Super Bowl XLI:

Prince(s), Winners, and Heirs Apparent

Edited by Tobias Peterson

11 February 2007

We came, we saw, we snacked. From the princes on the field to the Prince on stage, PopMatters' writers present the ultimate postgame analysis of this year's ultimate game in this three-piece special section.
Race for the Super Bowl

Tony Dungy's win in Miami was definitely a major event, but a quick look at Super Bowl history shows that the NFL, with its long-disparaging race record, is still far from a level playing field.

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Prince of the Ball

When His Majesty stood silhouetted against a billowing, yellow sheet, his phallic glyph guitar lunging into shadow, it was a bold display of virility that had many (including execs at Viagra, no doubt) shaking their heads in awe. I turned to my wife and checked her pulse. The night had reached its apex.

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Peyton Manning, Tony Dungy, and the Importance of Winning It All

Did the Colts' Super Bowl win actually change who Peyton Manning and Tony Dungy are? Or did it just change the perceptions of who they are in the eyes of armchair quarterbacks everywhere?

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//Mixed media

Robert DeLong Upgraded for 'In the Cards' (Rough Trade Photos + Tour Dates)

// Notes from the Road

"Robert DeLong ups his musical game with his new album In the Cards and his live show gets a boost too.

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