Investigators in Europe have revealed evidence that hundreds of soccer games were fixed by gambling syndicates. The scandal even includes national teams competing for places in soccer's biggest tournament: the World Cup.
Robert Siegel talks to Mike Pesca about Sunday's Super Bowl, a game complete with a dramatic finish and a bizarre power outage. San Francisco 49ers players are questioning whether the referees missed a pass interference call that would have given them one more shot at going ahead in the final minutes of the game. And Super Dome officials are still investigating what caused the 34 minute outage that left half the Super Dome in the dark.
Most Super Bowl advertisers tried to crack up the TV audience with over-the-top antics, as is to be expected in the highly viewed event. But some of this year's best ads, as judged by experts and viewers, took a more somber tone.
Some people enjoy the Super Bowl commercials more than the football game. Host Michel Martin and Tampa Bay Times media critic Eric Deggans run through the best and worst ads; from senior citizens making late night trips to Taco Bell to nerds getting really sloppy kisses.
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