Jeep omits Upper Peninsula in Super Bowl LV ad with Bruce Springsteen
DETROIT – We’re not sure why this keeps happening to the Upper Peninsula, but another giant company has decided to erase its existence. Jeep’s Super Bowl LV spot, featuring Bruce Springsteen, features a map of the U.S. at the end of the commercial -- but it was missing the Upper Peninsula. Jeep is headquartered in *checks notes* Auburn Hills. The commercial was about finding “the middle,” and uniting the country -- but it’s hard to believe the message when Jeep decided to cut out an entire portion of a state. More: A look at the commercials of Super Bowl LV
Morning Briefing Feb. 8, 2021: Jeep omits Upper Peninsula in Super Bowl ad, Feds give Michigan $8.3 million for COVID vaccine distribution, high school contact sports to resume, Arctic temps grip stat
AdThe number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan has risen to 567,648 as of Saturday, including 14,894 deaths, state officials report. On Friday, the state reported a total of 565,251 cases and 14,778 deaths. On Saturday, the state reported a total of 498,495 recoveries from the virus. Michigan’s 7-day moving average for daily cases was 1,201 on Saturday -- the lowest since October. The state also reports “active cases,” which were listed at 54,300 on Saturday -- the lowest it’s been since November.
Listen to Kevin Harlan’s hilarious call of Super Bowl streaker: ‘Pull up your pants!’
(Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. Sportscaster Kevin Harlan, who was calling Super Bowl LV from the radio booth on Sunday night, delivered another hilarious narration of a non-football related incident. Late in the third quarter, a man ran onto the field wearing shorts and a leotard advertising an adult site. TV cameras cut away, as they normally do -- but Harlan took the opportunity to offer some excitement to an otherwise somewhat boring football game. Kevin Harlan’s call of the #SuperBowl streaker on the field is incredible pic.twitter.com/NklrjZFE6I — NOTSportsCenter (@NOTSportsCenter) February 8, 2021The Bucs beat the Chiefs to win Super Bowl LV, but the real winners were the folks listening to Harlan make this amazing call.
A look at the commercials of Super Bowl LV
After all, more than 100 million people in the United States tune in to watch the Super Bowl every year. According to statista.com, Bud Light is the most popular beer for Super Bowl Sunday, taking up more than 12% of the total beer consumed. Anheuser-Busch will forego promoting Budweiser this year, with the money reserved for its Super Bowl ad donated to coronavirus vaccine awareness efforts. I brought the chips!”This spot brings together an ensemble of Super Bowl legends. Disney had released a trailer for “Black Widow” during the 2020 Super Bowl.
Nightside Report Feb. 7, 2021: NFL sends 2 Metro Detroit doctors to Super Bowl in Tampa, COVID variant found on Michigan’s west side for 1st time
Two Metro Detroit doctors are among the 7,500 vaccinated health care workers attending the 55th Super Bowl in Tampa, Florida. The NFL, touched by their story, sent them tickets to the game Sunday. 🏈 Super Bowl Sunday: A look at the commercials of Super Bowl LVWATCH Local 4 News at 11Metro Detroit weather: Dangerously cold temps Sunday; more snow Monday 🌡Sunday evening will be partly cloudy with temperatures near 10 degrees or lower. The thermometer falls to the low single digits and below zero in some places overnight Sunday. Skies will be partly to mostly cloudy.
NFL sends 2 Metro Detroit doctors to Super Bowl in Tampa
For the first time in sports history, a Super Bowl team -- the Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- will play in their home stadium. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are facing off against the Kansas City Chiefs in the 55th Super Bowl this Sunday. Due to the coronavirus, attendance at the stadium is limited to 25,000 fans -- and 7,500 of them will be vaccinated health care workers. Among those frontline workers in attendance are two Metro Detroit doctors, Dr. Nadia Youseff and her husband Dr. Zafar Shamoon. The NFL sent three tickets to the Super Bowl in Tampa.
Amanda Gorman, in a first, brings poetry to Super Bowl
Gorman, the 22-year-old poet who stirred America at the inauguration of President Joseph Biden, again commanded the spotlight on one of the countrys biggest stages, the Super Bowl. That Gorman brought poetry to the Super Bowl was an almost unthinkable collision of grace and glitz. She seemed to grasp the unlikeliness of her pre-game reading, the first in Super Bowl history. “Poetry at the Super Bowl is a feat for art and our country, because it means we’re thinking imaginatively about human connection even when we feel siloed,” Gorman said Sunday on Twitter. Here’s to them, to poetry and to a Super Bowl like no other.”
Which Super Bowl LV team are you rooting for?
Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Cameron Brate during NFL football practice, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021 in Tampa, Fla. The Buccaneers will face the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl 55. (Kyle Zedaker/Tampa Bay Buccaneers via AP)Super Bowl LV Sunday is finally here, and though the Detroit Lions are (obviously) not participating, we’re sure our readers still have a favorite team picked for the win. Which team are you rooting for in the 55th Super Bowl this Sunday? Take the poll and let us know!
Metro Detroit bars and restaurants prepare for Super Bowl crowd
DETROIT – The drinks are flowing and the food is fresh and hot inside the Brass Rail Pizza Bar in Downtown Detroit. The first week of allowing customers back inside restaurants and bars was a success. Kevin Weathers, the bar manager at Brass Rail on Adams Avenue, said they’re now preparing for the biggest game in the NFL Season. “We do have a private party. “I think we’re going to be open and events will be coming back and Detroit is going to be bustling,” Weathers concluded.
Kansas City Chiefs Mike Danna making it from Warren De Le Salle to 2021 Super Bowl
Many young men play football their whole lives and sometimes never get a shot at the Super Bowl. “He never touched a football other than me and him tossing it around in the yard,” said Danna’s father Vaughn Danna. Mike Danna was a natural despite breaking his leg and missing five games his senior year. AdMike Danna is now in the NFL playing defensive end for the Chiefs, one win away from a Super Bowl championship. “I would tell Mike before every game ‘Let’s get a quarterback today.’ I would say to Mike, ‘Get Tom Brady,’” said Vaughn Danna.
How Macomb Township native Sean Murphy-Bunting grew into a Super Bowl talent
Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Sean Murphy-Bunting during NFL football practice, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021 in Tampa, Fla. (Kyle Zedaker/Tampa Bay Buccaneers via AP)Tampa Bay Buccaneer cornerback and Macomb Township native Sean Murphy-Bunting is one win away from a Super Bowl championship because he always bet on himself. Sean Murphy-Bunting met with new head coach John Bonemego, who offered him a gray shirt on the spot. When he has his mind set on something, he works hard at it,” said Kim Murphy-Bunting. Kim Murphy-Bunting will be in the stand as always, as his biggest fan.
Detroiter William Gholston honoring those who helped him get to the top
Detroiter William Gholston honoring men who helped him get to the topDETROIT – The excitement for Super Bowl LV is unlike any other with masks, social distancing and other COVID precautions in place. It’s the first time the stadium won’t be full for the big game, and it’s the first time the Super Bowl will go ticketless and cashless. Bucs defensive end William Gholston believes playing when he was a student at Southeastern High School in Detroit made him who he is. AdAs a sophomore in high school, he was deemed “too tall,” needed to fill out and realize he wasn’t a wide receiver, but bust as a defender. “He donated to the high school.
NFL writes to Biden offering all stadiums as vaccine sites
The seven clubs already using their stadiums as vaccine sites are Arizona, Atlanta, Baltimore, Carolina, Houston, Miami and New England. “We look forward to further discussion with your administration as well as your partners in state and local governments to advance this effort,” Goodell wrote to Biden in a letter dated Thursday. Goodell said the offer on vaccination sites was made in conjunction with the NFL inviting 7,500 vaccinated health care workers to attend the Super Bowl for free Sunday. Ad“Our efforts will not stop there,” Goodell wrote to Biden in extending the offer on stadiums. Biden took office last month with a goal of vaccinating 100 million people in the first 100 days of his administration.
Metro Detroit frontline worker gets free trip to Super Bowl LV in Florida
DETROIT – Rob Foster worked tirelessly for months as a medical resident on the frontlines at Ascension Hospital. He’s getting rewarded for it in a big way -- Foster is headed to Super Bowl LV in Tampa as a special guest of the NFL. While he lives in Metro Detroit, Foster grew up in Tampa and rooted for the Buccaneers. “They did win the Super Bowl once in 2010,” Foster said. When his dad, a Buccaneers season-ticket holder since 1976, heard the Super Bowl was sending vaccinated health care workers to the big game, he called his ticket rep.
Brady, productive drafts fuel Tampa Bay's run to Super Bowl
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) runs with a elastic band around his legs during an NFL football workout Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. The Buccaneers play the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV on Feb. 7. 1 overall pick Jameis Winston but dared to dream of signing Brady if the six-time Super Bowl champion decided to leave New England as a free agent. Of course it was Tom Brady, not thinking he would become a free agent,” Arians added. Ad“Naturally, I think you envision every year in the offseason you want to make some moves that hopefully get your team into the Super Bowl.