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LA Rams receiver Cooper Kupp among Super Bowl players with ties to Washington

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A football player in bright blue and yellow uniform leaps above a player in a white and navy uniform.
Kevork Djansezian
The Associated Press
Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp (10), who hails from Yakima, catches a pass over Seattle Seahawks cornerback Sidney Jones during the Dec. 21, 2021, in Inglewood, Calif.

The Super Bowl takes place on Sunday. The NFC-champion Los Angeles Rams play the AFC-champion Cincinnati Bengals. There are some storylines — and players — for local fans to follow, as we hear in this week's conversation between KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel and Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick.

Kirsten Kendrick has been hosting Morning Edition on KNKX/KPLU since 2006. She has worked in news radio for more than 30 years. Kirsten is also a sports lover. She handles most sports coverage at the station, including helping produce a two-part series on the 50th anniversary of Title IX and the ongoing series "Going Deep."