The combatants for Super Bowl XLVIII were decided on championship Sunday.

The Denver Broncos will represent the AFC after Peyton Manning threw for 400
yards and two touchdowns and the Broncos defeated the New England Patriots
26-16. Manning completed 32-of-43 passes for the Broncos, who will appear in
their seventh Super Bowl. Manning is 5-4 in his last nine matchups --
including the postseason -- against Tom Brady after dropping the first six
meetings between the two future Hall-of-Fame quarterbacks. The two superstars
have now both won a pair of home playoff games against one another. Demaryius
Thomas had seven receptions for 134 yards and a touchdown for Denver.

The Seattle Seahawks will be the NFC's representative after Russell Wilson
threw a 35-yard touchdown pass to Jermaine Kearse in the fourth quarter to
help the Seahawks claim a 23-17 win over the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC
Championship Game. Malcolm Smith intercepted 49ers quarterback Colin
Kaepernick in the end zone in the final minute to seal Seattle's second Super
Bowl trip.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

3 days 21 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Swimmer Michael Matthews from St. Francis Borgia Regional High School in Washington. Michael medalled in two events at the state swim meet at the St. Peters Rec-Plex. He took 7th in the 50-Yard Freestyle and 4th in the 100-Yard Butterfly. Michael also medalled in four events in the AAA Conference meet, helping Borgia secure the conference title.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

2 weeks 2 days ago

Every election year, I hear the same complaints about the political party system, rigged elections and flawed candidates. As it happens, many of these come from folks who are rationalizing their decision not to vote.

I have a word for those who opt not to vote and then complain bitterly about the folks who end up running our country.

Malcontents.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

19 hours 43 min ago

Thanks to a balanced scoring attack and a second half surge, the Mizzou Men's Basketball team improved to 2-1 on the season with a 78-64 win over Oral Roberts Wednesday evening at Mizzou Arena. Freshman Montaque Gill-Caesar led the offensive output for Missouri with 19 points, with 10 total Tigers reaching the score sheet on the night. The Tigers fell behind early as a result of a sharp shooting performance from Oral Roberts to open the game.