at Gillette Stadium on September 9, 2018 in Foxborough, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Ricardo Tovar

February 2, 2019

Welcome to the second Wildcat Rumble of the spring semester! Sports editor of The Orion Ricardo Tovar is joined by Andrew Baumgartner (former sports editor of The Orion) and Alex Grant (former managing editor of The Orion). They discuss the Super Bowl, the NBA regular season and their trade rumors, ...

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

Madden 18 might be able to predict the winners of Superbowl 52. Screenshot from game

Ulises Duenas

February 3, 2018

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

Rob Gronkowski celebrating a touchdown with his celebratory

Austin Schreiber

January 27, 2018

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 become a favorite in the NFL. Their passing...

Tom Terrific does it again

Patrick Pace

January 31, 2017

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 Tavern in downtown Chico, where the contest will take place. Photo credit: Aurora Evans

February 4, 2016

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

Patrick Pace, sports columnist. Photo credit: Cam Lesslie

February 2, 2016

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

Nick Martinez-Esquibel. Orion file photo.

December 16, 2015

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

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

Illustration by Miles Huffman

Dylan Dewit

January 30, 2015

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

Nick Woodard

Nicholas Woodard

February 1, 2014

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...

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