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The Simpsons Have Predicted the Future Yet Again...

In 2012, the long running primetime cartoon looked into their crystal ball, and saw Lady Gaga's 2017 Super Bowl performance. The similarities are pretty interesting.   'The Simpsons' foretold Lady Gaga's entire Super Bowl performance years ago At this point, are we even surprised that The Simpsons yet again predicted something accurately? The animated series…

Michael Phelps makes political Super Bowl pick

HOUSTON (AP) -- Michael Phelps approaches his Super Bowl pick with equal parts athletic achievement and brand loyalty. So while he admires Tom Brady, he will not commit to the New England Patriots winning Super Bowl LI. Phelps commented on the big game, his trademark Phelps face, and hosting the Big Game Big Give poker tournament Saturday night in Houston.

Sterling K. Brown of 'This is Us' welcomes Super Bowl unity

HOUSTON (AP) -- Even if it's only for a short time, "This is Us" star Sterling K. Brown sees the Super Bowl as time to put politics aside and come together. "Whether you're red or blue.. everybody shows up to watch the Super Bowl," Brown told The Associated Press on Saturday. "For three and-a-half or four hours, just enjoy the game." As for St.

Column: Patriots' familiar act assures little in Super Bowl

HOUSTON (AP) -- It seems awfully familiar, mostly because it is. We've seen this act before, and the principal characters remain the same. The cool, calm quarterback who always seems to find an open receiver at just the right time. The rumpled coach in a hoodie on the sideline who usually looks like somebody just kicked his dog. Toss in an owner with a grudge, and the cast is pretty much set.

Chicken wings or pizza? Adobe discusses Super Bowl insights

NEW YORK (AP) -- Adobe mined its data on mobile ads, social sentiment and consumer purchasing to see what trends are bubbling up ahead of Sunday's Super Bowl pitting the Atlanta Falcons against the New England Patriots. Among the findings: exciting matchups engage fans more, and chicken wings are favored over pizza. Becky Tasker, managing analyst for Adobe, discussed the findings with The Associated Press recently.

Bruno Mars slays at pre-Super Bowl concert in Houston

HOUSTON (AP) -- The Super Bowl halftime show is on Sunday. Someone maybe ought to tell Bruno Mars that. The pop singer was in grade A form at a pre-Super Bowl show on Friday night, performing a top notch concert that matched the energy he showed when he hit the stage at halftime last year and in 2014.

Patriots backup QBs played key role in Super Bowl run

HOUSTON (AP) -- Being a backup quarterback for the New England Patriots during Tom Brady's tenure has typically been a practice-only position. With the exception of the 2008 season when Brady missed the final 15 games after suffering a season-ending knee injury in the Patriots' season opener, he started all but two of New England's regular-season games from 2001 to 2015.

Falcons C Alex Mack ready to go in Super Bowl

HOUSTON (AP) -- Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn is feeling better about his Pro Bowl center. While Alex Mack was again listed as limited during Friday's final practice before the Super Bowl, Quinn says that Mack looked better than he thought the previous day after viewing the tape. Mack is slowed by a fibula injury sustained in the NFC championship game.

Hold it or don't flush: Super Bowl could harm sinkhole mess

FRASER, Mich. (AP) -- A giant sinkhole in suburban Detroit is being threatened by the Super Bowl. Macomb County public works chief Candice Miller is worried that thousands of football fans will flush toilets at halftime Sunday night. She tells radio station WWJ that it could overwhelm a broken sewer line blamed for the sinkhole. Miller says her bathroom advice "sounds crazy.

See them here FIRST!

The Charlotte Observer takes a look ahead at a several of the commercials for this weekends big game. Are they worth the huge price paid to get them on the air? CLICK the picture below, and you be the judge.

Super Bowl advertisers tread carefully in divisive climate

NEW YORK (AP) -- Super Bowl advertisers are treading carefully this year to avoid alienating customers as a divisive political climate takes some of the buzz away from what is usually the biggest spectacle on TV. Ad critic Barbara Lippert says that while "people need an escape," like the Super Bowl, this year's matchup on the field feels "so much less important than what's going on politically.

Super Bowl online: See the game, learn some new taunts

NEW YORK (AP) -- You can watch the Super Bowl online for free, but there are a few catches. For starters, you're out of luck on phones unless you're a Verizon customer. And if you're interested in the ads, you may have a surprise in store. Here's your online guide to the matchup in Houston between the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots. Kickoff is at 6:30 p.m. ET Sunday on Fox.