Tuesday, February 4 2014 1:21 PM EST2014-02-04 18:21:43 GMT
Matthew Mills, a conspiracy theorist, penetrated Super Bowl security with what he described as minimal effort and disrupted the postgame news conference. More >>
Matthew Mills, an "independent journalist" who had only hoped to get close enough to the Super Bowl venue to talk to fans, penetrated a heavily guarded fortress with what he described as minimal effort.More >>
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MARION COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come. According to Marion County Sheriff Berkley Hall, the drug raid is the result of severalMore >>
A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come.More >>
Thursday, April 10 2014 3:13 PM EDT2014-04-10 19:13:00 GMT
A Columbia doctor charged with sexual battery has taken his own life. Dr. Martin Ugwudike was found dead in his home in the Canebrake subdivision near Hattiesburg just before noon. Ugwudike, who hasMore >>
A Columbia doctor charged with sexual battery has taken his own life. More >>
NASA engineer John Houbolt died at age 95. More >>
(RNN) - Two preseason favorites. Two No. 1 seeds. The top offense. The top defense. It may be formulaic, but having the season's two best teams in Super Bowl XLVIII should equal one good game.
Both teams started the year as serious contenders, and they followed through to claim their respective conference titles in 2013. But each got there by hitching their fate to incoming quarterbacks grabbed in the 2012 offseason.
The Denver Broncos brought in Peyton Manning. It may feel like a distant memory, but there were real concerns the four-time (soon to be five) MVP would be able to play at an elite level after multiple neck surgeries to repair nerve damage.
With only the benefit of a private workout, Denver brought in the then-36-year-old who had missed a year of football. Manning responded with two more seasons of gaudy stats and playoff appearances.
At the age many in the NFL retire, he broke the records for most passing yards (5,477) and touchdowns (55) in a single season.
As for the Seattle Seahawks? It was Matt Flynn.
The former (and once again) Green Bay backup was signed to a three-year, $26 million deal by Seattle before the 2012 season. The presumed starter would presumably have his clipboard held by a guy the Seahawks drafted in the third round, Russell Wilson of Wisconsin.
There's a better than good chance that's exactly how it would have played out for most teams. Few coaches would be so daring to bench a big-contract QB in favor of a mid-round rookie. Lucky for the 'Hawks, Pete Carroll is one of those few.
Wilson has provided his fair share of spectacular plays while providing a steadying presence at the position since Day 1.
Super Bowl XLVIII: Seahawks vs. Broncos, 6:25 p.m. ET Sunday
Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman received plenty of attention for what he said, but his play this season has been good enough to back up the talk - most of it, at least.
The "Legion of Boom" gave up the fewest yards and points of any team in the league while grabbing the most interceptions. A giant secondary that includes the 6'3" Sherman, 6'3" Kam Chancellor, 6'1" Byron Maxwell and 5"10" Earl Thomas is the strongest part of an all-around great defense.
Running back Marshawn Lynch had his third-straight season of 1,200-plus yards rushing in 2013. A large, physical runner, "Beast Mode" has a history of stepping up in the spotlight. He totaled 249 yards on 50 carries with three TDs in the Seahawks two playoff games. When Wilson decides to let it fly, Golden Tate and the oft-injured but talented Percy Harvin will be his top options.
The addition of Wes Welker gave Denver one of the more talented receiver corps ever assembled.
Teamed with wideouts Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker, not to mention tight end Julius Thomas, they provided Manning with options in the short and deep passing game, down the sidelines and across the middle of the field. A rotation of running backs led by Knowshon Moreno gave extra blocking on pass plays and made teams respect the ground attack.
Coach John Fox's Bronco defense may enter the game with a chip on its shoulder, as it has been the most forgotten aspect of the championship. Their season stats are as reflective of opposition forced to keep up with a high-powered offense as much as anything else. Champ Bailey and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie are talented cornerbacks, and 335-pound Terrance "Pot Roast" Knighton will attempt to clog the middle of the line and stifle the run game.
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Saturday, February 1 2014 5:01 PM EST2014-02-01 22:01:05 GMT
Chicken wings have been around for 50 years now and are the favorite food for Super Bowl parties.More >>
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the invention of Buffalo chicken wings, one of America's favorite dishes. The spicy treat is one of the most popular foods to eat while watching the Super Bowl, another American phenomenon. More >>
Saturday, April 19 2014 9:01 PM EDT2014-04-20 01:01:26 GMT
Dozens of Petal residents and members of nearly one dozen Native-American tribes from six Southeastern states are engaging in an exchange of cultures for the first time in the Friendly City this weekend.More >>
Members of the Choctaw, Creek, Cherokee and other tribes are taking part in the 12th annual Golden Eagle Pow Wow.More >>
Saturday, April 19 2014 8:57 PM EDT2014-04-20 00:57:35 GMT
Hundreds of children and their parents got some early Easter presents at Dahmer Park Saturday morning during the 67th annual Community Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by the City of Hattiesburg and the Lion'sMore >>
The event also featured games for the children. Kids could also have photos made with the Easter Bunny.More >>
Saturday, April 19 2014 8:21 PM EDT2014-04-20 00:21:52 GMT
Southern Miss Athletics Press ReleaseHATTIESBURG, Miss. – Matt Durst delivered a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the sixth giving Southern Miss the only run they needed while Christian Talley and Ryan MiltonMore >>
Matt Durst delivered a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the sixth giving Southern Miss the only run they needed while Christian Talley and Ryan Milton combined to shutout Conference USA foe Louisiana Tech for the second-straight day in a 1-0 decision here Saturday afternoon at Pete Taylor Park/Hill Denson Field.More >>
Saturday, April 19 2014 8:18 PM EDT2014-04-20 00:18:25 GMT
Southern Miss Athletics Press ReleaseHATTIESBURG, Miss. – The Black squad accumulated 369 yards of offense on its way to a 45-25 victory over the Golden team in Southern Miss' annual Black and Gold game,More >>
The Black squad accumulated 369 yards of offense on its way to a 45-25 victory over the Golden team in Southern Miss' annual Black and Gold game, Saturday afternoon at M.M. Roberts Stadium.More >>
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