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Minneapolis Parish throws party for homeless displaced by Super Bowl

Larry Ligocki, a volunteer at St. Olaf Church in Minneapolis, talked with a homeless guest at a Super Bowl party Feb. 4. A church-run shelter near U.S. Bank Stadium, the site of the Super Bowl, was temporarily moved to St. Olaf so that guests could be outside of a secure area surrounding the stadium.

MINNEAPOLIS — A woman exclaimed, "Right there, that's what I thought!" as she watched Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles throw the first touchdown of the Super Bowl Feb. 4.

Watching the game on a TV at St. Olaf Church in downtown Minneapolis, she cheered all the more when the Eagles were on defense, exclaiming "don't let them get a touchdown" as they held the New England Patriots to a field goal on their first drive.

Later, she yelled, "Yes," as the Eagles broke up another pass by Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. The Eagles went on to beat the Patriots 41-33.

FAITHFUL FAN | NFL's questionable sportsmanship needs a reversal

Joseph Kenny

The 2013-14 NFL season came to a close with the Seattle Seahawks beating the Denver Broncos 43-8 in the Super Bowl Feb. 2, and with it ended a year of questionable sportsmanship.

A fine line exists between being passionate, aggressive and competitive versus showing integrity for the game and respect for your opponent. That line has been crossed during games and in comments by players.

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